Live from: Design Indaba Expo 2013

Monday, 4 March 2013

Running from 1st to 3rd March, Design Indaba Expo showcases the best in South African design and high-end craft across jewellery, furniture and homewares.

Winners of the Most Creative Stand, Marc Nicholson and Lyall Sprong from Thingking epitomise the playful, mixed medium crossover of low tech-high tech evident at the show.

Illustrations feature in textiles, on ceramics and furniture, and strong graphic elements are evident.

Lorenzo Nassimbeni
Nassibeni’s architectural sketches were commissioned for a textile range for the Jeppestown Precinct of Johannesburg.

Marc Nicholson illustrating the interactive Thinking sign.


Thingking's mechanical pinball ensemble, shown above, could be initiated by a tweet.

Design Afrika
South African motifs and traditional artwork influence the prints, patterns and imagery of textiles, basketry and embroidery with designers referencing archives from the past for authentic material.

Evolution’s textile prints and embroidery inspired by the botanical illustrations of the KoiSan artists, !nanni and Tamme, from the late 19thC. Knitted pouf by Coral Stevens.