Zurita Moore, Plascon Trends Editor
What an amazing day. Firstly, the 2017 Plascon Colour Forecast was launched at Decorex Johannesburg today. The forecast presents four colour stories, and it is impossible to choose just one… so guess who will be painting regularly this next year – a colour story for each season!
Watch this space for more detailed posts about our colour stories for 2017, and if you are in Johannesburg this weekend, be sure to visit the “Plascon House” at Decorex SA to view the new colour forecast.
For this post I’ll share some insights into my favourite things seen on my walkabout on day one. For today I only focus on 100% Design (and of course only half of it, as I talk way too much to have been able to walk through it all 🙂 ).
De Steyl Furniture Design & Manufacture
Established in 1990, De Steyl creates furniture and interior joinery of exceptional quality. The design by Deanne Viljoen shows simplicity and great proportion in furniture design. You can see their brand-new Intô Collection for the first time at 100% Design. Have a look at their website, www.desteyl.co.za for more stunning pieces, and be sure to visit them at stand C55 at 100% Design this weekend.
I love the quirky and fun pieces, and the use of colour is just to die for. I knew I found a favourite when they saw me smiling and said: “This is exactly what we do… We make furniture that make people smile.” Also see their pieces at the Plascon stand; it is spot on trend with our 2017 Colour Forecast.
Handmade in Swaziland – Showcasing the Best of Swazi Design
This was the first stand I saw as I walked into 100%Design, and it stopped me right in my tracks: a wonderful collaboration between Swaziland Fair Trade Network, Baobab Batik, Gone Rural, Ngwenya Glass, Rosecraft Weaving and Tintsaba.
I met Kerry James, Managing Director or Rosecraft Weaving, who told me their story. The weaving is exquisite and every piece that comes from the hands of Rosecraft is hand woven. This socioeconomic enterprise was established some forty years ago to provide skills development and an income source to many rural women in Swaziland. Planning to only stay in Swaziland for a short while, Kerry fell in love and bought Rosecraft some two and a half years ago. Starting off with only twelve artisans, they have grown to twenty-seven artisans and also offer a six-month training programme for local women. See the beautiful hand-woven products and all the rest of the beautiful things at their stand (pics above and below).
TYDLOOS.COM – TIMELESS . HANDMADE . COLLECTABLES
How cute is this. The clocks have a silent mechanism, so they are perfect for your bedroom. I must say that I prefer the sound of time as it makes me appreciate every second of every day, but I will settle on one of these for my home as they are just too gorgeous not to have. See them at 100% Design South Africa or shop online at www.tydloos.com.
Brak Furniture at Decorex Johannesburg 2016
I have a passion for 70’s-style furniture. Could be because I am a 70’s baby 🙂 . This stand is a must-see… I could have a piece in every room in my house. Look at the beautiful use of Plascon colours. Love, Love and triple Love! When you visit 100% Design South Africa over the weekend, be sure to chat to Wolfgang at the stand – it is a lot of fun. To see more, visit their website on www.brakfurniture.co.za.
That’s me for today. As you read this, I will be walking around finding my favourites for day two and I look forward to sharing some more inspiration with you tomorrow.