BY Simone Borcherding
Here are a few of my favorite things spotted at the Design Indaba 2012 held in Cape Town recently…
Quirky side tables by Abode.
Ceramic wall vases by Africasso Collection.
Cycle Flower Lamp by The Botany Project.
Garden furniture inspired rocking chair by ilovebokkie.
The Isle of Tree’s stand.
Hanging planters by Magda van der Vloed.
Colour-in scatter by My Favourite Colour.
Grey on grey furniture by Pedersen + Lennard.
Keyboard keys used as fridge potry magnets by Recreate.
A solar powered lamp in a jar by Consol.
A stool made from sparkling wine corks by Wold & Maiden.
What I noticed was that a lot of the products reflect this tendency towards design that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Someone who exemplifies this is Porky Hefer – possibly my favourite speaker at the simulcast of the Design Indaba Conference. Porky was relaxed, playful, swore a lot, and his endeavors generally break the rules. He described himself as a kid, but one that can use power tools without adult supervision. I want to be friends with him!
Here are some examples of his work…
“Kids have been recycling for centuries” Porky Hefer