Since its inception in 2004, the Design Indaba Expo has grown exponentially, and has become one of the most prominent platforms to showcase the best innovative and creative products, services and processes from the local and global markets.
2014 not only marks the 10th anniversary of the inaugural Design Indaba Expo, it also celebrates Cape Town’s appointment as the World Capital of Design 2014. With this, the 2014 Design Indaba promises to be the single most highly charged Expo to date, with a multitude of events and experiences geared with the sole purpose of celebrating the best innovative, creative and out of the box thinking toward developing design-centric solutions and processes for modern day living.
Already underway, the Design Indaba Film Fest presents ten acclaimed documentaries, screened at three open-air venues around Cape Town. Running until the 2nd of March, the final event will screen the African premier of the latest Wes Anderson film, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ at the Nu Metro Cinema complex at the V&A Waterfront.
The Expo itself kicks off this week, with the Design Indaba Conference, dubbed ‘The Conference on Creativity’, running from the 26th to the 28th of February. The conference, and broadcast Design Simulcast, will feature inspirational talks from a collection of the world’s leading creatives, entrepreneurs and trendsetters.
Along with a vast collection of exhibitors and displays; spanning a multitude of design disciplines from various independents, collectives and businesses; the Design Indaba Expo will feature the work from a collection of Emerging Creatives, as well an exciting fashion show presented by the Cape Town Fashion Council.
Other exciting Design Expo events include a series of Pecha Kucha-style presentations, an Emerging Creatives talk-shop, a discussion on The Secret Identity of Comic Books and the award for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2014.
Featuring as an exhibitor at the Expo, graffiti artist, Matthew Olckers, in conjunction with Shelflife, will be selling copies of ‘Painting Cape Town,’ an anthology of photographs and interviews exploring Cape Town’s defining graffiti artists and founders of the street art movement.
For more information regarding the ‘Painting Cape Town’ publication, visit http://www.paintingcapetown.co.za/
For more information visit the Design Indaba website, here http://www.designindaba.com/