Image by DNX Interiors
Donald Nxumalo is a recognised name in South Africa’s vibrant interior design realm. He’s come a long way since winning the inaugural design reality show ‘Win A Home’ a few years back.
When Design Joburg launched in 2017, he was a rising star. In this year we saw him create two showstopping exhibits at our show: one in partnership with Hertex (to showcase their collaboration in creating the ‘The A-List’ fabric collection) and his first standalone feature showcasing his own stellar interior design style.
Since then he’s featured as one of the show’s celebrated designers in our lineup of CoLab features – curated room sets masterminded by the country’s top creatives – and then in 2019 he created one of the show’s most impressive stands under his Donald Nxumalo brand.
To say Donald is a veteran, despite his youth, of the show is an understatement. Who better to take the reigns as creative director of our 2021 show?
“The opportunity to creatively steer Design Joburg – a show I’ve been involved in since the very beginning - is perfectly timed in terms of my own personal design journey. I am ready to push barriers, and myself, to help create a show that truly blazes the trail in the décor and design space”, says Donald Nxumalo of his recent appointment.
Whilst Design Joburg is sad to say goodbye to our current creative director duo, Tonic’s talented Greg Gamble and Philippe van der Merwe, we’re also thrilled to have Donald steer the show ever upward.