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Design Joburg Announces CoLab Designers for 2019

For its third installment, Media 10’s Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View, is thrilled to announce the 9 designers set to transform the Sandton Convention Centre into the nucleus of decor and design on the African continent.

As a signature initiative of the show, the CoLabs are once again set to inspire visitors with this stellar cast of designers teaming up with a number of the country’s leading brands to create captivating room sets.

The 2019 headline designers include:
1. Tuami Zulu of Proportion Studio of Design
2. Noks Nxumalo of Hush Interiors
3. Wendy Douglas of Douglas & Douglas
4. Lindie Ferreira
5. Julia Day of Generation
6. Nelson Kubheka of Ommni Design
7. Andrea Graaff
8. Dylan Thomaz
9. Fanie van Zyl of FVZ Studio

With the standard of design increasing and the pull to Design Joburg reaching an overwhelming strength, visitors and exhibitors are especially anticipating the allure of the shows CoLab features.

TOP LEFT: Tuami Zulu TOP RIGHT: Noks Nxumalo  BOTTOM LEFT:  Lindie Ferreira BOTTOM RIGHT: Fanie Van Zyl

More on the designers:

Tuami Zulu (Proportion Studio of Design):

Pushing the boundaries with his exploration of space and form, Tuami’s interest lies in the relationship between people and spaces, line and form. His highly sculptural bench, inspired by the form of a dancer in flight, earned him an award from Germany’s Parkett Dietrich International Benchmark competition and his mentorship with Studio A earlier this year resulted in a stand that visitors talk about to this day.

Noks Nxumalo (Hush Interiors):

Noks’ interiors are defined by her penchant for refined and contemporary luxury design. Focused on both residential and commercial projects, she works with a string of top drawer clients, one of them a Swazi royal, for whom she designed a boutique hotel. That her younger brother is interior designer Donald Nxumalo speaks volumes of the design DNA in her family. Look out for her upcoming range of furniture and homeware under the banner Hush La Maison.

TOP RIGHT: Julia Day LEFT Nelson Kubheka. BOTTOM RIGHT: Andrea Graff LEFT: Dylan Thomas

Wendy Douglas (Douglas & Douglas):

This Durban designer’s studio produces furniture and interiors that the press has lapped up. She’s all about creating personal, functional spaces that reflect the client’s style and feature a mix of natural materials and textures as well as dark colours like black. The brand’s Carter Drinks cabinet drew in the crowds with its copper front and crimson interior when it launched at Design Joburg’s inaugural show.

Lindie Ferreira:

Creativity oozes from Lindie Ferreira’s pores. Once the owner of celebrated clothing label Marion and Lindie, this fashion designer has turned her gaze to interior design. Lindie’s love of pieces with provenance is what sets her apart and her collaboration with Miller’s Antiques at last year’s fair was no exception. This year she’ll be the leading the charge with her very own CoLab feature.

Wendy Douglas

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