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The South African Designer Showcase: House & Garden’s exciting new exhibition comes to Joburg

Presented by House & Garden, in partnership with Mall of Africa, the inaugural design showcase brings together the best in local design

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By Piet Smedy | May 31, 2021 | Design

This year, House & Garden has teamed up with Mall of Africa to bring together this leading light in one place – meet the talented names behind the brands you see on the pages of H&G every month, get the inside track on the latest design trends from the designers who set the standard, and attend our free designer panel discussions and Q&A sessions.

What is the South African Design Showcase – and why you can’t miss it

The newly launched South African Design Showcase presents the best and brightest in interior design, decor and craftsmanship, brought together over a three-day fair curated by the editors of House & Garden that will demystify design, offering visitors the opportunity to meet the makers and fully immerse themselves in the country’s most exciting export: creativity. Interactive and inspirational, the SA DESIGN SHOWCASE promises to be a highlight on any homemaker’s calendar.

Get your Ticket to Talking SA Design – Three talks, three days, all free

Three lunchtime talks with the featured designers will be held over the weekend of the SA Design Showcase at the Mall of Africa Crystal Court. Hosted by House & Garden editor-in-chief Piet Smedy and interior designer (and former House & Garden cover star) Donald Nxumalo, the panel discussions will focus on clever decorating ideas, designer insights and you’ll get your burning interior design questions answered by the experts.

House & Garden Editor-in-Chief Piet Smedy

Seats are limited, don’t miss your spot – sign up for your FREE ticket to Talking SA Design here. Your ticket also gets you a free copy of House & Garden.

Interior designer (and former House & Garden cover star) Donald Nxumalo

    Date: 11 - 13 June 2021 (Live talks with the designers from 12h30 to 13h30)

    Venue: Mall of Africa, Magwa Cres & Lone Creek Cres, Waterval City, Midrand, 2090

Tickets: Space is limited. Please reserve your seat here.

Meet Our Featured Designers


Lungile Thabethe

Answering the call for glamorous interiors, designer Lungile Thabethe established Glaze Home Decor, seeking to enhance the home decor experience through a collection of carefully curated pieces, such as plush seating options to charming accent pieces that turn every roomscape into a full sensory experience.


The work of Houtlander founders Phillip Hollander and Stephen Wilson elevates furniture craftsmanship to an art form, with each piece featuring their signature mix of minimalist style and attention to detail, making them one of the most sought-after design brands in the country.


Simplicity, materiality and craftsmanship are the coverstones of design brand Lemon, founded by Kevin and Ricky Frankental, which offers a range of furniture, art and wallpaper, as well as a full interiors service. Lemon's goal is to create pieces that last, not only because they're made with precision, but also because they become part of your life - timeless and inspired design that celebrates the best of home.


Laduma Ngxokolo

Fashion designer Laduma Ngxokolo brings his Xhosa patterning into the home with a must-have range of cushions and rugs. Laduma’s work has appeared on the pages of the world’s most exclusive magazines, from House & Garden to Vogue, and he continues to pioneer a new African-lead design aesthetic.


Multidisciplinary design brand Studio19, founded by Mia Widlake, is a staple in South Africa’s most stylish homes. Product ranges include furniture, lighting, basins and smalls – as well as a full interior design service.

Timeless Opulence

Cindy Malaza

With designer Cindy Malaza at the helm, Timeless Opulence offers bespoke furniture, custom fittings and interior design service, creating unique pieces for discerning homeowners.

The Urbanative

Engineer-turned-furniture-designer Mpho Vackier founded multi-award-winning contemporary African furniture and product design company The Urbanative with the vision of creating furniture and products that juxtapose abstracted African cultural inspirations with the functionality and look-and-feel of modern materials, technologies and modern furniture silhouettes.

Wolkberg Casting Studios

Named for the Wolkberg mountain range in Limpopo, Wolkberg Casting Studios and its founders, Graeme Bramley, Ramielle de Jager and Reando Potgieter, bring together industrial design, interior design and product development to offer a unique take on tile and surface solutions.

We’ve made sure that the South African Design Showcase is Covid-19 compliant – here’s how

Your health and safety is our first priority. Covid-19 compliance officers on-site during the entire South African Design Showcase. All visitors will be screened upon entry. We follow a strict ‘no mask no entry’ policy.