Southern Guild, organiser and host gallery behind the GUILD Design Fair, presents a groundbreaking selection of South Africa’s most exciting collectible design on its stand at the fair this year.
Having attracted worldwide acclaim and over 8 500 visitors during the inaugural fair in early 2014, GUILD, Africa’s only international design fair, returns to Cape Town for the second time with even more designer clout in 2015, an extraordinary legacy for World Design Capital Cape Town.
Southern Guild exhibits alongside some of the world’s foremost design galleries, such as Carpenters Workshop Gallery, R & Company and Carwan Gallery from Beirut, Lebanon. In addition, acclaimed furniture producer Peter Mabeo from Botswana exhibits a new collection in collaboration with SA concept designer Porky Hefer, while the London Connoisseur collection is curated by highly esteemed design journalist and author Helen Chislett.
Southern Guild’s curated offering includes sculptural timber pieces such as John Vogel’s Bloom table, the Linen Fold table by KOOP, and David Krynauw’s Haywire chandelier, as well as metal furniture by Conrad Hicks, Beth Diane Armstrong, Gregor Jenkin, Bronze Age and Xandre Kriel. Conceptual artworks such as Adriaan Hugo’s die laaste braai and Daniella Mooney’s Catenary Arch with Yogi de Beer are a cerebral counterpoint to collaborative pieces such as the Residues bench by Laurie Wiid van Heerden and Lionel Smit, a large tiled panel by Laduma Ngxokolo and Yellowwood Arts, and artisanal rug maker Paco Pakdoust with artists Kerri Evans and Wayne Barker.