The Nando's Hot Young Designer Talent Search 2016 was launched with a six month nationwide awareness and inspiration roadshow, inviting young designers to design a pendant light for Nando's. The competition was an enormous success, receiving 260 entries. Seven finalists were chosen and paired with top South African design mentors, to produce 11 incredible lights that are now being included in Nando's restaurants around the globe.
St.udio Leelynch designed a bold, contemporary stand to display the winning lights at Design Indaba 2016. The stand incorporated three dimensional timber structures by Pedersen and Lennard to house the lights, with patterning from Nando's new visual identity by Sunshine Gun forming vivid backdrops that complemented the bold new lighting designs.