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CDI members find success at Design Joburg: R290 000 in orders secured

05 July 2017   (0 Comments)
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 Lesego Maloka of Pone Creatives participated in Design Joburg

 

This year we partnered with Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View, a new high-end event in Johannesburg showcasing the leaders in décor and design, to profile our talented CDI members and showcase our growing Peek platform, which already has almost 2000 products available from small creative businesses.

 

Thanks to this partnership, seven Gauteng-based CDI members had the opportunity to participate at this prestigious event which took place from 12 to 14 May: Studio Stirling (hanging swing chairs and daybeds); Blank Ink Design (hand-drawn architectural city guides and merchandise); Lily Loves (bespoke hand-made copper water fountains); Pone Creatives (textile design in products inspired by African heritage); Detail'24 Interiors (interior design and décor); Timeless Opulence (bespoke furniture and quality custom fittings); and Ceramix (ceramic objects).

 

Market Support Services Manager, Fran Stewart said: “It was most rewarding to be able to work with a new set of producers and many important conversations were held at the event.  The participants received valuable feedback around their products and they collectively made sales and orders in excess of R269 000. The Peek online platform was also very well received and there was a lot on interaction with both local producers and buyers of product. We really encourage CDI members to upload their products on Peek to make the most of these CDI engagements at key trade and consumer events.”

Peek and our involvement with Design Joburg are among some of our initiatives that focus on providing opportunities for creative businesses and designers to enter the local and international market.

 

Some feedback from some of the CDI participants:

 

Manini Rampola of Detail’24:

“The show was great and it was a great platform to engage with potential consumers. The show was a great opportunity to have the physical presence especially for me with only an online platform. I think it’s important to constantly make sure that you are present at trade shows to create brand awareness.

Joanina Pastoll of Studio Stirling:

“Lovely exposure. Loads of interest. So many good comments and good feedback about price point; I met so many lovely people and got many contacts to build our database.”

Lesego Maloka of Pone Creatives:

“It was absolutely enlightening and great for marketing purposes. Pone Creatives received a lot of accolades and acknowledgement. It has also opened other doors for me in the design field.”

 

For more information about Design Joburg visit their website: http://www.designjoburg.com/


To sign up for Peek go to:
www.peek.org.za


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