At 2 trade fairs in Johannesburg in August 2015, ´Development by Design´, a joint project by CBI, CCDI and SEDA, is presenting the exhibition SPHERE and SIGNATURES showcasing 23 South African craft and design companies.
The ´Development by Design´ project enables small and medium businesses in South Africa to develop and grow. Nearly 30 entrepreneurs are participating in this project, taking their design studio, workshop or manufacturing company to the next level, and onwards to the export market. The project is an initiative of The Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), and their local partners, the CCDI and SEDA. Together, these business support organisations promote South African entrepreneurs at both local and international trade fairs.
SPHERE brings together the best in South African design. A curated selection of products that stand out because of their sculptural qualities, form and scale. Made of materials with texture, touched by the hand of the maker. Natural and sustainable materials have been used to create these statement pieces for the interior.
SPHERE by Development by Design can be found in Hall 1 Stand F21 at 100% Design South Africa from 6 – 10 August 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 100% Design South Africa is a high-end curated showcase of the most inspirational designs and designers. Taking place alongside Decorex Joburg each year, 100% Design South Africa is the perfect platform for South African and international furniture, lighting, interiors, fabrics and product design, covering the residential, hospitality and office industries.
SIGNATURES brings together the best in South African product design in this curated selection of craft and design products that stand out because of their originality, pattern and use of colour. Skilled artisans have made use of interesting techniques and quality local materials, providing meaningful work and income for local communities.
Exhibition SIGNATURES and the companies supported by ´Development by Design´ can be found in Hall 3 Stand 28-33 and 37-44 at SARCDA South Africa from 20 – 23 August 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. SARCDA brings together verified retail buyers with South African and international wholesalers, importers, exporters and manufacturers. The highly successful and anticipated SARCDA showcases the latest in gift, design and décor trends.
Craftscurator is coaching nearly 30 South African entrepreneurs in an Export Coaching Programme by CBI. European importers and buyers will find many of these South African companies at trade fairs in Europe early 2016. Watch this space, or subscribe to the newsletter to be up-to-date.