TRIED & TESTED: DESIGN INDABA EXPO CAPE TOWN

March 1st, 2013

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Most striking feature:

Today was the first day of the Design Indaba Expo. The place to find design made in South Africa. I didn’t know what to expect. Colors I presume? But it was so much more. Lidewij Edelkoort, the famous Dutch trendwatcher, is promoting design from Africa via Totemism: a revival of the Memphis design movement. Just like in the 80′s, South Africa is now choosing for bright colors and inspiring designers from all over the world. In the Totemism booth at Design Indaba I could see what’s it all about. Color, humor and beautiful prints. But there was more. I was quite impressed by all the young designers as well. The ‘Emerging Creatives’ almost inspired me to move to Cape Town because I then had the opportunity to buy a cork lamp from Mr Fox Furniture and a small bike for kids from Milkshed. I can write about it for ages, but it’s better to show you I think. Love to hear your thoughts about design from Africa.

Check out: www.designindaba.com

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All of the images above were taken at the Totemism booth. Where Memphis met Africa. 

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Two pictures of the Ikhaya Store booth. Like the lamps. 

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Cork lamp from Mr Fox Furniture from Durban

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Beautiful tables spotted at Saks Corner from Cape Town

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Table (only 35 euro) spotted at Photo Blox by Roche.

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Milkshed from East London, South Africa. Check out her portfolio. Her work, all made of reclaimed wood, is amazing.

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Interesting project by Skullboy. All the art work tells stories of how people in Durban lost their virginity.

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Tote bags by August. A fashion brand from South Africa.

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Beautiful bag made by Adriaan Kuiters from Cape Town

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My trip is sponsored by South African Tourism. For more information check out:www.southafrica.net or www.mijnzuidafrika.nl

Copyright pictures: www.petitepassport.com – made with my Canon EOS M

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One Response to “TRIED & TESTED: DESIGN INDABA EXPO CAPE TOWN”

  1. Dan Saks says:

    Such exciting times for Cape Town design in the run up to 2014.
    Thanks for visiting , see you again soon.

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