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Stellar

Southern Guild opens its new flagship venue at the V&A Waterfront Silo District in Cape Town with its inaugural exhibition celebrating the most lauded local design heroes. The group show, titled Stellar, exhibits work by 23 South African heavyweights alongside work by Cheick Diallo from Mali and Hamed Ouattara from Burkina Faso, with both globally recognised and never-before-seen pieces. The…

Natural Selection

Southern Guild is hosting an exploration of work by South African designers who have found inspiration in nature for the pieces they produce. 6pm – 9pm on Thursday 3 November 
(during First Thursdays)   Natural Selection includes work by: Adam Birch                                              Atang Tshikare & Art in the ForestBabacar Niang                                          Bronze AgeChuma Maweni                                        David KrynauwDenny Mo                                                  Driaan…

Graphica

Graphica introduces some collectible design pieces not yet seen in South Africa, despite having been exhibited by Southern Guild at international fairs such as Design Miami in both Basel and Miami, and Design Days Dubai. ‘Graphica is a visual feast of dynamic silhouettes and exquisite surface detailing,’ explains Southern Guild founder Trevyn McGowan.  A Wiid Design…

Design Miami 2015

For Design/Miami2015, Southern Guild aims to convey the multi-faceted nature of South African design, which is layered with story telling, political allusion, historical and cultural references and a drawing down into primal and earth-bound essence. These impulses are expressed through sculptural and graphic forms that seem somehow familiar and yet strange. Participating designers: Andile Dyalvane, Bronze Age, Cameron…

Tasseography

Tasseography and the pleasure it presents have stood the test of time. The appeal being rooted in the process of self-interpretation. The power of tealeaf reading comes from the individual tea-drinker’s own subconscious and imagination, identifying the patterns one might recognize as a unique introspection into your state of mind.  The forms that take shape…

Woodwork

An exploration of wood in all its forms, ‘Woodwork’ has been curated to encapsulate the diversity of the natural medium, with limited edition pieces produced by 24 of the country’s most recognized names in design. The exhibition will reflect the natural sensibility of the material, while also showcasing its immense diversity. ‘While some of our designers use…

GUILD 2015, International Design Fair, V&A Waterfront

25 Feb – 01 March 2015 More than just a fair for beautiful objects, GUILD represents the coming together of dedicated, focused curators, designers and institutions who are striving to preserve and provoke exceptional, groundbreaking design. GUILD will introduce highly respected design authorities and work from Africa, USA, the Middle East, Britain and Europe, and present these…

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