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Highlights from Ideation Nation Design conference

From the 27th of October to the 1st of November, Clout/SA took a capsule collection from the Right Here, Right Now! exhibition which debuted in Cape Town in June 2021, to Johannesburg audiences during the Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising youth festival. Alongside the exhibition, we hosted a panel discussion during the festival’s Ideation Nation design conference. Tracy Lee Lynch, the creative director of Clout/SA and the Nando’s Design Programme, as well as Clout/SA’s content editor Malibongwe Tyilo, sat in conversation with three of the Nando’s HYD finalists, Katlego Tshuma, Sipho Twala and Thando Nxelewa. They discussed among other things, the thinking behind their designs, the value of collaboration, lessons from working with more established designers through the Nando’s Design Programme, as well as challenges that face the manufacturing sector. We’ve put together some highlights from the 80 minute long discussion. Watch below for some insights from Lynch and the emerging designers.

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There is no turning back now!

June 2021 marked yet another milestone for Clout/SA. In partnership with House Union Block in Cape Town, Clout/SA hosted Right Here Right Now, an expansive exhibition that served as window to some of the best contemporary South African design, curated by Tracy Lynch, creative director of both Clout/SA and the Nando’s Design Programme.

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Opening of design and art exhibition: “Right here, Right Now!”

The purpose-first enterprise, creative agency, and business-to-business (B2B) market-maker for South African design, Clout/SA, and art consultancy platform HUB, will host a cross-disciplinary design and art exhibition at Cape Town’s historic Union House from 21-25 June 2021. The week-long exhibition will form part of the inaugural Cape Town Design Trail. The trail, which is organised by the Decorex Africa portfolio, runs from 1-30 June 2021 and comprises city-wide installations, exhibitions, talks and open studios located at over 80 participating sites.

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Katlego Tshuma Announced as Overall Winner of the 2020 Nando’s Hot Young Designer Talent Search

After an intensive judging process, the winner of the Nando’s Hot Young Designer (HYD) Talent Search Competition has finally been revealed. Katlego Tshuma has been named as 2020’s winner. For his entry, he looked to the traditional African mat for the inspiration behind his winning Sangu Bench. Sangu is the Xitsonga word for a traditional African grass mat.

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Clout South African Design

Clout: the book

Hot off the press! Clout / A heartfelt celebration of South African design is a gorgeously curated design compendium sharing the collaboration between Nando’s design programme, Clout, and established and emerging creatives.

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Decorex 2019_Clout South African Design

The Clout Designers’ Industry Days

The Clout Designers’ Industry Days Fired Up By Nando’s took place on 9 and 10 August 2019 at 100% Design South Africa 2019, which ran alongside Decorex Joburg.

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Clout South African Design

Fill your cup

No visit to 100% Design South Africa at Gallagher Estate is complete without a stop at its café at the heart of the exhibition floor — it’s the place to meet, eat and dissect the stellar design on show, and always a key feature of the event. This year, Studio Leelynch was the dynamic force behind it. Step inside The Clout Café, fired up by Nando’s

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Sacrosanct Hut inspired by Potjie server

The Sacrosanct Hut

Former Nando’s HYD winner, Thabisa Mjo was approached to participate in Futura Base at Milan Design Fair 2019. Thabisa, with support from the Nando’s Design Programme, curated the Sacrosanct Hut, featuring works from a diverse range of young South African designers, at different stages of their business journeys, from the emerging through to the established.

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