Featured in our 2011 Spring Issue, these curious-looking cacti from Projekt still have us smiling wide. These plush hand-knitted veld flowers by Peta Becker, owner and designer of Projekt, is another one of our Design Indaba favourites. Have a look at this wonderful new hand-knitted chair seat cover (below), on show at Projekt’s stand at the Expo.

DON’T MISS Peta and Margaret Woermann’s Curious Couch, a finalist for this year’s Most Beautiful Object in South Africa at the Design Indaba Expo. Margaret Woermann (Heartworks) and Peta Becker (Projekt) have transformed an old ball-and-claw couch into a functional work of art literally bursting at the seams with life and creativity. The couch is the product of a new collaborative project between Woermann and Becker called The Curious Room, an experimental design lab where the pair focus on one-off pieces. The Curious Couch has been worked on by more than 25 people who designed, recaned, embroidered, crocheted and upholstered it. A reaction to standardised mass-produced design, the couch was inspired by the idea of metamorphosis.

Contact Peta on 082 662 5391 or at petabeckerprojekt@gmail.com