8 Exhibitors to check out at the Sanlam HmC

We can’t wait for the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair this weekend, 9-11 October at Hyde Park, Jo’burg. Here are a few of our fave decor exhibitors – so make sure to pop by their stalls


Products from this contemporary decor, art and homeware brand are designed and made in Jo’burg. Textile designer and fine artist Nicole Levenberg produces limited edition fabric prints from her original drawings, using a combination of silkscreening, digital printing and hand painting techniques. What we love most: all the gold.


Visit aureumdesign.com


Architect, designer and artist Shaun Gaylard creates unique drawings of iconic buildings in Jo’burg and Cape Town. Each one of his “Architectural City Guides” includes the name and address of each building as well as the architecture firm responsible. What we love most: The printed plates.

Visit blankinkdesign.com


Dark Horse, established in 2011 by interior design and architect duo, Lise du Plessis and Jarrad Nelson, was born out of a passion for design and a need for reasonably priced furniture and accessories. What we love most: Their leather chairs.


Visit dark-horse.co.za


KIN focuses on three materials: paper, metal and clay, and the story of where an object comes from is very important. All products are locally manufactured and made to last. What we love most: The quirky artworks by Alex Latimer.


Visit kinshop.co.za


Leg Studios, started in 2006, is ever growing in the events and installation industry and an extension of the company, LSD Leg Studios, covers the design and manufacture of practical and striking furniture and decorative smalls. What we love most: The combination of marble and copper in many of their products.

Visit legstudios.co.za


Pret-a-pot makes ceramic plant pots, handmade serve ware, ceramic containers and decorative vases. Their handmade pots are contemporary, and have a fresh aesthetic designed to accentuate living spaces. What we love most: The wall planters.

Visit pret-a-pot.com


Victoria Verbaan is an established designer, artist and illustrator. Victoria’s work covers everything from illustration and painting to the design of bespoke rugs, wallpaper, limited edition fine art prints, fabric and more recently, ceramics. What we love most: The umbrellas, they’re works of art.

Visit victoriaverbaan.com


Ceramic Factory offers a wide range of ceramic items – think robots, dinosaurs, cameras and dogs – all based on the latest trends, an element of fun and a bit of retro style. What we love most: Their dinosaur platters.

Visit ceramicfactory.co.za