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Other furnishings include wing chairs in illuminated plastic by Kazuhiro Yamanaka and an acrylic shelving system by Alexander Taylor but there will also be eye-catching glasswares, metalwares, ceramics, masses of jewellery and plenty of head-turning lighting on show and for sale.

Unusual juxtapositions of material and function can always be found at this exhibition. As well as Koziara’s chairs, there are Delo Lindo’s bowls assembled from hundreds of pieces of plastic tubing that are cut and reassembled with glue, as shown right, and Pierre Pozzi’s hangings, bowls and other vessels made from shredded paper.

At the same time Sotheby’s will also be premiering LOSA, an exhibition celebrating the collaboration of six well known European designers with South African craftworkers to produce pieces that make use of particular South African skills such as beadwork, coiled grass basketry, telephone wirework, wood carving and embroidery.