Zurita Moore, Plascon Trends Editor
The vibe and energy at Decorex Cape Town is always vastly different from my experience at Decorex Johannesburg. Maybe it is simply because I am in my “home city” and the overall feeling is more relaxed than my life in Johannesburg.
On Friday morning the lovely Cathy O’Clery gave invited guests a preview of 100% Design. To top off a good day, I saw two of my favourite people from Cape Town: Ed Suter and Andile from Imiso Ceramics. But more about these special gentlemen later; here is a visual summary of what we saw during our walk-about yesterday (read all the detail about the 100% Design Exhibition on their website).
Forestry Commissions – The potters of Art in the Forest
Visit their website www.artintheforest.com for more information on this amazing initiative.
The fine art collaborations at Bbellamy & Bbellamy.
Artist and environmentalist David Bellamy collaborates with Greg Stock and Cathy Stanley. Follow them on Facebook.
‘Celebrating the City’ by Friends of Chandler House
A collaboration by Michael Chandler and Friends of Chandler House.
On Thursday evening I had the privilege of meeting Michael who was wearing a paint-stained shirt and his hands were full of paint from another project that he is working on. What a wonderful artist and great story teller. Must say that I absolutely love the interpretation and story behind this collaboration! Visit 100% Design South Africa and Chandler House to get the details of this beautiful collaboration.
The on-going experimentation between Wiid Design and Ceramic Matters.
I can certainly find a spot for these beauties in my home 🙂
The creative alliance of Imiso Ceramics (Andile and Zizi).
I have known Andile since 2010 and have been following his journey over the past few years with great interest. Keep an eye on our Trends blog, as I had some time with Andile and Alexis and will be sharing the story of this creative couple soon.
To find out more about Imiso Ceramics, visit their website.
The Tenants of the Woodstock Foundry.
As Cathy O’Clery rightly said: “This is a museum piece”. The chair is by Eve Collett in collaboration with Atang Tshikare of Zabalezaa.
See more on The Woodstock Foundry at www.woodstockfoundry.co.za.
Scratching the Surface
Robin Sprong works with local designers, Tiphaine Alston, Room 13, Gillian Fuller, Sarah Ord, Ed Suter and Franco Moz to bring us interesting design in wallpaper.
There is also a lovely short video which you can view here.
This collaboration was wonderfully curated by Cathy O’Clery.
Over the next couple of days I will be sharing more visuals – some of the beauty that I have seen and experienced with you at Decorex Cape Town.
Hope you all had a good Worker’s Day yesterday! 🙂