The #HLDesignIssue is saturated with innovative and creative design from established heroes to new talent. In the issue, we explore the meaning of design in Africa and the many different forms it appears in, from interior design to sculptural pieces. At our launch party on Friday, 2 June (invite only), we showcase the people who celebrate the different facets of design, making up a dream team of creatives.
Alwijn Burger, otherwise known as Blomboy, is a master in breaking the rules of floristry. With a street-savvy approach to creating bouquets, he uses locally grown flowers and foliage to deliver the best, freshest and unexpected botanical artworks. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with for the #HLDesignIssue party.
When viewing – and tasting – Jacques Erasmus of Hemelhuijs’ culinary delights, it’s easy to see why food is a form of design. Jacques is on a constant alchemist’s quest to find the perfect blend of scent and taste and his food is beautiful to the eye, making him the perfect caterer for the #HLDesignIssue launch party.
Considering our June issue has been dubbed the #HLDesignIssue, the magazine is packed full of design heroes, newcomers, collaborations and houses fit to be in a design museum. We couldn’t be more excited about launching this collector’s edition.
Smith Gallery will be hosting our launch party for the #HLDesignIssue and the location couldn’t be better. Specialising in new work by a broad range of established and emerging artists with the aim of making art more accessible to art lovers and collectors, the studio is a supportive platform for local artists.
Music is an art form in itself and is capable of sharing expression and emotion from different cultures. In Africa, music has always been an important creative medium and that has continued to this day. After playing at Afrikaburn, DJ Monique Creamer knows how to celebrate the merging of design and music, and her wide range of music – from swing to house – reflects that.