Following the gallery’s call for submissions for new work by designers under the age of 40, Southern Guild received over 75 applications for A New Wave. Almost 40 designers were shortlisted, after which they produced their once-off or limited-edition pieces with the guidance of Southern Guid founders, Trevyn and Julian McGowan. The exhibition is a grand showcase for the next generation of South African collectible design. ‘The quality of the work is exceptional and we are extremely excited about this new collection for the gallery,’ says Julian. Pieces produced for A New Wave include furniture, lighting, ceramics, decorative art and jewellery and demonstrate a true collaboration between Southern Guild and young designers, as the gallery continuously aims to foster the growth of design in the country.