Design Indaba Expo heralds the South African creative industry, presenting visitors with the best in homegrown design.

The Expo is also a dynamic platform for designers and creative businesses to showcase their wares and market themselves to the general public and industry buyers.

Since 2004 Design Indaba Expo has been held annually at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, with more than 35 000 people coming through the doors each year.

It has grown to become the biggest curated design event in the Southern Hemisphere and is the only platform that welcomes advertising, craft, decor, fashion, product design, industrial design, new media, publishing, visual art, jewellery design and graphic design, all under one roof.

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To apply to book a stand click here.

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    Event Information

    Event Information

    • Friday, 28 February, 2014 -
      10:00 to 20:00
    • Saturday, 1 March, 2014 -
      10:00 to 20:00
    • Sunday, 2 March, 2014 -
      10:00 to 18:00

    Tickets R80 (online or at the door)

    Pensioners and Students: R60 (at the door only)

    Children (10 to 18 years old): R45 (at the door only)

    Under 10: free

Programme Click > to expand

Emerging Creatives talkshop: Join Laduma Nxgkolo, Daniel Ting Chong and Katherine-Mary Pichulik as they discuss the Emerging Creatives programme and their current work.

Join some of the designers behind the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa nominations, as they share the inspiration behind their designs:

  • Liani van der Westhuizen (Construct)
  • Marc Ruwiel (The Mojo Active Armband)
  • Jasper Eales (Jabba Surf Rack)
  • Ian Gabrial/Karien Murray (Four Corners)

Cover of Fetishism in Fashion by Lidewij Edelkoort.
Created by Lidewij Edelkoort, Fetishism in Fashion investigates topics including the evolution of taste from birth to adulthood, the elevation of shoes through ever-higher heels, the psychology of branding, the effects of infantilism, the power of colour, the fetishizing of objects, and the interaction between fashion and the body. 
With 248 pages of visually-rich photography and essays, this hardcover trend book is a key reference and unveils the intimate ties that bind us. 

Design Indaba Expo announces 2014 Innovation Award and Most Creative Stand winners

Designer and Conference 2014 speaker Thomas Heatherwick and UK curator Daniel Charny launch the British Council's ConnectZA Maker Library in South Africa. 

Pecha Kucha-style presentations by Design Indaba Conference speakers Agatha Haines and Joy Mckinney.

Agata Karolina and Matilda Krzykowski present Common Methods: Craft in Production

Pecha Kucha-style presentation by Stefan van Biljon.

Jon Foster-Pedley from the Henley Business School in Africa announce their scholarship for the newly launched MBA for Music and the Creative Industries, worth more than  R220 000.

Design Indaba announces the Most Beautiful Object In South Africa 2014 winner.

Design Indaba 2014 exhibitors will be added to the directory as their applications are confirmed

For just R220, buyers get the chance to browse the Expo at a relaxed pace, away from the crowds and prior to the general public. The fee includes a Buyers Guide directory of all exhibitors on the expo floor.

Online registration is now closed. Please register at the CTICC from 10:00 outside Hall 1 from Thursday 27 February to Sunday 2 March.

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