KINO, BEST OF 100%
AS RECIPIENTS of best furniture design at the recent 2018 100% Design South Africa, held alongside Decorex in Johannesburg, Cape Town-based design duo Kino made an impression on the public with its strikingly minimal pieces.
Having launched Kino at the show last year as part of the 100% Talent feature, Nico Hendriksz and Anton Louw walked away with “Best of 100% Talent”, propelling them into a year of positive forward momentum.
Creative director of 100% Design South Africa Laurence Brick believes that the show is invaluable in launching brands and products.
“Why 100% Design South Africa is so effective is it exposes designers to the right audience, and vice versa, and facilitates productive relationships within the industry,” says Brick.
This most recent accolade is proof of the exponential growth they’ve experienced over the last year as a result of being exposed to the industry.
Hendriksz and Louw started their workshop doing odd manufacturing jobs and custom pieces.
“It was an important time in our careers in that it allowed us to hone our skills and develop deeper material knowledge,” says Louw.
But the projects weren’t rewarding enough in terms of the expression and scope they offered. Desiring a project that they could call their own, and that allowed them the room to develop a range of products that expressed their own design identity, they started Kino.
CAPE Town-based design duo.