Design Indaba Expo 2010: Inception Collection

The debut line of colorful Corian housewares from ambitious South African design duo Snapp

Launched at last month’s Design Indaba expo, the Inception Collection from Snapp was one of the more attention-grabbing product collections there. With its use of brilliant hues and bold forms, the group of five objects stood out from much of the more craft-based wares on view. Founded by industrial designer Jonathan Fundudis and mechanical engineer Renko Nieman, the Johannesburg-based firm aspires to lead the field …

Design Indaba Expo 2010: Haldane Martin

Dramatic contours of Nature-inspired forms by South Africa's most renowned furniture designer

Launched at the recent Design Indaba, Haldane Martin‘s Baba Papa Lounger (above) was one of the highlights of this year’s exposition. The undulating, meshed structure, manufactured from roughly 80% recycled stainless steel wire, was inspired by the worn surface of beach pebbles. Sun bathers not to worry, the lounger also comes with a contoured cushion to prevent unsightly skin patterns. No stranger to Design Indaba …

Design Indaba Expo 2010: Heartworks Stitching Club

Teddy bears and linens colorfully hand-embroidered by a women's club in South Africa

Nestled in a small display cube within the Cape Craft and Design Institute’s exhibition at the recent Design Indaba expo, Heartworks Stitching Club‘s hand-embroidered teddy bears immediately caught our attention with their bold colors and one-of-a-kind appliqué. Founded by Margaret Woermann, owner of the Cape Town crafts boutique Heartworks, the Club began over five years ago in an effort to empower local craftswomen while contributing …