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Touch of madness adds edge to Design Indaba’s barrage of beauty
The constant barrage of creativity and beauty at the Design Indaba conference, held for three days every February in Cape Town, is exhausting.
Masters of unreality get real
Reality and humanity strode on to the stage at this year’s Design Indaba, responding perhaps to the wake-up call offered by the global economic crisis.
Heath Nash is a product designer best known for turning waste materials into covetable designs.
Free Range was born to open a world of design to a market not normally catered for by professional designers. Submissions are now closed.
Michael Stallenberg is a South African art director. Working for Interactive Africa, he started Design Indaba Magazine in 2001.
Jonathan Basckin is the founder of an international design consultancy with expertise in architecture, interiors, graphics, industrial design and corporate ID.
Jaco Janse van Rensburg
Peet Pienaar is a performance artist turned graphic designer, known for his work with The President and Toffie.
Andries Odendaal is an independent Cape Town-based new media developer, best known for his work produced with Wireframe.
Kerryn du Preez
Jackie Burger is the editor of ELLE South Africa and an official curator for Design Indaba Expo.
Cape Town: Bags
Workshops & Seminars
In Cape Town: Bags, a workshop run by Durban-based graphic designer Garth Walker, 25 students designed bags based on imagery from the streets of Cape Town.
Sean O’Toole is a Cape Town-based journalist and editor.
Martin Kruger is a painter, architect and urbanist, and a founding member of the Urban Design Institute of South Africa.
As a youngster Johan Louw had spent hours in his brother-in-law's workshop, watching and learning, developing a love and talent for jewellery design.
Ross Chowles is executive creative director and founding partner of The Jupiter Drawing Room in Cape Town.
After he began his career at Louis Karol, within seven years Imraan Ho-Yee became associate, and then partner.
Albert conducted research in Malaysia, South Africa & the US. The result: a master-planned counterproposal for Malaysia's premier techno-city, Cyberjaya.
Crispain Plunkett was a South African photographer who sadly passed away in 2009.
The Design Indaba 10x10 Industrial Project matches 10 South African manufacturers with 10 teams of local and international designers.
Jannes Hendrikz is the compositor and creative director of the Blackheart Gang by night, and TVC director for Shy the Sun by day
Wicked Pixels was the first boutique studio in South Africa to specialise in the craft of animation, visual effects and motion graphic design founded by Wessels
Jenny Ehlers is creative director and equity partner of King James RSVP, the design and promotions arm of the King James Group.
Better known as Zapiro, he has published 11 cartoon collections and held solo exhibitions in New York, London and Frankfurt.
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