Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo, in association with Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Domestic Animal Rescue Group (DARG), announced the winners of their Art, Design and Textile Design ComPETition at this year’s Expo.

The Design ComPETition focused on bespoke pet furniture such as designer beds, cat perches, multi-functional furniture and flat-packs for pet travel. In the Art ComPETition, artists and designers were given a basic wooden bed to create a one-of-a-kind design using paint, mosaic, collage, metal, pewter, or any other medium. The Textile Design ComPETition offered fabric and surface designers the opportunity to create striking pet themed prints. The top 15 finalists in each category will be on display and available for bidding until this coming Sunday at the Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo.

“We were delighted with the standard of entries this year,” says Sandy Edwards, Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo Organiser. “Judged by an independent panel, the winners in each of the three categories walk away with a cash prize of R10 000, with second place receiving R5 000 and third R3 000, totalling a whopping R54 000 in prize monies. Expo visitors are invited to bid on their favourite design or artwork for their most loyal friend, with all funds raised going to DARG.”

The Winners

Leg Studios walked away with first prize in the Design ComPETition, Lia Rattle, a student at Design Time, won the Art ComPETition and Ditiro Mashigo of Gauteng, the Textile Design ComPETition.

Design Winner: Leg Studios
Art winner: Lia Rattle

Silver was won by JD Collab (Design), Misi Overturf (Art) and Kiara Smith (Textile Design).

Design 2nd place: JD Collab
Art 2nd place: Misi Overturf

Anet and Rita Pienaar were awarded bronze for their Art entry, Minima and Ronel Jordaan for their Design, and Leigh Daniels for Textile Design.

Design 3rd place: Minima
Art 3rd place: Anet Pienaar & Team

“Fun was had by all. We truly believe that pets have become part of our households and deserve the very best when it comes to nutrition, care and comfort. We hope our visitors will support this worthy initiative. The Hill’s team of experts will also be on hand during the Expo to offer pet related advice,” concludes Edwards.

Show highlights include INTERIOR spaces, d’VINE life, truly ARTISAN, OUTside, the home | tuis Theatre, the Raw CONCRETE Theatre, the Tafelberg AV Emporium as well as The Eco Interior KITCHEN.

Tickets are available at the door or from Quicket. Adults pay R90, pensioners R70 and kids under 16 enter free. The Expo will be open until Sunday.