Design Indaba Magazine

A Material World

The Pupunha palm tree is famous throughout the world for its supple inner fibres – known as palmito or “heart of palm,” a popular delicacy. For decades, this tree has been intensely harvested in Brazil and came close to extinction

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A Material World

The Pupunha palm tree is famous throughout the world for its supple inner fibres – known as palmito or “heart of palm,” a popular delicacy. For decades, this tree has been intensely harvested in Brazil and came close to extinction

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Big in Brazil

Designer Marcelo Rosenbaum is a celebrity in Brazil, the type to be stopped in the street and asked for his autograph. Frederico Duarte unpacks the significance of a designer who grows bigger than design circles. Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister once

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Big in Brazil

Designer Marcelo Rosenbaum is a celebrity in Brazil, the type to be stopped in the street and asked for his autograph. Frederico Duarte unpacks the significance of a designer who grows bigger than design circles. Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister once

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Crafter Words

In countries such as Portugal, one cannot talk about craft without looking back at century-old object-making traditions. Terracotta water jugs, for example, were once objects of necessity – they performed the functions of carrying, storing and cooling water. Often shaped or decorated

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Crafter Words

In countries such as Portugal, one cannot talk about craft without looking back at century-old object-making traditions. Terracotta water jugs, for example, were once objects of necessity – they performed the functions of carrying, storing and cooling water. Often shaped or decorated

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A House for Mrs Jonkers

When Design Indaba started in 1995, one year after the dawn of the “new South Africa”, there were many skeptics. “It was considered quite esoteric and somewhat frivolous to talk about design in the immediate afterglow of the first democratic

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A House for Mrs Jonkers

When Design Indaba started in 1995, one year after the dawn of the “new South Africa”, there were many skeptics. “It was considered quite esoteric and somewhat frivolous to talk about design in the immediate afterglow of the first democratic

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