Posted 4 Jun 10 By Design Indaba Duration: 00:30:22 Craft • Product Design Conference Talks / Talks Design Indaba Conference 2009 Comments
Stephen Burks introduces Willard Musarurwa, founder and owner of Feeling African, a wire furniture design studio in Woodstock, Cape Town. He feels that teaching people to design using recycled materials is rewarding, empowering and helps disadvantaged people earn a living.
Design is about making things that can have a special connection to people, says Burks.
He talks about his work with local artisans in helping them transform raw materials into beautiful, marketable objects. Burks believes that we’re in a pluralistic time for design, and everybody is capable of making something... there are constantly many new ideas that play a role in creating new works.