So 2014 came and went which means here in Slaapstad we are longer the design capital of the world. Bummer, but the innovation and creativity of contemporary art and design in South Africa ain’t slowing down any time soon as the 2015 Design Indaba rolls into town.
The Design Indaba is a global highlight on the calendar of all those who celebrate and appreciate innovation, creativity and world-class design. 2015 marks another year that Grolsch is a proud sponsor of Design Indaba – and is the culmination of a year-long support programme for contemporary art and design in South Africa.
Don’t miss Dan’s Place at Design Indaba – the legendary local Grolsch bar modeled on a cool Amsterdam loft for urban creatives in Amsterdam has now taken to a global stage – travelling to Design Indaba for the first time to share the sophisticated and premium Grolsch bar experience with creative minds from across the globe at DI. Dan’s Place is a celebration of all the ideals of urban creativity and design that make is the ultimate place to pop by for some much needed refreshment after a hard day at conference or all that walking around the expo floor.
400 years of innovation and unconventional thinking has made Grolsch a favourite among those who believe in the power of creativity. In the past year we’ve participated with numerous galleries, artist’s collectives and art fairs in and around South Africa and have proudly celebrated urban creativity! As part of the 400-year anniversary, Grolsch is pleased to announce limited edition packaging that will be available from April and forms part of the artist initiative undertaken on a global scale in Holland for the 400-year anniversary. Grolsch flew artists from all over the world to Holland and asked them to recreate the Grolsch bottle; the end result was a superb collage of images that form part of the new Grolsch look you can expect to see in April.
For those who love to Doodle and Draw there is also an evening of creativity for you and some fun to be had at the Grolsch stand at Design Indaba! The creative headspace competition will be running live on the expo floor, just imagine 400 years of Grolsch and submit your design live! So make sure you pop in and give us a #Cheersch while you are choosing interesting at the 2015 Design Indaba. The creative headspace competition will run during Design Indaba on the expo floor with all doodles placed in a Facebook album – for voting – the two images with the most likes will win the Creative Headspace competition and win a grand prize. Voting runs from 4pm Monday 2nd of March until 9am Monday the 9th of March.
Go on, enjoy a cheeky swig of Grolsch during your visit to the Indaba (25, 26 and 27 February) and get all kinds of creative, you know you want to.