Since opening its doors in 1996, Daffonchio and Associates has produced award-winning buildings with work both recognised and published on various local and international platforms. We chat to founder Enrico Daffonchio about his cutting edge firm.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and Daffonchio.
I’m an Italian architect based in Johannesburg, and active in Africa and Europe. Daffonchio is an architecture firm with work that ranges from product design to entire precinct developments; from luxury homes to sustainable housing in Africa’s booming cities.

2. What is the style of architecture/design you are known for?
Indulgent, sensual minimalism, and a play between industrial and luxurious finishes.

3. What exactly is ZNAKE?
It is the prototype of a lamp, which forms part of our range of exclusively designed furniture.

4. What sets you apart?
Cutting edge design, highly selected staff and professional ethics. We’re a boutique size firm where each client gets my personal attention. 

5. Where are your offices?
We have offices in Cape Town, Joburg and Milan.


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