Leading décor and design show Decorex Joburg celebrates 25 years of décor excellence this year. With a top-notch designer line-up for its 2018 edition, Decorex Joburg, the flagship Decorex exhibition, will take place from 8 to 12 August at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.
“It has been an incredible year for décor and design and we are so excited to be celebrating these beautiful trends – while looking forward to 2018’s inspiration – with the 25th Decorex Joburg,” says Sian Cullingworth, portfolio director at Decorex SA. “This show is a culmination of both regionally and globally-inspired designs that draw on more than two decades of industry knowledge fused into the best that current décor trends have to offer. It will be an overwhelmingly vibrant show fuelled with gifted creativity.”
The first Decorex exhibition was held at Johannesburg’s Gallagher Estate in 1994 in one show hall featuring 144 exhibitors and 26 000 visitors. In 2017, the expo spanned eight halls, with more than 700 exhibitors showcasing quality furniture, décor and design products and accessories to 54 615 inspired visitors.
Award-winning interior designer Stephen Falcke, who has showcased his globally-inspired talents at the event for the past 24 years, says, “I’ve been a part of Decorex since its inception and it is truly an honoured position to be patron of this incredible exhibition. To have all these amazing designs and different people that make up our interesting trade family, all under one roof, is really such an exciting experience, and I look forward to it every year.”
Presented by headline sponsors Plascon, who have supported the annual show since inception, Decorex Joburg 2018 introduces the International Sourcing Fair (ISF), a trade focused exhibition space dedicated to sourcing and purchasing of retail and commercial products, exclusively focusing on the home, office and hospitality sectors. Some of the new features to expect this year include the Geberit and South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Student Bathroom Design Project, Plascon Concept Stand and more.
“The continued popularity of Decorex Joburg comes down to the introduction, year-on-year of trend-setting features which draw, both on timeless elegance and modern styles, while maintaining quality craftsmanship. This twenty-fifth edition has a beautiful selection of influential features which will resonate with established Decorex visitors and new attendees,” says Cullingworth.