Answering calls from the décor and design industry, Design Joburg is launching Design Joburg Collective to satiate the appetite of like-minded, design-savvy visitors. Design Joburg Collective is a suburb-sized showcase to be held in the Kramerville Design District from 3-5 June 2021.
The event will be a mix of both outdoor and indoor attractions, using Kramerville’s various galleries, showrooms, venues and outdoor spaces. Visitors will be able to explore at their leisure and attend complimentary (socially distanced) scheduled talks, giving it a truly international feel.
Design Joburg Collective will be partnering with like-minded events and exhibitions for a 10-day long Gauteng-wide celebration of design, art, food, comedy and more, culminating in the Kramerville event. Collectively this will be an unprecedented event for Gauteng and for Africa. Select showrooms will also be hosting talks featuring leaders in the creative community.
The ambition is to spotlight the grand Kramerville offering from over 150 talented tenants: lighting, decorative accessories, fabrics and wallpaper, kitchens and bathrooms, contract furniture, interior architecture, flooring, hardware, audio and visual, light industrial and more. The precinct’s dining venues will be open to welcome visitors, and there’ll be a selection of handpicked open-air food trucks and bars.
Designers, crafters and creative brands without Kramerville representation will be given the opportunity to participate in pop-ups hosted in several designated sites around the precinct. The event will include graffiti and art installations, buskers, public displays, street spectacles and activations, so visitors are guaranteed an experiential feast.
Given the enthusiasm so far, and with full adherence to all COVID-19 protocols, Design Joburg Collective is set to be a celebration of South African, continental and global design in the epicentre of Joburg’s décor and design scene.
Design Joburg Collective is free to the public.