Laurie Wiid van Heerden
Laurie Wiid van Heerden creates products and objects that can be seen as the interface between art and design – where materials are transformed into life-enriching durable products. With an extensive portfolio of work for such a young designer van Heerden has won many accolades and has exhibited at Guild, 100% Design, Design Days Dubai, Design Miami and Design Basel.
Haldane Martin is a prolific industrial designer specializing in furniture and interior design who believes that iconic design must marry innovation beauty relevance and timelessness. He seamlessly integrates indigenous craft, bio-mimicry, and sustainable production with modern technology and digital design into his award-winning work which includes the famous Zulu Mama chair and interiors for the much-lauded Truth Coffee – voted The Best Coffee Shop in the World by MSN travel.
Andile Dylavane is one of Africa’s most original and renowned ceramicists who has exhibited extensively in Denmark, France, the US and Taiwan. In 2016 he had a solo exhibition at the Freidman Bender Gallery in New York and has work in permanent collections in museums from Cape Town to Taipei.
Greg Truen & Stefan Antoni of SAOTA
Architects Greg Truen and Stefan Antoni of SAOTA share a distinctive design vision that has shaped their partnership of 20 years. Based on a clear language of function meeting form and in the pursuit of true architectural design their large practise is in demand across the globe. SAOTA have completed buildings in a staggering 86 countries.
Sebastian’s love for traditional craftmanship coupled with a natural affinity for colours, authentic materials and textures and his curiosity for different cultures meant that this collaboration was a natural fit. His works have won numerous accolades – among others the IF Award, the Iconic Award and the Elle Décor International Designer of the Year for 2021 award (Edida) in 2021.