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25TH EDITION OF DECOREX JOBURG ANNOUNCES UNMISSABLE FEATURE LINE-UP

Decorex Joburg, the leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, will be celebrating 25 years of connecting people with the latest trends, styles, textiles and furniture at this year’s #rhythmoflife show. The Exhibition, presented by Plascon, is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August, and will be marking this milestone edition with an extensive programme of innovative features that showcase the best interior design and landscaping ideas.

A colourful surprise

Plascon has truly positioned itself as the colour expert with a beautiful installation that utilises a curved, ergonomic design finished in bold colours to entice customers. Headline sponsors of the exhibition, Plascon will have colour specialists on hand at its ‘colour café’ to disseminate insights into the importance of colour complements and contrasts on spatial perception and cognitive influence. Visitors can pick a room from one of the beautiful Plascon room settings on an iPad at the Plascon stand to discover individual design personality. Here, visitors can also enter into a lucky draw and stand a chance to win!

The colour continues on Thursday, 9 and Saturday, 11 August from 12pm to 3pm when visitors are given the chance to release their inner creative at this year’s Paint Nite. A professional artist will lead a fun, informal class on painting the Jozi Skyline, with blossoming artists able to enjoy a drink with friends while creating their masterpieces. Experience isn’t necessary, and supplies are provided, but all blossoming artists must be 18 years or older.

Talent in the spotlight

One of Joburg’s leading designers – Dorothy van’t Riet - will channel this year’s #rhythmoflife theme, crafting an impressionable room setting for the popular Decorex Designer Spotlight feature. Visitors can expect a timeless design from the team at Dorothy van’t Riet Design and Décor Consultants in this uniquely crafted space which reflects the décor, design and lifestyle trends in a completely innovative style.

The unlimited talent will then overflow as award-winning interior designer and patron of Decorex Joburg, Stephen Falcke, reveals an unmissable installation for this year’s show. Drawing on his best career creations, Falcke will take visitors on a journey through time using a visualisation of his ideas on interiors and trends spanning 25 years.

South Africa’s leading product design showcase, 100% Design South Africa, will collocate with Decorex Joburg for a fifth year, treating visitors to an inspired display of furniture design, textiles, lighting, wallpaper and product design from more than 130 local and international exhibitors – all in Hall 1.

Another exciting Decorex Joburg feature is the South African Craft Collective (SACC) which comprises 60 local craft entrepreneurs featuring handmade home, gift and fashion accessories that reflect the warm South African cultural heritage across the nine provinces. The design-focused goods crafted by these skilled individuals include unique products created from recycled material, ceramics, as well as traditional and contemporary craft products, all of which are Fair Trade and environmentally-friendly.

Getting creative in the home

The incredible range of @home homeware, @homelivingspace furniture and décor will be beautifully displayed in the holistic @home Trend Home presented by Decorex. Creative Director of Decorex, Anita Bloom, and her team will work closely with leading suppliers and designers on this stylish home which will touch on a number of 2018 trends including the comforting Hygge Trend, enlivened Mixed Metallics, Large Scale Art and Room Divider Trends, all gently connected with a #rhythmoflife touch.

The Decorex talent will again be on display in the personal #withlovefromDecorex feature which gives visitors a unique insight into the personalities that make up this innovative team. This elegant display will showcase 18 individual furniture and décor pieces selected by each team member from the stylish @home homeware store and @homelivingspace furniture and décor, with the installation reflecting the dynamic characters that bring the show to life.

Charitable initiatives

Four ground-breaking designers – among them Kgomotso Malope of Motso Designed - will get the chance to transform a traditional outdoor shed into a woman’s haven in the innovative She Shed feature, in support of breast cancer awareness NGO, PinkDrive. Each designer will incorporate a touch of pink in this charity-driven feature which will raise funds and awareness for the PinkDrive.

The spirit of giving will channel through to another new feature - Thru The Chair Project. Re- Create students recreate basic chairs into décor items, the best of which are auctioned off by NPO, Thru The Chair, to raise funds for sustainable projects impacting education in South Africa.

Taking it room by room

Three Joburg designers – Anita’s Interiors, Décor Identity and Vox Furniture - will bring some local flavour to The Bedroom Project by infusing the 2018 #rhythmoflife trends into three enviable bedroom settings – a trendy apartment bedrooms and an elegant hotel room.

This feature is complemented by the ISCA Bathroom Trends Project where ISCA will showcase the most in-demand bathroom fittings and finishes in two on trend settings – Urban Playground and Future Folk. Curating these bathroom spaces will be fashion designers - winners of the SABC3 Win-a-Home competition, Abiah Mahlase and Bradley Muttitt, as well as renowned 'Lovilee' blogger, Kari Kelly.

Highlighting the importance of colour and design – particularly in the growing years – is the innovative Rooms to Grow feature. Regional designers, The Room Furniture, Clever Little Monkey and Petit Love will take visitors on a journey of maturation in four separate room settings – the Nursery, Toddler Room, Tween Room and Teen Room. Guided by the #rhythmoflife theme, designers will feature exciting new furniture designs and décor selections suited to the various ages.

Health starts in the home which is why Gallagher Centre’s Hall 2 will be transformed into a complete Health and Wellness space. Here visitors will be rejuvenated and replenished by the holistic lifestyle solutions available.

In your element

Showcasing the unique interpretation of this year’s décor trends, the Design Elements’ feature invites high-end local decorators and interior designers – including Pearl Opulence, Design & Décor Lab, Katleho Interiors, and Redesign Interiors Jeebee Trading 101 - to put their signature style on interior spaces.

And proving that décor and design should awaken all the senses is the exciting new Textile Elements’ feature. Leading local designers Hertex, Home Fabrics, Giant Leap and Lou Harvey

will create a tactile environment that reflect the best fabrics and patterns across the design spectrum.

The impact of lighting on the feel and mood of any space will be under the spotlight in the Lighting District Feature – brought to you by K. Light. Innovative lighting designs and a spectrum of lighting options from K-Light will provide visitors with illuminating insights into trendy lighting solutions for any room.

Leaning into the Elevated Organics Trend is the Natural Elements – brought to you by Neolith feature which incorporates a range of nature décor products gently fused into a sensory space. Marble, cork, glass, brass, metallics, bamboo, wood and ceramics will bring the outdoors into this home installation.

Find out what’s cooking

A popular interactive feature, The Gourmet Cooking Theatre gives leading Joburg chefs a designer kitchen space to display their unique cooking talents with an engaged audience. Scheduled throughout the five-day exhibition, these demonstrations will take place in a gorgeous kitchen installation curated using the latest kitchen designs with chefs using some of the most modern kitchen appliances available.

More kitchen appliances, products and finishes will feature at the incredibly popular Franke Kitchen Trend Project. Four of the country’s best kitchen designers – including Kitchen Studio’s Sembel-It and Kitchen Spectrum; CHC Kitchens; and Eurofit Kitchens & Cupboards – will integrate the latest Franke SA range into crafted kitchen spaces focusing on ‘An Expression of Colour’. These designers will bring the favoured international kitchen trends into their elegant designs with the best installation taking home R15 000 worth of Franke SA kitchen products.

Win a Kitchen Competition by Curves & Bevels will give visitors the unmissable opportunity to win a Curves & Bevels-designed kitchen, with counter tops crafted by Silestone and door finishes by Seno. Anyone can enter at the show and the winner will be announced on Sunday, 12 August, at Decorex Joburg. Visitors will also get to view the Curves & Bevels kitchen trend project featuring exquisite kitchen designs that showcase how the ‘Masters of Curve’ have specialised lavish, custom-made kitchen cabinetry which integrates aesthetic appeal and ergonomic functionality.

Build and landscape solutions

Visitors are invited into a completely new concept of virtual reality in Design House brought to you by Builders. Experts – Tanya Visser, Elle Franco and Pilani Bubu - will discuss a variety of DIY projects as guests are taken through an immersive virtual experience on all things build.

The sense of the outdoors moves into the EGO Garden of the Future, brought to you by Smith Power Equipment. Visitors will get to witness the high-technology capabilities of EGO Power gardening and landscape equipment – launched for the first time in South Africa. These environmentally and user-friendly products require no petrol and expose users to a world of silent gardening.

Take a bite in style

Taste and design will be further entwined at the gourmet installation, Rhythm Bar by Seatworks. This designer space, crafted with wooden furnishings and stunning indoor greenery, provides visitors with a chance to relax.

Delectable food options continue at The Terrazzo Diner & Bar where visitors can enjoy a number of stunning menu choices while dining in an inspired space furnished by Woodbender.

Inspiration is set to overwhelm at The Tasting Room Wine Bar furnished by Yard Seventeen. The design is perfectly paired with some of the country’s best vintages on offer.

Then it’s onto this trendy new feature where visitors will get to sip a range of professionally mixed gin cocktails created from the best local craft gins, all in a stylised outdoor setting, at this year’s Gin Garden.

For those seeking a warmer beverage option, the inviting aromas will entice exhibition-goers into The Coffee Cup by Illy Caffé where skilled baristas will provide a range of quality coffees and snacks in a curated café space, designed in the Italian company’s signature red and white tones against a dramatic black backdrop.

Stay connected

The media will be well catered for at this year’s exhibition in the specially curated work space, the Bloggers’ Lounge. Infusing the #rhythmoflife undertone and reflecting the year’s best trends, bloggers will get the chance to work in a comfortable, connected haven set within the heart of this inspiring show.

Experience all these unmissable #rhythmoflife décor, design and lifestyle features at the 25th edition of Decorex Joburg.

DECOREX JOBURG 8 – 12 August 2018 10am - 6pm daily Gallagher Convention Centre Public holiday: Thursday 9 August Trade-focused days: 8 and 10 August Ticket Prices: Adults – R 120

Student/Pensioners – R 100 Kids U12 – R20 Trade – R 100 Exhibitor – R 100