For years now I'v been talking about how I can't wait to get my butt down to Cape Town for the annual Design Indaba. Unfortunately, every year university scheduled deadlines for either the Friday or Monday of the Indaba weekend. Being the diligent hard working student I was, I had to put my trip on hold. For 4 years. and I was tired of it.
After completing my degree in Industrial Design at the University of Johannesburg I decided 2013 was going to be MY year. I'm going to do the things i'v always pushed to the side because of my studies.
My little adventure in Cape Town did not only include dabbling in a bit of kite surfing and seeing friends (see postcard from paradise post). My main intention was to experience what all the fuss about the Indaba was about.
So without further a due, let me begin (that was quite the introduction wouldn't you say?)
So naturally Haldane Martin was exhibiting at the Indaba. Showcasing his Source Chair range. A simple, minimal stand that incorporated the Plumen lightbulb illuminating his work and a splash of neon orange sprayed on the legs of the range. I wouldn't have dreamed of anything less from Haldane.
Zayne Holl and Bradley Wedderburn's Mr Fox Furniture was selected as one of the few Emerging Creatives for the 2013 Design Indaba. The duo specialise in designing and creating simple, functional Scandinavian-inspired pieces. What was interesting about their stand at the expo ,was that they had strategically placed a "hey there browser" sticker in full view of passer by's. What was even more interestign was that the "hey there browser" plaque was the last thing I saw when glancing at the stand. The sinple use of space within their stand and the aesthetic of their furniture and lighting spoke for themselves, so good job guys!