See the electric pulse of South African creative energy for yourself – right in the heart of Paris.
An exhibition at Galeries Lafayette, a department store with over 60 000 daily visitors, presents an international audience with this opportunity.
It is a collaborative effort between Artlogic, the organisers behind high-end boutique fairs such as the FNB JoburgArtFair and the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary, communication and events company, This is Cape Town, and Le BVH/Marais.
Thirty-eight South African brands are featured as part the South African retail exhibition currently running in Paris at Le BHV/Marais until July 31st.
They are: Ashanti Design. ASH ceramics, Ballo, Beach Cult, Butter Jewellery, Crystal Birch, Dear Rae, Evolution, Granadilla swim, Ardmore, Handmade by me, Henriette Botha, Klomp Ceramics, Laduma, Lalesso, Lisa Frazer, A Love Supreme, Mamiwata, Margot Molineux, Merwe and Salt, Mevrou & Co, Mia Melange, Pichulik, RialHeim, Sealand, Selfi, Simon & Mary, Skermunkil, Thalia Strates, Umbala, Vogel, Vorster, Wiid Design, Wild Olive, Wolf & Maiden, Wren Design, Zana, Yswara.
Says Artlogic CEO, Mandla Sibeko: “ Taking our brands into a large international retailing environment moves us closer to our audacious goal of ultimately securing permanent international supply contracts between the brands and the store, as well as other buyers in Paris.
We see this trade and export opportunity as just one step in the pursuit of getting our high quality South African products, which we so love, into homes and stores all across the globe.
This project will craft a progressive narrative around the South African artisanal design market, which is growing and thriving with a new audacity and vigour.”