Editions in Craft at the World Design Capital Cape Town 2014

We are very pleased to let you know that Editions in Craft is participating in two exhibitions in Cape Town this month.

Colour cup for news letter

The Story Vases by Front & Siyazama and Coiled by BCXSY & Siyazama will be on show in Artisan at the Guild Design Fair. This is the first time they are shown in South Africa.

Our latest project by Margrethe Odgaard & Siyazama and Simunye will premiere in the exhibition Africa is Now at the Design Indaba.

In 2009 we started the ongoing collaboration with the Siyazama Project, a collective of women from KwaZulu-Natal who work with traditional beadwork. Since we have developed a variety of products by linking traditional skills with contemporary design practice and by sharing techniques and exchanging ideas.

In 2013 we held a new workshop and invited the Danish designer Margrethe Odgaard to Durban to work together with six members of the Siyazama Project: Beauty Ndlovu, Phiwe Mchunu, Celani Noyjeza, Thokozani Sibisi, Tholiwe Sitole and Lobolile Ximba. Two members of the Simunye Community also participated: Gabisile Gwala and Busisiwe Madlala.

Inspired by the material qualities of the glass beads, the designer proposed to develop a light bulb cover and presented basic sketches, which would form the starting point for the workshop. The technical solutions, colours and patterns were then further developed together.

Colour Cup is the outcome of the teamwork. Made of glass beads, it has the ability to let light through and colour it, while covering the light bulb as a second skin.
The colour cups shown in the exhibition are made by Lobolile Ximba and Phiwe Mchunu.

The workshop was organized by Editions in Craft in collaboration with WORKSPACE at the Durban University of Technology.
It was supported by the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm, Sweden.

For more detailed information about the project, please visit our website: www.editionsincraft.com

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