Thoughts on Design Indaba from friends, fans and supporters
Design Indaba Conference 2013

"I guarantee you this is the best conference in the world." Michael Bierut, Pentagram Design, Design Indaba 2015

"It was a great adventure, it really felt like home coming! And I had no fear standing at the podium, I was ready to speak out loud!" - Hella Jongerius, March 2015

"It was my absolute honour to be there and share and learn and just exist at the epicenter of the most amazing fusion of mind, heart, art and social matter I have ever been to!" - Ng'endo Mukii, March 2015

"I would really like to thank you for your time and for taking such a good care of us. Design Indaba was an incredible experience and it was because you were all making sure we experienced it in the best conditions possible." - Selly Raby Kane, March 2015

"...truly beyond anything we could have imagined. We enjoyed it so much and are very proud of being part of this." – The Workers, March 2015

"We enjoyed every single moment of it - totally captured by the interesting speakers and the impeccable organisation of such a huge event. Teresa, Paola and me were enchanted by the beauty of the country: the landscapes, the multifaceted craftsmanship and were deeply charmed by the unforgettable lunch at the Babylonstoren vineyard." - Rosita Missoni, March 2015

"Thanks so much for all the work that was put into making our trip such a great and memorable experience. It was once in a lifetime and It will not be forgotten." - Tyler Pratt, March 2015

" privileged I feel to have attended all but one of the Design Indaba's ... these amazing events have largely led my particular interest and career path as a design educator over the years..." – Bruce Snaddon, CPUT lecturer, June 2014

"It was without question the best conference we have ever attended." – Louise Fili and Steven Heller, 2013 speakers, March 2013

“...perhaps the best design conference in the world.” – Patrick Burgoyne, Creative Review, April 2013

The organisation, the atmosphere and even the weather was just perfect! Not often have I discovered a place as surprising and sprightly as Cape Town, and not often have I met that many inspiring people in such a short time." – Johschua Brunn, 2013 speaker, March 2013

“One of the most stimulating design conferences today” – AXIS magazine (Japan), June 2012

“It really is the best-organised and most enthusiastic seminar I have ever been to, and arguably "the greatest show on earth." Bravo to you all!” – Lisa White, WGSN, May 2012

“Every year designers from around the globe gather in the scenic Cape Town for what is considered the best design conference: Design Indaba. 2012 was no exception.” – Graphic Birdwatching (London), May 2012

“The best event of the year! I really enjoyed every minute of it and I'm looking forward to the next versions.” – Hans Robertus, director Dutch Design Week, March 2012

“The annual Design Indaba conference brings the most innovative design practitioners from around the world to Cape Town, South Africa.” – Core77 (New York), March 2012

“Each year the conference surpasses itself with the talent presented on stage and in the audience.” – Cool Hunting (New York), February 2012

“It was a wonderful experience, and once again, completely inspirational.” – Michelle Constant, MC, 2012