Design Indaba

Design Indaba 2012: Day 2

Design Indaba’s day two highlights were served up by Pete Hellicar and Joel Gethin Lewis of Hellicar & Lewis, South African product designer and “creative doer” Porky Hefer, Indian screenwriter Akshat Verma, and United Visual Artists…

Design Indaba 2012: Day 1

Cape Town’s ever-inspiring Design Indaba conference kicked off yesterday with talks by speakers including Pentagram partner Eddie Opara, Chris Milk and Aaron Koblin and also René Redzepi, the head chef of Copenhagen’s Noma restaurant…

Design Indaba 2012

Cape Town’s excellent Design Indaba conference returns at the end of February, bringing a selection of cutting edge speakers from across the fields of product design, graphics, architecture and more to South Africa’s sunny shores.

Design Indaba: Day 3

Highlights from Design Indaba’s third and final day of conference include talks by Israeli type designer Oded Ezer, American data-visualiser extrordinaire Ben Fry, Robert Wong of Google Labs, and an unexpected choice of final speaker…

Design Indaba: Day 2

Highlights of yesterday’s second day of Design Indaba in Cape town included a talk from London-based design studio Bibliothèque, a history of Italian design factory Alessi, delivered by Alberto Alessi – and a great talk by young furniture maker Maarten Baas…

Design Indaba 2011: Day One

Cape Town’s annual Design Indaba conference kicked off yesterday and the sold out 1,500 capacity crowd in Cape Town International Conference Centre has been treated to some great talks…

Design Indaba 2011

It’s grey and wet here in London, but happily it’s that time of year when the movers and shakers of the design world head south to the markedly more clement Cape Town for one of the most eagerly anticipated of annual conferences, Design Indaba. This year, speakers lined up include data visualiser Ben Fry, design and branding veteran Michael Wolf, and Robert Wong of Google Creative Labs – all of whom will be looking to elaborate on how creativity can create a better world…

Design Indaba: Piyush Pandey

At the Design Indaba conference yesterday, Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai creative director Piyush Pandey introduced the audience to a totally charming set of ads for Vodafone, that have proved an enormous success in India…

Design Indaba: Documenting Design

One of the challenges faced regularly by designers and ad people is explaining to people just what it is they do. In an excellent panel at Design Indaba, three filmmakers discussed the films they’ve made that are helping to illuminate the hidden worlds of advertising and design…

Design Indaba: Troika

UK design/art collective Troika wowed the crowd at the Design Indaba in Cape Town with its cheeky computer programme Newton Virus, which allows gravity to take effect upon unwitting desktops (but without damaging any files)

Design Indaba: Michael Bierut

CR will be blogging from this year’s Design Indaba in Cape Town this week. Co-host and speaker Michael Bierut kicked off the festival this morning with a deft presentation about how sometimes as a designer it pays to be humble…

Design Indaba: Change for good

Speakers at this year’s Design Indaba were from a range of backgrounds, united by a desire for change. By Mark Sinclair