#trendtalk: Concrete Trends 2015 from Architect Daniel Van Der Merwe

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Catherine Bowen
, Plascon Trends Editor

Image Courtesy Daniel Van Der Merwe

Image Courtesy Daniel Van Der Merwe

We’re back on #trendtalk today and looking to Daniel Van Der Merwe to point us in the direction of individuals who are doing some really interesting things with concrete…

Daniel walked the audience through PPC Cement’s Imaginarium Awards, described as “an ambitious modern art and design awards programme aimed at promoting and supporting emerging creative talent in South Africa”.

Below is a selection of some of the winners, nominees and finalists in this concrete trends project; their offerings show you just how truly creative one can get with this medium.

First up, fashion designer Suzaan Heynes’ offering:

Concrete Trends 2015

Concrete Trends 2015, Image Courtesy Daniel Van Der Merwe

Image Courtesy Daniel Van Der Merwe

Then there’s overall winners Martin Bolton & Craig Tyndall with their concrete boombox:

Concrete Trends 2015: PPC Imaginarium Industrial Design Category Winners Craig Tyndall & Martin Bolton,  Image Source journal.ppcimaginarium.co.za

PPC Imaginarium Industrial Design Category Winners Craig Tyndall & Martin Bolton, Image Source: journal.ppcimaginarium.co.za

Or overall winner of the Fashion Category, Bokong Lehobe’s offering:

Concrete Trends 2015: PPC Imaginarium Fashion Category Winner Bokang Lehabe, Image Source journal.ppcimaginarium.co.za

PPC Imaginarium Fashion Category Winner Bokang Lehabe, Image Source: journal.ppcimaginarium.co.za

Or what about this beautiful creation that was the overall winner of the jewellery category by Chris Van Rensburg:

Concrete Trends 2015: Chris Van Rensburg winner of Jewellery category for PPC Imaginarium, Image Source journal.ppcimaginarium.co.za

Chris Van Rensburg winner of Jewellery category for PPC Imaginarium, Image Source: journal.ppcimaginarium.co.za

So let us know your thoughts – and watch out for tomorrow’s posts on international trends…

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