Wild Things

South African design touches down in New York.

Ardmore's Kissing Kingfisher Vase.

Move over, Eindhoven. Cape Town may very well be poised to become the next capital of design. See for yourself when R & Company gallery in New York opens an exhibition devoted to furniture and objects from South Africa (through April 25). Among the more eye-catching discoveries is this ornate “Kissing Kingfisher Vase” from Ardmore, an award-winning ceramics studio in the Caversham Valley that fosters creative and financial independence for local artisans.