2014 Most Beautiful Object in South Africa

The complete list of finalists for the 2014 Most Beautiful Object in South Africa is revealed. Who will get your vote?

From the Series

Once again, Design Indaba Expo ignites debate about what constitutes beauty through the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa competition. This year, we’ve invited 12 editors and cultural commentators including ‘it-girl’ Bonang Matheba, Marie Claire editor Aspasia Karras and Mail & Guardian editor Chris Roper, to nominate an object they consider to be SA’s most beautiful.

The result is a mixed bag of finalists including film, fashion and photography. To get the inside scoop on each of the objects and the reason why it was nominated get your copy of the Sunday Times's Home Weekly supplement every week. 

But ultimately you get to vote for the winning object. Vote for your most beautiful object in South Africa, via SMS. Voting lines open on 23 February 2014. Each SMS costs R1. 

The designs of all the MBOISA finalists will be on show at Design Indaba Expo, open to the public from Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The winner will be announced on the afternoon of Sunday 2 March at Design Indaba Expo.




Marianne Fassler for Samsung #AmazeAfrica

Jackie Burger
Jabba Surf Rack by Jasper Eales Original  Chris Roper
Four Corners film by Ian Gabriel  Alistair King 
Imprint dress by Black Coffee, designer Jacques van der Watt Aspasia Karras
LALA Shwantla Drinks Cabinet by Dokter and Misses Laureen Rossouw

Fog music video by Nakhane Touré 

Michelle Constant
Construct by Spier Architectural Arts  Sarah Buitendach
Steam 1886, fashion short film directed by Adrian Lazarus and Nicky Felbert Bianca Resnekov

LifeQ Mojo Active Armband for Health Q by IDESO 

Mugendi M’Rithaa

Gold Swarovski dress by Gert-Johan Coetzee 

Bonang Matheba 
KNUS Baby carrier and hammock by Chanel Sophia Oosthuizen  Design Indaba EXPO team 
Nelson Mandela statue at Union Buildings, Pretoria Khaya Dlanga