Scout is proud to add new local furniture brand Indigenus to its stable of clients. Indigenus is a premium range of designer planters brought to life by owner and visionary Peter van der Post and designed by acclaimed South African designers such as Gregor Jenkin, Haldane Martin and Wiid. Lauren Shantall (Pty) Ltd has been tasked with launching this new brand by managing publicity, media relations and communications.
Scout currently works with top local décor and lifestyle brands such as Plascon, Inhouse Brand Architects, Willowlamp and Probio, and thus meets Indigenus’s need for an agency with a rich design background. Scout is a Cape Town Communications Agency which spans social, digital and traditional marketing and perception management – focusing on design, décor and “green” clients.
Owner Lauren Shantall has many years of design experience including launching and managing the Freeworld Design Centre, judged “Best Design Concept in Cape Town” by House & Leisure magazine in December 2011, and managing the Design Indaba Expo. Previously the Deputy Editor of Elle Decoration, she is the recipient of Communication Arts Award (USA) as editor of Design Indaba Magazine. She welcomes Indigenus to her company stable and anticipates a positive market response for this premium range that has responded to a clear need in the hospitality décor market for beautiful, upmarket planters befitting 5-star destinations.
The Indigenus founder Peter Van der Post is a successful businessman with an eye for design and knack for spotting lifestyle trends. Peter runs several other successful businesses, namely, the popular Earth Fair Markets in Tokai and St Georges Mall, Cape Town, and Yin Design. He also founded the award-winning Ivy Blue Rotational Moulders. Peter’s vision is to see Indigenus become a desirable brand with global stature, fast-tracked by his new communications agency.