Our Brands

 Caracole – About Us

“If you are looking for a beautiful turn in a new direction, discover Caracole. We create high-style furniture, filled with personality, and offered at an exceptional value.

We use unique materials and create individual pieces, rather than collections. We disregard the notion that particular pieces must reside in particular rooms. And in the process, distinctive pieces come to life, for every room of the home. Inspired and sophisticated, we love to incorporate a-ha moments and multi-functional practicality, like hidden electronic charging stations, innovative storage options and other special details. Caracole is about creativity, expression and whimsy… right down to our product names!

When you think of Caracole, think of a highly edited portfolio of furnishings – from classic to modern in detail – defined by exceptional style. Each piece is a breath of fresh air, infinitely adaptable and ultimately unique, to take your home in a beautiful new direction.”

Welcome to Our Home, Our World

Debuting our Spring 2021 Collection #caracole

 

Spring 2021 Showroom Tour

In collaboration with the Business of Home editorial team, this Spring 2021 Market Video brings focus to many new introductions and all the noteworthy details within via an exclusive showroom tour with Interior Designer, Michel Smith Boyd. #caracole

New Collections

To help capture the vibe and flavor of the Boutique, this video drone tour provides a different and higher-level perspective; as it smoothly navigates this physical retail environment.

Experience Caracole

Join us for a behind-the-scenes Q&A session with our product development team to learn more about their philosophy, background and stance on all-things design. This full-length feature is revealed in four parts: brand, inspiration, design & people.

Under Currents Sectional Sofa | Contemporary Luxury Exclusive Designer Modern High End Furniture | Sandton Johannesburg
Go With The Flow Sideboard Cabinet | Dining Room | Contemporary Modern Luxury Exclusive Elegant Designer Handcrafted Furniture
Twinkle Twinkle Dining Table | Dining Room or Entrance | Contemporary Modern Luxury Exclusive Designer Furniture | Place Direct |
Centre Stage Cocktail Table | Contemporary Luxury Exclusive Designer Modern High End Furniture | Sandton Johannesburg

Theodore Alexander – About Us

“Theodore Alexander is one of the finest luxury furniture brands in the world. We believe in using the most interesting materials for both function and beauty. To us, quality is paramount and we aim for excellence in every single piece. We strive for innovative designs and create furniture to last lifetimes.

Founded in 1996 by the enigmatic Paul Maitland Smith, Theodore Alexander has become eminent in its field over the decades. Paul was an industry legend who pioneered high end furniture production throughout Asia for the last 25 years and was eventually inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame in 2019. Paul was also a collector of antiques from a very young age and as his career progressed, strived to create antique reproductions better than even the originals.

Over the years, Theodore Alexander has become one of the leading manufacturers of handcrafted fine furniture, renowned as a unique brand embodying quality and originality in design. Our comprehensive collections consist of several thousand designs, providing casual, traditional and modern furniture, lighting and accessories to our clients.”

New Collections

Get a preview of the new introductions from Theodore Alexander. Featuring collections from designers Jamie Drake, Richard Mishaan, Steve Leung, and TA Modern, these pieces are sure to inspire.

Craftsmanship at TA

Every process and every detail, from a carved chair leg to a table finish or inlay, is executed by hand. Our craftsmen employ time-honoured techniques to craft truly beautiful furniture you’ll fall madly in love with.

Ralph Lauren partnership with Theodore Alexander

Ralph Lauren Home have signed an exclusive new licensing partnership agreement with Theodore Alexander. The agreement makes Theodore Alexander the manufacturer of the complete Ralph Lauren Home portfolio. Theodore Alexander is in charge of sales, distribution and manufacturing of the collections, while Ralph Lauren Home oversees design and marketing.

“The warmth and style of Ralph Lauren environments are a critical component of the world of Ralph Lauren. The home offering has always been a key part of our business, and we believe in its growth potential. Theodore Alexander’s high quality and integrity of manufacturing, along with their global sales and distribution network, will help support our progress.” says Day Kornbluth of Ralph Lauren Home.

The latest partnership is another feather in the cap for Theodore Alexander with an increasingly high profile roster. “Ralph Lauren is one of the most recognized brands in the world, and certainly the most recognized American luxury brand,” says Neill Robinson, president of Theodore Alexander. “This level of recognition is exciting and a great opportunity for Theodore Alexander to showcase the quality and craftsmanship of our product. We are honoured to partner with them to bring Ralph Lauren’s iconic style into homes across the globe.”

Ralph Lauren Home have signed an exclusive new licensing partnership agreement with Theodore Alexander. The agreement makes Theodore Alexander the manufacturer of the complete Ralph Lauren Home portfolio.

“This level of recognition is exciting and a great opportunity for Theodore Alexander to showcase the quality and craftsmanship of our product. We are honoured to partner with them to bring Ralph Lauren’s iconic style into homes across the globe.” says Neill Robinson, president of Theodore Alexander.

Ralph Lauren Home have signed an exclusive new licensing partnership agreement with Theodore Alexander. The agreement makes Theodore Alexander the manufacturer of the complete Ralph Lauren Home portfolio.

Brands - Maitland-Smith

Maitland-Smith – About Us

“For 30 years Maitland-Smith has been in the business of creating exquisite and unique decorative accessories, lighting and accent furniture. Our design roots, however, go much deeper. Antiques from 17th and 18th Century England have always played an important role early in our history; inspiring designs that captured the appearance and quality of the originals. Over time, however, we have found that our designs have evolved and today incorporate style, materials and methods found in many other parts of the world.

Today Maitland-Smith is an industry leader well known for its world-class quality and innovative design. Our areas of expertise include metal casting, finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, detailed hand painting, beautiful inlaid marquetry and the finest hand carved woodwork. Leather, penshell and eggshell are just a few of the multitude of materials that are used to create Maitland-Smith treasures. At Maitland-Smith, we take great pride in the quality of our materials and the highly skilled artisans who fashion these unique pieces each year in our company-owned workshops. Our main office and showroom are located in High Point, North Carolina, where our design, marketing, sales and administrative staff are located.”

Adesso Wholesale – About Us

Our owner Francis Palmer initially started Place Direct in 1992 and then later opened Adesso Wholesale in 2001. Adesso Wholesale currently has over 450 designs of imported very affordable handmade decor accessories. The items include, but not limited to, sculptural ornamental objects, dishes and bowls, boxes, photograph frames, horn salad servers and cutlery items, candlesticks, vases, horn jewellery items, coasters, planters, trays, table place setting items, bags and bar accessories.