Opulent Living and its owners Barbara Lenhard and Florian Gast have established themselves as creative and dedicated in everything they touch, be it their former Opulent Living print magazine, or the annual ‘Chefs who Share – the ART of Giving’ charity Gala Dinner, which they have organised for the past four years. Now they have opened the colourful Opulent Living Concept Store & Gallery on trendy Kloof Street.
In less than a month after signing the lease, Opulent Living engaged bold interior designer Sarah Ord, co-owner of The Stack, to transform the double story interior in a strong emerald green with sapphire blue touches, including big and bold lampshades hanging over one of the tables. Floors have been painted in a black and white check pattern. The work was completed in time for the opening earlier this week.
The art connections which Barbara and Florian have developed over the past four years through the Chefs who Share charity auction have stood them in good stead, in forming the foundation of their Concept Store. The store sells the following:
#. Paintings by Richard Scott, Jimmy Law (left), and Michaela Rinaldi
#. Sculptures by Marieke Prinsloo and Jean Doyle
# Prints by German wildlife art photographer Klaus Tiedge.
# Luxury ostrich leather handbags by Mvari, as well as the Italian Save My Bag range
# Handmade and embroidered Taunina Bears
# Designer menswear from British fashion label Grays London
# A bespoke range of Opulent Living lifestyle products
# A range of jewellery made from the original fence from Robben Island prison, as well as handcrafted contemporary design jewellery by ANPA.
Barbara Lenhard owned a store in Germany before moving to Cape Town seven years ago. She said that her new store will showcase art, destinations, and products sourced mainly from the African continent: ‘This new store brings the key ingredients in our brand together in one beautiful, opulent space that celebrates the best of lifestyle, art and travel – simply the finer things in life‘.
Opulent Living will be running its businesses from the new address, including Opulent Living Travel, Opulent Living Cruises, and Opulent Living Experiences.
Opulent Living Concept Store & Art Gallery, 24 Kloof Street, Cape Town. Tel (021) 433-1699. www.opulentliving.co.za. Twitter: @LiveOpulent Instagram:@OpulentLiving Monday – Friday 10h00 – 17h30 Saturday 10h00 – 13h00
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