For those who appreciate fine and experimental design in décor and lifestyle products, it is needless to say that the showcase of vibrant African interior and home trends flourished at Decorex SA 2018, sponsored by Plascon, from August 8 to 12 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
You would be blown away by the wide selection of creative innovations and interior design elements of cutting edge design, quality and variety of options that are ultimately state-of-the-art collections.
Our personal favourite was the leading product showcase 100% Design South Africa, featuring local talent and the first furniture and décor vendor available on Platform23 - Lulasclan.
From complete revamp opportunities to selective handcrafted home and interior decorating inspirations, this is the curation of exclusive tools to make your space functional, creative and marvellous. Our personal favourites were:
The Collection Studio – Inspired by a series of art by Anico Mostert, the use of multiple combined shapes and a colour palette consisting of ruby red, earthy yellows and pinks roughed up the fun of decorating, translating passion and expression that was spot-on perfection.
Beyond Innovation Printeriors – The founder, Guillaume Vermaak, displayed colourful, bizarre and beautiful printed fabrics of wild floral themes and enchanted gardens. It was a busy stop for the creative people who search to find fabrics that visually create atmosphere though artwork.
Haven & Earth –Made in South Africa and brought to you by Aranda Textile Mills, exposed all their poetic and soft throws, blankets and traditional shawls. The collective tones and textures catered for a fast variety of personalisation to match your preference.
We also loved the Water Lily Lights by MemaDesings found at the Alica Hutton Stand. The floating lit up flower lights, created a dreamy and fantastic fairytale feel.
Gold Bottom took the stage for planters that turn plants into statement pieces using sharp edged patterns and African modern elements. Turn each custom crafter pot around and see the golden sparkle of surprise.
On the other side of decorating and interior revamping, Zuberi Flooring took the stage for an absolutely manicured hardwood flooring and decking stand. It was aesthetically pleasing and effective through minimalism and custom finishing.
Furthermore, be sure to check out the stands for Isobel Sippel Studio, Greyroom Handwoven and Mud Originals, who has created a chandelier out of candy.
The unity of collections that ranged from kitchens and fireplaces to handmade sculptures and art truly used a golden thread in the curation of this large exhibition. African identity was accompanied by universal trends and the marriage between the two well describes Docorex SA 2018.
So my advice - take an Uber, wear your favourite leather sling bag for practicality and match it with Chelsea boots or brogues, but be prepared to walk away with some once-off discounts on valuable purchases that will blow your mind.