For Design Days Dubai 2015, Southern Guild showcases a cohesive and comprehensive line-up of some of the most important contemporary design from South Africa. South African design is artisanal, handmade and cerebral and our designers work in a very personal, exploratory way, with deep cultural relevance and little interest in passing trends. The gallery encourages collaboration and discourse, which aims to stimulate and provoke the local design industry and has become a benchmark for quality and originality.
The gallery exhibits collectible work by designers with whom it has longstanding ties, including Bronze Age, David Krynauw, Dokter and Misses, Gregor Jenkin, John Vogel, Justine Mahoney, and Laurie Wiid van Heerden. Alongside their work is a diverse selection of artists working across various materials, such as OKHA, Brett Murray, Conrad Hicks, Friday Jibu, Nic Bladen and Rodan Kane Hart. British designers Studio Swine make a guest appearance.