Design Joburg announces its CoLab designers for 2019

The heart of Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View, remains their CoLab features.
CoLabs see leading interior designers and architects challenged to create curated room sets using the wares of several leading industry brands.

The show is thrilled to announce 2019’s lineup of talented designers planning to transform the Sandton Convention Centre into Africa’s nucleus of cutting-edge décor and design.

Tuami Zulu - Proportion Studio of Design brought to you by Visi Magazine

Pushing the boundaries with his exploration of space and form, Tuami’s interest lies in the relationship between people and spaces, line and form. His highly sculptural bench, inspired by the form of a dancer in flight, earned him an award from Germany’s Parkett Dietrich International Benchmark competition and his mentorship with Studio A earlier this year resulted in a stand that visitors talk about to this day.

Dylan Thomaz brought to you by Designing Ways

Thanks to an impressive background in visual merchandising, Dylan’s many interior design projects tell an intimate story of who their clients are. Equal parts curation and design, Dylan has a knack for creating layered spaces injected with depth and character and an undercurrent of classicism. While his client list is long and its addresses span the globe, this will be Dylan’s debut at Design Joburg.

Wendy Douglas - Douglas & Douglas brought to you by House and Leisure

This Durban designer’s studio produces furniture and interiors that the press has lapped up. She’s all about creating personal, functional spaces that reflect the client’s style and feature a mix of natural materials and textures as well as dark colours like black. The brand’s Carter Drinks cabinet drew in the crowds with its copper front and crimson interior when it launched at Design Joburg’s inaugural show.

Julia Day - Generation brought to you by Habitat

Synonymous with landmark international design brands, Julia’s Hyde Park store Generation imports a selection of the best furniture and accessories from global design heavyweights like De Padova and Seletti. Julia also designs interiors marked for their understated luxury and simplicity using the very best quality pieces. She set the bar high with her 2017 Design Joburg CoLab with architect Joe van Rooyen entitled Sample Library and 2019 should be no different.

Nelson Kubheka - Ommni Design brought to you by House & Garden Magazine

With nearly a decade of experience and a glut of African projects under his belt, Joburg based Nelson Kubheka creates upscale interiors and spacial solutions for residential, commercial and hospitality clients. Earlier this year at Design Joburg he caused a stir with his sophisticated, mineral rich bathroom for Kohler, which saw a fresh take on African inspired glamour with lashings of black and brass. His bathroom’s graphic Bogolan wallpaper was such a hit, it’s now available to order. 

Fanie van Zyl - FVZ Studio brought to you by Sunday Times

Last year Fanie created the show’s slick and sophisticated press lounge with moulded wall panels, iconic furniture pieces and a cool klompie brick floor. Having begun his career at Tonic before going his own way, Fanie’s knack for creating refined, contemporary spaces, often with an unexpected element, (cue the brick floor) is what he is becoming known for.  

Stay tuned for more from our exhibiting brands as they confirm their spaces for Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View 2019.


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