Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2014

The complete list of finalists for the 2014 Most Beautiful Object in South Africa is revealed. Who will get your vote?

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Once again, Design Indaba Expo ignites debate about what constitutes beauty through the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa competition. This year, we’ve invited 12 editors and cultural commentators including ‘it-girl’ Bonang Matheba, Marie Claire editor Aspasia Karras and Mail & Guardian editor Chris Roper, to nominate an object they consider to be SA’s most beautiful.

The result is a mixed bag of finalists including film, fashion and photography. To get the inside scoop on each of the objects and the reason why it was nominated get your copy of the Sunday Times's Home Weekly supplement every week. 

But ultimately you get to vote for the winning object. Vote for your most beautiful object in South Africa, via SMS. The SMS number is 40619.


Marianne Fassler for Samsung #AmazeAfrica MBOISA #AMAZE
Jabba Surf Rack by Jasper Eales Originals MBOISA JABBA
Four Corners film by Ian Gabriel MBOISA 4 CORNERS
Imprint dress by Black Coffee MBOISA IMPRINT
LALA Shwantla Drinks Cabinet by Dokter & Misses MBOISA LALA
The Fog music video by Nakhane Toure MBOISA FOG
Construct by Spier Architectural Arts MBOISA CONSTRUCT
Steam 1886 - a fashion short film MBOISA STEAM
The Mojo Armband for Health Q by IDESO MBOISA MOJO
The Nelson Mandela statue at the Union Buildings MBOISA MANDELA
KNUS baby carrier and hammock MBOISA KNUS
Gold Swarovski Dress by Gert-Johan Coetzee MBOISA GOLD
*Each SMS cost R1. You can vote as many times as you like. 

The designs of all the MBOISA finalists will be on show at Design Indaba Expo, open to the public from Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The winner will be announced at 16:00 on Sunday 2 March at Design Indaba Expo.

UPDATE: See the winner here.