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What to see at Decorex Cape Town

Decorex Cape Town doesn’t merely sit at the cutting edge of the now, it presents the future, and it begins tomorrow

By House & Garden South Africa | June 15, 2022 | Design

This year’s Decorex expo will feature a host of design-led features; displaying newly launched products and brands, talks and events over the three day period. Don’t just envision an entirely shoppable apartment, come and experience it at the expo alongside key features showing what’s next and a Summit of African changemakers.

Decorex Cape Town and Audi present the idea of a futuristic vehicle garage; an environment of luxury and modern interior design, conceptualised by international award-winning designer, Donald Nxumalo. There will be a conceptual culinary exhibition by Studio H, live DJs playing at the Best Bar in the City, multiple foodie pop-ups, and a cooking theatre where star chefs show the flavour power of their menus to come. It’s not merely at the forefront, it’s the next wave.

Make a bee-line for 100% Chair, 100% Weave, 100% Transparency and Ngoro café. Here’s a closer look at what you can look forward to.

Surface Bar brought to you by Studio Masson Tile & Slab Couture

Introducing the Surface Bar: a showcase of the latest state-of-the-art, luxurious decorative surfaces, fittings and trimmings catered specifically for the corporate, hospitality and residential decor markets. This will be a display of the most cutting-edge surfaces and materials for 2022, and launch a brand-new product showcased in fresh and unexpected ways.

Trend Kitchen brought to you by Cosentino

This area gathers everything needed to elevate a kitchen – whether it’s the most creative space in the house or your home’s place of immense comfort. Always wanted durable, architectural kitchen counters and surfaces in more exciting, contemporary colours? With Cosentino’s Silestone, you can achieve this.

Photo: Supplied by Decorex

Appliance Gallery brought to you by Tafelberg Furnishers

With new technologies come infinite possibilities. Here you can discover how to apply cutting-edge tech to design and welcome a new future. With creative integrity and visual sophistication in mind, we aim to encourage you to understand and harness the opportunities presented by these innovations.

Photo: Supplied by Decorex

Outdoor Retreat in collaboration with Living Gardens, Sprung & Bloc Outdoor

A home is always more than just a house. And for those whose homes include gardens, how you shape and design your outside spaces elevates the comfort of your home. Our Outdoor Retreat plots the deepening integration of plants into our properties.

Photo: Supplied by Decorex

The Garage of the Future – Progressed by Audi

The garage is not just a haven for your car anymore. It will become a vehicle showcase and experience space, replete with designer seating – in this case a lounging area by Donald Nxumalo Interior Design – that makes for heaven for modern metalheads.

Photo: Supplied by Decorex

For the show, leading automotive design of the future is also included, and the new Audi RS e-tron GT will be on display. It’s the future of electric mobility with a focus on design, performance, digitalisation and sustainability.

“Shop the Look” by George & Mason, exclusive to Takealot

We bring you a shoppable apartment concept. This exhibit will blur the lines between e-commerce and bricks-and-mortar to create in-context inspiration for functional, pleasurable living. Takealot’s private label, George & Mason, will be brought to life by showcasing curated looks. This space taps into our desire for intimacy and contextual commerce.

Photo: Supplied by Decorex

4 Rooms in the Spotlight

Leading South African interior designer Frans Alexander will present Timeless Luxury Living – a lounge, dining room, and bedroom with a reading corner - which showcase his stand-out turnkey capabilities. His signature style is visible in the bespoke furniture which was manufactured for the Cape Town show, allowing guests to experience the designer's vision of high-end living.

It’s cooking!

The 2022 show has also reimagined its foodie offering. The Samsung Bespoke Cooking Theatre brings together chefs such as the Silo Hotel’s Executive Chef Victoria Canha-Hibbert. The theatre is kitted out with the finest appliances, informed by the latest trends. You’ll be able to meet chefs and learn from live food demos. The Njano eatery created by Cassandra Twala of moea design features a scheme inspired by African beadwork and an inspired menu to boot.

Njano eatery. Photo: Supplied

On Point Palettes

Keen to find out what colours will be trending for interiors and exteriors of homes, hotels or hospitals? Annually, Plascon develops forward-thinking palettes that captures the zeitgeist. For forecasts of colourways and clever combinations designed to create freshness, visit Plascon’s colourful presence.

Trend Walk

Keen for a guided walkabout of the key Design features at Decorex? Then set your schedule for Saturday,18 June 2022 at 09h00, when curators Theo Bothma and Bielle Bellingham will walk you through the trend-led aspects of the show.

Decorex Cape Town will take place from 16-19 June 2022 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

Not in Cape Town? There’s no need for #FOMO. Decorex comes to the Sandton Convention Centre from 28-31 July. Get the inside track via decorex.co.za.