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GUILD Design Fair Limited Edition Collectible South African Design

Following a successful debut in 2014, 25 February to 1 March 2015 sees the 2nd GUILD Design Fair in Cape Town. GUILD is the premier African-based international design fair that brings together the work of leading African and international designers, and was conceived by Southern Guild, a South African-based platform that showcases the very best in collectible South African design talent.
[Image credit: GUILD Design Fair, Artisan by Watershed – Southern Guild]

[Image credit: GUILD Design Fair, Leviathan Stool by Kendall Geers – Southern Guild]
Founded by Trevyn and Julian McGowan Southern Guild has become a leading supporter of design-driven economic growth, and exhibits contemporary South African design at its Cape Town gallery and at international events and leading global fairs like Design Miami, Collective and Design Days Dubai. Through other pioneering initiatives such as GUILD, Southern Guild is helping to put the spotlight on design not only from South Africa, but from across the continent. As Trevyn says,

“Our focus is to tell a new story of Africa, to bring fresh, provoking, unexpected work to the world’s stage and to encourage our designers to investigate their own identities.”


[Image credit: GUILD Design Fair, Half Square Artist Panel by 
Laduma Ngxokolo and Yellowwoods Art – Southern Guild]
Through GUILD Trevyn and Julian bring some of the worlds most interesting and important international galleries, designers and curators to South Africa, and have been instrumental in fostering global design collaborations between international and African designers to create bespoke, limited edition work that will show exclusively at GUILD. Among these are:


[Image credit: GUILD Design Fair, Rhino by Sipho Mabona – Southern Guild]
Alongside the GUILD Design Fair, Southern Guild is also bringing the work of acclaimed British contemporary artist Jessica Zoob to South Africa for the first time in a partnership with London Connoisseur. Entitled ‘Passion and the Still Life’, Jessica’s Passion collection is paired with a curated selection of ceramics, sculpture, glass and other objects by South African designers, including work from Imiso Ceramics, Atang Tshikare, Dokter and Misses and Bronze Age Foundry. The exhibition will runs from 24 February until April 2015 at the Southern Guild gallery in Woodstock, Cape Town.

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