With over 81 events, 38 venues across the city, and 7200 visitors during the 10 day of festivity, it is not bad for a first time event that tries to demystify design for the men-on-the-street and harness the growing local design community, ahead of Cape Town’s big year as the World Design Capital 2014.

Tsai Design Studio’s Y. Tsai was appointed as the Creative Director for Open Design 2013. The event was sponsored by the City of Cape Town; with Cape Town Design Network, Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) and Western Cape Furniture Initiative (WCFI) as the founding partners.