On view October 25 - November 3 2013
MOAD presents for its launch, the annual showcase of the Southern Guild design collection. Over 200 works from more than 100 of South Africa's leading designers and artists will provide a detailed and contextualized view point on collectable, limited edition design.
Southern Guild was founded in 2008 by Trevyn and Julian McGowan as a expansion of their company Source, which for a number of years had been exporting South African design to the international market. Southern Guild provides a platform for South African designers to experiment and challenge one another on the highest of levels. Fresh from showing at four of the leading design fairs in NY, Basel and Dubai to extraordinary international success, the Southern Guild Showcase at MOAD provides local audiences the opportunity to view the best design the country has produced.
With the opening of its doors to the public, and as Africa's first institution devoted to design, MOAD is pleased to be working with a collection of the nation's most exciting designers.
Laurie Wild van Heerdon - Bench, Gregor Jenkin - "Entertained", David Krynauw - Lighting
The Honorable Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile will open Southern Guild 2013 at the Museum of African Design (MOAD) with David Adjaye as Southern Guild’s guest of honour.
We are thrilled to announce that Tanzanian born and London based architect, David Adjaye, one of the most influential architects of our generation, will be coming to South Africa as our guest of honour, for the Southern Guild at MOAD 2013 exhibition, running from 25 October til 3 November, and the Southern Guild Design Foundation Awards 2013. Adjaye was awarded the OBE for services to architecture in 2007 and received the Design Miami/ Year of the Artist title in 2011. In 2012 he reached number one on the Guardian’s “Powerlist” of Britain’s most influential black people.