Ardmore's Kissing Kingfisher Vase.

Ardmore’s Kissing Kingfisher Vase. Courtesy of Joe Kramm/R & Company.

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.