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Don’t Miss GUILD Design Fair 2015

Artisan by Watershed Photo by Greg Cox 1

Artisan by Watershed ( photo by Greg Cox)



GUILD Design Fair, presented by Southern Guild, will be showing in Cape Town for the second time from 25 February to 1 March 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.


Opening times:
Wednesday 25 February 10am – 4pm
Thursday 26 February – Saturday 28 February 10am-8pm
Sunday 1 March 10am – 6pm


Ticket booking email: tracy@southernguild.co.za




Here’s some of what to expect:



Southern Guild  Beth Diane Armstrong_Reach_8

Southern Guild – Beth Diane Armstrong

London Connoisseur Thomas Heatherwick_bench

London Connoisseur – Thomas Heatherwick

R & Company David Wiseman_Diamond vase_5

R & Company – David Wiseman

London Connoisseur Metallic Geology 2

London Connoisseur- Metallic Geology

Kendell Geers Leviathan Stool Image Courtesy Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Carpenters Workshop Gallery-Kendell Geers

London Connoisseur Studio Swine Can City_Stool_6

London Connoisseur- Studio Swine ‘Can City’

R & Company David Wiseman_Tufted vase_3

R & Company- David Wiseman

Kendell Geers_Stool_2

Carpenters workshop gallery-Kendell Geers

Design Netwrok Africa Babacar Niang3

Design Netwrok Africa- Babacar Niang

Design Network Africa Boubacar Doumbia

Design Network Africa – Boubacar Doumbia

Design Netwrok Africa Hamed Ouattara1

Design Netwrok Africa- Hamed Ouattara

Conrad Botes_1

Conrad Botes

Artisan by Watershed Photo by Greg Cox 2

Artisan by Watershed- (Photo by Greg Cox)


See what we spotted at GUILD Design Fair 2014.


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