A new range of designer craft will be unveiled in Cape Town in January 2011 for home décor, office and fashion accessories collectors under the banner of the Indalo Project, a new craft design and marketing initiative curated by Streetwires.
A team of handpicked skilled crafters and designers were brought together specifically to create pieces that will advance local craft. Designing the pieces which have been meticulously handcrafted from a range of natural and recycled materials are Nicci Drzewicki, Mireille van Reenen, Hayley Rogers, Sharon Boonzaaier and Michaela Howse, all of whom are well established in their chosen design disciplines.
Nicci, an experienced architect and interior designer has a passion for all things beautiful and was also involved in the setting up of the décor retail store, Stuff, in Johannesburg. Mireille runs her own design company working in a wide range of digital and print media. She is also skilled in the more traditional craft techniques such as papermaking, wirework, knitting, sewing and ceramics.
Hayley is the co-founder of the Zimbabwe-based social enterprise that produces hand-sewn and beaded felt characters that retail here in South Africa and globally.
Sharon works in a wide variety of artistic disciplines ranging from design, illustration and painting to the manufacture of exclusive leather décor items and fashion accessories. She has received particular acclaim for her innovative leather chandeliers and Michaela is the designer behind the successful bead and wire Nguni cow range by Streetwires and
Chosen specifically for their varied range of skills, each designer was expected to respond to a weighty but clear brief: design products that will shift craft from an ‘ag shame’ purchase to a ‘must have’ collector’s piece. Come January 2011 the fabulous five will each showcase their craft in a series of three ranges that will be unveiled over six months.
Please contact Liane Mulder at Indalo Project for further information.