WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring
The winners of the 2019 100% Design South Africa Awards have been announced, including this year’s South African Designer of the Year.
The event, held from 7 – 11 August 2019 alongside Decorex Joburg, showcases a selection of top local designers across a variety of disciplines, from textiles and furniture to homeware and lighting.
The winners were chosen by an independent judging panel, including VISI Deputy Editor Annemarie Meintjes, Creative Director Tracy Lynch, architect Nisha van der Hoven, interior designer Tristan du Plessis, Ntombenhle Shezi of Kaya FM and Malibongwe Tyilo of Maverick Life.
Here, in no particular order, are the seven category winners:
Best Furniture Design: Preservation Bench by Houtlander for AHEC
Best Textile Design: Ronel Jordaan
Best Lighting Design: Memphis Lighting Collection by Wiid Design and Ceramic Matters
Best Surface Design: MAXHOSA wallpaper by Laduma Ngxokolo
Best Product Design: Raw Studios for Inhouse
Best of 100% New Talent: Sifiso Shange of Afri-Modern, in collaboration with John Vogel
For more information, visit 100percentdesign.co.za.