Zurita Moore, Plascon Trends Editor
I’m sure that you will all forgive me for saying that my brain is a blur of CONVERSATIONS and beautiful images at the end of day two of Decorex Joburg 2016 (see highlights of 100% Design SA from day one here). If you visited 100% Design South Africa 2016 today, I can empathise… I don’t know how one can take in all the awesomeness in one single day.
To come up with highlights for day two is quite a challenge, as my list grows by the minute…
100% Hotel by TONIC in association with ELLE Decoration
Last night’s winner of the Best Furniture Design award at 100% Design South Africa 2016 came as no surprise as this stand is pure genius. Contemporary, yet classic and simplistic, there is no lack in beautiful detail that adds warmth. I love the use of neutral palettes with little accents of colour; the 100% Hotel stand is certainly a highlight of day two – simply because I found myself going back there repeatedly to take in the peaceful simplicity.
Well done to the formidable team on adding yet another award to their impressive list of awards. To see more, visit their website at www.tonicdesign.co.za.
Studio No. 19 – Mia Widlake
I had a brief conversation with Mia at the Studio No. 19 stand today, and she told me that their favourite Plascon Colour is Meteor (B1-E1-2), a rich grey/blue from the architectural collection. See how they use Meteor in the photos below. I love the use of copper and wood with this colour:
When writing this post, I did a bit of research and saw that our previous blog editor, Catherine Bowen, also featured Mia in last year’s 100% Design South Africa highlights. Thanks Mia for giving us another opportunity to feature you. We love your work!
100% CONCRETE in association with PPC
100% CONCRETE in association with PPC showcases some mould-breaking trends and innovation that proves that concrete is not only used for roads, bridges and infrastructure.
The stand also shows off some of the 2015/2016 finalists of the PPC Imaginarium awards in six different categories. See a list of all their finalists at http://www.ppcimaginarium.co.za.
Here are the ones that caught my eye…
100 Beautiful Things in association with Rebtex
First launched in 2014, 100 Beautiful Things provides a snapshot of noteworthy design in production in South Africa. Cathy O’Clery structured this exhibition in six categories, namely: Urban, Rural, Structure, Surface, Collaboration and Child. Cleverly curated, this is a must see. Below are my standouts:
And that brings us to an end of my highlights from day two at 100% Design South Africa 2016. Keep an eye on our Instagram @Plasconspaces and our Pinterest page @Plascon to see more of my favourite things from 100% Design.
If you are in Johannesburg and have not as yet been to the Decorex show, head to Gallagher Estate in Midrand and pop in – you will not be disappointed.
From tomorrow I focus on featuring my favourite finds at Decorex Johannesburg on day three. I look forward to sharing them with you.