Design Joburg: The Architect’s Gallery

WORDS Amelia Brown

Joburg architect, designer and artist Shaun Gaylard of Blank Ink Design has curated a feature at this year’s Design Joburg to showcase some of SA’s finest architectural projects.

“Architecture and objets d’art form not only the background of our lives but, if designed well, [are] intrinsically part of the emotional and aesthetic experience of our spaces,” says Shaun, who has used this as the basis for his gallery-style exhibit.

Shaun’s selection of groundbreaking commercial and residential architectural projects will be presented in a printed format, printed by Silvertone International, as well as some 3-D model displays. His vision for the display includes a bespoke carpet created using an urban plan drawing by architectural firm StudioMAS and crafted by Belgotex. The stand will feature bespoke furniture from Pretoria-based multi-disciplinary design studio Luvarre and lighting by Streamlight.

The architectural studios exhibiting are Boogertman + Partners, Osmond Lange, Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, W Design Architecture Studio, StudioMAS and SAOTA.

The carpet collaboration between StudioMAS and Belgotex for Design Joburg.

Design Joburg takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre, from 25 to 27 May 2018. Find out more at