From February 28 to March 3, 2019, over 40 designers and manufacturers will present their new ranges of small furniture, home textiles, lighting and home and fashion accessories. These small and medium sized companies have participated in export readiness programmes with ‘Development by Design’.
After a successful first exhibition in 2018, NEXT is returning to Cape Town, and represents the best of South African craft and design, ready to be ordered by international importers, retailers and decorators.
‘Development by Design’ is showcasing the results of their various export readiness programmes, in which over 60 small and medium businesses have participated, with some having exhibited at European trade shows, whilst others are young designers eager to take their first steps in exporting. All of the exhibitors will show a product range targeted at international markets, and have prepared a trade offer with wholesale prices.
For international visitors, the exhibition is a unique opportunity to meet new suppliers and designers from South Africa. Besides visiting the exhibition, there is also the option to visit the designers in their showrooms and workshops throughout the city. The annual Design Indaba event, with a conference on social design and an exhibition of Emerging Creatives, is taking place in the same week.
The ´Development by Design´ project enables small and medium businesses in South Africa to develop, grow and sustainably enter new markets. The project is an initiative of The Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), and their local partners, the Craft and Design Institute (CDI) and Seda.
The NEXT19 Trade Exhibition will take place from February 28 – March 3, 2019 from 10.00 – 19.00 daily at the fabulous Scheryn pavilion at the Waterfront in Cape Town, located between the Two Oceans Aquarium/The Watershed and the Silo District.
Craftscurator has been coaching the companies to become export- ready and prepare their ranges and trade offer for the exhibition.
list of exhibitors | CDI | CBI | Design Indaba | Gold Bottom Pots | Aucamp | Meyer von Wielligh | Macassar Pottery | Wren | Chic Fusion | Chko Ceramique | Evolution | Head on Design | De Steyl | Bili Brawear | Mungo | Studio Stirling | Design Afrika | Heartfelt | Rarity |