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THE PLASCON COLOUR FORECAST 2018

Colour influences every aspect of our lives – from fashion and décor to art and design. Every year, Kansai Plascon publishes their viewpoint on the latest colour trends in their Colour Forecast. It starts with the experts in the brand’s Colour Team surveying the way colour is being used across the creative industries, and then […]

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Weylandts has launched an interior design initiative called Weylandts Spaces.

WEYLANDTS LAUNCHES INTERIOR DESIGN DIVISION CALLED WEYLANDTS SPACES

Weylandts newly introduced interior design initiative, Weylandts Spaces, offers a full spectrum interior design division which was established to conceive and create bespoke interiors that reflect the personal vision of their clients. (more…)

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This year’s sassda awards are looking for the best use of stainless steel in the design, construction and architecture industries. Entrants are offered free assistance in compiling their entries. Entries close on 31 July 2016.

NEW-LOOK STAINLESS STEEL AWARDS ‘IN PURSUIT OF BRILLIANCE’

The 2016 Sassda Columbus Stainless Awards are gearing up to recognise leading examples of stainless steel in the construction and design sectors, with the news that the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) will provide a free consulting service to assist companies requiring help with the entry process. (more…)

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Southern Guild’s next exhibition will be called New Wave and will be a showcase of one off, collectible design pieces.

CALL FOR NEW WAVE DESIGN SUBMISSIONS

Southern Guild is calling for submissions of one-off, never-before-seen, collectible design pieces from South Africa’s new generation of designers. What is collectible design? Collectible design is the term used for highly crafted design pieces that are either one-off or part of a limited edition. These products are valued for their considered design, high-quality production levels […]

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NEW NANDO’S TABLES SHOW EXTRA DIMENSION TO VITREOUS ENAMEL STEEL VERSATILITY

Vitreous enamel steel, produced locally by Vitrex in Boksburg, has become synonymous with diverse architectural applications worldwide. Now the product has been specified for yet another innovative – and almost unexpected – application:  as a new table top material for a global restaurant chain. (more…)

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Hansgrohe’s Rainmaker shower system won the iF gold award

HANSGROHE RAINMAKER SHOWER SYSTEM WINS GLOBAL DESIGN AWARD

The Hansgrohe Rainmaker Select shower head was recently honoured with the highest distinction for outstanding design achievement: The iF gold award. A large rain showerhead coupled with high-quality glass – the new Hansgrohe Rainmaker Select models have through their unique design turned showering into a sensual experience. And because of their elegant glass surfaces, they […]

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Minima’s Free form bench responded to the “Future Public Spaces” brief using complex geometry

MINIMA WINS DTI FURNITURE DESIGN COMPETITION IN ESTABLISHED DESIGNER CATEGORY

Bespoke timber lighting and furniture design, minima, has scooped first prize in the annual dti National Furniture Design Competition’s established designer category. This was recently announced by Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, at the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed which hosted the competition during Design Indaba week. “This is a true honour for us and […]

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HUMAN-CENTRIC FOCUS AT DESIGN INDABA

If there was one thread that ran through the presentations at last week’s Design Indaba, it was that of human-centric design. The designer as rock star was definitely downplayed, and almost every speaker brought their A-game as far as making the world a better place, was concerned. We’ve pulled together a few highlights of those […]

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TURNING IN CIRCLES

When trend forecaster Li Edelkoort and her team were brainstorming the lifestyle trends coming our way in 2017, they kept hitting a wall and seemed unable to come up with anything new. “We are just going around in circles,” she told them. Later that night she realised: that was it. The circle was the trend […]

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Cities have evolved into a more complex space inter-linked by a number of systems and planners generally have failed to read the ‘Urban Progression’ and thus cities have failed significantly in terms of the ‘Quality of Life’ of the urbanites.

ARCHITECTURE IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Cities have evolved into a more complex space inter-linked by a number of systems and planners generally have failed to read the ‘Urban Progression’ and thus cities have failed significantly in terms of the ‘Quality of Life’ of the urbanites. (more…)

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