The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair takes place this week from October 12 – 14 in Johannesburg. With over 100 exhibitors this year there’s a good chance you might not see everything, so we’ve rounded up five of our must-see decor and homeware stands.
Something Good Studio
Something Good Studio’s philosophy is all about the upliftment of female South African creatives through collaboration. For their first collection they created six unique throws and collaborated with five artists including Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Fran Labuschagne, Renee Rossouw, Janet Lightbody and Tammy Joubert. Each throw is ethically produced by Cape Town-based artisans and using fibres sourced from local farmers.
LRNCE is a Marrakesh-based lifestyle brand that has gained well-deserved international acclaim over the last few years. Founded in 2013 by Belgian Laurence Leenaert, the brand’s products, which are produced in North Africa, are now stocked in boutiques from the United States to Japan.
The name Karu references the glorious ‘Karoo’ and was chosen by friends Alexis Barrell and Fiona Mackay when they reflected on the meaning of home and belonging. Drawing inspiration from the semi-desert region, the Karu brand, which is produced in South Africa and India, mixes a contemporary aesthetic with the allure of handmade tactility.
Makers of Stuff
The Johannesburg-based studio produces a range of lighting & furniture products and specialise in commissioned bespoke design pieces. With a dedication to pushing the boundaries of materials through speciality techniques, MOS products have a beautiful and playful quality.
Phillip Hollander and Stephen Wilson are the passionate designers behind Houtlander furniture. Inspired by modernist design and the Scandinavian aesthetic, the pair are dedicated to creating pieces that are expertly tooled, built-to-last and timeless in their style. Using high quality sustainably harvested hardwoods like oak, Houtlander is also committed to low-impact production.
Read more about what’s new at the 2018 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair next.