The amazing 2014 Zambian Art and Design Show

Sara Drawwater
10 December 2014
Rooney’s provided great tents as usual, doing a great job ensuring the shelter at the show was up to standard and working tirelessly to ensure that the Polo Cross grounds were set up on time. There…

The eighth Zambian Art and Design Show took place on a bright Sunday morning — 7th December 2014. As early as 7:30hrs exhibitors and show goers were lined up at the front gates eager to see what the show had in store for them. This year’s show had exhibitors from all over the country, and others from Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Rooney’s provided great tents as usual, doing a great job ensuring the shelter at the show was up to standard and working tirelessly to ensure that the Polo Cross grounds were set up on time. There was an FNB ATM, a bar for refreshments, mobile toilets (courtesy of Rooney’s) to mention but a few of the facilities.

Art enthusiasts, designers and generally people with an eye for rare jewels, were the patrons of this years Zambian Art and Design Show. Parents brought their children and children dragged along their grandparents because let’s face it, what’s a Sunday if you are not on Granny’s lap or chasing your kids around for no reason!

The freebiesThe Wine Shop was showcasing their affordable exotic wines and spiced whiskey. Free wine tasting was available from their very friendly staff. The friendly Blue Moon Cafe staff provided burgers that proved popular and mouth watering.

Umoyo did not let people forget about leading a healthy lifestyle, with its staff giving free health advice to the show goers. Royal Zambezi was also present with a raffle for the show goers to win something this festive season.

The Best of Zambia and ZADSThe Best of Zambia has been supporting ZADS for a number of years. This year the Best of Zambia was there — Team Papayi(!) — with its own stand. It was great to see and touch base with our clients in a more social and relaxed atmosphere at this year’s Zambian Art and Design Show.

Highlights from Best of Zambia members> Furniture and Accessories: Nzito Furniture, UMU, Beautiful Living, Kubu Crafts and RootzThese clients showcased their hand crafted pieces of outdoor/ indoor furniture and accessories for the home, offices and resorts. They also showcased small but creative individual gifts and accessories.

For your gifts for that loved one, Nzito provided a wide choice — necklaces, bracelets, key holders and that exotic lamp you’ve been looking for. Kubu Crafts also provided to die for African jewellery, and home décor such as lamps and drawers for your living area.

Rootz Design and Lifestyle was showcasing their home accessories for you to add a dash of African swag to your living area.

Beautiful Living, as elegant as ever, was showcasing products from their vast collection and were ready to help you transform your home to a fabulous fairytale look. If your swimming pool, balcony or that porch needs to be brought back to life, UMU furniture was at your service, providing only the best outdoor furniture to have your area looking exotic with durable and locally made products. And Mpando Furniture displayed sofas with bright and beautiful colours to lighten up your home.

> Bed and BathThey showcased various beddings from those bearing cartoon characters for kids to the beautiful beddings every person would want in their home.

> UmoyoThe green people were present to showcase their health products, encourage weight loss and healthy living in Zambia.

> The Wine ShopShowcasing a range of wines at affordable prices to best suit your function and taste. Wine tasting was also available.

> Blue Moon CafeOn sale were mouth watering food stuffs such as succulent burgers.

> Royal Zambezi LodgeThis was one of the sponsors of the ZADS show. As well as showcasing their luxury lodge, they had a raffle for the show goers.

> Rooney’sAs well as supplying awesome marquees for the event, Rooney’s also exhibited, with various equipment for indoor and outdoor events on display.

With over 50 companies exhibiting, the annual Zambian Art and Design Show has firmly established itself as a prime event for individuals and families to buy creative arts and the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones. Congratulations to the organisers!

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