Breakfast at Giulio's followed by a VIP walkabout of the 2016 Cape Town Art Fair

Attending Africa’s leading international art fair is always a priority – but this year we didn’t just want to attend The Cape Town Art Fair – we wanted to squeeze every bit of inspiration and information we could get our hands on.

Welcoming in the countries top interior designers, DECO joined forces with Home Fabrics to host a delectable breakfast at Giulio’s café. This was followed by a VIP guided tour of the Fair, with head curator Andrew Lambrecht.

From top: Susie Ord from Sarah Ord Interiors, Francois Du Plessis from Francois Du Plessis Interiors, Nicola Orpen and Hayley Turner from Bone Studios, DECO Editor Bielle Bellingham.

The aim is to reconsider the relationships of art fairs, cultural institutions and inter-continental exchange; whilst focussing on Africa’s place in the global conversation around contemporary art production.

From top: Christina Wiese from CT Art Fair, Sarah Ord and Alison Reynolds from The Painted Door

Showcasing contemporary art from Africa and around the world, this was the fourth edition of the Fair and it is safe to say that the event was astoundingly executed – a huge success and by far the best of the lot.

Fromtop: Giulio himself, Jack Nieuwoudt from Okha, Art specialist Andrew Lambrecht and Marc Shotland from Home Fabrics.

Sponsored by Sovereign, the Cape Town Art Fair was held at CTICC and attracted 58 exhibitors, top international and local galleries, a special project section and a talks programme with renowned industry specialists.

The fourth Cape Town Art Fair was a mix of local and international pioneers of the art world.

The Fair was a vast, visual feast that left everyone proud of how well South African artists stood their ground next to such prominent international galleries. Same time next year? For sure.

To experience the magic of Giulio’s Cafe drop a pin now. For the best and largest selection of fabrics and wallpapers head to Home Fabrics. And lastly, stay in touch with Fiera Milano so you don’t miss out the latest events.


See what else we’ve been up to this year here and get your latest design inspiration with Haldane Martin here.