Design Indaba

The legitimacy of authenticity

There is always one speaker at Design Indaba that you fall in love with. Not just because of their inspiring or beautiful work, but because of them. Their authenticity. Their essential humanity that comes across.

By Louise Marsland 7 Mar 2014 09:50

[Design Indaba 2014] BizTakeoutsTV at Design Indaba 2014

The CTICC in Cape Town played host to Design Indaba 2014. BizTakeoutsTV was there to catch up with conference speakers and buyers visiting the expo for their views on this year's event. (video)

7 Mar 2014 08:20

[Design Indaba 2014] Inside the Expo

The Design Indaba 2014 Expo was once again a feast for the eyes and mind, while providing creatives from all walks of life the opportunity to showcase their crafts on an internationally-attended playing field.

By Shan Radcliffe 3 Mar 2014 13:38

[Design Indaba 2014] Overview - Poetry in motion

Anyone in the creative communications milieu at this stage of 2014 will tell you the importance of storytelling and story-making as a creative trend, this year other kinds of storytelling genres emerged.

By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2014 12:25

[Design Indaba 2014] "Let's design the future of urban Africa" - Issa Diabate

Those who did arrive early on Friday at the Design Indaba were rewarded by listening to Issa Diabate, who apparently even trended on Twitter during his presentation.

By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2014 11:10

[Design Indaba 2014] What's in the box Lauren Beukes?

How does one define a designer these days? Designers are so much more than building constructors, typography poets and chair and vase crafters. Designers are creators, activists, humanitarians, revolutionaries, risk takers, visionaries.

By Ruth Cooper 3 Mar 2014 09:18

[Design Indaba 2014] Thoughts from creativity's Mount Olympus

Attendees at this year's Design Indaba were treated to some seriously good insights from legendary creative director Marcello Serpa, who is probably best known for being the 'godfather' of the Havaianas flip flop brand.

By Luise Allemann 3 Mar 2014 07:53

[Design Indaba 2014] From design to advertising

At a creative conference you always expect to hear from pros in the industry, but boy, was Marcello Serpa a treat on day two of Design Indaba. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Feb 2014 12:24

[Design Indaba 2014] The man who joined a band and came back an architect

Not many conference speakers begin their presentation playing the drums, but world renowned Mexican architect Michel Rojkind did just that on the second day of the 2014 Design Indaba.

By Luise Allemann 28 Feb 2014 09:35

[Design Indaba 2014] A sense of place

Almost every Design Indaba presenter refers to their country or city of origin as being formative to the success of their design approach and ethos. The evidence stacks up annually as one case study after the next demonstrates that the best design solutions grow out of a sense of place, context and location and are fundamental to inspiration.

By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2014 09:15

Relate launches latest bracelet design

Relate Bracelets has launched its latest design, the Live Design Transform Life bracelet, at the Design Indaba which is currently underway in Cape Town.

28 Feb 2014 08:46

Meet PLOXXI, a cardboard computer that is co-designed by its users, at Design Indaba

PLOXXI is a cardboard computer, powered by Android and built for less than R1,000. Designed and built by Cape Town interactive design company, Formula D interactive, it provides affordable access to powerful computing, and can be decorated by its users - paving the way for co-creation of technology, not only its consumption.

Issued by Formula D interactive 27 Feb 2014 20:31

[Design Indaba 2014] The democratisation of design

South Africa's celebration of 20 years of democracy resonated loudly at the first day of the 2014 Design Indaba, namely the democratisation of the design process - a breaking down of barriers, an attitude of process be damned and an industry where projects don't stick to predefined borders or limitations.

By Luise Allemann 27 Feb 2014 15:37

[Design Indaba 2014] UK Starchitect for landmark V&A CT development

Easily the most mythical of all designers - part alchemist, part shaman, with the sensibilities and integrity of the Dalai Lama, Thomas Heatherwick was back on the Indaba stage after an absence of nine years.

By Terry Levin 27 Feb 2014 14:45

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