The 2019 judges were: Charl Edwards of House and Leisure; Ntombehle Shezi of Kaya FM; Piet Smedy of Conde Nast House & Garden; Annemarie Meintjies of Visi; Leana Schoeman of Sunday Times Home; Lezanne van Heerden of The Guild Group; architect Nisha van der Hoven; journalist Zanele Kumalo; interior designer Tristan du Plessis; creative director Tracy Lynch; Michael Spinks of the Nando’s design programme; and Malibongwe Tyilo of Maverick Life.
The 2019 award-winners were announced at the event by 100% Design South Africa’s creative director, Cathy O’Clery.
“We’re thrilled to see the level of excellence this year. The intention behind these awards is not only to stimulate the industry but to reward and acknowledge designers who are leading their respective categories.
The judges chose the following winners, who each received a bespoke trophy designed by Dokter and Misses:
Best Lighting Design: Memphis Lighting Collection by Wiid Design and Ceramic Matters
Best Surface Design: MaXhosa wallpaper by Laduma Ngxokolo Special Mention 1: Notation Design for terrazzo Special Mention 2: r1.
Best Textile Design: Ronel Jordaan Special Mention: Evolution for sustainability
Best of 100% New Talent: Sifiso Shange of Afrimodern in collaboration with John Vogel Special Mention: Foil Reflections by Mbongiseni Nxumalo
Best Furniture Design: Preservation Bench by Houtlander for AHEC Special mention: Takk Studio
“We’d like to congratulate all the winners of these prestigious awards,” says Sian Cullingworth, portfolio director at Reed Exhibitions, the organisers of 100% Design South Africa Awards. “Their designs set the benchmark for our industry and encourage further development.”
Held in conjunction with Decorex Joburg and the International Sourcing Fair, 100% Design South Africa ran from 7-11 August 2019 and proudly showcased the very best of local product design alongside top international brands.
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