Lookbook: Department of Design

We look at Droog's design of a pop-up pavilion to foster Dutch-South African collaboration for Cape Town's reign as 2014 World Design Capital.

A spectacular structure, designed by Dutch design studio Droog and made entirely of salvaged materials, pops up in Cape Town this week for the Department of Design, a temporary hub connecting Dutch and South African designers as part of World Design Capital 2014. The Department of Design will run a three-week long event programme that supports sustainability and collaboration through design. Dutch companies and designers together and their South African counterparts will co-create sustainable solutions to challenges in water, health, energy, food and urban development.

The Department of Design will be based in Droog' pavilion in a restored Art Deco building in the Cape Town City Bowl. The structure seamlessly connects the building’s two levels with a landscape of re-used materials.

From second-hand bicycle seats and scrap wood to used carpet tiles and plastic crates, the entire design implements used materials sourced within Cape Town.

“All materials are sourced locally and will go back to the source afterwards. The whole process is constantly changing and adapting to what and whom we encounter here,” says Eliza Mante, designer at Studio Droog.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Droog's design for the pavilion, which will be open until 26 July.