8,500 visitors made their way to the inaugural GUILD Design Fair in Cape Town recently to enjoy hand-made limited-edition design from celebrated global galleries and institutions.
ARTISAN at GUILD, is a uniquely curated collection of handmade pieces that can be purchased and taken home immediately, allowing visitors to own an extraordinary smaller piece that encapsulates the essence of GUILD. The diverse selection of ARTISAN work communicates originality and vision with extraordinary objects by leading local and international designers and artisans.
All produced in limited numbers, with provenance and particular narrative, the pieces retain the authenticity and uniqueness of artisanal design, and complement the groundbreaking appeal of Africa’s first international design fair.
The variety of pieces cover a broad spectrum of disciplines, and comprise of work from over 22 designers including jewelry and handbags by Adèle Dejak.
As part of the Design Network Africa delegation, Nigerian-born Adèle Dejak showcased some of her distinctive line of sculptural fashion accessories in gold, bone, ostrich shell and traditional cloth, which has its roots in the heart of Kenya. Her bold, powerful designs reflect the strong contemporary African woman and has lead to design projects with Italian fashion house, Ferragamo.