DNA Shows up in Cape Town at GUILD Design Fair

21Apr14

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Design Network Africa [DNA] is a dynamic programme led by the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU), funded by the Danish Government and orchestrated by Source. DNA connects highly respected designers from sub-Saharan Africa who represent the vibrancy and distinctive expression of a new African identity. In a true interchange of skills, aesthetics and narratives, the programme is designed to encourage collaboration, mentorship and experimentation. Designers are selected for their authentic and diverse voices, sophisticated and original products and unique global appeal…” GUILD

Hamed Ouattara – Hamed Design – Burkina Faso  _20140227_231833bhohr_2014-02-28 06.20.38aahohr

‘My goal is to provide a key point in a continent which suffers from imports and all kinds of imitation furniture, especially of poor quality and which does not reflect our culture.’ Ouattara

http://designnetworkafrica.org/people/hamed-design/
http://www.coroflot.com/hamedouattara
hameddesign23@yahoo.fr

Cheik Diallo – Diallo Design – Mali
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“I was not interested in just producing another chair – I wanted to look at another way of sitting. I decided to focus my design on artisanal methods.
With the artisanal one can preserve the culture of Africa and its savoir faire and then elevate it and make it contemporary through design.” Cheick Diallo

 “I don’t have an interest in design if it is only to remake that which already exists.” Cheick Diallo

http://designnetworkafrica.org/people/diallo-design/
http://www.diallo-design.com
contact@diallo-design.com

Andile Dyalvane – Imiso Ceramics – Cape Town

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Clay, Dyalvane says, gives him “the ability to create something beautiful,  valuable and usable, incorporating the four elements of  life – earth, water, air and fire.”

Imiso Ceramics, The Old Biscuit Mill, Albert Road, Unit A102, Woodstock
Phone : +27(0)21 447 2627
Email : info@imisoceramics.co.za
Website : http://www.imisoceramics.co.za

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Photography by Odette Herbert

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Other DNA members at GUILD

BABACAR NIANG

DOKTER AND MISSES & NULANGEE

TEKURA & DOKTER AND MISSES

MARJORIE WALLACE

LINKS

DNA : http://designnetworkafrica.org/
GUILD : http://guilddesignfair.com/portfolio/design-network-africa/
Centre for Culture and Development (CKU)

World Design Capital – Cape Town 2014
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2 Responses to “DNA Shows up in Cape Town at GUILD Design Fair”


  1. 1 GUILD : Southern Guild : Founder Trevyn McGowan’s Guided Tour | BIZLINKS
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