See the nominations for MBOISA 2016

Get ready to cast your vote for what you feel should be the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2016.

Beauty is a deeply subjective – even divisive – experience. What makes something “beautiful”? Does it lie in the aesthetics? The function? The thoughts or feelings it evokes? Whatever your answer, the notion is one that deserves to be considered and questioned.

Every year, Design Indaba invites South Africans to think of how they define beauty and cast their votes to determine what represents that idea in our country. There are 10 nominations chosen by influential cultural commentators in South African culture. The MBOISA winners have ranged from the Boomslang at Kirstenbosch and the Nested Bunk Beds by Y Tsai, to the fashion film Steam 1886 by Adrian Lazarus and the Condom Applicator by Roelf Mulder.

Exhibition dates

Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg: 12 to 18 January 2016

Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Durban: 26 January to 2 February 2016

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town: 8 to 21 February 2016