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Mr Price Home Colab Café at 100% Design South Africa

Mr Price Home will celebrate their ongoing relationship with leading South African designers at 100% Design South Africa when it takes place during Decorex Joburg from 6 – 10 August 2014. 

 

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Mr Price Home has developed something of a reputation for interpreting international trends and developing home-grown designs, and in 2012 the brand launched a collaboration with some of SA’s most talented design talents. Working with designers and design companies including Wola Nani, Lisa Firer, Terry Angelo, Mick and Sally Haigh, Jan Douglas, Kiekie, Andy Cartwright, Ed Suter, Michael Chandler, Amanda du Plessis, Rorkes Drift ELC Arts and Craft Centre, Mervyn Gers, Rene Roussouw, Michele Aubourg, Mia Widlake, Robin Weeks and Sue Sylvester, the Mr Price Home team has produced some massively popular (and affordable) designs.
Now the brand is celebrating this ongoing collaboration with a feature at 100% Design South Africa called the Mr Price Home Colab Café. Yanni Vasloo, merchandise director of Mr Price Home explains: “Our COLAB initiative was born out of the love and excitement we feel every day in our in-house design studio when we create the product ranges we offer, and extending it through working with trending South African Designers. We are super-excited to show a retrospective of COLAB work done over the past 24 months, as 100% is the authentic vehicle that brings together industry experts, new direction and most of all great  SA design, whilst agitating the industry status quo and creating design velocity.”


GOOD TO KNOW
Decorex Joburg takes place from 6th to 10th August at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Bookings have opened for the exhibition and can be made at www.decorex.co.za or through Webtickets.


Laurence Brick, Creative Director of 100% Design South Africa explains why having Mr Price Home at the inaugural showing is important for South African design. “Our exhibition is primarily about design-lead products. However, being design-focussed does not mean that a product has to be expensive. Mr Price Home produces affordable design which speaks to a huge variety of people and they push designers to create accessible design therefore breaking down the barriers of design understanding.”
The Colab Café will feature much of the Colab work by Mr Price Home and the South African designers in a retrospective exhibition set in a casual restaurant environment. Many of the designers will also be exhibiting at the show in their private capacity. These include Amanda du Plessis, Ed Suter, Mick Haigh, Mervyn Gers, Sue Sylvester, and Lisa Firer.

 


GOOD TO KNOW
COLAB can be found in selected Mr Price Home stores or visit www.mrphome.com to find out more about this range.