• Dark Horse – Germany – Let’s Go Global

      We’re opened our first international office in Hamburg, Germany. We’re excited to share the brand across Europe and connect people to better products. Dark Horse: a candidate about whom little is known but who unexpectedly wins or succeeds. A fitting name when we started out in 2011… No one knew who we were and …

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  • HMC Fair – Johannesburg 2016

    Dark Horse has become a regular at the HMC Fair in Johannesburg every year. Taking place at the Hyde Park rooftop – The Sanlam HMC fair is the must attend event for all things food, wine, design and social. It’s a three day affair, with some of the best local artisans, producers and designers from …

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  • Germany Highlights and Travel Tips

    Having just returned from a great trip to Germany, we’re excited to welcome some new partners into the Dark Horse family and took in some great new places whilst exploring Hamburg,Berlin and Cologne among many other gems. A few key tips: Always have cash on you – Many places don’t accept credit cards When booking a train ride …

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  • Dark Horse x Sunday Times – Studio Feature

    Dark Horse, the Cape Town-based design studio has just turned five years old. From humble beginnings, Dark Horse has grown into a favoured South African brand with an international reputation. The studio was founded in 2011, with a tiny store and studio on Kloofnek road, that co-founder Jarrad Nelson describes as “the most money spent …

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  • Studio Sessions 02

    Some ideas and commentary coming out of our studio. We thought we’d share what’s happening at Dark Horse HQ. We hope you enjoying uncovering some new and interesting things and as always join in the conversation.@darkhorse_cpt  [ Twitter ] or darkhorse_cpt or [Instagram] contact@dark-horse.co.za 1.One of the books Jarrad has just finished is Shoe Dog by …

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  • House and Garden: Back Page Feature

    Dark Horse owners Jarrad Nelson and Lise du Plessis feature in the House and Garden back page – How the numbers add up. Conde Nast House and Garden is one of the premium magazines and to have such an amazing feature is wonderful. It really speaks to how much we’ve grown as a business. The brief …

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  • Studio Sessions 01

    Studio Sessions 01. Some ideas and commentary coming out of our studio. We thought we’d share what’s happening at Dark Horse HQ. We hope you enjoying uncovering some new and interesting things and as always join in the conversation. @darkhorse_cpt  [ Twitter ] or darkhorse_cpt or [Instagram] contact@dark-horse.co.za 1.We’re big fans of Seth Godin and came across an old …

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  • Pizaevino Leather Bar Seating

    Dark Horse x Piza e Vino – Bar Seating

    Piza E Vino, the restaurant chain focusing on outstanding Italian pizzeria and cuisine. It’s a must see, with store across the country and rave reviews for style and taste. Dark Horse was fortunate enough to partner with the interior designers and owners, to offer a dynamic extra touch for the restaurant and bar seating. The Dark …

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  • Dark Horse on the move

    Leading design studio Dark Horse is moving their retail space to accommodate increasing demand and a shift in buyer practice. Dark Horse, leading Cape Town furniture and apparel store, is moving their primary retail space to their new showroom at 25 Yew Street, Salt River, Cape Town. The relocation is part of a wider initiative …

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  • Feature: Garden and Home – February 2016

        The February edition of the House and Garden magazine is out and both our Tri-Light Standing lamp and Boss armchair made it in. Great to see more South African furniture design make it into the magazines! Kim Whitaker of Once in Cape Town fame, has picked the Boss Armchair as one of her favorites …

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