Once again, South Africa’s best designers, architects and style shapers transform the Sandton Convention Centre into Africa’s hotspot for the most innovative and covetable interiors. This year, visitors will notice the show’s progressive change in layout. The purpose is – and achieves – to offer intrigue and a personal voyage of discovery.
The headline addition – and a major event – is the Kohler Design Forum. This auditorium space, designed by the show’s creative directors and leading flooring brand Belgotex, hosts internationally acclaimed designers Michael Anastassiades and Yinka Ilori – courtesy of SA Tourism and Kohler respectively.
On the opening day, Friday, 24 May, Yinka Ilori together with local and continental leaders in the industry are participating in a forum discussion on Experiential Luxury. The programme for the rest of the weekend will then host local and continental design luminaries, all of whom will share their insights by way of not-to-be-missed talks and presentations. With full access to local and global design luminaries, Kohler Design Forum visitors are in for a meaningful experience.
One of the show’s major differentiators, CoLabs will again see influential designers creating collaborative room layouts using the wares of some of SA’s top drawer brands, artisans and suppliers. The line-up of designers this year includes Dylan Thomaz, Fanie van Zyl, Tuami Zulu, Nelson Kubheka, Julia Day and Wendy Douglas.
Habitat clients taking part in Design Joburg include: Roche Bobois; Belgotex; TrueDesign (Cassina); blu_line Kitchen Studio; Lalegno; Fabri; Cinema Architects; Kohler; KARE; Streamlight and Candice Berman Contemporary Art Gallery.
With the standard of design ever evolving, boundaries being pushed and the pull to Design Joburg becoming a persistent force, visitors and exhibitors anticipate the best show yet.