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#DesignIndaba2017: What is a bank doing at a design conference?

The world needs more design-centric companies, run by design-minded people, to create products and processes with human wants, needs and behaviours in mind...

17 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Kgotso Letwaba

Kgotso Letwaba, founder of fashion label The After Skool Life and one of Design Indaba's Emerging Creatives, creates activewear informed by his love of sport and street art. We chat to him about design and authentic storytelling for #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Marina Willer announced as speaker

London-based Pentagram partner and creative director Marina Willer is an iconic figure in graphic design and filmmaking, whose inspiration, she says, comes from her colleagues, her children and her RCA tutor and graphic design titan, Margaret Calvert...

23 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: ‘Lernert & Sander' announced as speakers

Amsterdam-based artists and filmmakers Lernert & Sander, who began collaborating in 2007, have since become known for their high-conceptual art films, eye-catching installations and keen fashion aesthetic. Another impressive addition to the Design Indaba 2017 speaker lineup.

16 Feb 2017

Light-printable and rewritable paper is here

Researchers have developed a new way to print on paper using light. The invention uses the colour-changing chemistry of nanoparticles, which can be applied via a thin coating on a variety of surfaces - including ordinary paper...

10 Feb 2017

IKEA collaborates with Design Indaba to create IKEA's first all-African collection

Design Indaba has announced its collaboration with global homeware giant IKEA to create IKEA's first-ever exclusive, all-African collection...

9 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Luis von Ahn announced as speaker

The guy who co-invented CAPTCHAs, who co-founded the ingenious language-learning app, Duolingo, and who sold two projects to Google in his 20s, is going to be speaking at Design Indaba next month...

9 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Kate Moross announced as speaker

Kate Moross, an expert on how to make it in the hyper-competitive design world, is another international speaker set to liven the Design Indaba stage this year...

2 Feb 2017

Smokeless cooking in Kenya

Fighting lower respiratory infection with innovative design...

23 Dec 2016

#DesignIndaba2017: Grid appointed as brand agency!

Stop the press, Design Indaba has appointed a new brand agency! Heléne Lindsay, general manager of Grid Cape Town, shares how they're bringing Design Indaba to life ahead of the 2017 Festival in March...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Dec 2016

#DesignIndaba2017: Olafur Eliasson announced as speaker!

Design Indaba has just announced another international speaker for its 2017 festival - Olafur Eliasson, also known as the Palace of Versailles' guest artist for the summer of 2016...

9 Dec 2016

#DesignIndaba2017: Airbnb's Joe Gebbia booked as first speaker!

Design Indaba has just announced the first speaker for its 2017 festival - Joe Gebbia, co-founder and CPO (that's chief product officer) of Airbnb, currently responsible for crafting the company culture, shaping the design aesthetic and innovating future growth opportunities...

6 Dec 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Unique activewear with Mieke

On the back of a successful reception at the recent Autumn/Winter 2017 SA Fashion Week, up-and-coming fashion designer Mieke Vermeulen launched her collection of uniquely South African activewear.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Nov 2016

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