Winners: 100% Design South Africa Awards

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The winners of the 2017 100% Design South Africa Awards have been announced, forming part of the show held from 9 – 13 August 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

“The 100% Design Awards were conceived as a way to recognise and celebrate the best of the best in show,” says 100% Design South Africa Programme Director Cathy O’Clery. “It also serves as a way to encourage exhibitors to bring their A-game, which helps to elevate the show year after year!”

The awards were divided into eight categories, including South African Designer of the Year, which this year went to designer Gregor Jenkin, who unveiled a new collection of furniture pieces at this year’s event.

The winners of the remaining seven categories are:

Best Furniture Design: Houtlander, with honourable mentions going to Laurie Wiid van Heerden for Seed to Seat and David Krynauw for We are Joburg

Best Product Design: Gregor Jenkin for his fireplace

Best Lighting Design: Dokter and Misses for We are Joburg, with an honourable mention going to Mema

Best Textile Design: Design Team

Best Surface Design: Clinton Friedman, with an honourable mention going to The Ninevites

Best Office Design: Raw Studios

Best Stand Design: Source IBA for the Afrotel

Best of 100% Talent: Kino

You’ll find a four-page spread focusing on Gregor and his new pieces, starting on page 132 in the latest issue of VISI (VISI 91). For more information about this year’s event, visit