The Design Foundation Awards 

9 March 2019

The Design Foundation Awards celebrates success in design, commerciality, manufacturing and innovation, while at the same time shining a spotlight on South Africa’s rising stars.

Since 2012 these annual awards highlight the social impact and strategic importance that design can have on economic success and global identity. Placing increased value on the impact that effective design has on socio-economic improvement and on global identity.
Krone MCC is once again proud to be supporting the incredible work done by the Design Foundation. We love this quote by Paul Bennett: “Design transcends agenda. It speaks to the politics of optimism.”
You too can get involved. Traditionally, the nominations came from previous winners, the Foundation’s board and an independent panel of experts. The awards have now opened the voting up to the public too.
You have up until Monday 19 February 2019 to submit your work online or a designer’s work you admire for one of the Foundation’s seven prestigious awards. The categories are:
  1. Furniture and lighting
  2. Decorative objects, including ceramics and glass
  3. Industrial and product design
  4. Surface design
  5. Textiles
  6. Craft
  7. Jewellery and accessories
For instructions, more information and award criteria, visit




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