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100 Times More Excitement with 100% Design South Africa

Between 5 – 9 August 2016, expect 100 times more excitement with 100% Design South Africa at the Gallagher Convention Center in Midrand, Johannesburg.

Await exciting new work and ranges from a stellar exhibitor list of top local and global brands all at the 100% Design South Africa convention. From classic and contemporary furniture to ceramics, textiles and more, all of which set the style pace for the year to come. 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.

Guests 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, 100% Colour draws its inspiration from the four wind directions of Africa to inform a compass of colour.

Dokter and Misses is part of this stellar group of exhibitors. Taking centre stage as the Featured Design House for 2016 and one of SA’s most successful design exports. Their Afro-modern designs will be showcased in an impressive exhibition space. Tonic Design, the sophisticated studio of Slow Lounge fame, is the designer choice for the annual hospitality interior display, 100% Hotel.

Design South Africa
100% Design South Africa

Haworth/Office Furniture Africa will also unveil the latest workspace trends and innovation from around the world, which already makes for an exciting line up. 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 is another attraction that carefully selects 100 beautiful South African product designs. These are artfully displayed by 100% Design South Africa Programme Director, Cathy O’Clery. 100% talent encourages emerging talent through a dedicated pavilion that provides a platform for the future luminaries of design.

Essentially, 100% Design South Africa exercises its social conscience through supporting the arts education of children at risk. 100% Upliftment features ceramics from Cape Town studio, Art in The Forest. The profits of works sold contribute towards funding clay workshops for children though The Light from Africa Foundation.

100% Concrete, 100% Supermarket, Picture Africa and Talking Textiles, are four brand new attractions to be presented at this year’s Joburg show. 100% Concrete, in partnership with PPC Imaginarium, will demonstrate the use of concrete in interiors. It will launch and encourage entries into the country’s richest art and design competition, as well.

The 100% Supermarket aisles will burst with newly launched designer goods that can be purchased on the spot. Includes some of the country’s top décor, fashion, accessory and jewellery designers.

Design South Africa
100% Design South Africa

100% Textiles will also appear in Joburg this year, after a successful presentation at Decorex Cape Town in April 2016. Its initial focus on fabrics is extended to a series of presentations called Talking Textiles. Notably, the talks programme highlights new fabrics and trends, it runs in the new Hub area at the show.

Lastly, Meyer von Wielligh, Willowlamp, Mungo and Joe Paine (among others), are top-notch exhibitors to look forward to. The significant number of designers from Swaziland, Cape Town and Durban who will be present are an added attraction. Egg Design, Arkivio, Goodwood and Notation hail from KwaZulu-Natal. Douglas & Co, Hoi P’loy, Jasper Eales and several others will travel to the show from the Mother City.

100% Design South Africa takes place from 5 to 9 August 2016 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, alongside Decorex Joburg. This is the country’s only international design show, showcasing only the finest of inspiring South African and international design.

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