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Li Edelkoort calls for entries
28 Dec 12
Renowned trend forecaster brings her curatorial vision to Design Indaba Expo – and she wants you to be part of it.
We love new work
13 Dec 12
Launch your product at Design Indaba Expo and you could win the R50 000 Innovation Award.
Apply now for media accreditation
19 Nov 12
Applications for media accreditation to Design Indaba Conference 2013 is now open.
Register as a buyer for Design Indaba Expo 2013
15 Nov 12
Get the full benefit of Design Indaba Expo when you sign up as an official buyer!
Book now for Design Indaba Conference 2013
15 Nov 12
It’s nearly that time again, when design, innovation and creativity takes centre stage at the Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town.
Online FilmFest – A first for designindaba.com
21 Sep 12
In the spirit of presenting great design content, we are excited to introduce the Design Indaba Online FilmFest - happening this October on designindaba.com.
For the love of design
19 Sep 12
Design Indaba 2012 was a drool-worthy affair packed with colour, pattern and the best in local design. Here’s a recap of what went down...
Applications for Emerging Creatives 2013 open
21 Aug 12
Looking for your creative break? Look no further than the Emerging Creatives programme at Design Indaba Expo 2013.
Early bird savings at Design Indaba Expo 2013
16 Aug 12
Sales for the 2013 Design Indaba Expo are now open! Book and pay for your stand before 31 August and you’ll save on our 2013 prices.
Analysis: Mohair SA encouraging DIY knitting design talent
28 Jun 12
Mohair trends for 2012/13 have been inspired by the craft movement and the renewed popularity of hand knitting collectives.
Nature, nurture and Noma
27 Jun 12
Food and Home Entertaining magazine features René Redzepi and his presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2012.
Was the Cape Design Indaba 2012 worth it? asks Robin Opperman
20 Jun 12
We recently attended the Cape Design Indaba 2012. This is the annual pow wow of art, craft and design, held at the Cape Town international Convention Centre.
Ka-ching! Sales Soar for Emerging Creatives at Expo
18 Jun 12
Exposure for young designers at 2012 Design Indaba Expo translates into swift trade.
Design Indaba 2012: South African showcase turns 17
18 Jun 12
South African showcase turns 17
Design Indaba 2012 hits the sweet spots
15 Jun 12
Design Indaba did it again in 2012 – with the numbers to prove it! The past four years saw Design Indaba contribute R1 billion to the GDP.
From Design Indaba - a platform that redefines design
30 May 12
AXIS magazine (Japan) reviews Design Indaba 2012, calling it "one of the most stimulating design conferences today".
Innovation pays off for Design Indaba Expo
21 May 12
Here's a round-up of highlights from Design Indaba Expo 2012.
Thoughts on Design Indaba 2012
15 May 12
Design Indaba 2012 got raving reviews. Here are some of the highlights of what speakers and media had to say.
Andy Cartwright Korol Bowl
14 May 12
Andy Cartwright Homeware’s range of Korol products won the inaugural Design Indaba Innovation Award.
The best design conference – Design Indaba
10 May 12
Every year designers from around the globe gather in the scenic Cape Town for what is considered the best design conference: Design Indaba.
The Wonders of Indaba
4 May 12
On dead ducks and Beckham's left shoe.
Design Indaba 2012: Wisdom, Wookies & Saving the World
20 Apr 12
Alix-Rose Cowie of 10and5 writes for It's Nice That about her Design Indaba Experience.
Designing in the Spirit of Ubuntu
19 Apr 12
Day two of Design Indaba 2012 had a very strong 'social design' undertone. We were impressed by the efforts by designers to truly make the world a better place.
KEEP IT CONSTANT: Creative roots
13 Apr 12
Design Indaba Conference MC Michelle Constant on the 2012 Design Indaba.
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