SA design to be showcased for World Design Capital

An exhibition of 100 Beautiful Things is to be part of the exciting line up at 100% Design South Africa Preview in celebration of World Design Capital 2014

Dates April 25-28

One of the unique features of the 100% Design South Africa Preview Pavilion in Cape Town will be the showing of 100 Beautiful Things in celebration of World Design Capital’s theme of Beautiful Spaces/Beautiful Things. All the objects chosen by 100% Design South Africa curator, Cathy O’Clery are designed, made and are in production in 2014 in South Africa.

Expect to see many of South Africa’s well known designers and crafters as well as items in everyday use.

‘From the workshops of the high-end studios to the crafters sitting on the pavements South Africans’ creativity never ceases to astound me. Whether it is exquisitely crafted or a reflection of pop culture there is an extraordinary ability to make beauty in this country.100 Beautiful Things highlights just some of what is out there now from humble organic paper mache to super complicated 3D printing.’ explains curator Cathy O’Clery.

Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Thebe Reed Exhibitions says ‘I am delighted that 100% Design South Africa is aligned with World Design Capital both in our role as an official part of the WDC programme and with this exhibition of 100 Beautiful Things especially chosen to celebrate all that is good about this exciting year and South African design.’

Some of the designers which will be seen at 100 Beautiful Things

Porky Heffer, Haldane Martin, Dockter & Misses, Laurie Wiid, Bronze Age, Anatomy Design, Tonic, John Vogel, Ardmore, Monkey Biz, Astrid Dahl, Shine Shine, Heath Nash, Zen Zulu and many more.

The 100% Design South Africa Pavilion will be showcased at Decorex Cape Town in the CTICC and is a preview of 100% Design South Africa which will be held in Joburg on 6-10 August at Gallagher Estate.

Cape Town dates 25-28 APRIL

The 100% Design South Africa Pavilion at Decorex Cape Town is offering Capetonians a teaser as to what to expect from the main show which will be held in Joburg from the 6 to the 10th of August. 100% Design South Africa, is set to be the premier showcase for the latest trends and up-to-date designs in residential, hospitality, office and product design. With well-established big companies like Mezzanine, Inova Contracts, Glo Lighting, Dauphin, Guideline, Fabcote, Romo Fabrics, Black Fabrics and Design Team sitting side by side with smaller independents such as Jo Carlin. Dreamweavers, Mick Haigh and Indigi Designs the Joburg show will be a must-see for anyone interested in design and interior design. The Cape Town Pavilion offers a snapshot of 100% Design South Africa while showing some unique features, like the exhibition 100 Beautiful Things which will not be seen in Joburg.