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.
Ten local designers and brands were awarded for their sustainability practices at the Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022.
African consciousness illuminated
A dynamic new exhibition probes the way black culture wishes to represent itself.
Colour as word-free language
Over two years in the making, an expansive project commissioned by Google Arts & Culture and conceived by Design Indaba plots the immense creativity of Africa.
A Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2022, Noxolo Thando Masuku is navigating the symbiotic relationship between art and architecture.
Telling stories through colour
Design Indaba partners with Google to showcase the continent's creatives through "Colours of Africa".
Georgina Gratrix’s new exhibition converses with Irma Stern’s artworks at the iconic painter’s former home.
Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2022 Lehlogonolo Carol Khaas has been passionate about architecture since an early age.
Blurring disciplinary boundaries, Cape Town-based creative Mikhailia Petersen builds intricate narratives in her photo series.
Head above water
Former Design Indaba Emerging Creative Kenyaa Mzee’s latest visual collection is exhibiting at Youngblood Gallery, Cape Town in October.
Design Indaba, Beefeater Gin and I Love The Dough collaborated on turning a pavement into a community-minded parklet.
Dressed to the nines
SAFW award-winning menswear designer Samkelo Boyde Xaba is a Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2022.
Multidisciplinary artist Nene Mahlangu is the 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative programme curator.
Into the woods
The pandemic inspired UK-based artist Oliver Chalk’s move from creating fabric installations to sculpting wood
A woven story
2022 Design Indaba Emerging Creative Leila Walter used a life-changing experience in India as inspiration for her own weaving studio.
The creative director of furniture brand Bōpa Mmuso, Lindiwe Gugushe is a young creative in pursuit of design in all its forms.
Johannesburg-based interior architect Daniella Kilpatrick designs steel furniture that marries form and function
Mishaal Gangaram is a conceptual photographer, visual storyteller and one of Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives for 2022
Johannesburg-based multidisciplinary product-design company Dokter and Misses’ latest collection is functional art.
The search for South Africa’s next generation of creative sensations is back!
Applications to participate in the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Class of 2023 are now open!
Less is more
Johannesburg-based illustrator and one of Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives for 2022, Naomi Zwane believes that portraits have power.
Most Valuable Player
Adidas collaborated with South African luxury fashion designer and LVMH prize winner Thebe Magugu to create a multi-use sports collection
The style of South African women in the 80s and 90s is what influences this Design Indaba Emerging Creative’s fashion designs
Pen to paper
Literature is one of the best ways to connect to each other and ourselves, says this Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2022
Madikwe-based lodge Molori Safari collaborated with South African artists to turn their masterpieces into designer rugs
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 (select one or both)
Weekly editorial newsletter
Festival and event updates
6 clever design solutions for pressing healthcare issues
28 Nov 19
Five examples of great design from Singapore
17 Sep 18
A look into the work of Luke Rudman
3 Feb 22
This short film is a meditation on the joys girlhood
12 Feb 16
Tweets by @designindaba