Blok Designs: Committed To The Innovative Design Of Beautiful Spaces
Blok Designs is an innovative landscape design studio, committed to design and operational excellence. Originality and quality are hallmarks of every project that we set our minds to, and our focus is on creating unique and exceptional spaces, tailored specifically to each client.
Under the leadership of Jan Blok, Southern Africa’s leader in pioneering and intuitive garden design, we have over 25 years’ experience in designing and implementing installations, gardens, parks, wine farms and institutional landscapes, as well as in interior design and project management.
We take pride in being at the forefront of design and culture, and are committed to creating landscapes using methods and ideas derived from sustainability. Our water-wise techniques stem from years of expertise, and we work hard to incorporate natural systems into the landscapes we work with; using rivers as irrigation, fynbos to preserve water and cover crops to protect the soil. In challenging environmental times, our gardens simply adapt to the change, retaining their beauty and vibrancy. Our aim is to provide a healthy lifestyle not only for our clients, but also the environment.
An exacting attention to detail and an innate ability to understand individual taste and aesthetic requirements make Jan’s interior design work unrivalled. His interior projects are not only beautiful but functional and safe, and all convey a strong visual relationship with the outside environment. His unique use of decorative items, colour, lighting and materials create spaces of a quality that will sustain throughout the years.
Our clients include those from the hospitality, residential and commercial sectors, and we have previously worked with numerous farms and community projects both locally and internationally. In 2015, Jan worked with Boschendal Estate in the glorious Cape Winelands region of South Africa to rework the neglected land into an impressive and elegant garden. His use of agri-landscaping (and the planting of almost half a million edible seedlings!) has set Boschendal on its path to becoming one of the biggest farm-to-table producers in the country.
Jan received the SALI Award of Excellence for 9 consecutive years (2002 to 2010) and we are exceptionally proud to hold the record for the most received Trophy Awards.