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Nando’s #HYD2015 Design Session at the CCDI

Nando’s Hot Young Designer 2015 talent search (#HYD2015) continues! On Tuesday 18 August from 5 to 9pm hot young South African creatives aged 35 and under are invited to get together at the CCDI event space on the corner of Barrack and Harrington Streets for a festive and inspirational Nando’s #HYD2015 talent search evening.

Spend a few hours eating Nando’s, drinking Spier wine, chatting and working on your design for a functional pendant-light fitting with an authentic, forward-thinking and sophisticated South African aesthetic.

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The winning #HYD2015 lighting design will feature in Nando’s restaurants around the globe, with a fantastic line up of prizes for the talented final winner! The Design Session kicks off with Nando’s snacks and wine. Between 18h15 and 18h45 South Africa’s hottest lighting designers will each be given three minutes in the limelight to share their lighting design insights with South Africa’s young emerging creative talent.

The cutting-edge speakers include celebrated South African creative Tracy Lynch, multiple-award winning designers Megan Hess and Andrea Kleinloog of Anatomy Design, multi-disciplinary creative Atang Tshikare, talented designer Laurie Wiid Van Heerden, and designer Mara Fleischer talking about lighting design in conjunction with remarkable isiXhosa craft collective Du Noon Urban weavers.

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Lighting created or chosen by each of the speakers will be exhibited at the event. After their insta-talks the designer-speakers will mingle with the crowd, who are invited to bring along or start new Nando’s #HYD2015 lighting entries at the event, and, to take the opportunity to get hot advice on their entries from the lighting designers before entering them online.

Eat, drink, design. It’s free but numbers are limited so please do remember to RSVP for the event at www.ccdi.org.za/nandosFind the Nando’s Hot Young Designer competition brief at www.nandos.co.za/NandosHYD2015. Entries close 14 September 2015.

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