Official launch of CloutSA and HUB with the 'Right here, Right now' exhibition

Introducing Clout SA, the innovative initiative that is taking South African design to the world




clockwise from left:
Art curated by HUB
Ceramic bench by Jan Ernst in collaboration with Vorster and Braye
Seedpod vase by Jan Ernst
Art curated by HUB
Sculptural ceramic and grass lamp by Jan Ernst in collaboration with Design Afrika
Cork and plexiglass stool by Wiid Design
Blue sculpture by Jan Ernst
Cork and mosaic tray - a collaboration with pattern by Glorinah Mabaso, cork tray by Laurie Wiid and mosaic by artisans of HUB.
Terazzo table by Thabisa Mjo of Mash T Design
Carpet by Bofred
Woven stool by Bonga Jwambi


As part of Decorex’s month long Cape Town Design Trail programme in June 2021, Clout SA, a purpose-first enterprise, creative agency, and business-to-business (B2B) market-maker for South African design, will open an exhibition of South African art and design curated by Clout SA creative director Tracy Lee Lynch, titled “Right here, Right Now!”.


Clockwise from left: Chair by The Urbanative
Cork pendant light by Wiid Design
Sculpture on table by Jan Ernst?
Drum table with terazzo top by The Urbanative
Stool by Pedersen and Lennard
Green woven basket by Heath Nash
Carpet by Bofred


The exhibition will not only introduce Clout SA to the industry and invited members of the public, but also unveil a collaboration with HUB, a platform borne out of the Spier Arts Trust which has run the Spier Arts Academy since 2009, training artisans in the field of ceramics and mosaics, as well as supporting the development of visual artists.

As part of the opening of Right here, Right Now!, from 21 June to 25 June 2021 at the home of HUB, the four-story iconic Union House building in Cape Town’s eastern district, Clout SA and HUB are inviting architectural and interior design professionals, corporate procurement agents and facilities managers, to join their mission to support, develop, invest in and build the future of South African design. The first three days of the exhibition will be opened to the abovementioned professionals, while the last two will be open to design learners and limited members of the public.






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