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Raw Studios specialises in original products made from sustainably sourced, engineered materials.
Astrid Sulger transforms Nguni cow horn into a collection of sophisticated necklaces, rings, and bracelets.
Desk for design
CO Designs will unveil their new Concept Designer’s desk at Design Indaba Expo 2011.
Less than a year old, Kooky is a jewellery design business based in Cape Town, established to produce and market fun, quirky accessories.
Blown glass ceiling
Smelt is a glass blowing studio that promotes the exploration and innovative use of glass in South Africa.
Tamarillo's recent range comprises simplistic ceramic objects that can go from the wall to the table.
The Mountain House seamlessly fits into its natural environment, with minimal impact on the site.
Sweet as biscuits
Sootcookie's range of beautifully unusual ceramic pieces are sure to make you smile.
Just a spoonful
Silver Spoon creates functional clothing pieces with character, and more than just a touch of fun.
All that glitters is gold
A unique collection of gold jewellery, by South African designers, can be seen at the Gold of Africa Museum and Design Indaba Expo.
Monkeybiz recently collaborated with Made.com to bring original South African craft and design to the masses.
For the love of luxury
Malus spirits is luxury in a bottle, for the discerning drinker who prioritises quality.
Made by hand
See the very best handmade items in the Western Cape at Design Indaba Expo with the Cape Craft and Design Institute.
Renée Rossouw’s Pattern Diary designs for Bosa Ceramics play with different patterns, identities and compositions.
You can’t help but feel happy when you look at Township Pattern’s bright and colourful range of fashions.
Gone are the days when brooches were for grannies. Try pinning a funky Trinket brooch to your scarf, hat, bag or jacket.
Babymo Creed fashions are soft, sensual and have a low impact on the environment. Oh, and they're made using kid mohair.
Meet the Minksters
The Minksters are more than just adorable little characters, they're also super useful USB flashdrives.
Port Elizabeth student Laduma Ngxokolo's mohair fashion collection won top prize in London.
Power of reinvention
One man's junk is another’s treasure. Add creative flair and you’ve got some masterfully reinvented interior objects.
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