We are Cape Town – An Inspired Design Day at Decorex

Zurita Moore
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

Image courtesy of Zurita Moore

Image courtesy of Zurita Moore

Visit their website www.artintheforest.com for more information on this amazing initiative.

Artistic Endeavours

The fine art collaborations at Bbellamy & Bbellamy.

Artist and environmentalist David Bellamy collaborates with Greg Stock and Cathy Stanley. Follow them on Facebook.

Image: Zurita Moore

Image: Zurita Moore

‘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.

Image: Zurita Moore

Image: Zurita Moore

Co Laboratory

The on-going experimentation between Wiid Design and Ceramic Matters.

Image: Zurita Moore

Image: Zurita Moore

I can certainly find a spot for these beauties in my home 🙂

For more info, visit Wiid Design at wiiddesign.co.za and follow Ceramic Matters on Facebook.

Perfect Partners

The creative alliance of Imiso Ceramics (Andile and Zizi).

Image: Zurita Moore

Image: Zurita Moore

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.

Gathering Together

The Tenants of the Woodstock Foundry.

Image: Zurita Moore

Image: Zurita Moore

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.

Image: Zurita Moore

Image: Zurita Moore

There is also a lovely short video which you can view here.

Encounters

A collaborative studio installation with Hoi P’loy and Peta Becker.

This collaboration was wonderfully curated by Cathy O’Clery.

Photo credit: Clementina Ceramics

Photo credit: Clementina Ceramics

This has just been a short overview of the wonder that is 100% Design South Africa. We look forward to what Laurence Brick and Cathy O’Clery will bring to Decorex in Johannesburg in August.

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! 🙂

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