De­sign­ers to show off skills

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - NOKUTHULA ZWANE @Zwane_2li2ls

WITH Youth Month com­ing to an end, SABC3 and Win A Home have launched an op­por­tu­nity for six young de­sign­ers to com­pete and show­case their skills.

On Tues­day, the lo­cal re­al­ity show of­fi­cially launched its fourth sea­son aimed at giv­ing away a home worth R3 mil­lion to a viewer. The house is in the lux­ury res­i­den­tial es­tate Eye of Africa, south of Joburg.

The com­pe­ti­tion will see the six de­sign­ers grouped into three teams of two to stand a chance of win­ning a R100 000 cash prize.

The pairs will de­sign and dec­o­rate the in­te­ri­ors of three homes, and one viewer will win one of the houses.

Close friends Banele Khoza 23, and Tshepo Sealetsa, 25 said they look for­ward to work­ing to­gether be­cause of their dif­fer­ent back­grounds in de­sign.

“We need to find a mid point to our two dif­fer­ent styles,” said Sealetsa, who stud­ied in­te­rior de­sign. Khoza did fine arts.

Part­ners Abiah Mahlase, 30, and Bradley Mut­titt, 36, have al­ready been dubbed crowd favourites be­cause of their bubbly per­son­al­i­ties. Both are known for their work in the fash­ion in­dus­try and have found them­selves in new ter­ri­tory with in­te­rior de­sign. They say view­ers should “ex­pect the un­ex­pected and a lit­tle crazy” from them.

At the event, Mahlase wore a male fig­ure made of wood on his back, and Mut­titt had on a lux­ury robe.

“We are ex­cited to use our fash­ion aes­thetic and flare and ap­ply it to in­te­rior de­sign,” said Mahlase.

Le­sego Masekela, 23, and her part­ner, just call­ing him­self Mpho, 25, said they ex­pected a roller-coaster emo­tional ride, which might in­clude some tears.

“No per­son can de­sign the same thing twice. So com­ing from the three duos there is def­i­nitely go­ing to be va­ri­ety,” said Masekela.

The pair said they looked for­ward to the ex­po­sure the re­al­ity show would give them.

Jean­nie D and Danilo Ac­quisto, who will be pre­sent­ing the re­al­ity show dur­ing a Fri­day Af­ter­noon Ex­press time slot, said view­ers should ex­pect the best in in­te­rior de­sign through­out the show when it starts to air next month.

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