Design Indaba competition 2019: a topsy-turvy blue love-seat, African and Bauhaus-inspired furniture and bridal colorful dresses and are among the 10 selected projects competing for South Africa’s Most Beautiful Object at Cape Town’s design week.
An up-cycled jumping whale, shark-shaped alcoves and high-tech sustainable fishing nets saving dolphins’ lives. 7 marine-inspired design projects delivering responsible messages and supporting environmental issues.
South African designers Porky Hefer created hanging seatings inspired by marine creatures. The series supports local makers with an environmental message.
Celia-Hannes design studio collaborated with Cape Town craftsmen to give shape to a “frugal” furniture collection that combines both Southern and Northern emisphere feel.
NLÉ studio protoyped and built a sustainable A-shaped watercraft structure for the Makoko floating community in Lagos, Nigeria. The project responds to the critical challenges posed by urbanization and climate change in Africa and foresees possible solutions to a new way for sustainable architecture.
The exhibition in the Nordic Pavilion in Venice shows how modern Scandinavian architecture became an essential component of foreign aid to East Africa in the period 1960–80, and how the ideals of the Nordic welfare system found expression in a number of construction projects.
The Manta Underwater Room is the breath-taking floating project in the Indian Ocean that literally immerse guests in a responsible touristic experience with the lively murmur of the reef.