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The 2018 Holiday Issue is here!

It’s usually around this time that we’re able to look back on the past 12 months and boast about the awards VISI has garnered, and this year I’m proud to say we won big! Ahead of our much-anticipated 100th issue, VISI was named the winner of the international A’Design Award for Best Design Media in Italy. Nominated by designers, artists and architects from around the globe, it is a special recognition granted to leading design publications.

What makes this award special is that it gets presented to a publication only once to acknowledge its role and support in the creation of a better world and its understanding of how good design leads to better products and services. Much of VISI’s design perspective was conceived by our former Art Director Anton Pietersen, who has recently taken up new career challenges. Here’s to the talented Anton and to the brilliant VISI team who constantly push the boundaries.

After the tumultuous year we’ve had, I think it’s time for a good break. It’s time to relax and enjoy the wonderful holiday options we have right here on the southern tip of Africa: from glamping on the West Coast to breathtaking holiday homes that won architectural awards on the East Coast, from a beautifully designed safari lodge in Mpumalanga that rests lightly on the earth to an inspired new restaurant in Joburg where David Higgs and his partners are making magic, and from a remarkable new winery in Devon Valley near Stellenbosch that perfectly marries African and European sensibilities to a family Christmas celebration in the Swartland, whatever your preference, I think we have it covered.

And then there are lots and lots to win! There’s a Miele K 20.000 fridge-freezer, worth R29 999, with a blackboard finish on the door, a sun lounger from WAZ Outdoor, Champagne, books, calendars from Babylonstoren and Le Creuset sets in a new metallic finish…

We hope your holiday is a long and relaxing one so you can start 2019 recharged and ready for what VISI has in store for our big 1-0-0!

– Sumien


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