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Inspiring design to be showcased at 100% Design South Africa

The finest of inspiring South African and international design is set to be showcased at 100% Design South Africa, which takes place from 5 to 9 August 2016 at Gallagher Convention Centre alongside Decorex Joburg. Expect to see exciting new work and ranges from a stellar exhibitor list of top local and global brands, from classic and contemporary furniture to ceramics, textiles and more… all of which set the style pace for the year to come.

Now in its third annual rendition, the much acclaimed 100% Design South Africa is the country’s only international and local design show. The superbly curated feature displays – a standout element of the show – and the outstanding quality of the exhibition stands combine to attract design trade professionals and members of the public alike.

Visitors to the show will be greeted with an astounding array of hues in the form of the main entrance feature, known as 100% Colour in association with Plascon. This year’s 100% Colour looks to the four wind directions of Africa to inform a compass of colour.

One of South Africa’s most successful design exports takes centre stage as the Featured Design House for 2016. Dokter and Misses’s Afro-modern product and furniture designs will be on show in a dedicated exhibition space.

As will those of Tonic Design… this sophisticated studio of Slow Lounge fame is the designer choice for the annual hospitality interior display, 100% Hotel. Similarly, one of South Africa’s leading interior design firms, Inhouse Brand Architects, will present a concept design for the office of the future in the 100% Office space.

100 Beautiful Things, a show favourite, singles out 100 South African product designs. These beautiful products are carefully selected and then artfully displayed by 100% Design South Africa Programme Director, Cathy O’Clery. Emerging talent will also be brought to the fore in a dedicated pavilion, 100% Talent, which gives our future design luminaries a platform. 100% Café is the vibrant meet-and-eat gathering space at the heart of the show and 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.

Four all-new attractions will be presented in Joburg for the first time: 100% Concrete, 100% Supermarket, Picture Africa and Talking Textiles. 100% Concrete, partnered with the PPC Imaginarium, will demonstrate the use of concrete in interiors, as well as drive entries to the country’s richest art and design competition.

A welcome addition to the show boasts the country’s top décor and fashion accessories and jewellery – such as Pichulik. The aisles of the brand new 100% Supermarket will burst with newly launched designer goods that can be purchased on the spot.

Picture Africa, curated by Cathy O’Clery, was one of the highlights of 100% Textiles presented at Decorex Cape Town in April this year. This well-received exhibition focuses on new African textile designs and photography. For Johannesburg, the focus on fabrics is also extended to a series of presentations called Talking Textiles. This talks programme will highlight new fabrics and trends and runs in the new Hub area at the show.

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!

Dates to remember:

100% Design South Africa, 5 – 9 August 2016

Opening times: 10am – 6pm

Trade-only preview morning: 5 August 10am – 1pm

Media preview: 5 August 10am – 1pm

Trade focused days: 5 August and 9 August

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

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