Innovation is ingrained in 100% Design South Africa’s identity. As Africa’s leading design trade show, the event focuses on growing, finding and showcasing new talent, foregrounding established excellence, and investigating better ways to design. As a result, the show speaks to a spirit of constant curiosity and industry best practice so that visitors – both trade guests and homeowners – can source best-of-class design from the continent and beyond.

Natural order

After its debut at Decorex Cape Town, the Botanical Office will make its way to the show in August. This award-winning display reimagines the workplace environment by transforming what’s stereotypically a purely functional space into one that fosters productivity and wellbeing. Creative director Cathy O’Clery will incorporate residential furniture, layered textures and objects of interest - created by some of SA’s biggest talents - into an office set-up that offers viewers a fresh alternative. In Jozi, the Botanical Office will feature designers and brands such as: The New Modernist, Southern Hospitality, Kino, Entrawood, Hoi P’loy and Evolution Product.

Pitch your new designs

The Clout Designer’s Days Fired Up by Nando’s support the brand’s goal of nurturing talent with the aim of driving business. Emerging and established designers alike are invited to pitch their designs to a panel of industry experts including Michael Spinks, Malibongwe Tyilo, Tracy Lee Lynch and Laurence Brick (100% Design South Africa’s Creative Director). The pitch sessions take place at the show on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 August 2019. Apply to participate by emailing the following documents to natalie@nandos.com before 31 July 2019:

• Your product concept & description
• Visuals
• Name, contact details & copy of your SA ID document
• Unit cost and local production capacity

The designers selected will receive a full year of mentorship, inclusion on the Nando’s Portal to Africa, and a free stand at 100% Design South Africa 2020.

On the rise

As the premier trade-oriented event on the continent for high-end design and décor product, 100% Design South Africa is the event to attend as a member of the retail, hospitality and commercial design industries. An unparalleled approach to quality and originality makes it a one-stop for sourcing unique and exciting product and building strong industry relationships.

Fabric and wallcoverings bar

A big part of 100% Design South Africa’s mandate is promoting, supporting and elevating young talent. On the programme again for 2019, Young Gauteng will do just that – profile the next wave. 100% Design South Africa, with support from the Gauteng Tourism Authority, will select the brightest of tomorrow’s lights to showcase their work on the show – you can say you saw them here first!

Fair trade

As part of the show this year, an exciting line-up of talks by thought leaders will form part of the trade programme. The talks will take place in the 100% Workshop space on the show’s trade-focused days, Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 August 2019. Industry experts will speak on a variety of workspace-oriented topics spread out over the two days. The talks are free to members of the trade who have registered online via the website before 7 August 2019.

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New exhibitors and sign up

We’re proud to announce a host of new exhibitors joining our ranks, who will all be joining the illustrious line-up for 2019. For designers, we provide an unparalleled platform to showcase your brand to the trade and public alike. Limited exhibitor space is still available.

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