January, 2019

Design Indaba, the internationally acclaimed creative conference, will take place in Cape Town from Wednesday 27 February to Friday 01 March 2019. Speakers include Mariam Kamara, Annabelle Selldorf, John Pawson and Alice Rawsthorn.

DESIGN INDABA 2019 SPEAKERS

Design Indaba, the internationally acclaimed creative conference, will take place in Cape Town from Wednesday 27 February to Friday 01 March 2019 and will once again set the standard for creative excellence, innovative entrepreneurship and lateral solutions-based thinking on global design and social challenges. In keeping with the Design Indaba ethos – a better world […]

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For the first time since their inception, the Design Foundation Awards is opening up submissions directly to the design industry and public.

DESIGN FOUNDATION AWARDS LAUNCH OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

For the first time since their inception, the Design Foundation Awards is opening up submissions directly to the design industry and public. For just one month (19 January ­– 19 February), designers can motivate why they (or someone else) should win one of seven awards by submitting their work online at www.designfoundation.co.za/awards. (more…)

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#FREESPACE, a programme of talks, debate and performance, hosted at the Zeitz MOCAA until 17 February, shining the spotlight on the notion of public space.

ENGAGE WITH THE CONCEPT OF SPACE WITH #FREESPACE

The notion of public space will be in the spotlight at the V&A Silo District as engagement unfolds around a programme of talks, debate and performance, hosted at the Zeitz Museum Of Contemporary African Art (MOCAA) from 17 January. The month-long event, titled #FREESPACE, will offer a South African and international audience the opportunity to […]

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The iconic Rosebank Link building features South Africa’s first custom-designed full-colour LED video screen engineered to be an integral part of the building’s fabric.

SA’S FIRST SMART LIGHTING ARCHITECTURAL INSTALLATION

Johannesburg’s Rosebank has long been known as a cosmopolitan, trend-setting district, but now, thanks to digital display services company Primary Colours, it’s not just the street fashion that’s turning heads. (more…)

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KBAC Flooring has launched the Interface Works Collection, a new innovative range of affordable

THE WHOLE WORKS FROM INTERFACE

Interface, the world’s largest modular flooring producer – represented in South Africa by KBAC Flooring – has launched The Works, a new innovative range to create tranquil and comfortable office or home spaces. (more…)

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Hansgrohe has just launched a new range of state-of-the-art stainless steel and granite sinks, as well as their innovative range of kitchen mixers.

NEW HANSGROHE PRODUCT LAUNCH HEATS UP THE KITCHEN

While Hansgrohe is known for being a leading bathroom specialist, kitchens have become an important focus for the company over the last few years – making the organisation a key authority on all that is design and function in both the bathroom and kitchen space. In line with this, Hansgrohe has just launched a new […]

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Pool design trends and why early stage pool design planning is critical to the long-term outlook on lowering SA’s drowning statistics.

WHY EARLY-STAGE POOL DESIGN PLANNING IS CRITICAL

In recent years, the South African homes have become far more focused on blended indoor/outdoor living and common spaces, with swimming pools becoming the focal point of these areas. Within the design trend, one can see South Africans (slowly) starting to respond to the call to action on more sustainable living especially when it comes […]

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Formwork and scaffolding solutions provider PERI South Africa is standing tall with its long-standing involvement in The Leonardo.

PERI STANDS TALL WITH THE LEONARDO

The Leonardo, cousin to the Legacy Group’s Michelangelo and Da Vinci buildings, will ultimately be the tallest building in Sandton, having been boosted from an original 47 to 55 storeys due to demand, with an anticipated final height in excess of 223m upon its completion in 2019. It is fitting that PERI, the world’s largest […]

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Lighting brand Willowlamp presents a new direction and stylistic development with its latest design, The Link.

THE RIGHT ANGLES: THE LINK

Willowlamp’s nature-inspired silhouettes and affinity for symmetry have become recognisable hallmarks of the lighting brand’s identity. (more…)

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Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa has been inaugurated as President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA).

NEW SAIA PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED

Cape Town architect and urban designer, Dr Luyanda Mpahlwa was inaugurated as President of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) at an event held at the end of last at the Radisson Red Hotel in the V&A Waterfront, a building designed by his architectural firm, Design Space Africa, in association with Peerutin Architects. He […]

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