Bilala Mabuza

“True Luxury is time invested in creating beautiful pieces often by hand with a deep appreciation for details and the honesty of materials that we come to treasure”

About Us

PHILOSOPHY

We believe that each project and client is unique and demands a bespoke approach and a refined sensibility in execution. We service the Global African Clients who are collectors in their own right and carefully collaborate with them to enhance their way of life through design. We interpret the clients’ vision of their space and how they choose to live and thoughtfully ensure that their homes and spaces reflect their individual essence.

TEAM

Cocoon Lifestyle is a Boutique Interior Design & Décor Studio; Founded by Bilala Kanye Mabuza based in Kramerville Design District, Johannesburg, South Africa. Our  team is curious and intuitive with high work ethic and obsessed with details. We collectively represent diverse interests including creative storytelling, photography, art collecting, product design, automotive design, culture exploration, music, food, fashion  and travel that all makes for interesting client brief interpretation and design sessions. We empower young designers to work on dream projects and build their careers and practices.

APPROACH

We are inspired by nature to deliver contemporary luxury interiors that live in harmony with their surroundings and architecture with an understanding that no two Cocoons are the same. We manage each project from conception, technical drawings, rendering, sourcing, custom furniture & accessories design, project installation right through to completion and client handover.

Our Services

Luxury Residential

Our signature Art of Design reference lends itself to modern contemporary luxury design with a twist; complementing varied architectural styles and tailoring spaces to meet clients’ dreams, needs and personal styles. Homes should be both elegant and effortless.

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Hospitality & Leisure

Boutique Corporate

We blur the lines between corporate and residential design; our boutique corporate projects are deliberately homely because we often spend lots to time at work. Work spaces should be interesting, comfortable, stimulating and stylish.

PHASES

  • Client Consultation
  • Inspiration, Research,Concept Development
  • Presentation & Refinement
  • Customisation, Production, Manufacturing, Sourcing
  • Collaboration withother creatives and artists on products
  • Detailed Installation, Completion & Client Handover

SCOPE

  • Project Mapping & Space Planning
  • Design, Renders, Modelling & Virtual Reality
  • Interior Décor, Styling & Staging
  • Production Set Design
  • Furniture Design & Custom Manufacturing
  • Art & Accessory Curation
  • Procurement, Construction & Project Management

The Team

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