All about Decorex Cape Town 2018

The highly-anticipated Decorex Cape Town – sponsored by Plascon – is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 April to 1 May, includes a noteworthy décor and design line-up.

For home renovations, office refurbishments, the establishment of world-class boutique hotels – and everything in between – Decorex Cape Town offers a range of inspired décor solutions, all under one roof.

Themed ‘Rhythm of Life’ visitors to this year’s Decorex Cape Town can look forward to a selection of the show’s most popular features, including the interactive Builders DIY Theatre, the @home Trend Haus presented by Decorex and Decorex Designer Spotlight.

Channeling this year’s #rhythmoflife theme will be renowned interior design team, Mariano Roussow, will craft an impressionable room setting for the popular Decorex Designer Spotlight feature. Visitors can expect a timeless design in this uniquely crafted space which reflects the décor, design and lifestyle trends in a completely innovative style.

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.

And, to celebrate two decades of leading the décor, design and lifestyle industry, Decorex Cape Town is introducing a host of new features at the 2018 edition, including:

Rooms to Grow – Baby, Toddle, Tween & Teen

Highlighting the importance of colour and design in the representation of the individual character – particularly in the growing years – is the innovative Rooms to Grow feature. Clever Little Monkey, Duett Kids’ Furniture and two other regional designers 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.

She Sheds Project

In support of breast cancer awareness NGO, PinkDrive, Cape Contours Landscape Solutions and one other ground-breaking regional designer will be tasked with transforming a traditional outdoor shed into a women’s haven – reminiscent of the former Man Cave trend. Each designer will incorporate a touch of pink in this charity-driven feature which will raise funds and awareness for PinkDrive.

Lighting, Natural, Textile and Design Elements

Proving that décor should awaken all the senses is the exciting new Design and Textile Elements’ feature which invites high-end local decorators and interior designers – including Moorgas and Waldren Interiors, Hertex, Biggie Best and Andrea Brand – to curate an interior room space using a range of tactile materials.

The impact of lighting on the feel and mood of any space is highlighted in the Lighting Elements – brought to you by Fundi Light+Living feature. Innovative lighting designs and a spectrum of lighting options from Fundi Light+Living 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.

The natural element will move into 100% Design South Africa’s striking exhibition concept, 100% Clay. Curated by Cathy O’Clery Creative Director of 100% Design South Africa, this earthy feature will showcase local handmade ceramics by leading ceramicists using age-old techniques to create a contemporary effect. Each craftsman in the feature – collocated with Decorex Cape Town – will present one bowl, one jug, one cup and one plate in varying aesthetic styles.

The Tasting Room Wine Bar + The Rhythm Bar

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

Inspiration continues to overwhelm at The Tasting Room Wine Bar. The design is perfectly paired with some of the Western Cape’s best vintages on offer.

The Kitchen Trend Project

Kitchen Trend Project brought to you by Careline Lifestyle Spaces will create an exquisite on- trend kitchen. With the kitchen no longer being designed in isolation, kitchen spaces are taking cues from the rest of the open-plan areas including the dining room and lounge. Without the separation of rooms, the kitchen has become a multi-purpose space better suited to serving modern lifestyles.

The Bathroom Trend Project

ISCA will showcase the most in-demand bathroom fittings and finishes in two on-trend settings. Curating these bathrooms spaces will be fashion designers Abiah Mahlase and Bradley Muttitt, who will centre their design on the ‘Indulged’ trend, while renowned ‘Lovilee’ blogger, Kari Kelly, will create a ‘Grounded’ bathroom setting.

The Bedroom Project

Vox Furniture, Changing Spaces and other Cape Town-based designers will bring local flavour to The Bedroom Project by infusing the 2018 #rhythmoflife trends into three enviable bedroom settings – a trendy apartment bedroom, serene beach house space and an elegant hotel room.

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