Emerging Creatives - Design Indaba 2015

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eDécor attended the Design Indaba 2014. The Design Indaba is always well attended and this year was no different. There were some outstanding Emerging Creatives, which eDécor will be promoting in the near future.

Each year, the Emerging Creatives programme invites designers to apply for a spot on the Expo floor, alongside some of the biggest names in South African design. Applications are opened to students in a creative faculty at a tertiary institution in South Africa and young designers in the process of establishing a design service or business. It is one of the many ways that Design Indaba is committed to nurturing and promoting the creative talent of young South Africans.

Here is the best of the best Emerging Creatives!


Morphosis Design Studio

Morphosis Design Studio is a multidiciplinary design firm specializing in landscape architecture, furniture design and graphic design. Based in their studio in Pretoria and manufacturers in Cape Town they produce small quantities of finely made furniture using solid woods and traditional cabinet making techniques. They are a South African design company focused on quality products, innovative design and a simple aesthetic.

Design Indaba 2012 - Morphosis Design Studio


Jan Douglas

According to Jan he has always been interested in tectonics and how materials join together. He relishes the sense that in South Africa, where a lot of craftsmen are unschooled but have a can-do attitude, products and homes can be simply yet elegantly put together.

He also remembers playing with Tinkertoy constructions as a child, which perhaps instilled the idea of constructing something new and unique from ready-made components.

Design Indaba 2012 - Jan Douglas


Van De Vlam

South African Design with a focus on the cultural objects that unite people.

Seaming together different themes and construction methods. The work is meant to be personally interpreted because we are all, hopefully, different.

Design Indaba 2012 - Van Der Flam


Petal Light Designs

Micah Joel Chishom's petal light design's are truly inspirational.

Design Indaba 2012 - Centre Petal Light Designs


Martin Doller Designs

Martin Doller is a Cape Town based industrial designer specializing in product, furniture and contemporary bespoke lighting design. 

His philosophy is about creating and developing innovative design solutions that optimize function, aesthetics and value for the benefit of both the end user and the manufacturer.

‘Design is a balance of proportion and form that does not compromise function and addresses the limitation of manufacture’, is how Martin views his work.

As a dynamic organization, Martin Doller Design specializes in all aspects of product design and development:  from conceptual design and prototyping, through to bulk manufacture, project management and on-time delivery. 

Together with his manufacturers and suppliers he has developed effective procedures to ensure a successful and streamlined design process.

Passionate about design and with his unique creative design process, Martin Doller Design prides itself on attention to the finest detail, using quality materials to achieve exceptional finishes and manufactured using the best production techniques.

Design Indaba 2012 - Martin Doller Designs


Marieke Adams Surface Designs

Marieke specializes in handprinted textiles. The, Bluebottle Chair, printed pattern comes to life in 3D forms of felt, linen and wool. This is truely a unique piece!

Design Indaba 2012 - Marieke Adams Surface Designer


Cath Price Ceramics

Cath Price graduated in 2010 with an MA degree from the University of Cape Town's Michaelis School of Fine Art. She specialised in ceramics and in June 2010 started designing and making porcelain bowls, tea-light candle holders and her signature spiky and animal bowls.

All the products are hand-crafted in high fire porcelain clay using the slip-casting method.

Design Indaba 2012 - Cath Prices Ceramics



Kraftisan is a proudly Cape Town based, product design brand which is focused on providing user friendly products that aim to enhance everyday life, through a simple equation of function and beauty.

Owner, manufacturer, and designer, Lucas R Adams is currently studying Industrial Design (3D) at CPUT. He has always had a strong interest in well designed, people orientated products which serve a utilitarian purpose.

The word Kraftisan was born from the idea of handcrafted, quality goods, produced in an artisanal way, using the aid of machines. All products are assembled by hand, and are designed to allow for the least amount of waste while using environmentally friendly materials wherever possible. Kraftisan's ultimate goal is to use only 100% recyclable materials while keeping their prices affordable for all.

Design Indaba 2012 - Kraftisan


Amy Scheepers

Amy Scheepers is a young freelance photographer and creative individual from Jeffreys Bay.

Amy's work is an extension of herself. It has consumed her ever since she picked up her first little camera all those years ago, and continues to do so now. 

These days it is influenced largely by the environment, movement, and natural light. All of which have become essential to my images, and constantly fascinate and challenge me. 

In the end Amy's work is about capturing the strong elements of romanticism within everyday life, creating the soft and beautiful reality she strives to capture.

Design Indaba 2012 - Amy Scheepers