Working the Business of Design
Trevyn and Julian McGowan are the husband-and-wife team that has transformed the South African design landscape over the past 12 years. Through Source they export local design product to high-end international retailers such as Anthropologie and The Conran Shop.
They are the founders of Southern Guild, the foremost collectible design gallery in South Africa, showcasing one-of-a-kind pieces at leading international design fairs like Design Miami and Design Days Dubai, and are also responsible for running Design Network Africa, a Danish-funded initiative to promote good design business in East and West Africa.
In 2014 they launched GUILD, Africa’s first international design fair, in Cape Town, and were selected as curators of the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront, and now too run Work Shop New Town in Johannesburg.