Most Beautiful Object In South Africa: Nominees

COMPILED BY Lindi Brownell Meiring PHOTOS (via)

The 12 nominees for South Africa’s Most Beautiful Object (MBOISA) 2015, seen annually at the Design Indaba Expo, have just been announced. This year’s selection ranges from fashion and art to political illustration and product design.

And the nominees are…

WHAT: 2DO Stackable Storage Tower

BY: De Steyl (in colllaboration with Renee Rossouw Studio)

NOMINATED BY: VISI’s deputy editor, Annemarie Meintjies

WHAT: The Boomslang Walkway at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

BY: Mark Thomas Architects and Henry Fagan & Partners

NOMINATED BY: Executive director of the African Arts Institute (AFAI), Mike van Graan

WHAT: The Boran Bull

BY: Ntombephi Ntobela of Ubuhle Beautiful Beads

NOMINATED BY: Photographer, Zanele Mohuli

WHAT: Haywire Chandelier

BY: David Krynauw

NOMINATED BY: TV presenter, actor, creative consultant and entrepreneur, Masego ‘Maps’ Maponyane

WHAT: The Repurpose Schoolbag

BY: Rethaka (Pty) Ltd

NOMINATED BY: Design Indaba Expo Team

(Photo by Miora Rajaonary)

WHAT: “Centre Point: Dancing Ballerina”

BY: Llewellyn Davies

NOMINATED BY: Dancer, actress and TV presenter, Lalla Hirayama

WHAT: Political Berets

BY: The EFF, ANC and DA

NOMINATED BY: Puppet political analyst, Chester Missing

WHAT: DStv Explora Satellite Decoder

BY: Multichoice (manufactured by Pace)

NOMINATED BY: Editor and publisher of Stuff magazine, Toby Shapshak

WHAT: Silk Organza and Leather Floral Dress (Spring/Summer 2014)


NOMINATED BY: Director of South African Fashion Week, Lucilla Booyzen

WHAT: “Flag Prophecy”

BY: Thandiwe Tshabalala

NOMINATED BY: Executive creative director and partner of Joe Public (as well as outgoing chairman of the Loerie Awards), Xolisa Dyeshana

WHAT: Milk Mohair and Wool Felted Cape

BY: Milk: Mohair She Felt

NOMINATED BY: Actress and presenter, Nonhle Thema

(Photo by Simon Deiner)

WHAT: Kitale Drinks Cabinet

BY: Tonic

NOMINATED BY: Editor of Sunday Times Fashion Weekly, Tiaan Nagel 

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