Alice & Fifth

South Africa’s first supper-club

The brief was to create a sumptuous and decadent space juxtaposed with a raw unrefined underground edge. Appealing to a broad local and international audience of business leaders, politicians and those seeking an adventurous night out in Johannesburg.  I drew inspiration from the opulent cabaret clubs of years gone by in cities like Paris and New York, and brought that into the contemporary world of African luxury, features like the wall paneling curving up into the ceiling is an example of these (literal) twists on the traditional aesthetic. We  used lush velvets, handpicked rare marbles across various colour spectrums to infuse the space with colour and created  a dramatic backdrop for this using handcrafted walnut wall panelling as well as curved french paneling and exposed raw concrete columns that lend support to the Sandton sun hotel .