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Inside House & Garden South Africa’s CUSP First Edition

The CUSP exhibition took place at Aspire Art in Cape Town where collectors and creatives engaged over fine food, champagne and design.

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By House & Garden South Africa | May 13, 2022 | Art

CUSP was conceived by multidisciplinary ceramicist Jan Ernst and Condé Nast House & Garden Editor in Chief Piet Smedy as a platform to elevate the exceptional work of functional designers into the collectable art space – and to act as a meeting point between the country’s leading designers and an audience of discerning collectors, investors and lovers of fine design.

Guided by a uniquely open-ended brief, the designers were commissioned to create two pieces – one off, original – that showcases their skill and imagination without constraint, focusing on material and craftsmanship. CUSP is a first for the local design industry, elevating functional design into the fine art space and offering collectors the opportunity to acquire one-off pieces.

More than 20 collectable design pieces by some of country’s leading designers in one space for a limited time. The exhibition features never before seen work by: Jan Ernst, The Urban Native, Design Afrika, Wiid Design, Frances V.H Mohair, Oliver Whyte, Matthew Das neves, Meeco Studio, Bofred, Kevin Frankentel for Lemon, Khosi Leteba of Bupa Studios, Katlego K Thuma of NETA design and Inland Collective.

A special thank you to our sponsors: to Apire Art, Champagne Ruinart, Belvedere Vodka, Land Rover SA and Mobelli.

The CUSP exhibition will be up until next week, for more information contact Aspire Art at 021 418 0765.

See you at the next one!

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