SA’s best creatives will take part in Design Joburg in May

Design Joburg runs May 19-21, 2022 at the Sandton Convention Centre, while the side event – Design Joburg Collective (which will include industry tours, trend talks and networking events) kicks off May 17 and will be live at nearby decor and design districts Kramerville and 44 Stanley.


A host of South Africa’s top creatives, including multi-award winning designer Rich Mnisi, award-winning contemporary multimedia visual artist, Trevor Stuurman, industry icon Maira Koutsoudakis, creative director Manthe Ribane Liebmann and Cocoon Lifestyle founder Bilala Mabuza – all from Johannesburg – will be attending Design Joburg.

The creative committee leading this year’s collaborations and highlights includes some of the best creative minds in town, including Trevor Stuurman, Manthe Ribane Liebmann, Mabuza and idea synthesizer Sir Abner Makgamatha.

Together they drive collaborations and strengths and have pooled their resources to create a deeply immersive experience that encompasses technology and technological innovations, sustainable design practices, explorations, and a post-pandemic response to the world as we know him.

As much a cerebral event as it is a social event, Design Joburg is an opportunity to have a glass of champagne, mingle with local talent and other connoisseurs, and get up close to some of the most exciting and thought-provoking creative endeavors that unfold in decor and design. arenas right now.

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The Design Theater will be a space to take a break and catch up on fascinating and eye-opening design-focused talks, from both local shapeshifters and commentators and international mavens, which will be streamed via the Design London platform. Mabuza will lead the curation of this engagement space.

Lead sponsor Sanlam Private Wealth presents a showcase of brand new work from designers Mpho Vackier of The Urbanative, Zizi Poswa of Imiso Ceramics and Candice Lawrence of Modern Gesture.

The Architects’ Gallery is a showcase of some of the finest architectural projects in the country. This year, however, the introduction of an immersive three-dimensional element will bring each of the gallery’s buildings to life.

Always a hit with visitors, Hendrick’s Gin Bar returns using the iconic gin’s signature blend of 11 botanicals as its design cue.

Once again, the show’s restaurant will be a focal point and an immersive space where design, architecture and gastronomy converge.

The Retail Corridor is a dedicated space where visitors can take home a wealth of coveted locally designed products – from cushions to ceramics and of course a phone full of images to ponder for further inspiration at home. reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and other advanced digital technologies are among the main features of Design Joburg 2022, with visitors treated to an immersive journey into the metaverse, a series of expert lectures, architecture, interior and design, as well as life in general.

Architectural Tours: This year’s program includes designer-led tours of iconic buildings, including The Bank in Rosebank designed by Daffonchio Architects and The Leonardo in Sandton, designed by Co-Arc International Architects. Tours will have a brand new VR component that will allow visitors to experience buildings from the inside without even leaving the gallery.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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