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Every year design students from across the country compete with the hopes of being crowned the Caesarstone Student Designer of the year. This year the brief was focused on how architecture can contribute to the creative and cultural industries of our country. The submissions came pouring in and were of an incredibly forward-thinking and high standard – a beautiful indication of the promising future of the South African design world. Introducing the winners and finalists of 2017…

1st Place Winner: Marli de Wet

Submission: Bonono Afrika | Lecturer: Anel Joubert | Institution: Design Time School of Interior Design

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1st Runner-up: Hsu Yi Hua

Submission: Look to the Future | Lecturer: Marga de Vos | Institution: BHC School of Design

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2nd Runner-up: Carolynn Innes

Submission: Amava | Lecturer: Anel Joubert | Institution: Design Time School of Interior Design

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Finalist: Anru Bodenstein

Submission: ARTerial Network | Lecturer: Rene van der Merwe | Institution: Tshwane University of Technology

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Finalist: Brent Blignaut

Submission: The Artery | Lecturer: Donald Flint | Institution: Nelson Mandela University 

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Finalist: Danielle Kotze

Submission: The Green Connection | Lecturer: Donald Flint | Institution: Nelson Mandela University 

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Finalist: Leyya Adam

Submission: Highway for People | Lecturer: Donald Flint | Institution: Nelson Mandela University 

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Finalist: Michelle Mngomezulu

Submission: Hidden Lines | Lecturer: Rene van der Merwe | Institution: Tshwane University of Technology

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Finalist: Tanisha Neill

Submission: Blok Boxx| Lecturer: Anel Joubert | Institution: Design Time School of Interior Design

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This years’ judges had their work cut out for them, but managed to narrow it down to 9 finalists after a long day of adjudicating. Thank you Judges! From left: Dorothy van’t Riet, Mphethi Morojele and Stefan Antoni, Jonathan Anstey.

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CONGRATULATIONS to all finalists and winners and thank you to the lecturers and great institutions who make this all possible! Want to know more?  Be sure to follow the 2018 Student Designer Awards on social media and online:

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