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Rhys Jones strives to make excellent products that are sustainable and socially responsible.
German designer Stefan Diez creates beautiful, simple furniture with a combination of craftsmanship and innovative industrial design.
Ivan Brown is an agriculture-minded industrial designer with a penchant for the bee.
Ashlee Ainsley Lloyd
A textile and lighting designer based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Basia Dżaman, a graduate from the School of Form in Poland, is finding solutions to current and future problems.
Industrial designer Yogita Agrawal focuses on solving problems in emerging global communities with innovative products and sustainable technologies.
Industrial designer Christophe Guberan is fascinated by the intrinsic features of materials and how he can reimagine their properties and aesthetic.
Ugandan industrial designer Pia Nyakairu focuses on remote rehabilitation for breast cancer patients.
Benjamin Hubert is an award-winning British design entrepreneur and founder of LAYER. He focuses on human-centred design.
Tyler Pratt is a Canadian industrial designer known for his use of clean and simplistic design principles.
Meet The Workers, a digital product design studio established by Ross Cairns and Tommaso Lanza in 2010.
Folder Frame offers a range of environmentally friendly paper-based foldable picture frames.
Hoi P'loy draws on the past to create unique vintage revival lighting products.
JesseJames is a Cape Town-based industrial design company that deliver inventive and creative design solutions.
eLABS are a small start-up incubator focussed on promoting inner city commuting.
Five Past Five Design
Five Past Five offer design-driven products and services, specialising in prototypical development and conceptual design.
Cape Town-based Research Unit Artisan Leather Goods produce designs that aim to redefine the luxury leather goods industry.
Industrial and interaction designer Vinay Venkatraman is the CEO of Leapcraft – a design-driven innovation consultancy based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mikal Hallstrup is the co-founder and chief visionary officer at Designit, one of the world’s largest design and innovation companies.
Rob Michie Studios
Rob Michie Studios is a Johannesburg-based industrial design consultancy founded with a focus on retail display systems.
Ian Murchison is an industrial designer and part of the Pecha Kucha at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
Dave Hakkens is a designer/maker and part of the Pecha Kucha at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
Louw Roets is a product designer who creates conceptual pieces with a minimal environmental impact.
Unfayzd Design is a industrial design company specialising in furniture and is part of the 2014 Emerging Creatives programme.
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