The most inspiring contemporary local design exhibit is back in Joburg again this August. 100% Design returns to Gallagher Convention Centre between the 5th – 9th August 2016 to run alongside Decorex. Carefully curated by Laurence Brick and Cathy O’Clery of Platform Creative Agency, 100% Design is an international showcase for contemporary design with a unique African perspective. This year the event will expand its offering, adding new features and platforms for designers to showcase their work. 

Visitors to the show will once again be greeted with an astounding array of hues in the form of
the main entrance feature, known as 100% Colour in association with Plascon and House and Leisure. This year’s 100% Colour looks to the four wind directions of Africa to inform a compass of colour. 

The Featured Design House for 2016 is Dokter and Misses, one of South Africa’s most successful design exports. The  Afro-modern product and furniture designs will be on show centre stage in a dedicated exhibition space. Tonic Design, the sophisticated studio of Slow Lounge fame is the designer choice for the annual hospitality interior display, 100% Hotel. Similarly, leading interior design firm, Inhouse Brand Architects, will present a concept design for the office of the future in the 100% Office space. 

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Other event staples include the ever popular 100 Beautiful Things, which singles out 100 South African product designs pieces. Emerging talent will also be brought to the fore in a dedicated pavilion, 100% Talent, which gives our future design luminaries a platform. 100% Design Café is the vibrant meet-and-eat gathering space at the heart of the show and will be decked out in style by Jacket Interiors.

Four all-new attractions will make their mark on the programme this year: 100% Concrete, 100% Supermarket, Picture Africa and Talking Textiles. 100% Concrete, partnered with the PPC Imaginarium, will demonstrate the use of concrete in interiors, as well as drive entries to the country’s richest art and design competition. A welcome addition to the show will feature the country’s top décor, fashion accessories and jewellery to purchase on the spot in the 100% Design Supermarket aisles. Picture Africa, curated by Cathy O’Clery, focuses on new African textile designs and photography. For 100% Design Johannesburg, the focus on fabrics is also extended to a series of presentations called Talking Textiles. This talks programme will highlight new fabrics and trends and runs in the new Hub area at the show.

Marianne Fassler Resort 16 Collection. Photography by Paul Samuels. Creative Direction by Rich Mnisi. Model is Hauwa Dauda @ ICE JHB
Marianne Fassler Resort 16 Collection. Photography by Paul Samuels. Creative Direction by Rich Mnisi. Model is Hauwa Dauda @ ICE JHB
Indigo Fabrics by Djiguiyaso. Photography by Adriaan Louw. Creative Direction by Cathy O’Clery. Shot for Design Network Africa
Indigo Fabrics by Djiguiyaso. Photography by Adriaan Louw. Creative Direction by Cathy O’Clery. Shot for Design Network Africa

Some of the top-notch exhibitors this year include  Design Team, Meyer von Wielligh, willowlamp, Mungo, Joe Paine, David Bellamy, Leonardo and many more. An added attraction is the significant number of designers from Swaziland, Cape Town and Durban who’ll be present. Egg Design, Arkivio, Goodwood and Notation hail from KwaZulu-Natal; while Douglas & Co, Hoi P’loy, Jasper Eales and many others will travel to the show from the Mother City, giving Gauteng shoppers access to wares that are otherwise hard to attain.

Look out for our 100% highlights coming soon.

For more info and event details click here

Salim, photograph by Ed Suter
Salim, photograph by Ed Suter

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