Decorex Cape Town

Tap into cutting-edge trends at South Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle expo


Are you looking to renovate your home or simply zhoosh up a bland room? Mzansi’s foremost interior design exhibition, Decorex Cape Town, returns in 2015 to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) to provide décor inspiration from Friday, 24 to Monday, 27 April (Freedom Day) 2015.

German literary critic and philosopher Walter Benjamin once famously noted that, “To live means to leave traces”. This simple yet powerful statement sums up the driving force behind the lifestyle expo: Decorex Cape Town aims to provide home-owners, interior decorators and designers alike with the trendiest tools to, as Benjamin so aptly pointed out, make any house a home.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE 2015 DECOREX CAPE TOWN

THE HOME OF GREAT IDEAS: This year, having selected ‘The Home of Great Ideas’ as its theme, Africa’s premier décor expo endeavours to provide visitors with inspiration in everything from textiles, furnishings and décor accessories to innovative kitchen appliances and home DIY techniques. In addition, a range of unique Decorex features and installations (see below) will give attendees tips and hints about the latest design trends.

DECOREX DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: A highly anticipated slot at the annual design fair, the 2015 Decorex Designer Spotlight features Sarah Ord, a Woodstock-based designer whose work has attracted a lot of attention of late. Using fabrics and wallpapers from the trendy Home Fabrics range, Ord will put together an installation with a specific look that she describes as “tropical arbour – a sexy, lush and colourful nod to warmer climes”. With a decade-old business that is both a design consultancy and a fabrics and furnishings shop, this gifted creative brings a wealth of experience to her Decorex Spotlight showcase.

100% BLACK: An installation put together by the programmes director of 100% Design South Africa, 100% Black will be a collection of design pieces in the season’s biggest colour (black, of course), and the lack of hue is meant to show how good form, shape, line and structure play an integral part in aesthetic appeal.

THE PRIVATE PROPERTY TREND HOUSE: Sponsored by Private Property, this interesting exhibit is an interactive house-scape comprising a bedroom, an en-suite bathroom, a fully fitted kitchen, an open-plan lounge and dining room, a home office and a patio. Visitors can walk right through the installation and consult property experts that will be present to offer up advice about finding a dream home..

PLASCON 2015 COLOUR PALETTE: Plascon, who is a co-headline sponsor of Decorex SA this year, will offer up information on funky new painting techniques and shed light on fresh colour trends and the in-vogue hues of 2015.

FRANKE ‘MAKE IT WONDERFUL’ KITCHEN DESIGN PROJECT: Sponsored by one of the leading kitchen systems makers on the planet, the Franke ‘Make it Wonderful’ Kitchen Design Project showcases the latest and greatest in kitchen products and appliances. Here, top designers from Cape Town will create four different kitchens to shed light on new trends in areas like ergonomics and eco technology.

THE BEAUTIFUL BOUDOIRS EXHIBIT: Arguably the most intimate room of any home, the bedroom is reimagined by three of the Mother City’s top female decorators in this beautiful exhibit.  Together, the trio will create three distinct rooms that’ll send you off to sleepy oblivion in the most artful manner.

SPOTLIGHT ON TALENT SHOWCASE: This year, Decorex SA has partnered with the Inscape Education Group (a multi-disciplinary creative institution) to give three talented third-year students the opportunity to exhibit their design abilities while learning more about the home market.

CRAFT & CREATE: Bringing a variety of local handmade products to one place, the Craft & Create showcase will be a utopia for lovers of little trinkets. Visitors can expect to find a wide range of limited edition pieces and pretty items made predominantly by those from Cape Town and surrounds.

FOOD MARKET: If all this design inspiration leaves you famished, check out the Consol Gourmet Food Market to fill up on tasty artisanal fare, pop in to the Decorex Bistro for a cup of coffee and sweet treat or swing by the Graham Beck Wine Bar for a glass of vino.

TICKETS FOR THE 2015 DECOREX CAPE TOWN

Tickets are available online via Computicket.com, from various Computicket outlets and at the door on the day. Costs are as follows:

TICKET CATEGORY

COST

Adults

R80p/p

Pensioners and students (valid identification must be provided)

R70p/p

Children under the age of 12 years

R15p/p

 

Friday, 24 April 2015 is a trade-focussed day geared at industry professionals, but it is also open to the public.

The Cape Town expo is open from 10am to 7pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from 10am to 6pm on the Monday.

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Also, have a look at our overview of annual April events to find out about more hot happenings taking place during the month.

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