Decorex Cape Town

As the first city in Africa to be named a UNESCO City of Design, Cape Town’s creative spirit is being internationally acknowledged for its uniquely African essence that boasts a global appeal. This year’s Decorex Cape Town, fittingly themed ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’, will showcase the wealth of this city’s design talent at this unmissable exhibition.

“Cape Town is synonymous with high-end design, yet there is no one style that signifies this city,” said Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions. “It’s a beautiful fusion of diverse cultures and influences that represent this continent, ever-changing to reflect the incoming trends. Visitors to Decorex Cape Town will get to witness the expression of the city’s most dynamic designers as they craft some inspired installations for the show.”

Decorex Designer Spotlight with Danela Conti

This year’s African-inspired theme speaks directly to the ethos of 2019 Decorex Designer Spotlight, Danela Conti. In her 21st year of design, Danela will be including her love of the continent into the revisioning of interiors, and her Decorex installation will be a culmination of her international design experience with the trending African aesthetic.

2019 Decorex Designer Spotlight, Danela Conti


Fabric Trend Bar

Featuring at the first-ever Fabric Trend Bar – a display of the most on-trend local fabrics – will be Skinny Laminx, Shine Shine, Lula Fabrics and Fabricnation.

Lula Fabrics has been designing and producing bold statement décor fabrics since 2007. Known for its Tribal Suzani designs, tropical leaves and quirky African designs, Lula Fabrics will show visitors how to add personality to every interior.

Melissa Kerkhoff – Lula Fabrics

Supporting ‘homegrown’ where possible, Fabricnation will be showcasing fabrics and base cloths printed in Cape Town on 100% cotton fabrics with water-based pigment inks. Jane Solomon of Fabricnation explained: “We are inspired by the African textile tradition, rendered in a modern urban context with its blending of diverse sources and influences to create the Fabric of a Nation. For Decorex Cape Town, we’re highlighting our ‘After the Fire’ design (inspired after a mountain fire) as both a textile prints and a wallpaper – in collaboration with Robin Sprong.”


Joining them will be Shine Shine, ready to present a bright, bold, African-inspired and Cape Town-based brand of fabrics. Founded by Tracy Rushmere and developed with graphic designer, Heidi Chisholm, the fabrics are designed for those who like to wear their fun or decorate with expression.

Shine Shine


The Apartment Project by SHF

Urban décor trends will be artfully displayed in these modern apartment settings furnished by the stylish SHF. Visitors will be able to walk through vastly different local apartments transformed into designer living spaces by the refined furniture pieces from SHF.

Designer Pavilion

This exclusive pavilion will feature some of the Mother City’s most influential designers, including, Gordijn Studio, Casa Leon, LIM and 8 Degrees South.

South African visual storyteller, Matanna Katz, will also form a part of our stellar line-up: “I resonate with storytelling. My representation at Decorex will be through my business ‘Ethereal Bound Journal’ and my creative process of visual storytelling, photography, food/prop/floral styling and creative consultancy.  We have recreated my home studio to give visitors insight into our aesthetic and creative process.”

Jacqui Hunter of Imagenius Interiors – another design addition – has been integrating her love of the African bush, her passion for seeking genius and her experience in lodges to create exceptional interior design. For her Decorex Cape Town stand, she has brought together the work of a few artists with whom she has collaborated to create a Cape Town feel that celebrates the environment and brings in the pulse of the city.

100% Design Extraordinary Pavilion

Visitors will be inspired by handcrafted pieces from some of Cape Town’s leading creatives in this unique design pavilion. Visitors will get to see creations HoutlanderHoi P’loyEntrawood, Louise GelderbloomMervyn Gers CeramicsKino, and Museum of Making and Tomorrow.

Design Project

For this unique designer product platform, Echternkamp Furniture and reMaker will be joined by Hinterveld, a boutique weaving and knitting mill producing blankets and accessories.

Daniel Stucken of Hiinterveld explained: “We are presenting a wide array of quality mohair products and fashion accessories that make for beautiful gifts. As winter approaches there is nothing better than snuggling under one of our soft and fluffy mohair blankets! We look forward to meeting and serving store owners and end consumers alike.”

Refinishers of furniture and décor items, reMaker, will showcase samples of their refined, vintage furniture finishes including gold-painted chairs, silver leaf porthole mirrors and a painted antique bookcase.

Hilary Greg Cruywagen of reMaker said: “We recreate old, tired furniture and interiors, resulting in the refreshed enjoyment of your living space!”



Alongside these inspired designer installations – taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1 to 5 May – is a full features programme to enhance the décor experience. These will include:

•                 Decorex Urban Living Trend House with Sevens

•                 InStudio Trend Theatre by ABSA

•                 Children’s Playroom & Décor Project

•                 Kitchen Design Project by the Studio Collection

•                 The Lighting Project by Fundi Light & Living

•                 The Trend Kitchen with Space Interiors

•                 The Bathroom Project

•                 The Bedroom Project

•                 Jacobs Gourmet Cooking Theatre built by LUSSO Luxury Living

•                 Wine + Bubbly Bar furnished by Homewood

•                 The Rummery & Gin Garden

•                 Design + Dine Restaurant + Bar by Urban Tonic

•                 The Harvest Table featuring 8°South

•                 The Illy Experience

•                 #withlovefromDecorex with Elevenpast

•                 Paint Nite with Yaymaker




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 Johannesburg

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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