Southern Guild’s Newest Design Investments


Just open: Graphica introduces some collectible design pieces not yet seen in South Africa, despite having been exhibited by Southern Guild at international fairs such as Design Miami in both Basel and Miami, and Design Days Dubai.

Following its highly successful Monster Deliciosa exhibition by Porky Hefer at Cape Town’s design gallery Southern Guild,  is the exhibition Graphica, ‘a visual feast of dynamic silhouettes and exquisite surface detailing,’ explains founder Trevyn McGowan.
A Wiid Design bench hand-drawn by Ceramic Matters to resemble a tattoo, the Kassena Isibheqe cabinet and writing desk by Dokter and Misses, referencing a modern-day script to unite African languages, and Madoda Fani ceramic vessels decorated with armour-like patterning are some of the pieces to look out for in this exhibition.

‘There’s a strong African aesthetic to these works,’ adds partner Julian McGowan. The group exhibition introduces you to local and collectible design work. Artists include: Adriaan Izak Hugo + Zander Blom, Babacar Niang, Brett Murray, Bronze Age, Daniella Mooney, David Krynauw, Driaan Claassen, Gavin Elder, Gregor Jenkin, Justine Mahoney, Koop, Porky Hefer, Rodan Kane Hart, Pieter Henning and Xandre Kriel, amongst others.

“Southern Guild is forging ahead with repositioning design work as investment pieces in this country,” adds Trevyn. “In the same way that art is collected by top buyers and museums, our South African designers are beginning to make waves, with collectors understanding the global significance of Africa and its designer-makers.”

Go here to see more of the images on show at this delightful exhibition
Image: Xandre Kriel – Samoosa Table
Open until 1 July, from Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and on Saturdays by appointment at the Southern Guild gallery: 10 Lewin Street, Woodstock, Cape Town.

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