Totemism: Memphis Meets Africa

Renowned trend forecaster brings her curatorial vision to Design Indaba Expo 2013 – and South African designers are invited to be part of it.

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Design Indaba has invited Li Edelkoort to curate an exhibition of South African design, which will be a feature stand located at the centre of the Expo, held from 1 to 3 March 2013 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Conceptualised by Edelkoort and sponsored by Woolworths, the exhibition is titled Totemism: Memphis Meets Africa and calls for submissions from all South African designers across all disciplines.

In a nutshell, Edelkoort’s concept is based on the trend of stacking and layering colours, patterns and materials to achieve a totemic quality reminiscent of the bold 1980s. 

Click here to view Edelkoort's concept presentation for Totemism*. 

For more information on how to submit an entry, please click here.

* This PDF and the images contained therein are intended for inspiration only and may not be published on any public platform. It may only be emailed to designers interested in submitting work. A shorter presentation is available for media use and publication. 

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