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What to expect at Joburg’s most exciting design show


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The best of inspiring South African and international design is set to be showcased at 100% Design South Africa, which takes place from 6 to 10 August 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

South Africa’s only international design show, 100% Design South Africa, in conjunction with headline sponsor Dauphin HumanDesign® Group, promises to enthrall visitors with its superbly curated displays and a lineup that comprises top global design brands alongside local design stars. Both the consumer and trade audience can expect to see exciting new work and ranges from the stellar exhibitor list, from classic and contemporary furniture to ceramics, textiles and more.

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Among the South African design names to look out for are Egg Design, De Steyl, David Krynauw, Raw Studio and The Design Team, while international brands such as The Scandinavian Sofa Company, Vitra and Hay from Innova are already confirmed.

Some highlights to anticipate include 100% Colour in association with Plascon, showcasing items in which vibrant colour is an integral part of the design. Celebrated for her bold use of colour and pattern, Renée Rossouw has been selected as the featured designer for 2015. The talented young architect and surface designer will be revealing her new portfolio of designs and products.

100 Beautiful Things is an artfully curated display that celebrates 100 great designs made in South Africa in 2015, selected by 100% Design South Africa Programme Director Cathy O’Clery.

100% Upliftment highlights the power of design to transform lives. A Long Table will feature ceramics from Cape Town studio Art in The Forest, with the profits of works sold helping to fund clay workshops for underprivileged children.

Dauphin HumanDesign® Group, headline sponsor of 100% Design South Africa, will unveil the latest workspace trends from Europe, and urban contemporary designer Mia Widlake will lend her exceptional style to the design of the show’s bar.

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100% Talent will showcase the work of emerging South African design luminaries, as selected by the 100% Design South Africa team.

There’s more exhilarating new talent to look out for. At the BOS Café in association with Bos Ice Tea, design students from the University of Johannesburg, Department of Industrial Design, will have their chair designs up for judging by 100% Design South Africa visitors.

100% Design South Africa takes place alongside Decorex Joburg at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The first morning of the show, on 6 August, will be open to members of the trade only. It’s a hit of design inspiration not to be missed!