Collection by William Lamb

Young Designers Make an impression at Design Indaba


Thomas Heatherwick stole the show at the first day of the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday when he unveiled his plans to recast a century-old silo on the city’s waterfront as a showcase for modern African art (look for coverage, and images, soon at But a group of recent design school graduates from across the globe presented a generational counterpoint to Heatherwick and other more established speakers by presenting innovations of their own. Click through the slideshow to view their work.

Teshia Treuhaft is a Michigan-born MFA candidate in the Department of Future Design at the Rhode Island School of...
Teshia Treuhaft addresses the Design Indaba conference in Cape Town on February 26. Photo courtesy of Design Indaba.
The Loop bike rack is a concept and prototype developed by the Federal, an Ottawa-based design consultancy founded by...
Ian Murchison, co-founder of the Federal, onstage at Design Indaba. Image courtesy of Design Indaba.
Dave Hakkens, a Dutch designer and a recent graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, was inspired to design the...
Dave Hakkens onstge at Design Indaba. Image courtesy of Design Indaba.

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