The colourful art installation at the entrance to the Indaba. Pictures: Marchelle Abrahams

The festival is a carefully-curated event that brings together the world’s most creative minds, writes Marchelle Abrahams.

The annual Design Indaba kicked off at Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre this week. The festival is a carefully-curated event that brings together the world’s most creative minds.

The three-day conference is an intersection of business, innovation, and most importantly, expression. But it’s also a platform for SA’s up-and-coming creatives to showcase their products.

This year organisers are including Nightscape - an inner-city festival immersed at the Artscape Piazza.

Below are a list of highlights of the festival and what visitors can expect.

Conference

The highlight of the creative calendar, the Design Indaba Conference brings together creatives from around the world to share their visions with attendees.


Nightscape

A celebration of sound and sight in a festival of music, performance and exhibitions.


Emerging creatives

An exhibition that showcases the talents of our local rising design stars.

One of the exhibition stands at the Emerging Creatives Class.


Most Beautiful Object in South Africa

Each year Design Indaba engages South Africans with the question of what constitutes beauty. Voting is still open and closes at 12pm Friday.

Brogues And High Tops by Maria McCloy

Mighty Ndebele by Justine Mahoney



* Visit www.designindaba.com for more info