Highlights from Design Indaba Expo + where to find them now.

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Like tens of thousands of others, we headed to the Design Indaba Expo last weekend to peruse the vast locally- and most often hand-made wares on show. The big number of visitors provides excellent exposure for South African/African designers and makers but can be quite challenging to navigate. And so, here are our pic(k)s of the 2014 Expo for a peaceful online browsing experience. Follow the links for more info about the designers; more of what they make; and how to make those things yours.

 

Africa Is Now

Taking a cue from the Africa Is Now exhibition at the Expo, these are the brands using their homeland as their primary inspiration.

 

Yenza!
Yenza!
Yenza!
Yenza!
Yenza!
Yenza!

 

yenzamake.tumblr.com

 

Sawa Shoes for Shine Shine
Sawa Shoes for Shine Shine

 

www.facebook.com/SAWASHOES
www.shineshine.co.za

 

Vheke Studio
Vheke Studio

 

vhekestudiofabrics.co.za

 

Netshomi Zam
Netshomi Zam

 

www.netshomizam.com

 

Gone Rural
Gone Rural

 

goneruralswazi.com

 

Maxhosa by Laduma
Maxhosa by Laduma

 

www.africanknitwear.com

 

Heartworks
Heartworks
Heartworks
Heartworks

 

www.theoldbiscuitmill.co.za/heartworks
www.facebook.com/Heartworks

 

The Nostalgia Bag by Dennis Chuene
The Nostalgia Bag by Dennis Chuene
The Nostalgia Sweater by Dennis Chuene
The Nostalgia Sweater by Dennis Chuene

 

www.facebook.com/Vernac-Bags
www.vernac.co.za

 

Pichulik
Pichulik

 

www.pichulik.com

 

Artymiss
Artymiss

www.artymiss.co.za 

 

Quazi Design
Quazi Design

www.quazidesign.com

 

Makoko Floating School
Makoko Floating School

 

www.nleworks.com/case/makoko-floating-school

 

Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody
Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody

 

www.mrsomebodyandmrnobody.com

 

The New

The Emerging Creatives section at the Expo is a list of Design Indaba’s ones-to-watch. These are ours.

 

Christi du Toit
Christi du Toit

 

www.behance.net/christidutoit
crunchblog.tumblr.com
www.facebook.com/Christiart
dribbble.com/christi_dutoit

 

Fatlip
Fatlip

 

www.behance.net/fatliprussell
twitter.com/FatLipRussell

 

Wonder Meyer
Wonder Meyer

 

wonder-meyer.blogspot.com
www.pinterest.com/wondermeyer

 

Vukile Batyi
Vukile Batyi

 

www.behance.net/vukile
twitter.com/VukileBatyi

 

Valerie Britz
Valerie Britz

 

www.designindaba.com/val-belle

 

Talia Simons and Matthew Fraser
Talia Simons and Matthew Fraser

 

www.behance.net/TaliaSimons
www.taliasimons.com
www.behance.net/mathewfraser

 

Run Rabbit Run
Run Rabbit Run

 

www.behance.net/runrabbitrun
runrabbitruncollective.com
www.kirstenbeets.com
www.behance.net/frankbeardedfox

 

Renee Nicole Sander
Renee Nicole Sander

 

www.reneenicolesander.com
twitter.com/Renee_Sander 
instagram.com/reneenicolesander

 

Pola Maneli
Pola Maneli

 

www.behance.net/polamaneli
paolomaneli.tumblr.com
twitter.com/paolo_maneli

 

Mesuli Splash
Mesuli Splash
Mesuli Splash
Mesuli Splash

 

instagram.com/mesuli_macozoma
colourstyle.tumblr.com

 

Maria Lebedeva
Maria Lebedeva

 

www.marialebedeva.co.za
www.marialebedeva.co.za/blog

 

Lucy-Made
Lucy-Made

 

www.lucystuartclark.com
www.facebook.com/tablemountainsholiday

 

Kira Levy
Kira Levy

 

www.facebook.com/kiralevyjewellery

 

Katlego Kgabale
Katlego Kgabale

 

www.behance.net/Kady
twitter.com/kady517

 

Yellow Jewellery
Yellow Jewellery

 

www.facebook.com/yellow.jewellery
yellowjewellery.tumblr.com

 

Want!

The ooh-aah of the Expo.

 

Egg Designs
Egg Designs

 

eggdesigns.co.za

 

FH Porcelain
FH Porcelain

 

farahhernandez.tumblr.com

 

Hoi P'loy
Hoi P’loy

 

hoiploy.com

 

Ilundi
Ilundi

 

ilundi.co.za
www.facebook.com/Ilundidesigns

 

Brother Vellies
Brother Vellies
Brother Vellies
Brother Vellies

 

brothervellies.com

 

Nic Bladen Botanicals
Nic Bladen Botanicals

 

www.nicbladen.com

 

IMG_4616

 

www.cyberfibre.co.za

 

Just J
Just J

 

www.facebook.com/JbyJuanita

 

Indalo Wooden Backpack
Indalo Wooden Backpack

 

Indalo Wooden Backpack by Inga Gubeka

 

Frances Pauls
Frances Pauls

 

Frances Pauls

Julia Bass
Julia Bass

Julia Bass

Jade Rea
Jade Rea

 

Jade Rea

 

Jasper Eales
Jasper Eales

 

jasperealesoriginal.com

 

Joie De Vivre
Joie De Vivre

 

www.jdvivresa.co.za

 

MarethColleen
MarethColleen

 

www.marethcolleen.com

 

Margarete Woermann
Margarete Woermann

 

www.facebook.com/Margarete-Woermann-Ceramics

 

Matter of Fakt
Matter of Fakt

 

www.matteroffakt.com

 

Milame
Milame

 

www.facebook.com/Milame-handmade-design
www.milamedesign.com

 

Mingo Lamberti
Mingo Lamberti

 

mingolamberti.com

 

Minima
Minima

 

minima.co.za
www.facebook.com/minimalighting

 

Renee Rossouw Studio
Renee Rossouw Studio

 

reneerossouw.wordpress.com

 

Saks Corner
Saks Corner

 

www.sakscorner.co.za

 

Sign Art
Sign Art

 

www.behance.net/lisabreytenbachart

 

Skermunkil
Skermunkil

 

skermunkil.bigcartel.com

 

Sutla Design
Sutla Design

 

www.facebook.com/sutladesign

 

Vernac
Reza Levy

 

www.facebook.com/RezaLevyMenswear

Wolf & Maiden
Wolf & Maiden

 

www.wolfandmaiden.com

 

Wow World of Wonder
Wow World of Wonder

 

www.worldofwonder.co.za

 

Expresso Veloce
Expresso Veloce

 

www.espressoveloce.com

 

www.designindaba.com

 

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