innovation. passion. excellence

As MAD Design Studios, we’re a turnkey ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN and FURNITURE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING studio with offices both in Durban and Johannesburg and are capable of executing projects anywhere in Africa!


We design high-end residential homes, commercial buildings and everything in-between

Interior Design

For Residential, Commercial, Restaurants and Hotels.


High-end Kitchens, Designer Furniture – we design and manufacture or source and supply.

MAD Design Studios

About mad design studios

Here at MAD Design Studios we’re passionate about design, and even more passionate about seeing our clients’ dreams unfold and eventually become reality – that is why we do what we do!


With our combined experience and a dedicated team, we do what it takes to deliver successful residential and commercial architecture, master planning, interior design and space planning projects to visionary clients in all property sectors.


Our area of specialty is upmarket residential and commercial architecture and interior design.

Whether a home, office, restaurant or hotel brief, our approach is to provide a highly personalised experience in bringing our client’s vision to life.

Our service offerings includes:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Home Staging
  • Space Planning
  • Curated Sourcing
  • High-end Kitchen Design & Installation
  • Project Management

What we do

We have a consistent and efficient process that we work around to ensure that we deliver repeated success with our projects. It may not be “cast in stone”, but by all means, we use it as a compass to guide our process and keep delivering consistently.” We cultivate collaboration and innovation through a positive and inclusive work culture, providing clarity and certainty for our clients and contractors from brief through to construction, to occupation.

Stage 1: Design brief
Prior to our first meeting, clients are given a briefing document to help navigate the design process. Following this, a discussion around the scope, design, budget and timing are had in order to create the final brief.
Stage 2: Concept Design

After the scope is agreed upon, the initial design concept is produced. The architect/ interior designer provides the client with clear floor plans and 3D’s of the proposed design.

Stage 3: Design sign-off & Municipal Submissions

Proceedings with Council Drawings and the final Area Schedule of the design happen at this stage. If the final area deviates by more than 10% of the original estimate then the fees will be adjusted.

Stage 4: Municipal Approvals

We produce necessary drawings for council and HOA submission. These documents include technical documentation with the consultants and complete primary co-ordination.

Stage 5: Implementation & Quality Control

We produce further drawings as required by the contractors for construction OR in interior cases, we provide a detailed schedule that specifies materials for the installers etc.

Stage 6: Keys Hand-Over
Provide the client with drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings by the contractor and subcontractors. The official key is then given to the client!


We offer a range of tailored solutions for residential, commercial or hospitality clients

MAD Design Studios

MAD Design Studios Philosophy

Design influences people and anything that can influence people can impact society. Beauty alone should never be the end-goal of design, but instead – good design must to be human-centred, functional, responsible, and intelligent.

We believe in taking a personalised approach – understanding each new design brief and doing the due rigour to figure out the unique and relevant solution. We do not believe that one-size-fits-all, however, we do believe in carrying through learnings and expertise from one project to the next.

To us, a great team is not just made of the people within our business, but our stakeholders, associates, suppliers, subcontractors and more – they all form part of the “team” that makes us succeed in what we do – repeatedly.

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