twenty2degrees Design Partnership, the international hospitality interior design practice founded in London a decade ago, has announced the opening of a new studio in Johannesburg. This follows on from the firm’s expanding portfolio of projects in sub-saharan Africa which currently includes a new Hyatt Regency and a Hyatt House Hyatt Place, both in Nairobi, along with a new luxury hotel complex in Cameroon.
Nick Stoupas, Founder & Managing Director of twenty2degrees, says:
“We see this investment as demonstrating our commitment to the African continent. For now, we will be continuing to lead our work in Africa from our London studio but our team on the ground in Jo’burg will be well placed to handle ongoing project development, monitor progress on site and open-up local sources of supply.”
The new studio is located in the heart of the Kramerville design-centric district of Johannesburg.
twenty2degrees was founded in 2012 by Nicholas Stoupas. A year later, he was joined by Joe Stella, since when the duo has steered the firm into an award-winning hospitality design practice, recognised for work that offers audacious twists to the brand narrative while remaining fit for purpose and commercially astute.
Current and recent projects include: The Dixon and Hyatt Regency Olympia, both in London; JW Marriott Berlin; The Fellows House in Cambridge, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton; Marriott hotels in Budapest, Brussels and Prague; Intercontinental Lisbon; Hilton hotels in Cascais and London; and The Wyndham Grand Algarve.