Southern Guild makes its debut at PAD London, the city’s leading fair for 20th-century art, design and decorative arts, at Berkeley Square from 30 September to 6 October 2019.
For PAD London, Southern Guild has selected both established and emerging designers working in furniture, lighting, ceramics and sculpture. The gallery’s booth highlights multiple product launches, including many pieces made especially for the fair.
Master ceramicist Andile Dyalvane exhibits selected works from his iindonga collection, currently being produced during an artist residency at the legendary Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall in the UK. The booth also features a new sculptural seating pod by Porky Hefer, a bronze sculpture by Justine Mahoney, sculptural wall reliefs made by up-and-coming artist Chris Soal using found objects, and large-scale ceramics by Zizipho Poswa, whose work has just been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Other highlights include the Ag Shame cabinet from husband-and-wife design team Dokter and Misses’ 2019 solo show Practically Everywhere, the Toolmaker’s Server from artist-blacksmith Conrad Hicks’ solo show Implement, two ocean-inspired works from Kenyan sculptor Stanislaw Trzebinski’s In the Absence of Light, which will have just completed its run at Southern Guild’s gallery in Cape Town. In addition, the stand will exhibit Atang Tshikare’s Leng Kapa Leng and Yang Kapa Yang bronze seats inspired by Ndebele mythology, acclaimed fashion designer Rich Mnisi’s Nwa-Mulamula chaise inspired by the memory of his late great-grandmother, and handthrown ceramic stools by Chuma Maweni.