Coiled by Siyazama Project + BCXSY in Milan Design Week 2010

We are pleased to let you know that Editions in Craft will exhibit its first project at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile / Design Week in Milan from April 14th to 19th 2010.

In 2009 we initiated the first contact with the Siyazama Project, a collective of twenty women from the rural province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa who work with traditional bead craft. The vision was to set up a collaboration to develop products together in workshops by linking traditional skills with contemporary design practice and through sharing techniques and exchanging ideas.

We invited the design cooperative BCXSY (Boaz Cohen and Sayaka Yamamoto) from the Netherlands to collaborate with eight women of the Siyzama Project (Lobolile Ximba, Sbongile Ximba, Celani Noyjeza, Princess Ngonephi Ngcobo, Kishwepi Sitole, Tholiwe Sitole, Beauty Ndlovu, Thokozani Sibisi) to design and produce prototypes together.

In Milan we will be showing the first prototypes of the series Coiled jointly designed by BCXSY and the Siyazama Project. They were made in a seven-day workshop held in Durban, South Africa in March 2010.

Spazio Rossana Orlandi

April 14-19, 2010

9.30am – 8pm

Via Matteo Bandello 14

20123 Milano

www.rossanaorlandi.com

ⓒHironori Tsukue

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2 responses to “Coiled by Siyazama Project + BCXSY in Milan Design Week 2010

  1. Flopsy

    Great project! Social design with an edge.

  2. Les A

    Fabulous design by a great project. Yebo gogo!

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