The premium destination for design in Africa
Launched in June 2017 in the V&A Waterfront’s Silo district, GUILD is a portal to an inspirational and adventurous world of African design, art and lifestyle. The multi-faceted venue is home to a design store, a homeware studio and the Southern Guild collectible design gallery. GUILD is a meeting place for like-minded individuals – an open invitation to discuss and interact with the best design on the continent.
GUILD is a year-round home for the internationally acclaimed GUILD Design Fair to continue its legacy. Conceptualised, created and managed by The Guild Group in 2014 and 2015, Africa’s only international design fair left a legacy of exchange and collaboration that will be enriched and nurtured within GUILD.
GUILD Store presents a fresh and intriguing collection of limited-edition product developed from the surface designs of selected visionary voices, a wide assortment of items from the most interesting artisans in Africa and a selection of international design goods. GUILD Store is an ever-evolving showcase of cutting-edge fashion, jewellery, accessories, stationery, books, gifting, ceramics, tech and kids’ product.
GUILD Studio showcases contemporary homeware by South African designers and an in-house range designed by The Guild Group CCO Julian McGowan. GUILD Studio’s relevant and original range features the most important names in local, contemporary furniture including Gregor Jenkin, Meyer von Wielligh and Dokter and Misses.
Southern Guild is recognised as the most significant platform for collectible, limited-edition South African design. Exhibiting at the best design fairs around the world and collaborating with leading global galleries and institutions, Southern Guild has spearheaded the high-end design category in Africa.