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Bhangra is a musical genre that grew out of the diasporic Indian community in Britain and was popularised through dancehalls.
Bird on a wire
Addressing the ongoing question of preciousness in contemporary jewellery, Kelly Mccallum is looking to natural history for inspiration.
Fear of flying
Thrill engineer Brendan Walker talks about the psychological, biological and narrative elements that feed kicks.
Sinking into beauty
Design Indaba alumnus Ilse Crawford, tasked with designing the Aesop shop pairs modern interventions with endearing revival.
Princesses have backsides too
Inspired by the princess and pea story, Doshi Levien's Principessa daybed consists of many thin mattress layers.
Nothing is lost
Jason Bruges's new Memory Project is an interactive installation piece.
Ryan Frank's ZiG is a modular display/storage system made from solid bamboo.
Ilse Crawford has cast her enchanting touch across the English inn, using country materials such as rush matting, tweed and pewter.
Digital is not the answer
During Design Indaba 2008, Nat Hunter from Airside told us about her side project, Three Trees Don't Make A Forest.
1 000 lights make green work
Tom Dixon launched the London Design Festival at Trafalgar Square with an installation of 500 energy-saving lights.
Comprising seven of his newest works, Ron Arad’s Bodyguards displays the designer’s continued fascination with materials.
Five-day wooden house
Nicknamed “Ed’s Shed”, the house that UK architect David Adjaye designed for photographer friend Ed Reeve took just five days to build.
‘You can’t bomb an idea’
The Design Museum in London hosted a Jonathan Barnbrook retrospective in conjunction with...
Daljit Singh is creative director and founder of Digit, one of the world's longest-established digital agencies.
Jasper Morrison has evolved from semi-industrial mixed components to a fresh appreciation of timeless or "super-normal" classics.
Man about town
During his visit to the 2007 Design Indaba, influential "non-musician" Brian Eno showed his 77 Million Paintings installation at Michaelis.
The art of looking sideways
Design Indaba magazine pays tribute to graphic design guru Alan Fletcher.
One way of halting urban expansion and migration from rural to urban areas, argues Carl Harrison, is through sustainable rural design.
Paul Priestman's divine designs include super trains, gigantic aeroplanes and even a humble kitchen knife block.
Design Indaba Classic: David Adjaye, Starchitect
Renowned architect David Adjaye was named among Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2017.
What would the design landscape of Africa look like if colonialism had never happened? Carl Harrison asks the tricky, pertinent question…
David the Goliath
A "starchitect" with an artistic vision, David Adjaye's London-based studio is winning some of the world's most prestigious commissions.
The photographic cartoonist
Sean O’Toole chats with the acclaimed photographer and contemporary satirist, Alison Jackson.
The optimist on the designer optimised
Richard Seymour and Dick Powell have arguably done more than any of their UK peers to further the cause of good design.
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