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Nando's Hot Young Designers

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Watch a round up of the 2020 Nando’s Hot Young Designer Finalists in this extensive video explaining their inspirations and processes.

In its third iteration, The Nando’s HYD competition had a plethora of entries from across South Africa, with the brief to design a bench that encourages social distancing and is adaptable for life after the pandemic.


Conceptual designer Katlego Tshuma was been announced as the winner of the 2020 Nando’s Hot Young Designer (HYD) Talent Search, with his Sangu Bench.

Spearheaded by local design house CLOUT, there was a plethora of talented entrants to consider.

“Throughout the research and design of the bench, I kept true to the brief by creating areas that allow for two people to sit and still maintain social distancing,” explains Katlego. “I created isolated areas on a bench by incorporating the traditional mat as a divider and back support.”

Read more about the search in VISI 112 on page 144.