M A K E   I T   N E W
see. learn. do.
Exhibition by the Cape Craft and Design Institute. 

 You know that feeling when you just need to treat yourself to a little something special. This is it. Book yourself off for at least two hours. The all-new M A K E   I T   N E W exhibition, presented by the CCDI, is something special.

What is it: A free exhibition that explores the Cape’s craft and design heritage.
Where: The Cape Town Stadium
When: 15 -19th October 2014

The exhibition, featuring the work of almost 200 designers and craft producers from all over the Western Cape, is a striking showcase of contemporary items that explore the local design language and re-visit the the long established in a totally new way by making it new.

The phrase make it new comes from Ezra Pound and the Modernists’ reaction to tradition in the first part of the 20th Century. Their aim was to reflect on the past and the present and to re-make it; to blend cultural styles instead of copying directly or slavishly, to discover new sources of inspiration and new ways of expression.

The product selection reflects the nature of the Western Cape’s current design handwriting and the fusion – or not – of cultures and influences.

It is slightly tricky to find the exhibition, it is on the third floor of the Cape Town Stadium, but there are many WDC2041 officials around to guide you. You simply must attend this and revel in our country’s creativity, history and style.

DECO would like to congratulate the CCDI and the very capable team of curators, stylists, anthropologists, historians and of course, crafters and designers, who have worked to put this exhibition together. It is really something extraordinary and an event to make the Cape Town creative community proud.

MAKE IT NEW: Exhibition by the CCDI | Elle Decoration SADECO had a quick preview of the show last night and took some snaps to show you what is in store for you…

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 What is it: A free exhibition that explores the Cape’s craft and design heritage.
Where: The Cape Town Stadium
When: 15 -19th October 2014

When you visit the exhibition send us pictures of your favourite items and displays #MakeItNew @ELLE_Deco and @capecraftdesign.