Design joburg is far more than just an exhibition. As Africa’s only international design show, Design Joburg & 100% Design Africa is the launchpad that the industry needs to enter onto the global stage. Through the spirit of exchange, this hybrid trade event brings key members of the interior industry together, showcasing all manner of contemporary designs from across the continent – from furniture and product design to specialised areas like art, literature, and crafts.

As a phygital platform, Design Joburg combines the power of physical exhibition space and events, with the power of digital storytelling, enabling innovative ideas to be showcased in new and exciting ways. With thousands of buyers coming to the events from around the world, this is Africa’s most important design show.

Expertly curated

At the heart of what we do are our carefully curated collaborative feature stands, which exemplify what we strive for: to always seek what’s new. We aim to drive these exciting product launches and forge spaces that engage an audience in a way that’s far more meaningful than an Instagram post. We love change and all that it brings, which is why, together with Decorex Joburg, we will create a 2023 experience that’s unlike any other.

Quality environment

Time is a luxury and nothing embodies that more than the quality of an item. Each and every design on display at Design Joburg has been chosen because it represents not only innovative design but also because it meets our high standards for quality. Each year, our events and collaborations push the envelope of design thinking. Thanks to our close connections within the industry, we’re able to ensure that each feature is carefully curated by top local designers who bring the latest trends to life in spectacular fashion.

Destination for decision makers

We pride ourselves on being the definitive showcase of contemporary design on the African continent. More than just that, we’re a nexus for industry powerhouses: those who make the decisions that matter, launch brands, and define the future of design. We serve as a bridge between African design and the global stage, with thousands of buyers coming from France, Hong Kong, the United States, and more. 



Our innugural Future of Design Studio - taking place at, 100% Design Africa Cape Town, Joburg and Design Joburg - will host a series of discussions and presentations that explore the wider social, ecological, and cultural context in which we operate. The objective of the studio is to create a set of networking opportunities and a toolkit for action. Amongst other topics, we will cover circularity, the omniverse and metaverse, biofabrication, Web 3.0, design activism, transdisciplinary co-creation and the nuances of African design.

The curated line-up will sort the signal from the noise in order to accelerate positive change. Interested in being a speaker? 


22 - 25 June 2023


03 - 06 August 2023

Sandton Convention Centre

03 - 06 August 2023

Sandton Convention Centre

03 - 06 August 2023

Sandton Convention Centre

Mask wearing and presentation of vaccine certificates or negative COVID-19 tests are no longer mandatory to enter a venue in South Africa.  We leave these decisions to the individual attendee, but strongly encourage vulnerable people and those with underlying medical conditions to take appropriate health precautions