Hailing from South Africa, designer Cara Judd now calls Milan home. Before landing in Milan, Judd graduated with an interior design degree from Design Time in Cape Town and then went to work for Conran and Partners in London. She decided to head back to school, this time in Milan, to study Industrial Design at IED Milano where she graduated in 2011. During her studies, she met Italian designer Davide Gramatica, who like herself, went on to work at various design studios post-schooling. In 2016, the pair chose to join forces and set out on their own co-founding design studio CARA \ DAVIDE. Her works have been exhibited in Italy at SaloneSatellite, MACEF, and FuoriSalone, in London at London Design Festival, in Germany at Ambiente, in Canada at SIDIM, and in South Afrida at Design Indaba International Exibition. Along with producing solo and studio work for companies like TVS, Uniqka, and Mingardo Design Group, Judd also teaches at her alma mater IED Milano and curates and organizes design events around the world. Below she shares a beautifully curated selection of people, places, and things, in this Friday Five.
Neighbouring my home country, Botswana is a place I’d love to visit for so many reasons and I hope to make a trip there in the near future. I’m taken aback by these breathtaking aerial views of the salt pans and wildlife by Zack Seckler.
2. Fondazione Prada by Rem Koolhaas
A space full of light, reflection, texture, colour, tradition, subtle renovations and new materials. Great exhibitions, too!
3. Atang Tshikare
A young South African multidisciplinary artist and designer with a fresh approach to his many and varied arrays of works.
4. Putrella by Enzo Mari for Danese
The more I consider this piece the more I love it. Architectural, strong and iconic, this piece is transformed with a seemingly simple fold and then takes on a whole new use completely out of its original context.
One of my favourite things, its both a flower and an object in itself with its robust structure and velvety touch. It’s like the archetype of flowers and it’s just as beautiful dried.