Following on from designers such as Robert Sherwood, Julia Day of Generation and Tonic, the Cape Town-based design firm Source Interior Brand Architects will be manifesting their vision of a contemporary African urban hotel experience at the show. Source IBA will explore the typologies, textures and material technologies that typify the continent distilling a concept they call Afrotel.
100% Design Cafe
The 100% Design Cafe gives designers a chance to give expression to their idea of restaurant design – a functional space that seamlessly combine strong visual concepts and great furniture and lighting design. This year furniture designer David Krynauw will bring is his brand of organic sophistication to the 100% Design Cafe. No stranger to hospitality design, David’s chairs are a key element in the rollout of new-look Nando’s restaurants both locally and abroad.
Feature Designer of the Year
Every year 1OO% Design South Africa invites a highly acclaimed designer or design studio to participate in the exhibition as Feature Designer of the Year. This honour is bestowed on a designer or design studio in recognition of their consistent quality creative output, originality and sustained success.
We are thrilled to announce that internationally acclaimed designer Gregor Jenkin will have the coveted title of Feature Designer of the Year. Gregor is a regular collaborator of artist William Kentridge, a top-seller at the Conran Shop and his work is sought-after by high-end design collector.
We are Joburg
We Are Joburg will celebrate the new Afro-urban style fostered by the city’s designers. The aim of the exhibition is to explore the individual styles of Joburg’s creatives unified by a confidence that is strikingly contemporary and unashamedly bold.
The Light Tank
Combining the unique skills of a creative collective, The Light Tank will be an immersive lighting experience unlike anything you have experienced before. This cutting edge installation produced by Goddy Roodt (Director), Izelle van Zyl (Cinematographer), Matty Roodt (Art Director), Leon Roodt (Structural Design), Lloyd Wilgen (Visual Effects Artist) and Deon van Heerden (Composer) will bring together design, sound and motion animation with the latest lighting technology for a magical experience.
Fabric and Wallpaper Gallery
The Fabric and Wallpaper Gallery is a special feature with 100% Design South Africa, Joburg, which features the top selection of international and local fabrics and wallpaper from 16 leading fabric houses and producers.
Seed to Seat by AHEC
As a way to illustrated the sustainability of using America Hardwoods the world over, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) have commissioned seven local designers to design a seat using one of their hardwood species. During the course of the design and production process AHEC will assist the designers in assessing the true environmental impact of design through the use of their Life Cycle Assessment tool.
Imaginarium by PPC
PPC Imaginarium Awards was established by PPC Ltd as a means to give emerging designers and artists the opportunity to showcase their talent and creative thinking by using cement as their primary medium. The PPC Imaginarium encompasses six categories, namely, architecture, fashion, film, industrial design, jewellery and sculpture. This year, the competition has assembled an extraordinary group of some of the industry’s most influential and outstanding creatives on the national and regional judging panel, who will evaluate the various category submissions, choose category finalists and the overall winner showcased at 100% Design South Africa.