28 Jan Don’t Miss GUILD Design Fair 2015
This year the fair focuses on the bringing together of dedicated, focused curators, designers and institutions who are striving to preserve and provoke ground-breaking design. GUILD Design Fair will showcase the work of highly respected design authorities from Africa, USA, the Middle East, Britain and Europe – presenting distinctive viewpoints to a fresh audience.
At the fair, visitors will have the opportunity to meet with designers as they discuss their work on display. In collaboration with the V&A Museum and British Council, GUILD will present a combined library, gallery and workspace for designers. Here, fair-goers will be able to observe artists at work as they bring their designs to life.
The featured exhibitors this year are entrepreneur and designer Peter Mabeo who will be collaborating with South African designer Porky Hefer for the fair. Thought-provoking satire mainly directed at South African society can be seen in painter and print maker Conrad Botes‘ work. Sipho Mabona will showcase his latest work titled ‘In Search of’ which transforms traditional paper crease patterns into transient, sacral glass planes freely floating in a white cube.
Galleries showing at the fair will be R& Company with The Haas Brothers who have collaborated with South Africa’s Monkeybiz beading for their work titled ‘Afreaks’, Artisan by Watershed present a unique range of handmade pieces that can be purchased and taken home immediately. Carwan Gallery the first contemporary design gallery in the Middle East will be working in collaboration for the first time with Cape Town based ceramist Andile Dyalvane of Imiso Ceramics and Bronze Age foundry. The Parisian Carpenters Workshop Gallery will be bringing South African born Kendell Geers to Cape Town for his first exhibition of his designs in his homeland. Other galleries at the fair include Design Network Africa, London Connoisseur and Southern GUILD.
The GUILD Design Fair is being held at The Lookout at the V&A Waterfront.
Wednesday 25 February 10am – 4pm
Thursday 26 February – Saturday 28 February 10am-8pm
Sunday 1 March 10am – 6pm
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Here’s some of what to expect: