What Makes Us Unique.
Digital Fabric is a 100% locally owned and operated audio-visual company that was established in 2004. The leadership team has more than 50 years’ worth of combined experience and with a team of 20+ people we provide bespoke audio-visual, lighting, and control solutions to industries across South Africa and the world.
Our vertical markets include museums, theme parks, visitor attractions, corporate communication spaces and educational facilities.
Crafting Client Projects.
Our goal is to ensure that projects are designed using products that are perfectly suited to their application. We are brand agnostic, allowing our clients the benefit of getting the best of brand, paired to their needs and their budget.
We are makers at heart and are able to custom build solutions or even products for our clients, providing personalised solutions for their projects.
WHAT WE DO / OUR OFFERING?
We are a multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm with the following disciplines and skillsets:
- Audio-visual systems
- Interactive development
- Exhibition development and build supervision
- Special effects
- Room and spatial acoustics
- Museum development
- Project management
- Automation and show control systems
- Specialized lighting control
Digital Fabric is founded by Gavin Olivier
Gavin started Digital Fabric as a way to offer bespoke audio-visual solutions that are not the average, everyday solution.
Deployed the first Full HD display system within a public space
Digital Fabric was the AV designer for the original Origins Centre Museum, which was the first public use of HD playout and projection in SA, using Projection Design’s legendary F3 platform.
Built the first 4D Theatre on the African continent
A true first, not just in SA, but on the African continent, we designed and project managed the first ever 4D Theatre at Gold Reef City, with stereoscopic HD projection.
Deployed the first end to end digital video projection system in SA
The anchor film within the Kimberley Big Hole museum was shot, edited and played back 100% digitally, including the first deployment worldwide of the Christie HD8K projector (which was also the first-ever native HD 3-chip projector), using HD-SDI for transmission.
Added CNC machine capabilities
Custom built a large format three axis CNC machine for the eMakhosini Valley of the Kings interactive topographical table (because CNC was still only for high-end industries and cost prohibitive).
Introduced 3D printing
In 2009 Digital Fabric invested in one of the first industrial grade 3D DLP resin printers in South Africa from industry leader EnvisionTEC for the purposes of rapid prototyping and bespoke manufacturing.
Alex Sanfilippo takes on the role of Technical Director
Alex merged his company Design 496 with Digital Fabric after years of collaboration between the two companies.
Managed SA’s largest stadium PA install for the FIFA World Cup
In the run-up to the FIFA World Cup in 2010, Digital Fabric took site lead in the installation of the Moses Mabhida Stadium PA install. At the time it was the largest global deployment of JBL’s VerTec4888 line array with the largest installed BSS Soundweb network.
First large scale international contracting project in Moscow
Digital Fabric are contracted by Kraftwerk Living Technologies to assist with the mammoth Russian Jewish Museum in Moscow.
Built the first of our range of large format, modular touch tables for international trade shows
This large “demountable” touch table built for South African Tourism was labelled by CNN’s Richard Quest as “the biggest iPad he had ever encountered”.
Gary Atkins joins Digital Fabric as General Manager
Gary has over 20 years’ experience in the audio-visual industry and has served as chairman of the South African Communications Industries Association.
Completed work on the Saudi Arabian Pavilion for Dubai Expo 2020
Delayed by a year due to Covid, Expo 2020 finally opens in October 2021, bringing to a close 3 years of work by the Digital Fabric team for Kraftwerk Living Technologies to produce this breathtaking pavilion.