Their innovative iPhone app won the coveted Vodacom Mobile Award
(a Gold Loerie
) as well as a Silver Loerie
, while VISI.co.za bagged Silver in the Internet, Mobile and Interactive Communication category. The magazine’s website was the only site that won an award.VISI
editor Jacquie Myburgh Chemaly said VISI
is delighted that the magazine’s constantly updated design news and inspiration website had been recognised. “VISI.co.za is not only visually appetising, it’s also essential daily reading for anyone wanting to stay at the forefront of what’s happening in the décor, design and architecture world. The VISI
app – our open invitation to the design community to show us what they love and what they are doing – is such a unique development in the South African online landscape. We hope this award will encourage everyone in South Africa to join VISI
’s Covet design network.”
Carine Visagie, VISI
's online editor, added: "VISI.co.za and the VISI
Covet iPhone app are completely in step with the direction traditional media should be moving in the digital space. The VISI
Covet network, which sits across these two platforms, makes it possible for VISI readers to become part of the content-curation process. By uploading images and information about designs they've spotted, they help fashion VISI
's online and magazine offering. We have 140 BBDO to thank for this creative concept, and salute Native for making it happen in a short space of time."
Other design awards went to VISI
featured architect Mokena Makeka of Makeka Design Lab who won a Gold for “The People’s Police Station” – a remarkable project that breathed new life into a railway police station in Retreat.
Daddy’s World also took home a Gold for the Old Mac Daddy luxury trailer park in Elgin – a must-visit destination for design lovers. VISI
’s new décor editor, Tracy Lynch, was integrally involved in the décor process.
For more about VISI, go to www.visi.co.za
and follow @VISI_Mag on Twitter