WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring
The winners of this year’s 100% Design South Africa Design Awards were announced at a gala event on 9 August 2018.
The winners were chosen by an independent panel of 10 judges, including VISI Editor-in-Chief Sumien Brink and Deputy Editor Annemarie Meintjes, and audited by Angus Campbell, Head of the Department of Industrial Design at the University of Johannesburg.
The awards were divided into eight categories, as we saw in 2017, including South African Designer of the Year, Best Textile Design and Best Lighting Design.
The award for South African Designer of the Year went to Houtlander, the furniture brand headed up by makers Phillip Hollander and Stephen Wilson, who last year won the award for Best Furniture Design.
The winners of the remaining seven categories are:
Best Lighting Design: Joe Paine for The Stilt Light
Surface Design: SMTNG GOOD for its throws
Best Textile Design: lulasclan
Best of 100% New Talent: Ben Orkin for his Nebnikro Ceramic Vessels
Best Office Design: 100% Office by Alice Hutton
Best Product Design: MotherCityHardware for its Kitchen Island
Best Furniture Design: Kino for cabinets the Heildronk Kas and the Neut Drinks Cabinet
Best Stand Design: Yudu
For more information, visit 100percentdesign.co.za.