The centrepiece of 100% Design South Africa each year is its carefully curated and collaborative feature stands. And once again the creative director duo of Cathy O’Clery and Laurence Brick drives exciting product launches and catalyses engaging spaces from invited designers. Here’s the star 2019 line-up:
Feature Designer: Laduma Ngxokolo
Multi-disciplinary talent Laduma Ngxokolo of Maxhosa comes on board as 2019’s Feature Designer of the Year. Known for his dynamic interpretation of traditional motifs, he’s put local talent on the world stage and reoriented an African aesthetic in a new light. He’ll demonstrate his creative prowess with homeware that channels a contemporary African aesthetic and his innate understanding of colour and pattern. Expect rugs, cushions, upholstery, wallpaper and more.
100% Sleep: Apartment 2B
A trio of powerhouse women put their talents together to create the 100% Sleep stand, an exploration of the bedroom, where design and comfort are paramount. Designers Monique Vee, Thabisa Mjo of Mash T Design Studio and The Urbanative’s Mpho Vackier combine creative strengths for a stylish space that offers sensory inspiration and much-needed respite.
100% Lounge: Haldane Martin
Haldane Martin’s 25 years in furniture and interior design have resulted in a prolific portfolio. Effortlessly straddling product design and interiors, this dual strength equips him for creating the 100% Lounge space, where his understanding of how spaces function, as well as his striking furniture designs, will set the scene for a stylish leisure zone.
Feature Artist: r1
As the inaugural Feature Artist for 100% Design South Africa, street artist r1. introduces visitors to his highly graphic and immersive style. While he’s known for large-scale public interventions, he will demonstrate the natural relationship between interiors and art and how they can inform one another for a more integrated approach to designing spaces.
100% Café: Tracy Lee Lynch and various designers
Under the guidance of creative director Tracy Lee Lynch of Studio Lee Lynch, 100% Café comes alive as a zone for socialising. A platform for exciting young local designers, the space will showcase a variety of talents curated by Lynch.
The Light Tank feature will bring an element of magic to Gallagher Convention Centre. Masterminded by lighting designer Nick Stickling, the installation will take visitors on a sensory journey of light and sound.
Furniture designer John Vogel brings his woodworking prowess to the 100% Dine feature with a new collection in the context of a social culinary setting. Known for his contemporary and yet African-inspired aesthetic, his update on traditional craft makes his pieces a fitting complement to a modern lifestyle space.
100% Work & 100% Workspace
100% Workspace’s Collaborative Workplace designed by DGSN will be spearheaded by Letizia Verona, inspired by her recent visit to Milan Design Week. Her stand will partner product with relevant technology in a wi-fi enabled space to demonstrate potential possible with smart versatile design. 100% Work by INOVA will exhibit Bene products on a carefully curated stand that demonstrates flexibility in the workplace.
A 100% Talent feature will propel up and coming businesses and individuals forward into the spotlight.
What: 100% Design South Africa
Where: Hall 1, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Gauteng
When: 7 – 11 August 2019 – consumer and trade
Opening times: 10am – 6pm
Trade: Register online to gain complimentary trade access
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