South Africa's international design show, 100% Design South Africa, in conjunction with headline sponsor Dauphin Human Design Group, promises to enthral visitors with its curated displays and a lineup that comprises top global design brands alongside local design stars.
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100% Design South Africa takes place from 6-10 August 2015 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, alongside Decorex Joburg.
One of the highlights of this year's show is the exhibition, _SPHERE, presented by Dutch initiative Development by Design, which will display a curated selection of products that represent the best in South African design.
Aim of programme
Development by Design is a programme that enables small and medium businesses in South Africa to develop and grow. Nearly 30 entrepreneurs are participating in the project, taking design studio or manufacturing companies to the next level, and onwards to the export market.
It was established in South Africa by the Dutch Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), in partnership with the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA). Together, these partners promote local entrepreneurs at local shows and international trade fairs.
"We have chosen products that stand out for their sculptural qualities, form and scale. They are made of materials with texture, touched by the hand of the maker. Natural and sustainable materials have been used to create these statement pieces for the interior," says CBI's Irene Vermeulen, the curator of _SPHERE at 100% Design South Africa.