McEwan - Designer - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Louella McEwan

Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Services

Designer

Work History

LIM Haldane Martin, Stefan Antoni Architects, OKHA, Head Interiors, Ebony, Marianne Fassler

APPARENTLY

own studio, producing design-crafted leather furnishings pouffes ottomans carpets cushions handbags & purses (LIM Haldane Martin, Stefan Antoni Architects, OKHA, Head Interiors, Ebony, Marianne Fassler)

In-house seamstress at Set-Up Studio Cape Town: set-builders for local film & commercials

HIDE & SLEEK

own studio, luxury pillows cushions, pixelated rugs, bed-covers in felted wools leather pelts suede velvets & silks

MANUFACTURE

of hand-stitched pixelated cowhide rugs & ottomans (Johno du Plessis, Gerard Back of Mila)

DESIGN of domestic kitchens in Massachusetts USA.

INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTANT specification selection procurement & supply of furnishings & aesthetic components

MANUFACTURE

custom-made lighting furniture & interior accessories. Sourcing + procurement of components & available artisan craftsmanship. Inventory cataloguing & comparative cost analysis as Personal Assistant to Director (African Light & Trading)

INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTANT specification selection procurement & supply of furnishings & aesthetic components for residential homes hotels & Relais & Chateau-awarded safari lodges & private game reserves in Southern Africa, Kenya Botswana Zambia Tanzania

OPERATIONS CONSULTANT

Conservation Corporation Africa

detailing, establishing & co-ordinating an Hospitality Operations Manual for effective aesthetic functioning & maintenance of Housekeeping & Hosting Systems

SEAMSTRESSES OF NOTE on-site upholsterer & manufacturer of soft furnishings & accessories, custom-made mosquito nets ornamental cushions, window treatments, bed-linen: produced with & for Christopher Browne, CCAfrica, Amatuli Amber Trading

RESEARCH of Native American Tribal costumes artifacts customs - Minnesota USA.

TEXTILES Importation of silk & cotton fabrics for wholesale & retail distribution to interior design industry

TRIBAL ART & PRIMITIVE ARTIFACTS

travel & trade throughout Africa to procure catalogue exhibit & market Basketry & Beadwork

FASHION & GARMENT design & manufacture selection & procurements of textiles & leathers production management

ART DEALER & CURATOR INVENTORY CATALOGUING Conservation PICTURE

-FRAMING of American British & Italian Pop Art. Media publicity, exhibition installation domestic & corporate placement of investment works on paper by Matisse Chagall Picasso Moore Hockney Kitai Eric Fischl Tilson Warhol Jim Dine Allen Jones Robert Longo Lichtenstein Frank Stella Richard Estes Tom Wesselman Sandra Chia & Clemente ( David Krut, Natalie Knight )

Initiated several INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS & RETROSPECTIVES Johannesburg's Market Theatre Photo Gallery for Mozambiquian photographer Rogerio & published South African social realism photographers Rodney Barnett & Basil Breakey

FILMSCRIPT READER: personal assistant & bookkeeper to Editor-Producer. In-house management & costing analysis for post-production facility (David Heitner of Nexus Pictures in partnership with VideoVision)

THEATRE & STAGE PRODUCTION of unrehearsed unpublished plays to initiate a South African Writers Guild in association with The Laboratory @ Johannesburg's Market Theatre

FASHION & GARMENT design & manufacture selection & procurements of textiles & leathers production management conceptual styling & presentation marketing & merchandising

INDEPENDENT EXHIBITIONS of COSTUME ACCESSORIES hand-crafted ornamental jewelery, handbags & purses, ornamental pillows (Jenny Gifford, Helen Joseph)

SECRETARY & LIBRARIAN to Johannesburg Centre for Jungian Studies

HOSPITALITY Hotel, Lodge & Restaurant Front of House, private caterer, sous chef

CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND
Fine Art/ Ceramics / Graphics / Visual Literacy / Aesthetics / History of Art / Architectural Design / Ergonomics / Print-making / Picture Framing / Colour Theory / History of Textiles & Fashion / Embroidery Weaving Dyeing / Anthropology / Tribal Art / Archeology / History of Religions / Classics & Mythology / Philosophy / Astrology /Freudian Jungian & Archetypal Psychology / Oneirics / Semiotics / Symbolism / Hermeneutics / Etymology / Contemporary Literature Poetry Lyrics/Literary Editing

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