Monday, October 2, 2023

Designers honour SA’s iconic Krugerrand for his 50th birthday

Since its launch in 1967, more than 53-million ounces of gold (more than 60-million pieces) have been sold in the form of the Krugerrand.

This year the revered bullion coin celebrates its golden jubilee and in honour limited edition weights and precious metals have been released.

These include limited-edition 5oz coins and, for the first time, a silver series.

Importantly, the SA Mint aligns itself with the arts by commissioning celebratory artworks and design pieces. These include the original design drawings for the Krugerrand alongside a selection of artists’ work that will be on display at the Joburg Art Fair, plus a selection of curated design pieces shown at 100% Design next week.

What to look out for at this year’s 100% Design SA

Local and international designers will be showcasing their talents at Decorex Joburg
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Designers that take the stand at 100% Design include South African fashion and homeware creatives who were asked to reinterpret elements of the iconic Krugerrand. Originally displayed at the World Money Fair in Berlin in February, this is the first time they’ll be on show in South Africa.

Jeweller Pichulik created a necklace inspired by the innate nature of the coins – the historical value and physical elements like the gold, the weight and the circles.

Ceramic Matters took its inspiration from the aloe that was originally drawn by lauded South African artist Coert Steynberg. Several other painter, sculpture artist and designers have come up with something. All their pieces will be displayed alongside a special installation of the original Coert Steynberg drawings and a rendering of the unique Krugerrand font.

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