Join the Design Indaba 2014 festival: 21 Feb to 2 March. Click to view events schedule.
Design Indaba TV
Core 77 attended Design Indaba Conference 2014 and reports on Jake Barton of Local Projects and his prototype-intensive process.
British designer Thomas Heatherwick unveils his design proposal for Silo in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town – a project that started nine years ago.
Meet the graduates of 2014
Every year we scour the globe for the top bright young minds from design schools around the world to present their work Pecha Kucha-style at Design Indaba.
The cultural universe of brands
Global brand director of G-Star RAW, Shubhankar Ray believes brands can play an enabling role in cultural production.
Published 13 January 2014
Industrial designer Earl Steward explores the possibilities of multi-material 3D printing that allows for footwear to be tailored to the individual.
Africa on the catwalk
Published 25 November 2013
There is an ever-increasing number of fashion weeks in Africa. But what does it mean for the fashion industry and the fashion designers in these countries?
Published 19 November 2013
A new type of modem has come out of Africa – one built for rugged African conditions that can withstand power cuts.
A design trek from SA to the USA
Published 24 October 2013
New York's design goods e-tailer Fab.com has debuted its first South Africa focussed pop-up shop
Published 05 September 2013
Zady is a new online shopping platform that promotes the conscious consumer movement by connecting consumers to the makers of the products.
Life in 3D
Published 26 August 2013
There's much talk and excitement about 3D printing. Is it the "next big thing"? Michaella Janse van Vuuren tells us about the pros, cons and possibilities.
Published 05 August 2013
Mr Price Home’s new CoLab series sees the retailer collaborating with trending local designers in creating fun, colourful and contemporary products.
Family of furniture
Published 01 August 2013
Jan Douglas's collection of bespoke, low-tech furniture combines utility with a narrative element that draws on his Afrikaans heritage.
Published 24 July 2013
Sisters Astrid and Karen Schwarz design for passion and create for purpose, all the while uplifting and inspiring with their stationery and jewellery ranges.
Dieter Rams: 10 Principles for Good Design
Published 09 July 2013
Dieter Rams' 10 Principles for Good Design is said to have influenced generations of designers. Here they are.
Published 25 June 2013
Simplicity, functionality, useability and the ethical use of materials are some of the key design considerations for Jasper Eales.
Published 12 June 2013
Combining delicate floral forms with vivid abstract patterns, Potterseed ceramics have a sophisticated African feel about them. We visited the Cape Town studio.
Lost in plain sight
Published 29 May 2013
His passion for travel and love of landscapes underpins photographer Dillon Marsh's work. He finds the unusual in the everyday, elevating it to a fine art.
Published 22 May 2013
Texture designer Isabeau Joubert's interest in handcrafts like knitting and crochet has led her to creating objects that introduce a new kind of materiality.
Nature verses science
Published 24 April 2013
Troika's first solo exhibition "The Far Side of Reason" combines new and old works to investigate the tension between perception and reality.
Published 08 April 2013
Love ZA Buy ZA is a new campaign aimed at creating awareness around the positive impact of buying local clothing.
Published 19 December 2012
The first exhibition by Design without Borders looks into the effectiveness of using design and creativity to address issues in developing countries.
Ticket to ride
Published 23 November 2012
You’ve got the infrastructure, so how do you get people out of their cars and onto public transport? You find a more engaging way of speaking to them.
Stories from the South side
Published 22 October 2012
What happens to cultural production when the West is the “exotic other”? No More Westerns, the theme of the 2012 Impakt Arts Festival, explores this question.
Walking the talk
Published 01 October 2012
Sometimes you need to shout, other times you need to talk. But you’ve always got to walk the talk, Jens Martin Skibsted believes.