Ex Hotel is the establishment of Gabriel Hope, proprietor and concierge. As conceptual accommodation, the hotel becomes the imagined setting for functional design objects and furniture, and offers itself as housing for ideas to inhabit. These ideas play the part of guests, taking up residence until they become form. Some are weekend affairs, others never leave, and few stay for only a drink. The finished pieces from the hotel have about them an air of understated luxury, a nostalgia for travel and its attendant pleasures. Produced in limited edition, Ex Hotel’s collections pair refined elegance and utility towards considered interiors.


To commission a piece of furniture please contact frontdesk@exhotel.co.za

Ex Hotel is working on a small collection of furniture that will be available to order. If you would more info on these items please contact the front desk.

Ex Hotel is the establishment of Gabriel Hope, proprietor and concierge. As conceptual accommodation, the hotel becomes the imagined setting for functional design objects and furniture, and offers itself as housing for ideas to inhabit. These ideas play the part of guests, taking up residence until they become form. Some are weekend affairs, others never leave, and few stay for only a drink. The finished pieces from the hotel have about them an air of understated luxury, a nostalgia for travel and its attendant pleasures. Produced in limited edition, Ex Hotel’s collections pair refined elegance and utility towards considered interiors.

To commission a piece of furniture please contact frontdesk@exhotel.co.za

Ex Hotel produces a small collection of furniture that is made to order. If you would like to order something and some more info on these items please contact the front desk.

Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept is a studio exhibition held in November 2021 – an exhibition of furniture produced by Ex Hotel over the course of a year featuring one-offs and limited-run pieces of furniture. The exhibition was held in the workshop where these items were made in order to share a sense of process that produced these items, inviting viewers to also see the machines and tools that helped produce these works. The exhibition was generously brought together by The Ramp, both as a collaborator and co-organiser of the event. 

Images by Mike Hall

 

Walnut Coffee Table

American Walnut
73.5 L 38.5 W 55 H

R9 500

Also available in ash 
Images by Mike Hall
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Bedside Table Duo

American ash and Japanese Cedar
60 L 30 W 65 H

R16 200 – sold as a pair 
Images by Mike Hall
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Leaning Table

American ash
84 L 38 W 90 H

R9 800
Images by Mike Hall
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Cradenza Cadenza

American ash, reeded glass and birch plywood
160 L 40 W 65 H

R24 500 
Images by Mike Hall
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Ash Dinner Table

American ash
160 L 90 W 75 H – six seater – R21 500

180 L 90 W 75 H – eight seater – R25 0000

Images by Mike Hall
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Slightly Similar Stools

American ash
32.5 L 32.5 W 46 H – each

R9 500 – SOLD

Sold as a set of three

Images by Mike Hall
Order Now

 

Room Divider

American ash, cotton and brass
120 W 180 H

R11 200

Cloth unique to each edition
Images by Mke Hall
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Brass Desk

American ash, Siberian Larch and Brass
120 L 55 W 75 H

R15 400 – SOLD

One-off 

Images by Mike Hall
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Thinker Desk

“Big enough to spread out your ideas, small enough to feel secluded”
150 L 50 W 75 H

R6 000 – prototype in radiate pine and steel 

Edition available in ash

Images by Mike Hall
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Ash Dinner Table

A six-seater dinner table for an artist’s apartment. A hidden drawer below the table top provides artwork storage in a small apartment economising on space. American ash and birch plywood.
155 L 90 W 75 H
Images by Repro Pics
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Print Drawer Cabinets, Stevenson Gallery

a set of two print cabinets to house a portion of the Stevenson Gallery’s photographic archive. The cabinet were built to provide a comfortable working surface when pushed back-to-back that could be used to view and pack artworks. Birch plywood, Siberian larch and steel.
Images by Mario Todeschini

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Ash Stools – Leo’s Wine Bar & Max Bagels

Max Bagels & Leo’s Wine Bar: A bagel shop by day, a wine bar by night, squeezed into a tiny space on Bree Street in Cape Town. Renewal of the stools in solid American ash. In a such a small space details are very visible and important so the spline and groove joinery on the stool tops was left exposed.
Images by Gabriel Mworia
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The Leopard Shopfitting

The Leopard: a deli in Johannesburg with a playful sense of humour and a focus on good, ethical food. Counter, built-in seating and shelving for dry goods and wine all produced in birch plywood and sky-blue pegboard.
Images by Repro Pics
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Lightbox Vitrines

Three free-standing light-box vitrines produced for Georgia Munnik’s artwork “How do you mourn?” (2021). Produced for the Spier Light Art Exhibition 2021 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The light boxes were installed end-to-end making up a 6 metre installation. Each vitrine housed the laminated works of Munnik and was lit up at night. See www.georgiamunnik.com for more of the artist’s work.
American ash, birch plywood & LEDs.
Images by Spier Media Team
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Maquette for Future Bedside Tables

One-off gift to a close friend. An exercise in testing out some ideas and details that were yet to find a home. A simple shelf below the table surface provides extra storage without complicating the design by adding a drawer.
Siberian larch and Birch plywood.
61 L 35 W 65 H
Images by Repro Pics
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House Rules Buying an item from Ex Hotel is buying a quality item. It is an item made to last. You’re buying a small piece of the Ex Hotel and taking it home with you – a souvenir from a fondly remembered holiday.
You’re buying something made with an attention to detail not found in many other places. You’re buying the familiarity and comfort of a hand-finished item made accurately and with care.

