Meet the SOLVE Judging Panel

The SOLVE judging panel has been drawn from across the design community, creating a diverse panel of experts who design, specify, evaluate and research


ATANG TSHIKARE | @AtangTshikare
Recipient of the 2014 Southern Guild ‘Future Found Award’, Atang has mastered the craft of surface design, changing global perceptions of African art and design. The driving force behind the independent studio Zabalazaa, Atang is a representation of the future direction of African capabilities in the visual creative sphere.


Respected design commentator, brand consultant and trend analyst, Lianne Burton is known as a champion of African creativity. She headed up communications for Cape Town’s successful World Design Capital 2014 bid, and understands the ‘people potential’ within cities.


HENRY ABOSI | @henryabosi
Professional architect and lecturer at the UCT School of Architecture, Henry is passionate about large spatial dynamics and its play with the human scale. Henry is greatly influenced by cinematography and the visual capture of interior and urban environments; which inspires concepts on spatial experiences.


Protecting brands and designs for 25 years, Mariëtte du Plessis is more than just a partner at Adams & Adams law firm. Her focus is on local designers and protecting their creative efforts, and she can often be found lecturing on IP at local advertising and design schools.

We are proud to collaborate with ELLE Decoration on the SOLVE 2015 Competition and to alert designers about their intellectual property (“IP”) rights and to encourage them to protect their designs.


With a background in interior design, visual culture, art theory and digital media, Bielle is the new editor of ELLE Decoration. Constantly tracking decor and design trends, both on and offline, she showcases the way styles evolve and find meaning in our daily lives.


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