March 10, 2014
#InstagramDiary: GUILD Design Fair in Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Cape Town, our creative World Design Capital 2014, is bursting at the seams with a variety of artistic events this Autumn, and none more inspirational that the GUILD Design Fair, which was held at the V&A Waterfront ‘s Lookout venue from 28 February to 9 March, 2014.
In my time as the content coordinator for Cape Town Tourism, I have attended many, many design-related events but few have really embodied and explained the concept to the layman as well as GUILD does.
It is here where you can truly grasp how an idea for a corset can be printed in 3D by the Agents of the 3D Revolution into something tangible for you to touch; how a think tank like the Maker Library between local and international artists ensures an interactive exchange of concepts for the benefit of the community or just how much brain power and creativity goes into designing puppets for a theatrical show like the Olivier Award for Design Tony Award winning production, War Horse.
GUILD was a true feast for the eyes, soul and mind and one I hope to experience again soon.
These are images of my favourite exhibits at the GUILD Design Fair:
The GUILD Design Fair is just one of the many stimulating World Design Capital 2014 events being hosted in and around Cape Town. Click here for the full programme.
For more information about the GUILD Design Fair, please visit www.guilddesignfair.com
More of a performance art lover? Why not try the Infecting the City festival from 10 to 15 March, 2014 in #lovecapetown.