Incorporating the dynamic 2019 theme, ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’, Decorex Durban has announced a number of new features to work alongside its extensive décor, design and lifestyle programme, taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 March 2019.

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“Part of Decorex Durban’s unique character is the manner in which the most current décor and design trends are represented in innovative new installations,” explained Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions. “Talented local designers collaborate with leading industry suppliers to craft imaginative features that give visitors a sensory understanding of what can be achieved through creative décor ideas. We are very excited to announce a number of new features this year, all of which will perfectly depict Africa’s influence on décor and design.”


Keeping it in style


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This year Decorex Durban welcomes the InStudio Trend Theatre by ABSA – a unique, free-flow forum that encourages the engagement of South Africa’s design influencers, manufacturers and décor professionals. The inspiration continues at the Design Project where leading designers – Larkhouse and Zingela Interiors among them – will create on-trend room settings that incorporate this year’s African-inspired theme. Then it’s onto the Decorex Designer Spotlight wheretop KwaZulu-Natal designer, Jennifer Jones, is set to showcase her captivating style and tasteful creations in a stylish room setting.  


The influence of décor on fashion – and vice versa – will then take to the runway as Inscape Education Group presents 2nd Skin, a unique fashion show where students have re-purposed furniture into fashion pieces. The continent’s position in design globally will be visually represented in Decorex International, a unique installation by four top designers, reflecting décor from Durban through to London, Paris and New York.


Family will form the focus of the latest features’ addition – The Playroom Children’s Décor Project – where décor specialists will collaborate with furniture manufacturers to give parents a real-world view of innovative bedroom settings for the little ones. And for those seeking some literary inspiration, The Library by EFAM will be stocked with magazines, coffee table books and autobiographies featuring the latest in décor, music, fashion, design, cooking and lifestyle.


Some more tasteful designs


The taste buds will also be awakened at this year’s Decorex Durban as flavour and design fuse to formulate a number of delicious features. Mint Treat Café is the sweet-tooth stop, offering all manner of treats in this Mint-coloured installation and, for some kitchen-inspired designs, the Kitchen Design Project by the Studio Collection will see leading kitchen specialists – including Expert Kitchens & Interiors – put on a fantastic display of all the best in kitchen décor, fittings and trends.


Hungry visitors will find suitable satiation at Dine & Design Restaurant + Bar, an African-inspired restaurant with gourmet offerings, while Fudart strEATERY – a taste of Africa will introduce the unique flavours of the continent into a streetwise dining experience, all prepared by the culinary creatives at Fudart. 


There are so many refreshments on the menu at Decorex Durban that no thirst will be left unquenched. First stop is the Wine & Bubbly Bar furnished by Homewood, where bubbly and macaroons can be enjoyed in the stylish furnishings of Homewood.


Still dominating current trends, the Gin Garden featuring ISHK will tantalise with its range of handcrafted gin cocktails, enjoyed in a space that channels African soul. The tropical tastes will then wash into the latest in urban bar trends – Rummery – where delicious rum concoctions, as well as local and craft beers, can all be sipped in laid-back surroundings.


In addition to these delicious new features, Decorex Durban welcomes back a number of popular installations to the programme, including:


•                 Decorex Urban Living Trend House in collaboration with SHF

•                 The Lighting Project by Springlights

•                 #WithlovefromDecorex by Ashley Furniture

•                 Garden of the Future Landscaping Feature

•                 The Bathroom Project

•                 Gourmet Cooking Theatre by KitchenCo

•                 1-Day Pop-up Market in collaboration with TINGG

•                 The Illy Experience




Decorex Durban

21 – 24 March 2019

Friday: 10am–8pm

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 10am–6pm

Durban Exhibition Centre

Trade-focused day: 22 March 2019

Ticket Prices:      Adults – R95

                           Student/Pensioners – R85

                           Kids U12 – R20

                           Trade – R85

                           Exhibitor – R85


Decorex Cape Town

1 – 5 May 2019

10am – 6pm daily

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Trade-focused day: 2 – 3 May 2019

Ticket Prices:      Adults – R110

                           Student/Pensioners – R100

                           Kids U12 – R20

                           Trade – R100

                           Exhibitor – R100


Decorex Joburg

7 – 11 August 2019

10am – 6pm daily

Gallagher Convention Centre

Public holiday: 9 August

Trade-focused days: 7 – 8 August 2019

Ticket Prices:      Adults – R120

                           Student/Pensioners – R100

                           Kids U12 – R20

                           Trade – R100

                           Exhibitor – R100


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