Functional, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing. Here's a look at the creations of some of SA's hottest young furniture designers.

Every year, the Design Indaba Expo welcomes fresh talent to the South African design community. Photographer Paul Ward visits some of the year's most successful young furniture designers and makers in their studios.

Photography and art direction: Paul Ward, and

Post-production and digital imaging: Paul Ward

Production manager: Michelle Liao

Photographic assistant: Keenan Mulvaney

Photographic equipment: Digital Brothers,

Special thanks: Environserv Waste Management Services, Vissershok Landfill Facility