The Design Indaba approacheth! And with it, the search for the MBOISA (the Most Beautiful Object In South Africa). Twelve beautiful objects have been selected as finalists, and now it’s up to you and me to visit them at the Expo, where we can vote for the one we think is really the most beautiful.

To help prepare, I’ve picked out a couple that particularly grab me, but you can preview all the finalists at the Design Indaba website (tip: scroll to the larger images at the bottom, as the thumbnails are pretty tiny).


Wooden Chandelier by David Krynauw


The Tulip shoulder bag by Urban Africa


Lab Light by Anatomy Design

Luhle! beer pot by Khumbulani Craft

Like those? Well, there’s lots more at the Design Indaba website, where you can preview the finalists, before visiting the Expo between 26 – 28 February and casting your vote for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa.