About Nic Tamlin

Nic Tamlin interior design is a Cape Town based studio designing locally and abroad. We create spaces for wineries, restaurants, offices, homes and apartments and design great furniture. Each project is unique, personalized and considered. We take time to understand our clients, their needs and aspirations for a project. We research, innovate and find out of the box solutions to their design challenges. Timeless, good design excites us, interesting and unusual combinations of materials, textures, colour and form is what we dream about.

The Founder, Nic Tamlin, discovered his passion for design long before studying Interior Design. As a teenager, he would make furniture using whatever materials were available to him. An elliptical glass shelf resting on steel supports made out of an old pipe, a coffee table from some beech wood shelving salvaged from a cupboard. After leaving school he traveled in Europe and became fascinated with purpose-designed restaurant and retail spaces and the way people engaged with them. “I clearly remember seeing a restaurant called The Pharmacy in London, where even the stools where shaped like large tablets. Nothing like this existed in South Africa at the time and it made me want to implement this thinking back home.” says Nic.

Nic’s passion for design, attention to detail and 13 years’ experience in the industry has led to commissions the likes of Spier wine tasting center and wine shop and Buitenverwachting tasting center and restaurant. The same design thinking is applied to smaller commissions like fashion brand Mungo and Jemima’s stores and many private residences.

We love what we do, and would love to help you!