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Discover top brands and new talent at Design Joburg and 100% Design Africa this week

The design week will see the finest brands and talent from around Africa on display

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By Edwain Steenkamp | August 3, 2023 | Design

For the first time ever, two vanguards of South African creativity — Design Joburg and 100% Design Africa — are coming together for one must-see showcase of the future of South African design, interiors, architecture, art and culture.

Running simultaneously alongside Decorex Joburg from 3 to 6 August 2023, 100% Design Africa and Design Joburg will provide show-goers with a chance to discover new design possibilities in one curated space. One entry ticket grants access to all three shows, which will take place across four levels of the Sandton Convention Centre.

Créma Design will showcase some of their finest products over the next few days. Image: Supplied
Entrawood will join some of the country’s finest brands during the week. Image: Supplied

The combined 100% Design Africa and Design Joburg hall, located on Level 2, is brought to life with show partner Sanlam Private Wealth. The collocation of the shows grants guests access to an unparalleled display of product design, furniture, textiles, graphic design, art and fashion from over 60 dynamic brands.

Get a glimpse of what to expect from this remarkable shared exhibition.

The brightest young designers

The South African design industry wouldn’t be what it is today without the scores of up-and-coming designers who are constantly shaping the future of the industry.

Stand-out young talents who are exhibiting in the shared 100% Design Africa and Design Joburg hall include Thabo Kopele, Khwebula Arts and Siyababa Atelier. South African Fashion Week 2020 Scouting Menswear finalist Thabo Kopele will display a collection of his latest fashion pieces at the Rising Talent stand, while Sipho Khwebula Twala of Khwebula Arts will showcase the adventurous carpentry that is the hallmark of his artistic furniture pieces. African avant-garde fashion designer Siyabonga Mtshali will exhibit Siyababa Atelier’s elevated luxury pieces.

Setting the scene for the exhibition as a whole is an exciting entrance feature created in collaboration with a number of brands and curated by Clout/SA. Also courtesy of Clout/SA is a presentation of pieces by emerging South African talent. This includes Kalki Ceramics, winner of Nando’s Hot Young Designer Talent Search in 2022. The Durban-based bespoke ceramic studio run by Nindya Bucktowar and Nikhil Tricam will exhibit its winning Cactus server.

Stylish sofas, chairs and more

Designer furniture is undoubtedly one of the most prominent features of the combined 100% Design Africa and Design Joburg hall, with over 10 brands showing off their take on the latest trends for home and office. Expect stands from leading local and international exhibitors such as Roche Bobbois, Entrawood, Stripped Collective, Studio Delta, Organic Empire, KARE, and more.

Roche Bobois, among other top brands, will showcase their furniture during the duration of the event. Image: Supplied
Kare Design will showcase at the event, displaying their finest pieces. Image: Supplied
Discover top brands like Sofacompany at the event during the week. Image: Supplied