Collectible Design

GUILD Design Fair brings about a cross-continental exchange between African designers and their international counterparts, showing the most cutting-edge global design work to a South African audience.

The Guild Group launched GUILD, the first international design fair in Africa, in Cape Town to mark the city’s World Design Capital 2014 title. Two editions have been held to date – in 2014 and 2015 – with exhibitors spanning 16 countries and including Carpenters Workshop Gallery (London and Paris), Spazio Rossana Orlandi (Milan), R & Company (New York), London Connoisseur (London), Studio Molen (Netherlands), Mabeo (Gaborone), Carwan Gallery (Beirut) and Coletivo Amor de Madre (São Paulo).

GUILD has a special focus on global collaboration and has facilitated a number of ground-breaking projects between celebrated international designers and Southern African studios, which have gone on to receive widespread international acclaim.