Volkskrant Article

Smaakmaker 2014

Jan 06, 2014 by Irene Vermeulen

Volkskrant newspaper asked Craftscurator to pose with her favorite product for its Smaakmaker section. Because of her love for ceramics, Irene chose the flamingo pitcher she got from her friends for her 40th birthday. It is made by hand by South African designer Gemma Orkin.

Being featured in Dutch leading newspaper is a great way to start a new year! Craftscurator hopes 2014 will be full of handmade design inspiration.

For the city of Cape Town, where designer Gemma Orkin comes from (and many more talented South African designers and makers are based), 2014 will be a very special year, since the city is World Design Capital!

Craftscurator will travel to and report on the latest developments in crafts and design from Cape Town in 2014. We will select promising designers and exporters in South Africa, and connect them to buyers and designers in Europe. More details soon, so keep an eye on our newsletter.

Have a fabulous twenty-fourteen!

Gemma Orkin | Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 | Design Indaba

Irene in Volkskrant Magazine January 4, 2014
Photo by Els Zweerink
Interview with Irene on her favorite product
Text by Sanne Boonen
Cape Town
World Design Capital 2014