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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Design Garage debuts at Cape Homemakers Expo

EXPO BOUND: The Design Garage will showcase CPUT design talent at the Cape Homemakers Expo. EXPO BOUND: The Design Garage will showcase CPUT design talent at the Cape Homemakers Expo.

CPUT student and alumni design talent will be on show at this year’s Cape Homemakers Expo when the Design Garage exhibits there for the first time.

Opened in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD a year ago, the Design Garage seeks to bridge the divide between theory and real world experience by giving emerging and student designers the opportunity to sell their designs directly to the public.

“We are delighted at the exposure offered to our designers by the organisers of the Homemakers Expo. We’ve always been supportive of the great design talent that is housed at CPUT, and therefore celebrate the fact that through the Expo the wider public will come to know just how talented our students and alumni are,” says Pieter Cilliers, manager of the Design Garage.

The stand will include colourful prints and products by Surface Design students as well as new products by fourth-year Industrial Design students participating in the 5K project. This project sees students creating companies that design and make products, which must rake in R5 000 profit by the end of the year. Another exhibitor at the CPUT stand is Daniel Jennings with his brand of toddler toys and furniture called BooToo.

The Homemakers Expo runs from 31 August to 3 September at the CTICC. The Design Garage is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and is situated at the corner of De Villiers and Roeland Streets.



Written by Abigail Calata