The intention is to produce items that will sustain use for at least as long as the replenishment of the material used takes to regrow in nature – a table whose wood took twenty years to grow, should afford its owner twenty years of dinners, suppers, lunches and laughs.

Enjoy your stay.

Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept is a studio exhibition held in November 2021 – an exhibition of furniture produced by Ex Hotel over the course of a year featuring one-offs and limited-run pieces of furniture. The exhibition was held in the workshop where these items were made in order to share a sense of process that produced these items, inviting viewers to also see the machines and tools that helped produce these works. The exhibition was generously brought together by The Ramp, both as a collaborator and co-organiser of the event. 

Images by Mike Hall

 

Leaning Table

American ash
84 L 38 W 90 H

R9 800
Images by Mike Hall
Order Now

 

Slightly Similar Stools

American ash
32.5 L 32.5 W 46 H – each

R9 500 – SOLD

Sold as a set of three

Images by Mike Hall
Order Now

 

Walnut Coffee Table

American Walnut
73.5 L 38.5 W 55 H

R9 500

Also available in ash 
Images by Mike Hall
Order Now

 

Cradenza Cadenza

American ash, reeded glass and birch plywood
160 L 40 W 65 H

R24 500 
Images by Mike Hall
Order Now

 

Brass Desk

American ash, Siberian Larch and Brass
120 L 55 W 75 H

R15 400 – SOLD

One-off 

Images by Mike Hall
Order Now

Bedside Table Duo

American ash and Japanese Cedar
60 L 30 W 65 H

R16 200 – sold as a pair 
Images by Mike Hall
Order Now

 

Thinker Desk

“Big enough to spread out your ideas, small enough to feel secluded”
150 L 50 W 75 H

R6 000 – prototype, available in ash 2022
Images by Mike Hall
Order Now

Room Divider

American ash, cotton and brass
120 W 180 H

R11 200

Cloth unique to each edition
Images by Mke Hall
Order Now

Ash Dinner Table

A six-seater dinner table for an artist’s apartment. A hidden drawer below the table top provides artwork storage in a small apartment economising on space. American ash and birch plywood.
155 L 90 W 75 H
Images by Repro Pics
Order Now

Print Drawer Cabinets, Stevenson Gallery

a set of two print cabinets to house a portion of the Stevenson Gallery’s photographic archive. The cabinet were built to provide a comfortable working surface when pushed back-to-back that could be used to view and pack artworks. Birch plywood, Siberian larch and steel.
Images by Mario Todeschini

Order Now

Ash Stools – Leo’s Wine Bar & Max Bagels

Max Bagels & Leo’s Wine Bar: A bagel shop by day, a wine bar by night, squeezed into a tiny space on Bree Street in Cape Town. Renewal of the stools in solid American ash. In a such a small space details are very visible and important so the spline and groove joinery on the stool tops was left exposed.
Images by Gabriel Mworia
Enquire

The Leopard Shopfitting

The Leopard: a deli in Johannesburg with a playful sense of humour and a focus on good, ethical food. Counter, built-in seating and shelving for dry goods and wine all produced in birch plywood and sky-blue pegboard.
Images by Repro Pics
Enquire

Lightbox Vitrines

Three free-standing light-box vitrines produced for Georgia Munnik’s artwork “How do you mourn?” (2021). Produced for the Spier Light Art Exhibition 2021 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The light boxes were installed end-to-end making up a 6 metre installation. Each vitrine housed the laminated works of Munnik and was lit up at night. See www.georgiamunnik.com for more of the artist’s work.
American ash, birch plywood & LEDs.
Images by Spier Media Team
Enquire

Maquette for Future Bedside Tables

One-off gift to a close friend. An exercise in testing out some ideas and details that were yet to find a home. A simple shelf below the table surface provides extra storage without complicating the design by adding a drawer.
Siberian larch and Birch plywood.
61 L 35 W 65 H
Images by Repro Pics
Order Now

House Rules Buying an item from Ex Hotel is buying a quality item. It is an item made to last. You’re buying a small piece of the Ex Hotel and taking it home with you – a souvenir from a fondly remembered holiday.
You’re buying something made with an attention to detail not found in many other places. You’re buying the familiarity and comfort of a hand-finished item made accurately and with care.

The intention is to produce items that will sustain use for at least as long as the replenishment of the material used takes to regrow in nature – a table whose wood took twenty years to grow, should afford its owner twenty years of dinners, suppers, lunches and laughs.

Enjoy your stay.

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