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Renowned jeweller Ida-elsje is in demand for her beautiful and highly personal engagement rings and other fine pieces.
My architecture manifesto
Foremost eco-architect Keith Struthers of Natural Architecture builds with sustainable materials like clay, wood, living plants and stone.
Our products manifesto
KEAG's Ilithalomsa project evolves the litter that gets washed up on our beaches into desirable sculptures and homeware products.
My lights manifesto
Named as the 2006 Elle Decoration South Africa Designer of the Year, Heath Nash excels at making treasures from trash.
My furniture manifesto
Haldane Martin's pieces say a lot about their creator. Here, their creator says a lot about his pieces.
Shades of green
In this series, some of our most able designers, art directors and illustrators drop thought-provoking image bombs.
Walk on the wild side
A pro bono campaign by the award-winning Jupiter Drawing Room tells people to take a hike.
Hear what the independent Design Indaba Expo curators have to say about this leading industry event.
Each year the Design Indaba Conference gains impetus, assembling the world's most pioneering and perceptive minds.
Award-winning author and illustrator Heather Moore gives us a hands-on approach to the modern-day affair with old-fashioned ways.
Design Indaba Classic: David Adjaye, Starchitect
Renowned architect David Adjaye was named among Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2017.
Design Indaba 2006 Commercial
The official commercial for Design Indaba 2007. Created by Jupiter Drawing Room.
A new visual taal
The next generation of "alternatiewe" Afrikaners is creating a glorious, guilt-free visual language for the South Africa of their tomorrow.
Making contact, even if only momentarily, with the subject in front of her lens gives upcoming portrait snapper Sarah Nankin her focus.
If cash is king, then the Design Indaba Expo 2006 will be a right royal affair, what with a record number of buyers due to attend.
Design Indaba Conference 2006
Entrenching itself on the international design calendar.
What happens when you grab a bunch of juicy Gauteng students and team them up with renowned graphics guru and self-confessed wino Ken Cato?
The Design Indaba Expo 2006 takes the crown for mounting the largest curated exhibition of contemporary South African jewellery to date.
He said, she said
Award-winning duo Birsel+Seck also happen to design their lives together.
Take design advantage
Would you bet money on South Africa getting ahead in the global design game? What is it that really holds the Third World back?
We're proud to present the work of Joey Hi-Fi, a design delinquent who's turning up the volume…
4th Quarter 2005 Editorial
Best? Better. Good!
If you want to attend the best conference in the world, you needn't leave the country – unless you're a non-South African, of course
Design students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology were assigned with the task of creating a book sleeve or poster.
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