If you want to know what’s new and trendy in local interior decor, here are the 100% Design South Africa award-winning designs

Africa’s leading product design showcase, 100% Design South Africa, announced its 2019 Design Award Winners at a Gala Awards Evening that was held at Gallagher Convention Centre on the night of Thursday, 8 August 2019.

“We’re thrilled to see the level of excellence this year. The intention behind these awards is not only to stimulate the industry but to reward and acknowledge designers who are leading their respective categories,” says 100% Design South Africa’s Creative Director, Cathy O’Clery.

Here are the award-winning designs:

Best Lighting Design

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The judges were on the hunt for an electrical lighting solution, whether local or international, which showed style and innovation. Energy-saving considerations, although not a pre-requisite, were a bonus.

Memphis Lighting Collection by Wiid Design and Ceramic Matters

MaXhosa wallpaper by Laduma Ngxokolo

Best Surface Design

Here, the criteria are style and/or innovation in wallpapers, wall treatments, wall coverings, fitted carpets, rugs, floor coverings, tiles, or 3D printed surfaces.

MaXhosa wallpaper by Laduma Ngxokolo, with a special mention for Notation Design for terrazzo.

Best Textile Design awarded in memory of Julian Gelb

This award that recognises excellence in fabric design and went to Ronel Jordaan with a special mention for Evolution for sustainability.

Sifiso Shange of Afrimodern in collaboration with John Vogel

Best of 100% New Talent

This award to recognise an emerging design talent went to Sifiso Shange of Afrimodern in collaboration with John Vogel. A special mention went to Foil Reflections by Mbongiseni Nxumalo.

Best Furniture Design

The judges were looking for a stylish piece of functional furniture from the residential, office or hospitality sector, whether local or international. This needed to be a new design from the last two years.

The award went to Preservation Bench by Houtlander for AHEC and a special mention went to Takk Studio.

Preservation Bench by Houtlander
Takk Studio


Best Product Design

This award is for an original design that shows intelligence and consideration in terms of material use.

It went to Raw Studios for Inhouse with a special mention for Chuma Maweni.

The award for the best stand, which recognises a stand design that is eye-catching and promotes visitor interaction and engagement, went to Wolkberg and Jacobs Collection.

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South African Designer of the Year

This is an annual award that seeks to recognise a designer who displays excellence in their field with regard to concept, quality and design.

It was jointly awarded to Mpho Vackier of The Urbanative and Thabisa Mjo of Mash. T Design Studio.

“We’d like to congratulate all the winners of these prestigious awards,” says Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions, the organisers of 100% Design South Africa Awards.

“Their designs set the benchmark for our industry and encourage further development.”

For more information, visit www.100percentdesign.co.za