On the cusp between form and function, The Vicious Cycle is a collaboration between retired frame-builder Duncan MacIntyre and composite specialist Anton Dekker, facilitated by Dutchmann.
Distell and Design Indaba came together and launched the FINE BRANDY. BY DESIGN™ Bar Design Initiative competition in February this year at the Design Indaba. They challenged 10 designers to design the ultimate modular bar, that would enhance consumer experience at tasting events.
#AmazeAfrica is a Samsung initiative pairing 7 accessories designers with 7 fashion designers from across the continent to create unique artistic collaborations and start a cross-continent conversation about a new African design aesthetic.
The Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (Wessa) decided to present their annual report a little differently this year. They came up with a booklet that folds into a solar powered lamp, and back again.
The Queendom of Banana is Missibaba designer, Chloe Townsend’s new collection of Banana-, and Jungle-inspired bags.
The Pratley Co have been working on a device and an app that lets you take 3D photos and videos with your smartphone. They’ve called it the True-View.
Chapel was founded by Caleb Pedersen in 2009 after an unsuccessful search for a good-looking, locally made backpack to use while cycling around Cape Town.
We caught up with Jesse Ede and James Bisset from JesseJames Design to chat about their new website, products and online store, and their cool day jobs.
Skinny laMinx has launched a new selection for the upcoming Holiday season. This range includes their popular paper buckets, trays and napkins, as well as bags.
Stable is the new collaborative exhibition space in Loop Street, making local design, art and artisan items easily accessible.
Ballo, founded by Alistair Barnes in Cape Town, has recently launched their first product range called Eyewood – a collection of handmade wooden sunglasses.
The Industrial Design B.Techs (4th year students) at CPUT are exhibiting their first products of 2013 this week.
From curated online stores to repurposed wood transformed in a milk shed; these are the product design-focussed Self-Starters we have our eye on now.
The 2nd annual 48-hour Hellocomputer Hack-a-thon took place last week Friday and Saturday. This is Thingking’s entry, their idea was to build something that would help kids make pancakes.
This is one for the young lifestyle, product and furniture designers. Normann Copenhagen, one of Denmark’s best design brands, regularly collaborates with established and young designers on new products. With this thinking in mind, six years ago they helped create the Time to Design new talent award.