Design Indaba Expo is the leading, high-quality, creative showcase in the country. And we’ve got the exhibitor numbers to prove it. With some 60 first-time exhibitors strutting their stuff at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 25 to 27 February, this year’s Design Indaba Expo promises to be another feast of all things innovative, inspiring, exceptionally attractive and 100% home-grown.
With more than 280 confirmed exhibitors the first-time exhibitors represent 20% of the floor. Overall this is an exceptional feat, considering that at the first Design Indaba Expo in 2004 there were only 40 exhibitors.
“Design Indaba Expo’s growing number of exhibitors, and especially the amount of first time visitors is definitely an accurate gauge of the popularity of Design Indaba as a showcase for the finest South African creative produce. It’s an honour to welcome so many new designers to the Expo floor who we know visitors are going to love,” says Mike Purdham, manager of the Design Indaba Expo.
Fashion lovers must be sure to browse the gorgeous collections of Stefania Morland, David West, Coppelia, Christopher Strong, Good Clothing and Silver Spoon. Not to mention Doreen Southwood, Black Coal, Baie Nice, Spilt Milk Design and Homework.
There’s nothing that jazzes up the fashionista’s outfit and expresses their individuality quite like the right accessories. Exhibitors like Amy Allum Jewellery Designs, Kooky, Shelley & Harry and Tracey Jane Lötter know just how to add that special touch with their exceptional collections of jewellery and accessories.
Bring authoritative local design into your home with the creations of Ngwenya Glass, the Western Cape Furniture Initiative and Tamarillo Ceramics. Add a vintage-meets-modern touch with a Recreate furniture piece, or add a playful touch to a youngster’s room with Fable’s fabrics for children.
Be sure to stop and chat to the Hope Factory, Kamma and Kapula Candles about the inspiring work they do – using design and creativity to improve the lives of South Africa’s talented crafters and artisans.
Or, if you’re just after something fun and original, check out Alex Seaton’s funky Minky range of USB flashdrives, Forgetmeknot’s “creations from cast-offs” or Chic Revolution’s load of lovely things.
Design Indaba Expo provides a platform to stimulate the creative industries and create an economic impact. In an independently conducted economic impact assessment by the UCT Graduate School of Business it was estimated that Design Indaba contributed some R232-million to the country’s GDP, R123-million of which comprised business orders through the Design Indaba Expo.
Design Indaba Expo 2011
The Design Indaba Expo 2011 is open to the public from Friday 25 February to Sunday 27 February 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Tickets are available at the door or at Computicket, from 1 February 2011.
Opening and closing hours
Friday 25 February 2011 from 10:00 – 20:00
Saturday 26 February 2011 from 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday 27 February 2011 from 10:00 – 18:00
Adults – R60
Students – R40
Pensioners – R40
Scholars – R30
Children – R30
Children under 10 – Free