Taking place from 8-12 August 2018, 100% Design South Africa continues to set an industry benchmark thanks to its stellar line-up of feature designers and curated displays set alongside the country’s leading design brands.

This award-winning trade show is co-located with Decorex Joburg and can be found in Hall 1 at the Gallagher Convention Centre over the Women’s Day long weekend. Expertly curated by a formidable duo of design industry influencers and activists, Cathy O’Clery and Laurence Brick, who are the directors of Platform Creative Agency.

This year, internationally renowned local ceramicist Andile Dyalvane is the esteemed Feature Designer of the Year brought to you by ELLE DECORATION in association with 100% Design South Africa. Dyalvane – who is one of South Africa’s hottest design exports – is working on a solo presentation of 100 beautiful bowls which will be launched at this year’s event. 100 Beautiful Bowls features handcrafted bowls created exclusively for the show, and is inspired by the artist’s own spirituality, memories and Fibonacci patterns in nature.

New to 100% Design South Africa is the 100% Apartment feature, created by Mother City Hardware in collaboration with whatiftheworld gallery. This creative team is behind the stylish new Mother City co-working space, Tiny Empire in Cape Town and will be creating a contemporary urban apartment full of great furniture, homeware and contemporary art. The Cape Town-based studio will produce a contemporary urban apartment featuring considered furniture pieces, homeware and art. Mother City Hardware will be launching a selection of new products in their slick city pad, including their modular kitchen island.

The Designing in Wood is curated by O’ Clery and will showcase the craft and skills that go into creating wooden furniture and accessories, from a traditional woodturning technique like bodging to complicated joinery and new technologies. It explores the distinct craft and skills needed to work with the beautiful natural resource. The inaugural feature will include a selection of timeless wooden products by top designers, including chairs, cabinets, furniture and other accessories. These newly launched pieces use a wide range of techniques such as bodging, turning, honing and master joinery.

Award-winning furniture designers Houtlander are creating the concept for the 100% Design Café – an annual fixture that is always the buzzing heart of the show. Based in Johannesburg, the award-winning furniture design studio is renowned for its light, high-quality pieces made from sustainable sourced timber.

Another firm favourite, 100% Office will once again feature at the 2018 event. Interior Designer Alice Hutton of Joburg-based firm O & Co, who is lead designer behind many projects for Investec worldwide, will bring the 100% Office concept to life.

The Fabric & Wallpaper Gallery, which had its debut at the 2017 event, returns to the show. This year’s gallery brings together many of the top names in the South African textile and wallpaper industry. Fabcote, the official Southern African distributor of US-based Phillip Jeffries’ premium wallcoverings, will be exhibiting their latest designs. Joining the display is Robin Sprong Wallpapers, a collaborative enterprise that works with top local and international designers to create their wall coverings. Texture designer Andrea Brand will launch new ranges from her latest nature-inspired collection, while Dreamweaver Studios will be showcasing diverse wallpapers from the likes of Marimekko and Masureel.

An annual fixture, the PPC Imaginarium’s nationwide traveling exhibition will bring the latest crop of emerging creatives to the show. Expect innovative works in a range of disciplines, all exploring the medium of cement.

100% Design South Africa is invested in uplifting the local design industry, and to this end, supports emerging talent. The Young Gauteng section will identify Gauteng’s next crop of creatives, while 100% Talent is specifically aimed at introducing works by local designers who are not yet household names.

Tickets are available at the door and are priced at R120 for adults; R100 for pensioners and students; R20 for kids under 12.

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