ABOUT JOHN JACOB INTERIORS
WHO WE ARE
Interior designer John Jacob Zwiegelaar’s aesthetic approach is a holistic one, from the architecture of the space and custom furniture pieces down to the trimming on the last cushion. For John, interiors need to have narrative, layers of meaning that work together to create not just a cohesive living environment, but also an experience that engages the senses. John’s process is meticulous, with no detail overlooked, whether that means redesigning the structural layout to a complete overhaul of decor pieces, the end goal is always constant: The pursuit of harmony above all else.
Since establishing John Jacob Interiors in 2005, John has gone on to create highly bespoke interiors from Cape Town and Johannesburg to London, Berlin and Oslo.
John’s interior design projects are a staple on the pages of Condé Nast House & Garden, House & Leisure, Visi and Elle Décor as well as international editions of Vogue and House & Garden. He has also been awarded numerous accolades, including being twice honoured at the SA Style Awards, placing him firmly on the A-list of South African designers and making his studio one of the country’s most sought after.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
WINNER OF LUXURY LIFESTYLE AWARDS IN THE CATEGORY OF BEST LUXURY INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO IN SOUTH AFRICA (2021)
ANDREW MARTIN INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW VOL.24 THE WORLD'S TOP 100 DESIGNERS (2020)
ANDREW MARTIN INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW VOL.22 THE WORLD'S TOP 100 DESIGNERS (2018)
ANDREW MARTIN INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW VOL.21 THE WORLD'S TOP 100 DESIGNERS (2017)
SA STYLE AWARDS JUDGE (2016)
SA STYLE AWARDS STYLE ICON
SA STYLE AWARDS SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (2013)
STYLE ICONS SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP
12 INTERIOR DESIGNERS (2011)
ANDREW MARTIN INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW VOL.14 THE WORLD'S TOP 100 DESIGNERS (2010)