Time moves slow, especially when you’re really enjoying what’s ahead of you. This time it’s all about the 100% Design South Africa trade show, and we couldn’t be happier to see what will be welcomed and embraced into the industry this year. The show, now in it’s third year celebrates international and local products, attracting design trade professionals and enthusiasts to revel in its trends and spaces. Visitors can expect a collaboration with Plascon, a featured design house from Dokter and Misses and a sophisticated studio of Slow Lounge fame is the designer choice for the annual hospitality interior display, 100% Hotel. Along with the brands is one of South Africa’s leading interior design firms, Inhouse Brand Architects, who will present a concept design for the office of the future in the 100% Office space, as well as insight from Haworth/Office Furniture Africa, who will unveil the latest workspace trends and innovation from around the world. Be sure to check out 100 Beautiful Things, a show favourite that singles out 100 South African product designs, which are carefully selected and then artfully displayed and pop into the 100% Cafe: a vibrant meet-and-eat gathering space at the heart of the show which will be decked out in style by Jacket Interiors. As in previous years, 100% Design South Africa exercises its social conscience and supports the arts education of children at risk. 100% Upliftment features ceramics from Cape Town studio Art in The Forest, with the profits of works sold helping to fund clay workshops for children though the Light from Africa foundation. Added to the scintillating array of curated features are top-notch exhibitors such as Design Team, Meyer von Wielligh, willowlamp, Mungo, Joe Paine, David Bellamy, Leonardo and scores more. An added attraction is the significant number of designers from Swaziland, Cape Town and Durban who’ll be present. Egg Design, Arkivio, Goodwood and Notation hail from KwaZulu-Natal; while Douglas & Co, Hoi P’loy, Jasper Eales and many others will travel to the show from the Mother City, giving Gautengers access to wares that are otherwise hard to attain. An exclusive trade-only morning will take place on 5 August thereafter the show will be open to all. 100% Design South Africa takes place alongside Decorex Joburg, but is located in its own hall. As a bonus for visitors, one ticket covers entrance to both shows. A hit of design inspiration not to be missed!
100% Design South Africa, 5 – 9 August 2016
Opening times: 10am – 6pm
Ticket prices: R110 for adults; R90 for pensioners and scholars; R20 for kids under 12; R80 for trade and exhibitors
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Gauteng