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GUILD International Design Fair

GUILD, the international design fair founded by Trevyn and Julian McGowan features exhibitors from over seventeen countries including individuals, design institutions and curators. The international art fair aims to explore the theme of ‘making’ on an elevated, collectable level. ‘More than just a fair for beautiful objects, GUILD represents the coming together of dedicated, focused curators, designers and institutions who are striving to preserve and provoke exceptional, ground-breaking design,’ says Trevyn McGowan. Participating designers include Agents of the 3D Revolution, Design Network Africa, R & Company, Coletivo Amor de Madre, Rossana Orlandi, Nacho Carbonell, Southern Guild, Origins Center, Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Council, Handspring Puppet Company and Artisan. For more information on the exhibitors, see our previous article. As an official Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 event, the fair aims to draw attention to the growing relevance and emerging creativity of the African continent. In addition to the exhibition there will be an interactive programme of talks and workshops, educational curator tours, performance art happenings and a variety of associated functions and events. The GUILD art fair will take place from 28 February to 9 March 2014 at The Lookout, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. For more information, visit