Inspiring Designer Mary-Anne Gwanyanya Takes On the Samsung Bespoke Refrigerator Challenge: Here’s Her Visionary Journey

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 18 December 2021 –  The Samsung Bespoke Refrigerator Challenge brought together three well-known content creators Cassandra Twala, Naqiya Mayat and Shelly Mokoena in a unique challenge. When Mary-Anne Gwanyana, a talented young interior designer heard she could join this famous trio in the competition, she seized the opportunity. She not only entered and won a qualifying Decorex competition but then conceived and created a living space that integrated the Samsung Bespoke Refrigerator in a way few would have imagined.




See how Mary-Anne Gwayanya designed a bespoke space that honoured the African aesthetic


Inspired by the theme of “Under African Skies” Mary-Anne transformed her Bespoke Refrigerator colour of Glam Navy into a simple, modern, minimalist, contemporary aesthetic with brave pops of colour and neutral walls. She used bold colours to seemingly conjure up a space that felt as alive and vibrant as the continent she was inspired by. Already enhanced by sustainable materials such as marble, wood, stone, leather with accents of aluminium black, Mary-Anne seamlessly combined navy and orange in her unique space, and added white to bring a balance to her creation. For her the Bespoke Refrigerator Challenge was an opportunity to be bold with a twist that was uniquely hers.


Check out Mary-Anne’s showcase video


Each of the four passionate creative minds brought a unique perspective and dimension to the #MySamsungBespokeChallenge, which included a host of partners including Le Creuset, Consentino, TOP Carpets, SHF Decorex Africa, Versus Paints and Design Quarter, who joined forces with Samsung to inspire the contestant’s creativity and spark new ideas. All the challengers received cash cards with funds to spend at sponsors stores, to enhance and complete their allocated living spaces.


Your chance to view, vote and stand a chance to win R50 000 e-store Samsung vouchers in the amazing Samsung Bespoke Refrigerator Challenge has been extended. Voting is now opened until midnight, 19th January, 2022.


Does Mary-Anne get your VOTE?


How to Vote:


  • Visit our Bespoke Home showroom at Design Quarter, and vote for your favourite space* to stand a chance to win Samsung and Design Quarter vouchers; or
  • Visit the Samsung Bespoke Refrigeratorand complete online form to vote and stand a chance to win Samsung and Design Quarter vouchers.


You now have until the 19th January 2022 to experience these incredible influencer-designed living spaces at Design Quarter in Fourways or view them online.


*TS & Cs apply.

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