Cuisino is a restaurant and wine shop situated on the High Street of Melrose Arch. The crisp, clean, modern interior of the restaurant opens up to the fresh, white-washed spruce framed al-fresco dining area, bringing their unique wine-by-the-glass experience to the bustling High Street.
Other unique features are an oak-clad bar with suspended glass shelves, a sculptural thermory pine fin wall and a one-of-a-kind wine display system to screen off the private lounge.
The bar at Cuisino features an illuminated framed mirror display against a herringbone pattern wall with bespoke subway tiles from Wolkberg Casting Studios. The walk-in wine cellar (wine shop) has floor to ceiling shelves and a pair of sliding ladders to access Cuisino's wide range of wines.
Photography Credit: Tristan McLaren
Thaddeus is a bespoke menswear studio and consultancy designed for Luthando Disane. Part design studio, part workshop and part lounge, the shop welcomes gentlemen clients to the design process and craft of bespoke suit-making.
Plush velvets, fine wallpapers, sheer fabrics and stucco plasters come together to serve the brief for a luxurious, yet understated retail experience.
The studio combines a light industrial aesthetic using birch ply and semi-exposed concrete soffit features, with bespoke walnut cabinetry and polished brass accents.
Photography Credit: Tristan McLaren
Van Der Linde Restaurant
Situated in the uber-cool suburb of Linden, VDL Restaurant combines understated sophistication with a homely warmth.
The restaurant is furnished primarily with locally designed and manufactured seating selected and custom specified by REIS. The accent decor pieces and carefully curated retail items by the restaurant's owner.
Bespoke feautre items include a scultural copper clad bread oven, a state-of-the-art gin bar, a marble and walnut kitchen bar, a travertine and copper coffee bar and bakery, a courtyard with with bonsai trees and a private cellar for wine tasting and pairing functions.
The Venue Summit Place
Modern and versatile, the new conference and multi-function venue by The Venue is just off the N1 highway in Menlyn, on the top floor of the Summit Place Office Park building. The Venue has breathtaking views, ample space that is adaptable for any type of occasion and bespoke designed bars, reception counters and wall cladding by REIS.
Each reception desk and bar is uniquely designed for The Venue with fine attention to details. The 2m diameter LED illuminated ring-lights by REIS were a collaborative engineering journey with custom fabricated components by Laser Options and CAM Craft and assembly by our client’s technical team at The Venue.
Pappas on the Square
Pappas is a family owned Mediterranean restaurant in the Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. Their ethos is innovative and quality driven food, which provided the basis for the massive interior renovation in 2017 designed and implemented by REIS Interiors.
From the modern dining chairs to the handcrafted moonrock planters on the walls, all the details have been locally sourced and manufactured. Furnished with blue hues and copper details, the new Pappas provides the perfect modern Greek atmosphere with traditional Greek entertainment upon request.
The Televisionaries work within an ever-changing media landscape developing entertainment content for TV stations across Africa.
The team at REIS were approached to create a space that would complement their creativity and collaborative style of working. A bespoke furniture and workstation solution was developed for their new office space combining raw concrete with white-washed oak and splashes of teal and copper.
Media technology and viewing monitors were carefully integrated into the workspace to keep The Televisionaries in tune with their current and future programs, trends and innovations.
Ghazal Melrose Arch
Elegant seating and a selection of fine fabrics compliment Ghazal’s signature dishes and their reputation as the best Indian restaurant in Johannesburg.
Drawing inspiration from the owner’s home city of Chandigarh in North India, the interior design team at REIS have created an intimate and luxurious dining space, combining touches of modernist simplicity with more elaborate details inspired and adapted from North Indian Mughal architecture.
We’re proud to have been selected to design Ghazal’s new restaurant at Melrose Arch and look forward to a long working relationship with this award winning restaurant group.
The Goliath Comedy Club
The Goliath Comedy Club is set to become a giant amongst the world’s top comedy clubs. Established in Melrose Arch, flair, function, fun and festivity come together in the creation of three bars, a VIP lounge, cigar lounge, wine cellar, multiple viewing decks and a Master-Chef kitchen.
Drawing from ideas of how comedy makes you look and feel, the designers at REIS created an intimate yet interactive space in which laughter becomes contagious. Comedic elements were incorporated into the design and detailing of seating, bathrooms and signage.
Interactive colour changing LED lighting features prominently in the window wall facades which the venue uses as timing and mood cues for the comedians.
The Grind Coffee Company
Based in Melrose Arch, within an exclusive cycle shop, The Grind Coffee Company is the brainchild of specialist barista and coffee connoisseur, Dayne Levinrad.
The design team at REIS drew inspiration from traditional farm-style kitchens and combined the idea with cogs and bicycle components to create an inviting service counter and bespoke furniture pieces and menu boards. Turning bicycle parts into furniture? Perhaps an odd thing to do but strangely fitting for this charming little coffee shop. Designed by REIS using repurposed table bases and Specialized bicycle wheels.
The result is a quirky and intimate little coffee shop that has become internationally famous for serving Dayne’s unique coffee in a cone.
Grand Slam Sports Diner
Being 19 years old, the Grand Slam Sports Diner was redesigned to stand out from the rest in terms of what one would expect from a traditional sports diner.
