Lisa Swart is a multi-faceted designer and artist who focuses on high-end residential, commercial and hospitality projects.
Over the course of her career she has designed homes both locally and internationally. Lisa has guided Oksijen Interiors with her philosophy of pushing the aesthetic envelope and shattering preconceived notions by combining fantasy, drama and chic design. Trained as a filmmaker, she began her profession when she intuitively designed the interior architecture of her Victorian semi in Cape Town. Before her time in Cape Town she was based in South America where she designed and manufactured furniture and home accessories. In order to create bespoke interior spaces in Asunción Paraguay, she had to find innovative solutions to compensate for the lack of products and infrastructure at the time. This experience - creative problem solving in the face of extreme limits - has equipped her with resourcefulness and determination in all areas of the design and building process. Upon her return to South Africa she designed and built her award winning restaurant, Azara, in Cape Town which was featured in Wallpaper magazine amongst other international and local publications.
Oksijen interior design studio was founded in 2007 with an emphasis on residential spaces which rapidly expanded to commercial design. We are based in Johannesburg and are working from flex-offices in Cape Town and Dar es Salaam.