Laurie Wiid van Heerden won the Maker To Market award at the annual Southern Guild Design Foundation Awards in 2013.

The Southern Guild Design Foundation is an impact focused, professional led, independent body created to make an immediate difference to the South African Design Industry.

Maker to Market is given to a design company that really understands the value of brand-building and identity, marketing, consumer interaction, packaging as a means of protection, timing and providing all necessary data to facilitate sales. Laurie Wiid van Heerden has shown exceptional maturity in the very professional operation of his company. Excellent high res images well ahead of an event result in his work being used for invitations, media coverage and promo material, timeous product information facilitates fast client proposals and his faultless packaging ensures absolute protection of his work.

Laurie Wiid van Heerden won the award for Production Excellence in South African Design at the annual 100% Design South Africa Gala Awards Evening in 2014


The first 100% Design South Africa awards were announced at the C.O Design Launch Pad Theatre on Thursday the 7th at 100% Design South Africa. Presented by Liz Morris, editor of Condé Nast House & Garden and Julian Gelb, ex Home Fabrics at a reception at 100% Design South Africa the awards were given in celebration of excellence in design.

The Condé Nast House & Garden Award for Production Excellence in South African Design was awarded to Wiid Design for the furniture and lighting on the Spier Cork Creative Bar in association with Amorim Cork.

Laurie Wiid van Heerden won the Best Lighting Design at the 100% Design South Africa Gala Awards Evening, which was held on the night of 6 August 2015.

The 100% Design South Africa 2015 Design Awards were decided by a prestigious 14-member panel of judges.This panel included publishing editors, tastemakers and influencers as well as leading local designers.

For the Best Lighting Design the judges were on the hunt for an electrical lighting solution, whether local or international, which showed style and innovation. Energy-saving considerations, although not a pre-requisite, were a bonus.

Laurie Wiid van Heerden has been named the 2015 ImpACT Award winner for Design by the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT).

The 2015 ACT Awards ceremony was hosted by Sun International and supported by Nedbank Arts Affinity, Media24 Books, DALRO, JTI, Creative Feel Magazine, SAMRO, Distell Foundation and Business and Arts South Africa.

Laurie Wiid van Heerden won the BRAVE Award in 2017 for his studio’s consistent and ongoing support for the Rock Girl and BRAVE Campaigns.

Wiid Design has donated more than 9 benches in the past 6 years. These benches are installed in and around the City of Cape Town and provide safe spaces for women and children; Wiid Design is therefore a proud supporter of the Brave and Rock Girl Campaign.

Wiid Design in collaboration with renowned artist Lionel Smit also donated a unique hand-painted bench for the Brave auction held in 2016. The bench raised a massive R 320 000, 00.

BRAVE creates opportunities for girls, and works with those who can provide the resources, knowledge, experience, and safety that girls need to lead. BRAVE is girl-led, and uses the challenge of travel and adventure to empower girls from underserved communities to tell their own stories, acquire critical skills, and build networks to assist with education, health care, economic empowerment and safety.

BRAVE has changed the lives of over 500 girls. The campaign creates opportunities for girls to improve critical thinking skills, build camaraderie, and gain the confidence to become resilient, engaged, informed leaders.

Since the creation of the very first Rock Girl bench ( we have worked on the principle that beautiful things can create social change.

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