Introducing Sanri Pinaar and the Take5 chosen by her from the upcoming Fine & Decorative auction taking place on 

Tuesday 21 February.


Sanri is an independent Art Director/CD and stylist born in Caledon, South Africa. She studied Graphic Design at AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town and Fashion Design at Elizabeth Galloway in Stellenbosch. She begun her career as an intern in Elle Decoration South Africa and steadily climbed the ladder to eventually head the décor department in Johannesburg.

Her work always draws inspiration from multiple sources to create imagery that is layered and nuanced with a dab of humour for good measure. Pinaar admits that growing up in a small farm town where the lack of external entertainment really help form and develop her creativity and curiosities. 

Currently working as House and Leisure contributing Décor Editor, she is also involved in a hospitality and residential homeware manufacturing venture, SOOK, with partner Anette de Jager and most recently produced a passion project in collaboration with Okra called Kin the Candle. Her clients also include Kisawa, and H&M, and renowned South African Designers such as Thebe Magugu x Adidas, Lemon, Bofred, and Jan Ernst.


Lot 508: George III rococo giltwood mirror


My first choice is lot 508; a George III rococo giltwood mirror. I love its organic shape and ornateness; it is full drama and would be a statement piece in any space.


Lot 173: A German red stoneware black lacquer glazed baluster coffee pot and cover


My second choice is lot 173, A German red stoneware wood coffee pot. I think the black and the gold is very striking. I find the the sea monster absolutely fabulous.


Lot 475: A south German/north Italian pine chest


My third choice is lot 475; a south German/north Italian pine chest. I think this is a very practical choice. The wood carving is absolutely beautiful, and I think this would look perfect in any interior.


Lot 222: A Göggingen fayence melon tureen and cover with fixed stand


My next pick is lot 222, a Göggingen fayence melon tureen cover with a fixed stand. I think the colour combination of the blue leaves on the yellow melon is very interesting.


Lot 93: Tony Mann, 1927-2013, Drummer, a hand-operated automaton


My last choice is the wooden figures by Tony Mann. I had the most difficult time choosing from this category as I love the humour and playfulness in all of them.


 Find Sanri Pinaar at @sanripinaar