World Design Capital Cape Town

World Design Capital, held in Cape Town, highlights the importance of design innovation within South Africa. It recognises the use of design as tool for social, cultural and economic development.

Cape Town’s bid to be World Design Capital 2014 forms part of a broader vision to transform Cape Town, through design, into a sustainable and productive African city.

See below for a selection of highlights for the year ahead:

  • 100% Design South Africa: Taking place in Cape Town from Friday 25 – Monday 28 April 2014 and Johannesburg from Wednesday 6 – Sunday 10 August 2014, the event will feature the latest in furniture, lighting, homewares and fabrics. Top local and international designers will be showcasing their original work in a format never before seen in South Africa.
  • Maboneng Township Arts Experience: A collaboration between two established NGOs, Maboneng and Lalela Project, will see a number of private homes around the townships of Cape Town transformed into art galleries and public spaces to then be used as exhibition and performance venues. The unique concept will take place in February/March 2014 in Imizamo Yethu and October/November 2014 in Gugulethu.
  • GUILD: For the first time in Africa limited-edition design pieces from celebrated galleries and institutions from around the world will come together. GUILD will transform ‘The Lookout’ at the V&A Waterfront. Exploring the theme of ‘making’ at collectible level, the GUILD exhibitor line-up spans 17 countries, nine global voices and four continents. The event will take place from Thursday 27 February until Sunday 9 March 2014.

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