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5 Exciting Reasons to Visit Decorex Joburg this August

Returning to Sandton, Decorex Joburg is sure to shed a unique light on South African design

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By House & Garden South Africa | July 1, 2024 | Design

Hot on the fashionable heels of its Cape Town counterpart, Decorex Joburg is set to sizzle and shine at the Sandton Convention Centre from 1 to 4 August 2024.

For design-lovers and decor aficionados alike, Decorex is always a highly anticipated highlight of the decor and design calendar - and running simultaneously alongside 100% Design Africa - this is the definitive showcase of contemporary design on the African continent. As visitors (who will have picked up a complimentary ticket in your upcoming issue of House & Garden SA), will be able to take in two shows, plus daily live talks and demonstrations, for the price of one entry ticket.

Future Talks at Decorex Cape Town 2024. Image: Supplied.

Decorex will be taking over the Sandton Convention Centre once again! Looking for homeware and interior decor solutions? You’ll find the Decor, Lighting and Design Hall on Level 5 of the The best of local and international product and furniture design? 100% Design Africa is on Level 2. Focused on those hard-working areas? Head to Kitchens and Bathrooms on Level 0. Finally, the Renovate, Build and Trade Connect Hall on Level -2 will take care of ‘everything else’ like walls, floors, doors, windows, roofs, fixtures, fittings, landscaping and more.

Here are five special exhibits and projects worth exploring at Decorex Joburg:

100% Design Africa

This curated product showcase includes a stylish café created by Wolkberg Casting Studios; a new set of Future Talks in the Future of Design area; a dedicated display by Designer of the Year, Tristan du Plessis; 100% Hospitality by Belgotex X Hesse Kleinloog; and a host of new product launches by local stars such as Joe Paine.

The Lexus-inspired design pod by interior designer Anna Correia at Decorex. Image: Supplied.

The Decorex House

The Decorex House, brought to you by Private Property, will display the latest and highest quality construction elements in a conceptual house installation in the Renovate and Build Hall on Level -2 of the Sandton Convention Centre. Top products and brands have been carefully selected by the Decorex Africa team to present construction elements such as windows, doors, lighting, floors, surfaces and home automation that will contribute to the overall aesthetic of the house.

Inside the Lexus-inspired design pod by interior designer Anna Correia at Decorex. Image: Supplied.

The Taste of Nostalgia at the That Food Guy® Café

Built on the vision of providing authentic fresh bites and coffees made with nothing but the best local ingredients, a first-of-its-kind, proudly South African, That Food Guy® Café experience will pop up on Level 0. Getting the jump on Heritage Month in September, the activation will feature a menu that highlights key food heritage moments through the tagline of ‘Heritage Reimagined’.

As the definitive showcase of contemporary design on the African continent, Decorex Johannesburg does not lie in the shadow of its Cape Town counterpart. Image: Supplied.

“That Food Guy® Café will feature an aesthetic that gives shine to the past, while also showcasing a fresh, modern take on some of our country’s heritage food items,” says Dale Herbst of That Food Guy Group.

Think jaffles stuffed with much-loved local flavours like curried mince and butter chicken, fresh salads, mouth-watering sweets like mini milk tarts and jelly and custard, and the most delicious coffees - with rusks of course!

Get Inspired by Colour at Plascon’s Vibrant Harmony Stand

Inspired by Plascon palettes, the brand will team up with Johannesburg-based creatives to interpret all new palettes. Image: Supplied.

After debuting its concept at the Cape Town show, Plascon is back with an all-new set of colourful Johannesburg-based collaborators who’ll create room sets inspired by Plascon palettes. See how GLE Interiors, Living Inspired Interiors, and Ndibali Interior Designs can help you take the pain out of paint colour choices. The Plascon Colour Design Pods will push these designers to explore and showcase the diverse and dynamic possibilities of colour using the Plascon Colour Forecast for 2024. Dubbed ‘Vibrant Harmony’, this installation aims to bring together the dynamic world of interior design and the latest colour trends.

​​Essential information for Decorex Joburg

Show times:

Thursday 1 August 09h00-18h00

Friday 2 August 09h00-18h00

Saturday 3 August 09h00-18h00

Sunday 4 August 09h00-17h00


Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, 2196, South Africa.


There is ample undercover parking charged at hourly rates and guests are required to use the convenient pay-on-foot parking ticket kiosks. Please consult the list of parking venues listed on the FAQ page:


Tickets are available via and cost less if you buy them online ahead of time.

Tickets prices online:

Adults: R150

Pensioners/Students R110

Trade: R140

Children: R30

Children under 2: Free

Ticket prices at the door:

Adults: R160

Pensioners/Students R120

Trade: R150

Children: R30

Children under 2: Free

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