John Jacob Zwiegelaar set up John Jacob Interiors in 2005 in Cape Town. He has since made his name as the creator of unmistakable highly bespoke, glamorous interiors underpinned by attention to detail, a feel for individual clients’ requirements and client satisfaction. The entire design process, from architectural design and custom furniture design, to the decoration of the interiors and the treatment of the garden is handled inhouse. Zwiegelaar’s style of work is characterized by its range of references – from period French neo-classical to contemporary Belgian-style haute-decoration to Roberto Cavalli-esque rock star chic – each commission relying, where necessary, on authentic furnishings and a desire to create comfortable accommodation that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
The practice has won numerous awards and accolades over the years and John has been featured as one of the top 100 designers in the world in the Andrew Martin Directory in 2020, 2018, 2017 and 2010.
John has also been featured in the book Style Icons (top South African Designers and their Interiors) and appears regularly on the covers of South African publications.
John has also received an SA Style Awards accolade as a South African Style Icon in 2015.
John Jacob Interiors, 233 Bree Street, Cape Town 8001.
+2721 422 0105