Cape Town‘s Southern Guild was the only African design representative at NYC’s high-end showcase, The Salon Art + Design in mid-November. And, as Lynsey Chutel points out for Quartz, the gallery presented furniture that “punctured the outdated image the west has of an African aesthetic.” Southern Guild makes clear that it’s important African design maintains attention—and a competitive edge—on a fickle global design stage. Further, the work they showcased reflected the values of the artist and their community. From CH favorite Porky Hefer‘s piece to “A piece of furniture made of brick” by the Gregor Jenkin Studio, the entire installation was a true stand-out in the intimate setting—and marked a continued force in the world of design. Read more at Quartz.