I love the by-line header to the Kamers Makers website: We’re not into the perfectly made or the mass produced – it’s about high end true craft, slightly imperfect, timeless and originally designed… that special something that is only found at the show.
I went for the first time last year with a friend who has a very good eye for design and loves encouraging me to buy fabulous things which are a real luxury and I really don’t need – like a stunning wooden platter from Kiewiet – made from a wine vat – which is too big for my round table! But it does look magnificently sumptuous when filled with charcuterie, cheeses and breads!
KamersVol is going to be held again at St Davids Marist Brothers – a convenient venue some 3 km from Liz at Lancaster. Although getting in and out of converted classrooms can be a little squashed, the school quadrangles lent themselves to very gesellig spaces where shoppers and stall holders spill out into the autumn sun to enjoy the food stalls and a welcome drink.
Although Rosehip Design‘s T-shirts are a bit bont for me. (Bont is one of those Afrikaans words which is difficult to translate, meaning something between too multi-coloured and “in your face”, the opposite of low-key). But their raincoats and weekend- bags are fabulous.
And one of my favourite outlets is Emerging Creatives which is a really funky South African design brand.
And of course LoveJozi also has a stall. The iconic Jozi Skyline appears on Tshirts. mugs, cushions, narrow shelves and laser cut key and coat hooks.
And here’s a novel way to use air-plants in an interior space – lots of fun creative ideas like this.
And when you’ve shopped till you drop – you can make your way to a food stall for a delicious home-made burger burger and some amazing drinks from Sumting Fresh. How good does this look?
And there’s sure to be a champagne bar.
Tickets include a limited edition KAMERS/Makers shopper bag and a Consol water bottle and a magazine. R60 at www.plankton.mobi ; R90 at the entrance ; R120 multi-entry ticket;
R60 for students and pensioners
From 26th April to 1st May.