Media Articles


"Choose a practical centrepiece. Make sure you don't obscure guests' views and make your centrepiece a bit of a tactile experience"

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GARDEN AND HOME | 01-Feb-2013

"I’m involved with a lot of formal functions through my work so when I entertain at home it has to be relaxed and intimate, sitting around the table with friends, catching up over a fantastic meal."

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"The plant that can grow to shoulder height, is covered in robust foliage and produces many blooms. A portion of proceeds from the sale of the Otto de Jager rose will benefit an Aids foundation of De Jager's choice."


"Here's the scoop on the new Otto de Jager rose. Firstly, it's the prettiest, punchiest pink rose we've seen in a while. Secondly, it was developed by the lovely Ludwig's Roses and named after one of our favourite, most stylish events organisers."

HOUSE & LEISURE | 01-Oct-2012

"For me, a project is always most successful when the interior is in perfect synergy with the architecture. In this case the landscape and interior continued with the logical design process that was set up from day one. That’s why it works so beautifully within itself."

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"The decor was done by Otto de Jager – another incredibly generous gift – and he completely blew us away! I was so overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and scale of it all. Otto created one long table, with beautifully personalised napkins and endless hydrangeas and pomegranates in a selection of beautiful clear vases. The butterflies and dragonflies that our bridal party carried were his idea too – they were made of plywood and spray-painted white."

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HOUSE & GARDEN | 01-Sep-2012

"The host or hostess need to express their personality in the table setting. Do away with base plates to avoid an overly formal look. Grouping the same flowers together creates a stronger dialogue than mixing them up."

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MY WEDDING DAY | 01-Sep-2012

"Foremost it should be understood, that to ensure perfect entertaining one crucial consideration should be met: no one element is more important than another. For example, the menu and the quality of recipe can be of the highest calibre but if presented on inferior porcelain or a table setting without charm, then all the effort put solely into the food is gone to waste."

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BUSINESS DAY | 01-Aug-2012

"I wanted to avoid doing the same things over and over. It was important for me to interpret a wedding and what it means for a couple in the most honest way possible, making it an occasion that truly stands out."

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BUSINESS DAY | 01-May-2010

"He inherited his aesthetic sense from his father, a surgeon who expressed himself creatively through "beautiful carpentry and a magnificent bonsai collection." But it was his mother who nurtured his talent, sending him to art lessons and encouraging his artistic interests in things like music and ballroom dancing."

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HOUSE & LEISURE | 01-Apr-2010

"Turn your festive Easter table into a work of art with an array of beautiful things - Production by Otto de Jager."

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"After the ceremony, guests made their way to a penthouse apartment in inner-city Johannesburg, which Otto dressed for the theme with baroque silk cushions, antique books, teak, silver and bone."

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HOUSE & LEISURE | 01-Jun-2009

"I wouldn’t add any more to this collection. I wouldn’t want to clutter what is here. Each piece is irreplaceable – everything is hand-picked. Together, they are a portrayal of who I am. It’s not about being accurate historically but about pieces that won’t date. The emphasis is on heritage, but modern elements exist to remind you that you’re in 2009."

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"For a moment, guests thought they were in a night market far away, Most impressive of all was that it took renowned events coordinator, Otto de Jager just three weeks to replicate this "other world", a mammoth task that would normally have taken three months."

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THE CITIZEN | 24-Jun-2006

"The lighting was ingeniously handled by Otto de Jager, whose parties are always beautifully thought out..."

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""My jaw dropped", says Kim. It surpassed all my expectations" Inside was a 49 metre-long banquet table decorated with bowls of roses (7 000 garden roses in different stages of bloom were used for the whole wedding) among which were interspersed candelsbra, handmade crystal pieces, bunches of rosemary, lavender and olive vine, and lemons and bunches of grapes."

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"Otto was one of the contributors to the original Pasella Kook, creator of the romantic chapter, with high tea as the theme, "I used my grandmother's scone recipe, and worked with wonderful desserty things like pear soufflés and watermelon sorbet, " he says."

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We also have featured in:

  • Food & Home Entertaining     2013 - March
    Garden and Home     2013 - February
    House & Leisure     2012 - October
    Wedding Inspirations     2012 - September
    House & Garden     2012 - September
    My Wedding     2012 - September
    Business Day     2012 - August
    Glitterati     2011 - May
    Food & Home Entertaining 2011 - May
    Talk 702 Radio 2011 - April

    Beeld 2010 – May
    Sunday Independent 2010 – May
    Star 2010 – May
    Wanted 2010 – May
    Get It 2010 – May
    House & Leisure 2010 – April

    Sarie Bruid 2009 / 2010 Summer
    Food & Home Entertaining 2009 – July
    House & Leisure 2009 – June
    Business Day 2009 – March

    House & Garden 2008 – September
    The Times 2008 – June
    Food & Home Entertaining 2008 – June
    House & Garden 2008 – March
    Food & Home Entertaining 2008 – March
    Live Out Loud 2008 – March
    Food & Home Entertaining 2008 – January

    Sunday Times 2007 – August
    Food & Home Entertaining 2007 – May
    Property 2007 – Apri
    Food & Home Entertaining 2007 – April

    Food & Home Entertaining 2006 – December
    Food & Home Entertaining 2006 – August
    The Citizen 2006 – June
    Food & Home Entertaining 2006 – June
    Style 2006 – May
    Fair Lady Bride 2006 – April
    Southern Courier 2006 – March
    Sunday Times 2006 – March

    Style 2005 – December
    Food & Home Entertaining 2005 – November
    Style 2005 – October
    Food & Home Entertaining 2005 – October
    Sunday Times 2005 – September
    Food & Home Entertaining 2005 – August
    Food & Home Entertaining 2005 – April
    Fair Lady Bride 2005 – April

    Style 2004 – December
    Food & Home Entertaining 2004 – November
    House & Garden 2004 – August
    Casa International (China) 2004 – July
    Casa International (China) 2004 – June
    Food & Home Entertaining 2004 – May
    Food & Home Entertaining 2004 – February

    Rooi Rose 2003 – October
    House & Garden 2003 – September
    Sarie 2003 – September
    Sunday Times 2003 – August
    Food & Home Entertaining 2003 – May 
    Rooi Rose 2003 – March
    Insig 2002 – August
    Fair Lady 2002 – April

    Habitat 2001 – November / December
    South African Garden & Home 2001 – August
    South African Garden & Home 2001 – June
    South African Garden & Home 2001 – March
    Designing Ways 2001 – January / February

    South African Garden & Home 2000 – October

    Sarie 1999 – May

    Tribute 1997 – December
    De Kat 1997 – November

    Cosmopolitan 1995 – December