Africa’s leading product design showcase, 100% Design South Africa announced its 2019 Design Award Winners at a Gala Awards Ceremony that was held at Gallagher Convention Centre on Thursday night. The proceedings took place at the Clout Café conceptualized by Studio Leelynch, and fired up by Nando’s. This vibrant industry evening was attended by over 300 personalities, designers, past winners and 100% Design South Africa exhibitors, curators and organisers.
The winners of the 100% Design Awards were chosen by an independent panel comprising publishing editors, members of the media, designers, tastemakers and influencers.
The 2019 judges were: Charl Edwards of House and Leisure; Ntombehle Shezi of Kaya FM; Piet Smedy of Conde Nast House & Garden; Annemarie Meintjies of Visi; Leana Schoeman of Sunday Times Home; Lezanne van Heerden of The Guild Group; architect Nisha van der Hoven; journalist Zanele Kumalo; interior designer Tristan du Plessis; creative director Tracy Lynch; Michael Spinks of the Nando’s design programme; and Malibongwe Tyilo of Maverick Life.
Below is the list of winners:
Best Lighting Design: Memphis Lighting Collection by Wiid Design and Ceramic Matters.
Best Surface Design: MaXhosa wallpaper by Laduma Ngxokolo.
Special Mention 1: Notation Design for terrazzo.
Special Mention 2: r1.
Best Textile Design: Ronel Jordaan.
Special Mention: Evolution for sustainability.
Best of 100% New Talent: Sifiso Shange of Afrimodern in collaboration with John Vogel.
Special Mention: Foil Reflections by Mbongiseni Nxumalo.
Best Furniture Design: Preservation Bench by Houtlander for AHEC.
Special mention: Takk Studio.
Best Product Design: Raw Studios for Inhouse.
Special mention: Chuma Maweni.
Best Stand: Wolkberg and Jacobs Collection.
South African Designer of the Year: Awarded jointly to Mpho Vackier of The Urbanative and Thabisa Mjo of Mash. T Design Studio.
Held in conjunction with Decorex Joburg and the International Sourcing Fair, 100% Design South Africa is running till 11 August 2019.