a better world through creativity
About Design Indaba
Design Indaba News
News & Features
Video Archive (2006 – present)
Our database of African and international creatives and companies making waves in the design world.
Revolutionising food production with edible fungi made from plastic
LIVIN Studio and Utrecht University transform plastic waste into gourmet fungi food.
Billie Rehwald on evolving the human form from conception to birth
Vienna University of Applied Arts graduate explores the concept of ectogenesis in her talk at #antenna2017.
Alexander Fruhstorfer combines product design with conservation
“The future as a designer is increasingly multidisciplinary”
These images are a vivid and electrifying depiction of isolation
Step into Andrea Koporova’s haunting Ghost Town.
The dynamic solar shading of Kiefer Technic Showroom
This building reacts to the outside environment to benefit its inhabitants.
Green light: An artistic workshop on the refugee crisis in Europe
The project helps refugees escaping persecution and war find acceptance and community.
Floating solar panels take to the seas
Heliofloat solar farm is designed to generate clean energy out at sea and preserve water in arid regions.
Fontus self-filling water bottles
Water bottles designed to harvest water from the air using an internal condensation system.
Multimedia project remembers the forgotten victims of political imprisonment
Based in Austria, Christoph Lingg documents the forgotten history of political prisoners all over the world.
Concept design according to chmara.rosinke studio
Austrian design practice, chmara.rosinke studio finds freedom in creating design solutions across multiple mediums.
Vienna gives same-sex love the green light
Same-sex couples in the place of the ordinary traffic light figure are becoming a permanent fixture in European cities.
Refugees Welcome is becoming known as the Airbnb for refugees
Refugees Welcome is a Berlin-based non profit that connects displaced refugees to citizens with spare rooms in European cities.
Turn air into water as you ride your bike
A Viennese industrial designer has created a solar-powered device that collects up to 500ml of condensation per hour as you ride your bike.
A new bridge across the Mzamba River connects a rural community to infrastructure
NPO buildCollective is collaborating with Austrian thesis students to build a sustainable bridge across the Mzamba River in the Eastern Cape.
Blitab enables blind people to browse the web with a responsive Braille display
Blitab is the world’s first tactile tablet device for blind and visually impaired people, enabling them to browse the web on an innovative Braille screen.
Twenty years of jamming with design
The first all-encompassing retrospective show of the work of Austrian design studio EOOS is on at the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna.
When north meets south
The Frugal Collection by two Franco-Austrian designers and a group of South African craftsmen finds new contemporary applications for traditional craft.
Q&A: Sonja Bäumel
The Austrian trans-disciplinary designer tells us why she believes we have a lot to learn from microorganisms.
Q&A: Honey and Bunny
The food design duo tells us why they think we can't leave food production to the large multinationals.
Food for thought
Honey & Bunny's new book, "Eat Design", documents everyday objects such as cutlery that affect not only our food but our actions and lifestyles.
News: Exemplary colours
Colour maven Hella Jongerius gets outs her paintbrush for a group exhibition celebrating MAK's 150th anniversary.
Formafantasma's first-ever solo exhibition, "The Stranger Within" is happening at MAK Salon #02 in Vienna.
Bodies & bacteria
Sonja Bäumel's Metabodies found that it's not just our genes that differentiate us from others, but also our bacteria.
Studio Formafantasma have designed a set of playing cards, which serve as a tourist souvenir for the city of Vienna.
Sign up to our newsletter
Sign up to Design Indaba Weekly for the latest design news and inspiration. Sign up to Design Indaba News for updates on Design Indaba events and projects.
Design Indaba Weekly
Design Indaba Weekly
Promotions or Competitions
Design Indaba Daily (coming soon)
Design Indaba News
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | March 2018
14 Mar 18
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | February 2018
5 Feb 18
Designer Thebe Magugu explores escapism in his latest collection
1 Feb 18
This short film is a meditation on the joys girlhood
12 Feb 16
Tweets by @designindaba