Design Indaba…part two
I’m back for day two of Design Indaba fever.
Without further ado…
These chickens welcomed you when you walked into the expo. They were so darn cute, I wanted to grab one and take it home, name it Cookie, buy some fake grass (you know those plastic stuff you see at indoor golf shops) and turn my tiny porch of my rented apartment into a farm. But my husband disagreed. How could he!! But what is cooler than the thought of fake chickens at a fake farm on my fake porch is that these buddies are made by Streetwires, an enterprise that provides sustainable employment opportunities for many formerly unemployed people in the dynamic field of African wire and bead craft-art.
I just loved the tecture of these crazy cool products. They are made out of wire and comes in the coolest colours. Could someone help me, who make these? I would die for that piece on the left side.
The Flying Dutchman wowed me with this beautiful lamp that opens up like a protea. It was stunning.
This really intrigued me. This… this… whatever you call it, is made from all sorts of kitchen utensils; from a teapot, spoons, sievs, cups…It was wonderful. Love the creativity.
I couldn’t leave this stall. I was like a kid, touching this poor lady’s chandeliers with my dirty hands. The African Queen Studio creates these beautifull chandeliers from Jacaranda seedpods. Can you believe it? These are seedpods painted white!
This cardboard chair had my bumb on it in 5 seconds of me seeing it. Typical! Great Idea Creative Consultancy is a bunch of creative geniuses who do jewellery design, industrial design, product design, architecture, web design etc. sigh, dude what do they don’t do? They designed this chair made from cardboard. Genius!
I adore Mielie’s products. Such a big fan! I visited their stall to see what they have been up to lately. Mielie empowers people through sustainable employment and teach them crafting skills like weaving and sewing. The Mielie bags are made from recycled fabric.
That’s a wrap up of the Design Indaba. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Hope to be there next year again to bring you bigger and better designs.