August is when the business of design gets serious on local soil, with the return of 100% Design South Africa from 8-12 August. Now in its fifth year, this benchmark of industry excellence is renowned for its exceptional selection process and fine-tuned curation, resulting in a show that always delivers heaps of inspiration as well as leads on all the names to be watching. Taking place as usual in tandem with Decorex Jo’burg at the Gallagher Convention Centre, 100% Design South Africa offers a great line-up. Show curator Cathy O’Clery, a highly regarded design consultant, will be presenting an accomplished selection of wooden furniture and accessories in her exhibition Designing in Wood. As ever, emerging talent is in the spotlight, from the Young Gauteng section highlighting upcoming designers from the region to 100% Talent, where future industry stars are likely to be discovered. Among these and other feature displays – covering wallpaper and fabric to office furniture – are more than 130 individual exhibition stands and pavilions. And to refresh amid the visual overload, there’s the 100% Design Café created in collaboration with furniture designers Houtlander.