Southern Guild has spearheaded the high-end design category in Africa, propelling its artist-designers to make spirited, challenging and complex work. Its highly curated exhibitions have redefined global perceptions of African design and escalated its value on the international market.
Since being founded in 2008, Southern Guild has birthed a new category for artists and designers in South Africa, and, in 2011, became the first African gallery to present at Design Miami/. It has had work from its collections included in Vitra Design Museum’s Making Africa exhibition and Beauty– Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Trevyn and Julian McGowan