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"Design is a vehicle for discussion, social development, mobilisation and business. Africa can, with enough exposure, create an industry around design with such talents at the forefront. It is imperative that substance is put behind such talent through the support of those who believe Africa has a place in design on the world stage and can help to make a difference. Whether an AFRICA BY DESIGN piece is noted and a manufacturer makes a plan to produce in multiples elsewhere paying a standard royalty to the designer, or if, in fact, micro production is able to happen locally to the designer, which creates not just jobs but the learning of skills, the benefits will be huge." - Suzanne Trocme Award-winning furniture designer, award-winning author, journalist, broadcaster, curator and educator...
Across Africa there's so much creativity and entrepreneurship. But design-thinking is still emergent. What can we do to help harness the continent's creative energy and inspire the next generation of African leaders and problem solvers?
Design in South Africa is exciting, cutting edge and a unique expression of the country's cultural riches. From contemporary design exhibitions tucked away on gritty, city streets to pop-up fashion showcases in smart art galleries, design has never been as big as it is right now in South Africa. Directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset, music & sound design by Alex Gardic
designed by Rodger miller (phtech)
Mugendi M'Rithaa talks about the unique approach to design in Africa.
The much anticipated 100% Design South Africa expo recently took place as part of Decorex Johannesburg. This is the second year of 100% South Africa in partnership with headline sponsor, Dauphin Human Design Group and exhibition organiser, Thebe Reed. The show offered superbly curated displays with top global designs alongside local designs. The five day expo comprised of specially crafted furniture pieces, ceramics, lighting, office furniture, home and décor pieces and so much more! Each piece was designed to the finest detail and hand-crafted to perfection to feed the eyes of the many visitors at this year’s expo. Among the highlights of this year was 100% Talent, 100 beautiful things and the long table.
Okwui Enwezor is one of the foremost experts on the African cultural landscape and the consulting curator for the exhibition »Making Africa«. He was the artistic director of documenta 2002 and currently serves as the director of the 2015 Venice Art Biennale as well as the director of Haus der Kunst in Munich. To mark the opening of »Making Africa«, Okwui Enwezor talks with Amelie Klein, curator of the exhibition, about the development of the exhibition, its themes and hypotheses, and some of the most interesting exhibits and protagonists, as well as the question of how contemporary art and design are shaping the continent’s future. http://www.design-museum.de/makingafrica/en
In collaboration with the most competent and specialized partners with in the area of design, architecture, African forestry and Event Management, Phoenix Design Aid won the tender as the responsible contractor for the African Pavilion and the entire event program to be conducted at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.
Based in New York, Bibi Seck runs a successful design company with his wife Ayse Birsel. In this interview, he talks about the kind of work his company has done in the USA; the state of the design sector in Africa; a project he did making chairs from recycled plastic in his home country Senegal; how design might be made more important on the continent; what constitutes African design; and how patronage might play a role in its development.
This is a video about the evolution of art and how modern traditional and digital art was started in Africa, some of the lines in the speech may seem plagiarized and I do apologize for such instances. This video presentation has also taken precautionary measures to cite sources for images and were some of the research information was taken from. Thanks and please try to enjoy my conference video presentation.
If you are looking for a designer for your next game lodge or bush lodge then you have come to the right place. Game lodge Designer, Gareth Williams-Wynn of Karter Margub is well recognized as the leader in the game lodge design field. Visit their website http://www.thearchitect.co.za to find out more about plans for your next game lodge. This short video will give you an insight into some game lodge designs bathrooms. The book "Made of Africa" highlights just some of the work that has been done on game lodge concepts in Africa. Want a game ranch design? Visit my Youtube channel here: http://www.youtube.com//user/KarterMargub
From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. On August 13, South Africa's latest aircraft design, the Advanced High-performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft, made its first public flight. Keith Campbell was there.
We travel to Accra Ghana for this new exciting episode of The Palette. AFRICA BY DESIGN takes center-stage, showcasing to us the very best of African Designers. Watch. Enjoy. Share. Please Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmaJwjJJkzMttK8L79g_8zA?sub_confirmation=1
This treehouse residence in Cape Town, South Africa, technically does not contain a tree, but it’s certainly influenced by the tall forms surrounding it. Designed by local firm Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design, Paarman Treehouse, as it’s called, comprises four cylindrical volumes (not unlike the sleek towers of the Bonaventure hotel in Los Angeles) clad in timber slats rise on stilts, allowing the residence to stand among the trees and take advantage of elevated views. Large windows face outward toward the lush landscape, creating bright interiors that are finished with untreated wood and other materials that are meant to weather over time. The circular motif continues throughout the home. Each volume is supported at the center by four columns that extend all the way up to the ...
As part of Black History Month (Oct 2012), the Urban Enterprise Network and designer Samson Soboye held an intimate, industry-focussed discussion at the Soboye Boutique, based in the heart of Shoreditch in London. The evening brought together a panel of highly acclaimed and influential figures in the African fashion industry; · Samson Soboye- Designer, stylist and owner of the Soboye Boutique · Ola Shobowale- Fashion contributor, stylist, mentor and talent spotter! · Hannah Pool- Journalist/author /curator of Africa Utopia/Features Editor ARISE magazine, Grazia contributor · Helen Jennings- Editor ARISE magazine /Author of New African Fashion The debate was facilitated by Jeffrey Lennon, Director of the Urban Enterprise Network and this footage provides ...
The perception that African women do not actively venture in maths and science is being challenged. Young women drawn from about 6 African countries met in Capetown, South Africa and they are the next generation of space researchers. With precision, they worked on programming and building rovers as part of an initiative to get school girls across Africa, to help send the continent's first privately owned satellite into space. They have big dreams for the future. MEDO Space program in the … READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/06/18/young-african-women-design-africa-s-first-private-satellite Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/afri...
Zana International video showcase the most luxury house for sale, set in Magnolia Hills in Nairobi, Kenya. The house was designed by the architect Mehraz Ehsani as his own residence and offers wonderful spaces, both as a luxurious home and as an expansive venue for large gatherings. Mehraz Ehsani is also the architect of not less famous Village Market and Tribe Hotel in Kenya. Take the video tour of the house and explore abundant space, height and brilliant light. The design of the house is a modern interpretation of life in the Kenyan country-side, where people enjoy brilliant sun-filled days. The large pools surrounding the house or waterfall are only some of the few amazing features. The real estate video will guide trough bedrooms, extensive balconies, spa, gym, kitchens designed by ...