The flagship event of the Decorex SA exhibition portfolio will be taking place the Gallagher Convention Centre from 9 to 13 August, illuminating the Joburg venue in the best décor, design and lifestyle features with a host of new installations on the cards.
With so many incredible styles bursting onto the 2017 design scene, it’s difficult to decide what works best where. Anita Bloom, Creative Director: Lifestyle, Design and Retail Portfolio has unravelled the various elements that have caught creative attention this year and will curate them into the Decorex SA Trend House. Here, gorgeous home settings will be brought to life through the integration of stylish Hertex and @home ranges.
Local talent will be given some deserving attention at the expansive We are Joburg installation which is proudly presented by Gauteng Tourism. The installation forms part of 100% Design South Africa’s popular exhibition which, for the fourth year running, is collocated with Decorex Joburg. We are Joburg has been conceptualised and curated by 100% Design South Africa’s Creative Director, Cathy O’Clery, and will feature a series of captivating design creations by various Gauteng-based enablers, curators, collaborators, studios and designers in one inspired setting.
The province’s overwhelming creative talent will continue to flow through to the must-see Décor District by Canvex. Décor Identity, Bockhaus Designs, Distinctive Designs Group and Mia Bella Interiors have been given the ideal platform to unleash their take on 2017’s trends in a room space of their choosing. The designers will be guided by the Canvex ‘Conscious Environment’ theme while drawing inspiration from the Decorex SA #livingdream theme.
The Urban Jungle trend with its incorporation of nature’s neutral colour palette and infusion of lifegiving energy will all filter through to this year’s Forest Lounge feature. Stepping into this jungle setting, visitors will feel the benefits of nature’s healing through the cascading overhead flowers gently intertwined with verdant plant life.
An interpretation of 2017’s Black on Black trend will be confidently styled onto the Noir Restaurant + Bar presented by Bavaria. This gracefully classic creation will be artfully created by one of Gauteng’s leading designers.
This inspired feeling will continue to draw visitors to one of the perennial feature favourites, the Plascon Colour Forecast. In this vibrant setting, the event co-sponsor will release the 2018 colour palette with experts in the world of design providing insightful uses of these hues in various #livingdream spaces. The annual colour palette sets the tone for every feature of the creative sphere and visitors are encouraged not to miss this enlightening feature.
The Man Cave is out, this year women will get a chance to create their own outdoor sanctuary at the Decorex She Shed. Transform that unused shed into an enticing space, housing gardening or craft items, or envision an exterior room simply for relaxation and reading.
A central room in every home, the Kitchen Trend Feature presented by Careline Living Space will give the audience a peek at what’s hot in the world of kitchen design. In this new installation, Careline will interpret the latest trends, into a practical and pleasing kitchen setting.
And, to ensure the young visitors are also well catered for, Decorex Joburg has introduced the Milk JUG Café, a delectable children’s eatery based in the heart of the children’s décor stand. While parents peruse the various stylings by designers surrounding the Milk JUG Café, children can get creative on the chalk walls and colouring-in pads or play with the range of interactive toys. There are also delicious treats available including milkshakes, popcorn, donuts, macaroons and healthy taste alternatives.
Writers wishing to share the range of interesting new features with their online followers will be fully accommodated in the new Bloggers Lounge. The carefully curated artistic space has been designed to encourage creativity while offering the industry experts a comfortable space with a complementary cup of Illy coffee.
To experience these new attractions, visit Decorex Joburg at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 9 to 13 August. Tickets are sold through www.ticketpros.co.za and at the door.