Grand Slam features three cozy lounges with warm fire places, a dining room with a wine cellar, a refurbished sundowner deck, a new BBQ deck, 3 new bars and a new kitchen, all serving to celebrate Grand Slam's core values. The design team at REIS focused on creating multi-functional and intimate semi-private spaces within the establishment where groups of friends and families could enjoy a game or meal together.
Product placement and branding was kept to a minimum with sports imagery and HD LED screens subtlety integrated into the aesthetic treatment.
Be prepared to have all your senses aroused at the same time. Found on High Street in Melrose Arch, Roast Café is the enticing street-side delight to The Goliath Comedy Club, residing beyond the fold-away red doors at the back of the café, presenting a dual-experience coffee spot and entertainment venue.
The two venues were designed to be multifunctional and interleading spaces. Textures of copper, oak and exotic fabrics together with the aromas of freshly baked cakes and the flavours of eclectic dishes come together to create a warm and charming little coffee shop.
Thirdspace 2 Pybus
Our second collaboration with Thirdspace Coffee as they begin expanding their specialty coffee business. This time in the Advocates Chambers at 2 Pybus Road, opposite Sandton City Mall.
A seamless quartz-stone facade mitered to the counter top creating a clean, minimalist coffee service counter.
Thirdspace 90 Rivonia
A knock-down steel portal structure with a steel-clad coffee station featuring a copper work-top, houses our third collaboration with Thirdspace for a new pocket shop in the reception atrium of a corporate office tower at 90 Rivonia Road in Sandton.
Moyo Melrose Arch
Inspired by tribal and ethnic motifs from central and southern Africa, REIS developed a new pattern language for Moyo while keeping true to the raw and rustic essence that makes Moyo a memorable cultural and dining experience. Sourcing products and materials from local fabricators, the designers at REIS applied tradition and heritage with sophisticated printing and fabrication techniques to create dining spaces that celebrate the core values of Moyo.
A new musician’s stage forms the musical heart of Moyo while a new awning structure extends Moyo’s cultural experience onto the square. A new bar welcomes patrons to the square with their unique cocktails.
Gwe Fey Restaurant
Gwe Fey is an Asian fusion fine dining establishment situated inside The World Trade Centre Johannesburg. Designed by REIS in 2012, this restaurant features multifunctional private dining rooms, a look-in kitchen and a central sushi/cocktail bar and dining room under a curved steel and glass conservatory.
REIS took inspiration and design cues from traditional Chinese operas, sourcing gowns, instruments and stage props for the dining rooms. The name Gwe Fey was adopted by our client as an homage to one of his favourite operas. Filled with love, intrigue, power and betrayal, Gwefey tells the story of Yang Guifei, consort to Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty.
Gwe Fey Tea House
Gwe Fey Tea House is a little piece of Shanghai in the heart of Sandton City. The restaurant features an open kitchen where patrons can see skilled Chinese chefs at work making hand-made noodles and dim sum.
The inspiration for the design came from a night scene in a colourful cherry blossom garden in the dramatized narrative of Yang Guifei, consort to Emperor Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty.
The tea house also features a small retail section selling Gwe Fey’s authentic Chinese teas and accessories, as well as imported Chinese goods and décor items.
The Venue - Melrose Arch
Upmarket and trendsetting, The Venue Melrose Arch is a sophisticated conference and events establishment. In 2014, the team at REIS gave The Venue a gorgeous makeover.
The refurbishment included 4 new bars, a cigar loune, Cognac bar, works to the stage and a makeover to the entrance hall and every space within this multifunction venue.
The harmonious blended colour palette of greys, gold and silver with the addition of natural materials such as copper and walnut, creates a plush, modern and contemporary aesthetic.
The Venue - Green Park
The Venue Green Park is a conference and events establishment perched on the 20th floor of Johannesburg’s exclusive World Trade Centre.
The unique location of The Venue Green Park offers breathtaking views over Johannesburg, which can be observed through the floor-to-ceiling windows as well as from the balcony, allowing guests to have the Sandton skyline as the backdrop to their function.
African Heritage Duty Free Stores
A simple yet beautiful concept design for three African Heritage duty free stores for the international departures zone at OR Tambo International Airport.
The stores embody true Africanism with a understated, modern aesthetic. Fully open to the airport 'street' and with ample display space, these stores would encourage both international and local visitors to step inside.
Emerald Casino Hotel
A concept design for an upgrade to the existing VIP suites at Emerald Casino on the banks of ther Vall River in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.
Working with a modern African theme, the interior team at REIS designed sophisticated geometries and wall textures to create a vibrant, dynamic and luxurious space within the shell of the existing bedroom, lounge and bathroom suite.
Duty Free Stores
Concept proposals for Flemingo Duty Free. These 3D sketches served as a concept template for the roll-out of several Duty-Free stores at various airports around the world.
Simple yet expressive, REIS creates stores that allows the customer to easily understand and navigate through the shopping experience.
Fitting to each brief, modern geometry disrupts the standard store layout and creates interest and wonderment for travelers and customers.
Bon Ami Fashion Boutique
Bon Ami's flagship store at Sandton City Nelson Mandela Square, provides a customized and unique fashion retail experience that meets the specific requirements of their gentlemen customers.
With keen attention to design, detail and quality, REIS developed a practical and refined design solution to Bon Ami's tailored brief.
Working with the client to optimise the use of space and cabinetry to upgrade their long-standing store. REIS provided a 3D design service, technical drawings service and project implimentation service overseeing the project from start to finish.