Well, Design Indaba kicks off tomorrow for the general public and let me tell you, the atmosphere already feels like a tornado of fire. For designers from all sectors this is the best insightful look into what is rocking the South African design industry at the moment. Many of the trends you will find at this top notch expo will even make an impact on the international world….now that is some serious influence!
While there are honestly too many amazing stores to mention, I felt that I should at least give you my Design Indaba favourites list.
Ok ok, so if you go to Design Indaba 2010 and you don’t get a chance to see anything else but one stand, make your way to the Springleap stand to meet the gang. Almost everyone from the HQ will be at the stand at some point or another, including our fearless leaders Eric and Eran.
They are all a great bunch so do come across and show your support, we can’t wait to meet you all.
Plus there will be loads of awesome specials on that you can take advantage of….just rush before we sell out .
Other than Springleap itself there are a few stalls that I really want to check out, here is my Design Indaba favourites list:
One Small Seed is always on the top of my list. This South African design magazine has been around for many moons and without fail delivers the very best in local and international design. The magazine has become a great hit in the store and customers that are unfamiliar with their mission always gets a full run down from their very own in-store chatter box….yeah thats me of course lol.
Their latest issue should already be ready to go out, so I have no doubt that you will be able to grab an issue at the Design Indaba.
Another stall that I’m interested in checking out is WithTank.which is basically a super easy to use site where you can create your own domain for your website and then easily customize the content. This functional new idea has really taken my interest so I will most certainly stop past and say hi. I’m still trying to figure out just exactly what can and what can’t be done on this website creator…but from what I have seen on their main site, anything is possible. Everybody is using WithTank, micro publishers, photographers, animators….heck, you can set up just about anything here…even if it’s a simple blog.
Interesting indeed and definitely on my Design Indaba favourites list!
My last choice is also my strangest choice! Undacova underwear grabbed my attention with its peculiar style almost immediately. I suppose I automatically went “errrr dodgy underwear”. But after I looked at their website and found out about their supposed attention to detail and strict abiding in regards to “fit, form and function”, I decided to give them a chance.
Not only will they have a stand at Design Indaba, but they will also be holding their very own fashion show at the event. The Undacova underwear design team are appealing to the more funky, vibrant youth with “out there” graphic prints that take on a uniquely African vibe.
Could be well worth the visit…surprise you girlfriend with a styling leopard print banana hammock ROFL.
Well there is a small tester of what I think will be worth checking out. Honestly there is so much on offer that I am barely scratching the surface, but hey you will have to attend the show to get a proper glimpse of what SA design is all about.