About Jozi Design

This website was created to serve as a platform for the ongoing presentation of products designed within Johannesburg, South Africa. The majority of presented designs are the outcomes of ideas originated in the mind of Johannesburg based Product Designer, Martin Bolton, as well as collaborative input from various contributors. Some designs are commissioned as one-offs, and some are the outcomes of freelance product design. Photographs are all taken in and around Jozi, and fit into no specific photographic genre. All outcomes, design and photographic, are aimed at sparking thought, initiating discussion, and showcasing product design inspired by Jozi town. New designs will be added once completed and photographed. Notifications will be sent out through facebook, so please click the button below if you'ld like to be kept up-to-date.

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Products which are shown (and will be shown) include custom one-offs, items made for batch manufacture, R&D prototypes, installations, and collaborative design experimentation. Feel free to contact regarding custom designed and manufactured items, or if you are interested in purchasing of any of the designs. Please note these are not mass-manufactured items, and availability is in no way guaranteed. If you want to work on a collaboration, please send an email.

Various design approaches include...
Sustainable Product Design
Participatory Design
Design for Society
Design to benefit charities
Re-cycling or re-use of products and materials
Product life after primary function
Re-implementation of waste materials
Energy Efficient Design


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All photographs are taken in Johannesburg. These images are not limited to one photographic genre and include landscapes, street, objects, people, events, products, graphics, and photographic experimentation. If you would like to be kept up-to-date, see the  facebook page.