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DAVID KRYNAUW: Made In SA Furniture Whose Secret Is In The Method
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There’s something fascinating about David Krynauw’s work.  Our first introduction to the Johannesburg-based furniture designer was a peculiar cabinet known as the Ou Kas. Filled with a disposition, it sparked a conversation and recollections of epic fantasies akin to The...
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Friday Film: Rethinking The Furniture-Space Connexion
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“No one wants to live in a tiny, cramped, conventional shoebox, prison cell. We have to rethink how we design, create, relate to our spaces.” Words spoken by engineer and designer at the MIT Media Lab, Hasier Larrea. At the...
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David Adjaye: Architectural Visionary’s take on Furniture Design
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David Adjaye reminds you of that kid in your class you labelled ‘the over achiever”. This was for the simple fact, that whatever they seemed to do, they did it effortlessly and exceptionally well. Till this day, your parents don’t even...
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Unusual Suspects: Furniture Designers Who Went Unconventional With Fabric
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Wood. Metal. Cotton. Plastic. You’re guaranteed to hear about one of these materials when it comes to furniture design on the continent. And hey, we’re not complaining. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the tried and tested avenue. But then we...
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Design Collaboration: Swedish Furniture Giant IKEA gets the African Touch
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IKEA hasn’t always had the best reputation. It may be famous for its Scandinavian design heritage but As IKEA’s design manager, Marcus Engman told the Dezeen in an interview, "We [IKEA] could be misinterpreted as a low-price company doing cheap...
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Trade Routes Furniture Collection by Deepa Dosaja Ltd.
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Once the stainless steel elevator doors open on the second floor of the MK Plaza in Loresho Ridge, you immediately see the opulently carved doors of the Trade Routes Furniture Collection. Inside I meet Ajay Dosaja, dressed in a smart...
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The Buzzing Furniture at Wasp & Sprout
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Just imagine it. A common phrase you’ll hear at many a furniture or interior design store. Prompting you to visualize how that sofa or lamp stand would fit in your living room. But what if you could experience that piece...
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TDS CREATIVES: Cheick Diallo Turning Furniture into Inimitable Art Expression  
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  [Image: Design Newtwork Africa / Cheick Diallo]   “I don’t have an interest in design if it is only to remake that which already exists.” The powerful quote by Malian designer, Cheick Diallo, best describes the impeccable furniture and objects...
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Rampel Designs – Legacy Furniture in Kenya
Rampel Designs – Legacy Furniture in Kenya
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There is nothing more exciting than finding a gem. This is one of them; with a story to back it. Our story begins on 16 April 1989 when Jane Perlez wrote a feature for the Chicago Tribune on the famous...
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Sifiso
SIFISO SHANGE: The Zulu Modernist on Preserving and Progressing Culture through Design
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“History is not most probable in written traditions and tales of the past but can be conveyed through contemporary Art.” ~ David Nkusi - writer, cultural heritage analyst Sifiso Shange is a South African creative that goes by many titles....
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Nifemi Marcus Bello
NIFEMI MARCUS-BELLO: Form, Function & User Centred-Design
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Meet Nifemi Marcus-Bello, an industrial designer from Nigeria who creates products around the people using and making them. You may know him from his internationally acclaimed Tebur (pronounced tay-boo). A flat-pack table that is functional, lightweight and portable. His prowess...
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87ORIGINS
87ORIGINS: Nigerian Brand Filling The Wardrobe Essentials Void
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Statement pieces are great, but what are you supposed to wear for the other 300 plus days of the year? You still need a visually appealing day-to-day selection, which is sophisticated and functional, as well as, relaxed and uncontrived. 87ORIGINS...
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Interdependence II MBOISA 2019 Winner
And the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2019 is…
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The Interdependence II bench by Houtlander is the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2019. Members of the public had the opportunity to anonymously vote for a total of 10 ‘nominees’ via an online process. Announced on Friday 1...
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KUBA: The Textile That Was Eco-Friendly Before It Was En Vogue
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The Kuba cloth, which is indigenous to the Kuba people, originates from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Between the 17th and early 20th century, the Kuba Kingdom (which is now the South Eastern region of the DRC) was one...
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