Hyde Park Corner, 12-14 October 2018

News

A word from the Curator; A Return to Making.

Approaching a milestone has a way of urging us to look back at how we got to where we are and interrogate why we do what we do. With a decade of the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary on the horizon, it is fitting to reflect on the essense of this much loved event. It is with…

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A Considered Life : Michael Chandler

Q&A with Michael Chandler; ceramist, illustrator, curator and one of our 2018 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair Featured Designers. I can’t live witout… Good South African wine and walks on Table Mountain, Pizza. My favourite place to be is… The Western Cape Mountains. Any creation starts with… A sketch in one of my notebooks. I would…

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Thank you for your Support

We’d like to thank all those who joined us, our visitors, generous partners and exhibitors, who through their skill, imagination and passion for their craft, made the Fair an exceptional experience. Highlights from 2017 : Well Made in Africa Guest Curator, Tapiwa Matsinde 2017 Exhibitors Chefs in the City Elle Best Stand Design Competition Making the…

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Tantalizing Food and Fabulous Wine

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The 2017 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair kicks off in two weeks and Joburgers are getting ready to venture out in search of a one of a kind experience. The Hyde Park rooftop will be the go-to location for just that with over 120 artisans exhibiting their products, in addition to amazing food and wine. Tantalizing Food The food at this year’s fair will…

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2017 Media Launch

The 8th edition of the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair was officially launched to media this past Tuesday, 19th September. The Butchery by Marble at Keyes Art Mile was the perfect setting to host writers, journalists, and other lifestyle guru’s to get a taste of what is in store for this year’s Fair.     The…

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New Discoveries at the 2017 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

Louw Roets Furniture         From the 13-15th October, prepare to be rapt in a wonderland of food, wine and impeccable design at Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. A weekend of new discoveries awaits, as you meander through the beautiful aisles of the transformed Hyde Park Rooftop.You will get the chance to sample a fine selection…

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Well Made in Africa guest curator, Tapiwa Matsinde

The 2017 Well Made in Africa special project invites guest curator, Tapiwa Matsinde. She is author of _Contemporary Design Africa_; one of the first books to survey Africa’s dynamic contemporary design industry, profiling approximately 51 designers and makers working on the African continent and beyond. Tapiwa, who is of Zimbabwean heritage,  currently resides in London…

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2017 Special Projects

The Sanlam HmC is excited to reveal a lineup of curated special projects that will offer our audiences an artisanal trading experience like no other. Every year these projects give the fair its flair and make it a much-anticipated highlight on Joburg’s events calendar. The Fair takes place from 13th -15th October in Hyde Park Corner and…

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South Africa Retails in Paris.

In a project championed by Artlogic, This is Cape Town and LE BHV Marais, we will see almost 40 exhibitors retailing their luxury goods from 14th June until the 31st of July at Le BHV Marais. Parisians and international travelers will be able to shop a vast range of design products from South African brands…

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A Considered Life : Fashion with Yasmin Furmie

We caught up with Yasmin Furmie; lover and purveyor of local fashion, co-founder of label Sisi and judge of new TV show, Raw Silk. Yasmin shared with us some of her favourite local pieces and how she would style them. We look forward to bringing you some of these amazing brands at the 2017 Edition…

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A Considered Life : Furniture with Andrea Kleinloog

We spoke to Andrea Kleinloog one half of the powerful design duo that is Anatomy Design. Andrea and Megan, owners of Anatomy Design and Heese Kleinloog Studio, continue to push the industry forward with great sensibility, a strong collaborative approach and great understanding of the business of design on all fronts. Andrea shares with us some of…

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2017 Best Stand Design Competition

Attention all Exhibitors ! We are excited to once again be partnering with Elle and Elle Decor magazines to bring you the Best Stand Design Competition in 2017.   But remember, this year there’s a twist. We would like to see what goes into designing the beautiful stands that adorn Sanlam HmC Fair. We therefore call…

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A Considered Life : Beauty with Mathahle Stofile

The growing interest in natural, bespoke beauty and skin care products has given way to a blooming artisanal industry. We caught up with Mathahle Stofile, founder of ‘The Matte Project’ to tell us about her favourite local cosmetics brands. 1.WASS MS: The packaging is sublime. The name is an acronym for the seasons (winter, autumn,…

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Hello 2017 !

Warmest greetings to all our partners, exhibitors, visitors and friends. Now in our 8th edition, we are determined more than ever, to bring you the finest selection of artisans that our country and the rest of the continent has to offer. In 2016, Sanlam HmC raised the bar by welcoming African exhibitors to the Fair, hosting a…

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Featured Designer 2016

This year, the Sanlam HmC Fair has collaborated with ‘the prince of prints’, Chu Suwannapha, who is our 2016 Featured Designer. [spacer height=”default”]Chu, a familiar face on the South African fashion scene with 25 years of experience to his name, will be bringing a new energy to HmC. His vibrant prints will dramatically alter the…

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