Hadedas in the home

Take a look at what six new furniture and homeware exhibitors will bring to Design Indaba Expo 2015.

Never before seen at the Expo, Origo will be exhibiting XO’s latest range of chic furniture products, while Zana Products will showcase its quirky handmade homeware items and accessories. Architect Shaun Gaylard of Blank Ink Design will bring his hand-drawn architectural city guides, as well as a related range of textiles and ceramics. Quagga Fabrics and Wallpapers will showcase its range of customisable designs by Rob Tarlton, while mema designs will bring its delicate Ukhamba lighting range. INSERT COOL NAME will feature its inspired take on a multifunctional braaiing utensil – The Braai Tool.


Origo connects consumers directly to leading manufacturers and designers, offering high-quality design without the retail mark-up. It will be exhibiting XO’s latest range of modern and minimalist products. XO’s steel coffee table, inspired by the shape of the African djembe drum, is pictured above.

Zana Products

Zana, a Cape Town-based handmade lifestyle brand and online store, makes textiles, cushions, bags, paper goods and ceramics such as these one-of-a-kind sprinkle cat bowls. The hand-painted ceramic bowls can be used for storing jewellery, as a spoon rest or as candleholders.

Blank Ink Design

Blank Ink Design specialises in capturing the architectural fabric of cities around the world through hand-drawn architectural city guides. It will showcase its range of City Guides for Jo’burg, Cape Town and London at the Expo as well as a range of textile and ceramic products influenced by the City Guides.

Quagga Fabrics and Wallpapers

Quagga’s fabrics and wallpapers are designed by Rob Tarlton and feature everything from hadedas to sea monsters (the Hadeda pattern in yellow and grey is pictured above). Inspired by cultural icons and abstract shapes, Tarlton has created a unique range of customisable designs. Quagga also produces a selection of homeware products and accessories made from its range of fabrics.

mema designs

After being featured on the Africa is Now stand in 2014, mema designs is returning as an exhibitor this year. It will showcase its Ukhamba lighting collection which features its unique light shades made from fine-woven metal. The pieces have a delicate appearance that belies their sturdiness.


INSERT COOL NAME will showcase its multifunctional braai utensil TBT – The Braai Tool. The award-winning TBT was created as an industrial design project at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Resembling braai tongs, it can be taken apart to create five separate utensils, including a knife and fork, bottle opener and spatula.

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