Sunday, 24 February 2008

Expo Visit 1

Before my camera battery went flat, I managed to take a couple of snaps at the Design Indaba Expo on Sunday. I'll be back for more this week, as the Expo runs until Tuesday, but here's a start:

First up, some familiar faces. Here's the lovely Elle Decoration stand!

And nearby, our recent guest blogger, Frauke Stegmann was showing her ceramics.

Michelle Petrie is the interior designer behind abode, who has been making gorgeous cane lights and furniture in collaboration with the Cape Town Society for the Blind. Beautiful!

Ceramist Lisa Firer makes the most exquisitely delicate things from porcelain. She had these lights on show, along with some of her porcelain jewellery. It was hard to take pics of her stall because of all the clamouring shoppers, eager to get their mitts on one of these beauties.
Quite deservedly, one of Lisa's lights has been nominated for the Most Beautiful Object in SA award (vote here).

Architect Lorenzo Nassimbeni has recently branched out into illustration and wallpaper design. His architectural roots are definitely showing!
There's more, lots more to show (camera battery willing), so check in tomorrow and all week for reports on exciting SA design news.

1 comment:

design for mankind. said...

Oh GRACIOUS--- how have I not found your blog before? LOVELY! :)

Thanks for your comment; I'm sure I'll be back to visit quite often!!!