David Bellamy and co | Imiso Ceramics

Cape Town was credited as the world’s most creative city in 2016 and we’re certainly not going to disagree! It is in this spirit that the We are Cape Town exhibition will be one of the main attractions at Decorex Cape Town, taking place from 27 – 30 April 2017.

We are Cape Town is conceptualised and curated by 100% Design South Africa‘s Creative Director, Cathy O’Clery and is a celebration of the enablers, curators, collaborators, studios and designers who have put the city on the world’s design map.

“The Cape Town design community plays a substantial role in our society by creating outstanding environments for our tourists, jobs for our residents, beautiful interior solutions for homes, and work that resonates across the globe,” Cathy O’Clery explains. “We Are Cape Town is dual purpose – putting the spotlight on the city as a nurturer and hub of creative talent and promoting a community that plays a substantial part in the economic growth of the city.”

The exhibition will feature work by a variety of Cape Town-based designers such as studio mates Clementina van der Walt, Peta Becker and Hoi P’loy; Michael Chandler and some of the Chandler House collaborators; as well as artists working at Art in the Forest with Anthony Shapiro. O’Clery cast a wide net when choosing work from various design disciplines, with the aim being to reflect the depth and range of the local industry.

We are Cape Town is a standalone exhibition within Decorex Cape Town and acts as an enticing forerunner to 100% Design South Africa’s main event, which is held in Johannesburg at Gallagher Convention Centre from 9 to 13 August 2017. We are Joburg will be a similarly themed event, paying homage to Gauteng’s design collaborators.

“100% Design South Africa is not just about Joburg – it is the largest exhibition platform for contemporary high-end design on the continent,” says the event’s organiser, Reed Portfolio Director, Sian Cullingworth. “We are always scouting the African creative scene for the best of the best and creating special platforms to connect talent with trade. We are Cape Town is just such a platform, dedicated to promoting leading design from the tip of continent.”

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1OO% Design South Africa at Decorex Cape Town

DECOREX CAPE TOWN: 27 – 30 April 2017
TIME: 10am – 6pm daily
TICKET PRICES: Adults: R95, Pensioners: R85, Children under 12: R20
VENUE: Cape Town International Conference Centre
GO ONLINE: www.100percentdesign.co.za
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