Haldane Martin is a South African furniture and interior designer, internationally renowned for work with a powerful sense of identity. His iconic designs first drew major recognition in the ’90s for early works (Songololo sofa,Zulu Mama chair and Fiela lights) that were avant-garde explorations of contemporary African culture, sustainability and biomimicry. These have been heralded as culturally significant contributions to the South African design language.
In 2011 Haldane successfully added high-concept interior design to his resume. Once again winning international acclaim, Truth Coffee was named best coffee shop in the world by The Telegraph UK and won the only Gold Loerie for interior design (2015), while Urbanologi at Mad Giant brewery won Best Restaurant Design in Africa & the Middle East at the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design awards (London).
Based in Cape Town, Haldane Martin’s focus is innovative hospitality design – creating original spaces with bold identity and designing bespoke furniture that enhance experience. Haldane Martin continues to create furniture and interior designs that are iconic. His purpose: expressing identity and the zeitgeist of the day through the seamless integration of conceptual depth, aesthetic beauty and elegant functionality in a timeless fashion.