28 – 31 October 2021
KRAMERVILLE DESIGN DISTRICT

About The Showcase

Image by Studio 19

About the showcase

Following the success of our June showcase, we’re thrilled to announce Design Joburg Collective: Summer Edition. #DJC21SUMMER will once again be a suburb-sized showcase to be held in the Kramerville Design District from 28 to 31 October 2021. 

This too will again feature a mix of both outdoor and indoor attractions, using Kramerville’s various galleries, showrooms, venues and outdoor spaces. Visitors will be able to explore at their leisure and attend complimentary (socially distanced) scheduled talks, giving it a truly international feel.

Those familiar with the likes of Media 10’s Clerkenwell Design Week (based in London), and the Fuorisalone (the fringe events that make up Milan’s Design Week), will have an idea of what to expect. The team at our sister show Clerkenwell Design Week, have in fact been instrumental in helping us realise the Design Joburg Collective concept.

Design Joburg Collective: Summer Edition will once again be working with several sponsors and partners, to be announced in the coming weeks.

Given the enthusiasm from our June showcase, and with full adherence to all Covid-19 protocols, #DJC21SUMMER is set to be a celebration of South African, continental and global design in the epicentre of Joburg’s décor and design scene, with the Highveld summer as your host.

Aiming to offer visitors something unique over the (now extended) 4-day event, showrooms will be using this opportunity to launch new collections and products, dress up their shop windows and room-settings, offer special discounts and in-store activations, and more.

#DJC21SUMMER is free to the public. Select showrooms will also be hosting talks featuring leaders in the creative community.

The ambition is to spotlight the grand Kramerville offering from over 150 talented tenants: lighting, decorative accessories, fabrics and wallpaper, kitchens and bathrooms, contract furniture, interior architecture, flooring, hardware, audio and visual, light industrial and more. The precinct’s dining venues will be open to welcome visitors as well as a selection of handpicked open-air food trucks and bars.

Designers, crafters and creative brands without Kramerville representation will also be given the opportunity to participate in pop-ups hosted in several designated sites around the precinct.

The event will include graffiti and art installations, buskers, public displays, street spectacles and activations, so visitors are guaranteed a experiential feast.

Security arrangements will be a priority. Comparable to similar UK and EU events, visitors are encouraged to don their ‘takkies’, take to the streets, and soak up all that the design community has to offer. The event’s radius is approximately 1 kilometre. Organisers will also provide a shuttle service to transport the less energetic between key areas and events, all in a safe, secure and Covid-adherent environment.

#DJC21SUMMER: In Compliance with Covid-19 Protocols

Design Joburg Collective is largely an outdoor – suburb-sized – showcase, well aligned and compliant with the proposed government Covid-19 guidelines. Individual showrooms will continue to comply with gathering restrictions with regards the number of visitors (with adherence to mask wearing, sanitising, and ventilation).

We look forward to confidently and safely bringing the décor and design industry – and their supporters – together come 28 to 31 October 2021.

About Design Joburg Collective

Image by La Grange