100% Design South Africa

    I’m really trying to get up to Joburg next month for 100% Design South Africa, which will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre at the same time as Decorex. This exhibition showcases local and international brands; the likes of Design Team, Meyer von Wielligh, willowlamp, Mungo, Joe Paine, David Bellamy, Egg Design, Arkivio, Goodwood, Douglas & Co, Hoi P’loy and Jasper Eales are all heading up to the city of gold between 5th and 9th August 2016.

    Some new features this year include 100% Concrete, 100% Supermarket, Picture Africa and Talking Textiles, with the Featured Design House for 2016 curated by Dokter and Misses. SLOW Lounge designers Tonic Design take on the annual 100% Hotel hospitality interior display and Inhouse Brand Architects tackle the office of the future, in the 100% Office space.

    100% Supermarket will no doubt be where I go broke as it will be an on-the-spot shoppable mecca of designer goods – heaven help my credit card!

    100 Beautiful Things is still a big feature of the programme, with 100 South African products selected and displayed by Cathy O’Clery, 100% Design South Africa Programme Director.

    The exhibition has its own hall at Gallagher Estate, but lucky for you, your Decorex ticket will cover entrance to it as well :)

    Show details:
    Gallagher Convention Centre, 5 – 9 August 2016
    Opening times: 10am – 6pm

    Trade-only preview morning: 5 August 10am – 1pm
    Media preview: 5 August 10am – 1pm
    Trade focused days: 5 August and 9 August

    Ticket prices:
    R110 for adults
    R90 for pensioners and scholars
    R20 for kids under 12
    R80 for trade and exhibitors

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