Cape Times

Upcycling exhibition to focus on sustainabi­lity


A PIONEERING exhibition of local and internatio­nal art and design will showcase how human creativity can tackle the challenge of tomorrow’s working world.

Upcycle is set to run from April 19 to 20 at Makers Landing at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The exhibition will feature provocativ­e pieces upcycled from disused office furniture, created by Congolese artist Patrick Bongoy, based in Cape Town; sisters Viveka and Rucita Vassen of Ananta Design Studio; Nisha and Justus van der Hoven of Hoven Design; Laurie Wiid of Wiid Design; Amaury Watine, creativity and innovation director Tétris EMEA, based in London; Adrian Davidson, design director Tétris EMEA, also based in London;, as well as two senior interior designers from Tétris South Africa, Helen Wentzel and Tshepiso Lesufi.

Upcycle aims to demonstrat­e how design has the potential to embrace circularit­y to shape more conscious workspaces.

“Upcycle intends to throw the bigger issues of sustainabi­lity and regenerati­ve design into relief through the vehicle of unbounded creativity,” the organisers said.

“Not limited by function and challenged to create a thoughtpro­voking spectacle that will ignite powerful conversati­on, a select group of designers and artists, including members of Tétris’s own local and internatio­nal teams, have been tasked with breathing bold new life into discarded office equipment and furniture pieces.

“With its progressiv­e agenda of generating art installati­ons that are designed to capture attention, Upcycle is set to be an intriguing affair.”

The exhibition will be open to the public at Makers Landing at V&A Waterfront on April 19 and 20. On April 19, design students will be welcomed for a special student-focused day, and on April 20 there will be a free curated walkabout with the artists and designers at 11am.

Entrance to the exhibition and Makers Landing is free.


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