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A feast for the senses
Three South African venues have been shortlisted for the 2023 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
Art at its peak
Artists used land as their canvas in the highest exhibition of land art in Asia.
Women in art
Nada Baraka is the winner of the 2023 ANNA Award recognising women artists from Africa.
Behind the scenes
Fashion designer Thabo Kopele gave audiences a glimpse into studio life at Decorex Joburg 2023.
Design Indaba Emerging Creative alum Thebe Magugu designed the new Orlando Pirates kit.
The latest exhibition by renowned South African visual activist Zanele Muholi is autobiographical.
This 2023 Design Indaba Emerging Creative offers artists the opportunity to use Persian carpets as a canvas.
Yuri Suzuki has created a web experience celebrating the legendary Moog synthesiser.
Rejoice Kunene aims to ‘foster a deeper appreciation for African heritage and its relevance in contemporary society’.
Tom Dixon collaborates with Cosentino on a bold new vision for bathrooms.
The New Medium
The first fine-art physical NFT gallery in South Africa opens in Johannesburg.
This Design Indaba Emerging Creative captures a spark of hope in his artworks.
Something from nothing
Solar Foods’ photosynthesis-inspired process is creating a new future for food.
Many hands, light work
The David Krut Projects art gallery in Johannesburg presents a collection of photogravures by South African artist William Kentridge.
Ten local designers and brands were awarded for their sustainability practices at the Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2022.
Dressed to the nines
SAFW award-winning menswear designer Samkelo Boyde Xaba is a Design Indaba Emerging Creative for 2022.
Into the woods
The pandemic inspired UK-based artist Oliver Chalk’s move from creating fabric installations to sculpting wood
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.
Less is more
Johannesburg-based illustrator and one of Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives for 2022, Naomi Zwane believes that portraits have power.
Light my wire
A contemporary spin on telephone wire weaving makes for a range of mesmerising pendants.
Riyaadhs Yaad is a streetwear fashion house, focusing on inclusivity, culture, sustainability and tailoring.
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