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Foss by Michael van Olphen
Johannesburg-based Michael van Olphen manufactures furniture with a focus on simplicity.
Galago produce high quality African sandals with a modern twist.
Yswara is an African rooted luxury tea brand – the first to offer a curated experience of fine African teas.
Tonic on form, texture and materials in furniture design
Tonic Design creates timeless products, which celebrate beauty through intricate detail.
Phumulani Ntuli investigates representations of masculinity and is part of the 2013 Emerging Creatives programme.
Christa Badenhorst - Smeul
Christa Badenhorst works with textiles and ceramics and is part of the 2013 Emerging Creatives programme.
Nicholas Hlobo is a South African artist, fast gaining an international reputation for his experimental use of materials.
Rubber and ribbon
From rural roots to international recognition, we look forward to welcoming Nicholas Hlobo to Design Indaba Conference 2013.
Behind the exhibit
Rowan Pybus has produced a short video on Faith47's emotive Fragments of a Burnt History exhibition.
Evolution Product creates emotive home ware products inspired by nostalgic narratives from Southern Africa
The melting pot of diversity that is South Africa inspires and informs the work of graphic designer Sharp-Lee Mthimkulu, a Design Indaba 2012 Emerging Creative.
Representing the three different stages of cement, Suzaan Heyn's latest collection reveals the versatility in fashion design.
Hands that Rock the Cradle
Hands that Rock the Cradle is a beneficial programme for communities that reside in and around the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in Maropeng.
Celestial Living is a Johannesburg-based company that specialises in modern furniture, ceramic pots and embroidered linen.
Young Designers Simulcast 2013
The Young Designers Simulcast lets under-25s experience a live broadcast of the Design Indaba Conference, at a discounted rate.
Topsy helps under-resourced communities stay on their feet by providing the skills to create beautiful handmade items.
Greg Gamble and Philippe van der Merwe are the creative duo behind Tonic design. They specialise in bespoke interior and furniture design.
Georgie Anderson's High Thorn designs and manufactures an exclusive range of handcrafted products with a safari-lodge aesthetic.
Marina Walsh Designs
Marina Walsh designs African-influenced porcelain and wood homeware and ornaments.
ashley heather, a small jewellery studio based in Cape Town, creates contemporary pieces of wearable art.
Sandy Godwin Clay Creations
Sandy Godwin specialises in creating fine porcelain vessels, showcasing complex ceramic statements.
Kaross & Goet
Kaross and Goet are two Johannesburg design studios who have been collaborating since 2012.
Photographer Mikhael Subotzky and artist Patrick Waterhouse have been capturing the shifting moods of Ponte City in Jo’burg since 2008.
Shoot from the hip
Can one really out hip a photographer? What happens when one hipster calls three other hipsters "hipster"?
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