All About DAD

Design and Display (DAD) was established in 1985 by Nicholas de Klerk and has purposely not grown into a large company, so that it can retain it’s personal hands on approach for each project. Over the years DAD has built very strong and reliable relationships with various manufacturers and contractors.

Designs from the DAD studio are known to always be highly creative, original and unexpected.

The first exhibition stand that Nicholas designed won Best stand award as did two of the last six stands built in 2016 and two others won Gold awards! Unfortunately he did not keep track of how many stand awards he has won over the last 42 Years. However Nicholas has not lost any of his passion and enthusiasm for his work, hence the DAD slogan ‘’PASSION IN MOTION’’

He felt honoured to be one of only two Designers to be inducted into the Exhibition Association of South Africa’s inaugural EXSA Hall of Fame.

No wonder Visi Magazine labelled Nicholas a Creative Guru!

The DAD studio has over the past many years produced designs for virtually every possible 3 dimensional discipline including:

Exhibition Stands

Show Rooms

Mall Activations


Retail Environments

Window Displays

Point of sale units

Commercial and Domestic Interiors


Instore Visual Marketing


Theatre Sets and Costumes

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DAD does everything

We strive to always deliver workmanship of uncompromising quality!

We take your brief from you

We listen to your needs and ideas

We design

according to your budget

We do a presentation

with computer generated visuals and 2D models

Do changes

even though this is hardly ever necessary

Plans to scale

we produce final drafts



that are all inclusive

We produce and install

to the highest standards and quality

See for yourself what


looks like…


To sell your product – Get their attention

Getting their attention – Is our product

Say hellooooo to us


We are an Award Winning Design Studio