One of the events at every year’s Design Indaba is the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) Award. This year, objects are being judged “according to a variety of criteria resonant with the 21st century, including aesthetic appeal, social significance, sustainability, economic impact, lifestyle appeal, entertainment and cultural flavour.”

We’ve been sent a couple of pics of some the Beautiful Objects that are in the running.

The Crysanthemum centrepiece by artist and electrical engineer, Michaella Janse van Vuuren of Nomili looks extremely beautiful.

I’m looking forward to seeing the delicate Ribbon Plate by Kendell Warren Ceramics in the flesh at the Expo.

The Pretty Filly bench by Richard Stretton of Koop Design, is part of his rather yummy Pretty Filly range of furniture.

To see them all, and to cast your vote, visit the Design Indaba Expo, opening on 27 February.