We have ten double sets of tickets to Decorex Jozi – worth R150 each.

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It’s almost D-Day. Decorex Jozi and ELLE Decoration are giving away 10 double tickets to those of you who love browsing the latest in décor and design.

The show launches on 8th August 2012 and offers five days of home décor ideas and inspiration.

Once again Decorex SA has put together a top mix of exhibitors, workshops and demonstrations, feature areas, beautifully decorated home-living ideas, and fun pop-up restaurants and bars. Trendwatchers will see the world’s leading colour expert, Leatrice Eiseman, talking her subject at the Design Dialogue conference on 10th August.

Joburg Decorex visitors can expect 5 halls and more than 700 exhibitors showing off the latest in colour, fabric and flooring trends, new thinking in bathroom and kitchen innovations and accessories as well as on-trend, inspirational interior settings.

Joburg Decorex also hosts the annual launch of the Plascon colour forecast.  Homeowners and décor professionals will get their first glimpse of what paint colour, fabric and general décor trends are going to look like in 2013, as four of South Africa’s leading designers interpret the colour palette for the year ahead.

Other highlights include:

The Plascon 2013 Colour Forecast. Plascon colour interpretations by Laurence Brick Creative Design, Yvonne O’Brien of The Private House Co, Joburg newcomers Egg Designs as well as Ink. At the nearby Plascon Colour Café, the menu will be inspired by the 2013 colour forecast and non-stop fashion shows will showcase local designers’ interpretations of the new colour palette.

The M-Net Cares Café.  A partnership between M-Net Cares, Decorex Joburg and Salvocorp sees the launch of the M-Net Cares Café where visitors will be invited to contribute to the Naledi Children’s Literacy Project in the form of children’s books, while relaxing over a cup of coffee. Local designers Aidan Bennetts, Katie Thompson of ReCreate, Joe Paine and Goet have volunteered to design the bookshelves for the Café. Visitors can help to fill them with children’s books for underprivileged primary schools.

Operation Mercedes-Benz Man Cave. After it’s success at Durban and Cape Town Decorex, this manly concept is coming to Joburg. Four local celebs are being teamed up with designers to create the ultimate man space and drive donations for a charity of their choice. Decorex promises to top up all the donations from visitors with R10 000 for the charity of the winner’s choice.

Designer feature areas. Leaders in local design have been invited to create inspirational feature areas. The first, a feature area at the entrance to Hall 5, will be designed by interior designer David Muirhead. The invitation to be Decorex Joburg’s featured designer at the entrance to the main creative hall has become a hot ticket – all eyes are on David’s gig. Local product designer, Ronel Jordaan, will also be showcasing her latest felt creations at Joburg Decorex.

Contemporary Country. Last year the team at Laurence Brick Creative Direction (LBCD) created the sensational Afropolitan stand. This year this creative foursome has chosen Contemporary Country as their theme. An expression of all a yearning to bring simplicity and honesty to urban living, the stand will be a fusion of country and city, where the ‘platteland’ look finds itself in an urban context. Knitted upholstery, raw linen and natural wood will all feature.

BOS Ice Tea Bar. The BOS Ice Tea Bar is in Haldane Martin’s hands. We’re so looking forward to seeing how HM does it.

The Graham Beck Wine Bar by Wetherleys. This snazzy pop up bar will give visitors an opportunity to have a great glass of wine while the show goes on.

Kaya Garden Café & Theatre. Expert green gurus will dig into the wonderful world of the great outdoors and organic gardening. Get inspired by the trickle therapy of water features, transform garden décor with clever paint techniques and design ideas, learn about growing your own veggies and start understanding the deeper meaning of plants. The Garden pavilion will also house the Garden Café with food and interior design inspired by the modern locavore movement.

The Artists Café. Decorex has invited South African artists to use the Decorex to showcase their work. They’ve rounded up 17 of the best.

Conversations On Architecture & Design Dialogue mini conferences. Trend and product updates for professionals in the architecture, construction, decorating and design fields. The annual architecture and design mini-conferences have become extremely popular. Conversations on Architecture, sponsored by Caesarstone, will take place on Wednesday 8th August and the Plascon Design Dialogue is on Friday 10th August. Both conferences will feature leading local and international experts. Tickets available online at www.decorex.co.za

Exhibition details

Decorex Joburg

8-12 August 2012 – Gallagher Convention Centre  09:00 – 18:00

Tickets: R75 for adults, R65 for pensioners and students, FREE exhibition entrance for décor, design and architecture professionals (registration online)

Visit www.decorex.co.za for trade registration plus regular updates on exciting competitions and speaker line-ups. Book here for Conversations on Architecture and Design Dialogue.

Gautrain: Take the Gautrain to the Midrand station. Shuttle buses will be running to and from Gallagher Convention Centre.

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For more information visit www.decorex.co.za/t 011 549 8300