Design Indaba TV
The annual Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town features the best of global creativity all on one stage. It is also simulcast live to cities around South Africa.
Latest Conference Interviews
Louise Fili: My main passion is food and anything to do with Italy
In an interview with Design Indaba, Louise Fili gives insight into how packaging design needs to inform and seduce at equal levels.
Alex Atala: One of the most important souvenirs for a traveller is flavour
In an interview at Design Indaba 2013, Alex Atala explains how a change in attitude towards food can help people and the environment.
Leanie van der Vyver: Not many people get the opportunity to design in gold
Leanie van der Vyver explains her design process behind the Design Indaba gold medallion.
We're trying to get design out of the way – Ben Terrett
Ben Terrett explains the design principles behind the new Gov.uk website, which combines all the UK Government's websites into a single site.
We've been designing biology for 10 000 years – Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg discusses synthetic biology – a new field of science that could see designers creating artificial lifeforms.
Latest Speaker Talks
Roger Martin on leveraging design in business
At Design Indaba Conference 2007, Roger Martin discusses the difference between a design view of business and a business view of design.
Richard Hart on the stuff of creativity
At Design Indaba Conference 2011, Richard Hart speaks about how the uselessness of a design can be poetic and beautiful.
Nobumichi Tosa on making nonsense machines
Nobumichi Tosa’s interactive work is difficult to classify. Speaking at Design Indaba 2009 he says, “We make many many nonsense machines.”
Sputniko! on designing objects that trigger debate and discussion
"I'm kind of a pop personality", says Sputniko! Find out why...
Carlo Ratti & Assaf Biderman on how cities communicate through digital technologies
Carlo Ratti and Assaf Biderman explore the way objects can communicate and tell unexpected stories.
Albie Sachs on designing the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Albie Sachs talks about the design of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, a building that is “a place for everybody”.
Shunji Yamanaka on designing to make people happy
Shunji Yamanaka discusses the contact point between art and science.
Sissel Tolaas on discovering the world from the perspective of the nose
“I collected smells instead of writing a diary”, says Sissel Tolaas. Find out how this helped her discover her surroundings through smell.
Andrew Shoben on public artworks that increase Gross Domestic Happiness
Andrew Shoben creates public artworks that encourage involvement from the public and ensure a lot of enjoyment.
Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck on the different stages of product design
Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck believe that products have a particular purpose and it is the designer’s responsibility to make it adaptable to varying environments.
Inga Sempé on articulated product design
Inga Sempé discusses various designs from tables and chairs to stickers and souvenirs, all emphasising what she deems articulate product design.
Tonic on form, texture and materials in furniture design
Tonic Design creates timeless products, which celebrate beauty through intricate detail.
Massoud Hassani on designing from Afghan influence
Massoud Hassani’s Afghan heritage has a significant influence on his designs, from a kitchenware range to a wind-powered device that clears landmines.
Brynjar Sigurðarson on the relationship between objects and stories
Brynjar Sigurðarson uses stories as the inspiration for creating functional objects.
David Butler on why design is critical to business
David Butler believes that design goes beyond making something pretty; it is about designing systems that start a movement.
René Redzepi on creating the world's best restaurant
René Redzepi designs dishes that enable people to experience a clear sense of time and place.
Dan Pearson on immersive spaces in landscape design
Dan Pearson’s work in landscape design aims to encourage people to engage with spaces in more interesting ways.
Andy Chen on an inside-out process to social design
For Andy Chen, design should be used to build empathy and to bring about social change.
Chris de Beer on designing jewellery with a cultural inspiration
Chris de Beer designs jewellery that reflects the traditional colours and patterns of Zulu culture.
Piet Hein Eek on respecting material, technique and craftsmanship
Piet Hein Eek is devoted to creating products with a special attention to detail and quality.
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