The annual Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair is around the corner, and as always it promises to be a fair unlike any other. Featuring innovative design, food and wine, this vibrant celebration of impeccable design embodies the elegance and audacity of all things ‘well made in Africa’. The Fair is now in its eighth year, and gives fair-goers and trend watchers the opportunity to be the first to encounter and experience the work of top emerging creatives. Taking place from 13 to 15 October, the 2017 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair will transform the rooftop of Hyde Park Corner into a modern wonderland of explosive creativity – you don’t want to miss it!
Venue: Rooftop of Hyde Park Corner shopping centre, Corner William Nicol and Sixth Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
Friday 13 October: 12pm to 10 pm | Saturday 14 October: 10am to 9pm | Sunday 15 October: 10am to 4pm
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Nigeria is a country well-known for its designers' unique flair for fashion. Interior design firm, Afrominima maintains this creative tradition thanks to its bold and edgy interior design style. The company is run by Olubunmi Adeyemi whose creations embodies his passion for design and culture.
Saba Studio was founded by Moran Munyuthe, a former architect who used his experience to create an up-and-coming furniture collection company. The furniture is made in Kenya which is also Moran's home country. His designs are brought to life thanks to the carpentry skills of local carpenters.
Adèle Dejak is the owner of an exotic brand of fashion jewellery and accessories which was inspired by her love for African textiles and culture. Based in Kenya, Adèle's collection includes bags, necklaces and earrings. The material used for her bold handcrafted designs are sourced from all over Africa.
Tongoro was created by Sarah Diouf and is an affordable clothing line created in Senegal. Her line is made by African artisans as she is committed to developing retail production in Western Africa. Tongoro provides clothes that offer quality, variety and convenience at affordable prices.
Founded by Dounia Tamri-Loeper, Dounia Home produces unique lamps and light fixtures created by the local talent of Moroccan craftsmen. The exotic lighting designs capture the essence of Moroccan culture with each hand-made creation made from local materials.
Suki Suki Naturals is range of hair care products that were specifically created for natural African and Indie hair, by owner and founder Linda Gieskes. Combining only the finest ingredients that nature has to offer, the brand taps into the healing and restorative powers of natural and essential oils to promote hair growth and health. Suki Suki products are made in Africa and 100% natural, containing no artificial or animal ingredients.
Every year Africa’s most innovative and forward thinking designers, connoisseurs and innovators showcase their talents at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. Share your creative edge with the world, and become part of the movement.
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Tickets can be purchased for R90 at www.webtickets.co.za, selected Pick n Pay outlets and Hyde Park Corner – or at the door for R110. Children 12 and under can enter for free. Tickets are valid for one day only, and different coloured wrist bands will be issued every day.
Due to time constraints, we will be unable to look up a purchase, however we do accept mobile tickets. On completion of your online purchase, your ticket will be emailed to you and you can present the ticket on your phone at the Fair.
Parking is available at Hyde Park Corner. To easily access the Woolworth Court, use the Hyde Park Corner underground parking located on 6th Road, just off Jan Smuts Avenue. Should you use any of the other parking areas, follow the directional signage, visible throughout Hyde Park Corner. We do recommend that visitors use a cab service e.g. Zebra Cabs or Uber.
Guest Relations is located in the Woolworths Court, on the upper mall opposite Woolworths. There you will find the information desk and Webtickets staff to assist you with your tickets.
Exhibitor will have card facilities, and you will be able to draw cash at ATMs conveniently located throughout Hyde Park Corner. There are also a number of foreign exchange bureaus and larger banking houses.
Unfortunately pets are not permitted at the #SanlamHmC Fair, and you won’t be allowed to bring food and beverages into the space. Please note that food and beverages will be available to purchase at the Fair.
The venue is accessible by elevator from the Woolworths Court. For easy movement around the Fair, ramps will be located at the entrance and exit of each marquee.
Lost items can be handed in at the Information Desk. To claim lost items, please inquire at the Ticketing Desks located in the Woolworths Court.
Yes, the Fair will take place outdoors. While most spaces will be covered, we advise that you come prepared with a hat, sunglasses and sunblock.
If you haven’t yet decided on attending the 2017 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair, take a look at the awe-inspiring exhibitions, products and people that made last year’s Fair an unforgettable experience.
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