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August 30, 2013

Let’s recap on the Open Design Cape Town 2013 festival

As the end of the Open Design Cape Town festival draws near, we'd like to recap on the last few days of creativity and inspiration that we've experienced thus far. And if this festival is anything to go by for what's in store for 2014, then the world will really be impressed with what Cape Town has to offer as the World Design Capital 2014. The festival took place at the iconic Cape Town City Hall from 21 to 31 August that invited an array of innovators, exhibitors, designers, speakers and all round out-of-the-box thinkers to showcase their art to an audience of students and professionals alike. The venue was strategically chosen for its rich cultural history and with the City Hall's recent revitalisation, we couldn't think of any better venue than this large Edwardian building.

Here are some of the highlights from the festival's main events, dialogues and exhibitions. 

Image courtesy of Cape Town Magazine

The theme of the festival was “Design is Sharing” which was an innovative invitation to encourage all individuals to participate, engage, share ideas and inspire each other, thus collaborating to create a universal appreciation for design.

Image courtesy of Cape Town Magazine

The beautiful Cape Town City Hall was packed with an audience just waiting to be inspired.

Image courtesy of Open Design Cape Town 

The illustrious red cellist, Carol Thorns, performing in her Cellosphere at the opening party of Open Design Cape Town 2013.

Image courtesy of Open Design Cape Town on Instagram @opendesignct

The talented Curator and Scenographer of the WCFI IN CONTEXT exhibition which was one of the main events at the Open Design Cape Town 2013 festival.

Image courtesy of Open Design Cape Town on Instagram @opendesignct

A snapshot of furniture, lighting and design concepts from IN CONTEXT at the launch of Open Design Cape Town 2013

If you're in Cape Town, why not head down to catch the last few days of this creative festival before it ends. 

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