Sustainability: Put a cork in it! 

We reached out to Laurie Wiid van Heerden, the multi-award-winning designer and founder of Wiid Design, to chat about the practical steps he takes to implement sustainability in his business. 

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Clout/SA collaborates with the Branson Centre

Great South African Methode Cap Classique bubbles meet innovative South African design in a collaboration between the Branson Centre, Clout/SA, and Nando’s Hot Young Designer finalists

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The Nando’s Hot Young Designer competition is here

Entries are open for the fourth edition of the Nando’s Hot Young Designer (HYD) talent search!

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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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What is HUB

HUB is a platform committed to nurturing and evolving South African artistry. HUB was borne from the urgent need to connect businesses, artisans and artists with projects that share powerful and positive South African stories.

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Pone Creatives founder Lesego Maloka’s creative journey

The journey to becoming a textile designer was not a straightforward one for the 38-year-old founder of Pone Creatives, Lesego Maloka. Although she initially studied …

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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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Here are the 2020 Nando’s Hot Young Designer finalists

“They took on the challenge to design a bench with social distancing in mind, and they won.” The Nando’s Hot Young Designer Talent Search (HYD), now in its third iteration, is all about unearthing fresh talent and launching, as well as supporting the careers of local designers. For the 2020 edition of HYD, young designers were asked to create a unique bench that responds sensitively to seating needs in a time of social distancing.

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Clout South African Design

Designing the New Normal

Among the many ways students, teachers and practitioners of design approach their practice, one school of thought that consistently pops up is the idea of design not a only as way to create aesthetically pleasing functional objects, but also as a method to find solutions to problems, a method of facilitating the user’s interaction with their environment so that it feels complete and intuitive while being aesthetically pleasing.

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