Posts by Mareli du Toit

Women of the Sea

Sailing is often seen as an exclusively masculine pursuit. The embodiment of man against the elements and a test of his brute strength; wielding massive sails bellowing in the wind, salt spray bearing down from all angles and a tumultuous ocean to command beneath the bow. Or so they thought…   “Not true,” says Heidi…

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TDC&Co UK Research Trip

TDC&Co recently sent two of our top senior designers to scope out the retail design scene in London. The West End’s Regent and Oxford Streets alone boast some of the biggest brands in retail – from luxury brands and retailers like Burberry, Liberty, and Selfridges to more accessible stores like, H&M, Zara and Mango. And…

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Interview with Pride Maunatlala

Celebrating Women’s Month – Part 01 Meet the cheerful, buoyant, confident, positive Pride. For anyone who has ever met her, this is what a Pride Maunatlala word cloud looks like. She’s an optimist driven by brands and their people – both those who create them and those they’re created for. Pride currently heads up the marketing…

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TDC&Co Retail Therapy

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius Good advice is hard to find. There’s a lot of solid advice out there in the form of motivational guru talk and social media memes, but it all seems a bit empty without context. Even an often-quoted sage like…

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Big Box

Catch up with Neville As TDC&Co’s Creative Director for over a decade, Neville Wills plays a vital role in maintaining the quality of The Design Company’s creative output. Transitioning into interior design from branding, his deep knowledge of consumer behaviour and retail trends – and its shifting nature – means that Neville is instrumental in…

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TDC&Co Wins Global Design Award

TDC&Co were recently awarded the coveted store design of the year award at this year’s SHOP! Awards in Chicago. Coming out tops in the ‘Department Store’ category, the award went to TDC&Co’s design of the stunning new Makro store in Riversands, Johannesburg, which launched in November 2017. We would like to congratulate Makro and the…

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