May 2023

About The Show

About The Show



DESIGN JOBURG: 19 - 21 May 2022 - Sandton Convention Centre

Opening Times

Thursday, 19th May 2022: 10h00 – 18h00

Friday, 20th May 2022: 10h00 – 18h00

Saturday, 21st May 2022: 10h00 – 17h00


DESIGN JOBURG COLLECTIVE: 17 - 21 May 2021 - Kramerville and 44 Stanley

Opening Times

Tuesday, 17th May 2022: 09h00 – 17h00

Wednesday, 18th May 2022: 09h00 – 17h00

Thursday, 19th May 2022: 09h00 – 17h00

Friday, 20th May 2022: 09h00 – 17h00

Saturday, 21st May 2022: 09h00 – 17h00


TOP ATTRACTIONS at Design Joburg 2022 click the link below:

Architectural and Art tours

The Sensory Experience - Scent Workshops

Sanlam Private Wealth Installation

Design Dialogues - Talks programme

The Always Welcome Restaurant

Metaverse Tours and VR Experience

Architect's Experience

Hendrick's Gin Bar


TOP ATTRACTIONS at Design Joburg Collective 2022 click the link below:


What's on at Kramerville and 44 Stanley



Design Joburg is an undoubted highlight on the design and décor calendar and with good reason. Now in its fourth year, this full-scale show is a polished showcase of where interiors and design, fashion, architecture and sustainable design practices are in South Africa, where new talents are putting their energy and what the future holds for design as a vehicle of change and drive in Southern Africa and further afield.

Presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, driven by Lexus and in association with Hendrick's Gin, The Glendronach and South African Tourism, Design Joburg was on from 19 to 21 May 2022 at the Sandton Convention Centre, while the fringe event - Design Joburg Collective (which will include industry walk-arounds, trend talks and networking events) kicked off on May 17 and will be live in nearby décor and design districts Kramerville and 44 Stanley.

As much a cerebral as a social event, Design Joburg was an opportunity to grab a glass of bubbly, mingle with local talents and fellow cognoscenti and most importantly to get up close and personal with some of the most exciting and stimulating creative endeavours happening in the décor and design arenas right now.

The Creative Panel driving this year’s Collaborations and Highlights include some of the city’s finest creative minds including award-winning contemporary multimedia visual artist Trevor Stuurman, interiors maven and furniture designer and founder of Cocoon Lifestyle Bilala Mabuza, ideas synthesiser Sir Abner Makgamatha, founder of creative agency Application Form, Art Director for much lauded fashion brand David Tlale as well as Creative Director for Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (Uganda) and Master of Afrofuturism Manthe Ribane, founder and Creative Director for NATURA CO-LAB & Editor at Large for House & Leisure; had all pooled their resources to create a deeply immersive experience that embraces technology and tech innovations, sustainable design practices and explorations, new developments and material usage and a post-pandemic response to the world as we know it.

The three-day event was an opportunity to enjoy an intense design download at your leisure. Coordinate your visits with client and friends meet-and-greets and dip in and out to the events that appeal. Iconic Johannesburg architectural and interiors projects were open to event-goers with a series of designer-led walk-arounds, while insightful talks spanning fashion, current design trends, the relevance of sustainability in the 21st century and understanding design in the Metaverse provided intense food for thought for industry members and the public alike. A focus on software developments in the interior, architecture and design worlds was also a strong focus of this year’s show, and guests can expect to be brought up to speed with a host of cutting-edge tech-focused industry developments.


An innovation from 2021, the Design Joburg Collective is now a permanent feature and must-do for the local décor world’s decision makers and devotees alike. A collection of décor-focused events hosted as a ‘fringe’ to the show, Collective returns to Kramerville and 44 Stanley. The Collective included Lexus drivebys and on-foot walk-arounds, industry gatherings and brand launches, studio showcases, trend talks, workshops and importantly, a chance for lovers of décor and design to gather again and immerse themselves in the world they love.

“As the world looks to the African continent for creative inspiration, Design Joburg is set to redefine collaboration as a design tool for progressive thinking as Africa’s leading design event, bringing together the very best of “Glocal” creative trailblazers and innovators,” adds Sir Abner. “Design leaders and followers alike were assured of a cutting edge experience where they were fed on a multitude of levels – leaving them inspired and certainly proud to be witness to some of the best design innovators and innovations of our times.”


May 2022 will also see Design Joburg co-habiting at the Sandton Convention Centre with the Hotel & Hospitality Show, further enhancing the experience for visitors. The Hotel & Hospitality Show forms part of a global dedicated portfolio of events serving the hospitality industry for the past 20 years across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 

This is the essential meeting place for General Managers, Hoteliers, Interior Designers, B&B operators, F&B Managers, Front of House, Housekeepers and Procurement companies looking to access products, information and inspiration.

With hundreds of brands from around the world showcasing products ranging from interiors, lighting and design, technology, cleaning equipment, security, kitchen and laundry equipment and more, the exhibition provides a 360-degree view of the African hotel and hospitality markets.


About Design Joburg

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What You Will See

  • Alluring room-sets
  • Never before seen collaborative exhibits
  • International flair
  • Established and emerging designers and architects spearheading collaborative spaces
  • Uniquely curated installations and features