DECOREX JHB ENGAGES WITH NATURE
Transform everyday living spaces into a haven of tranquillity. Turn up the tempo with fresh design trends, essential interior must-haves and One of a Kind finds. Milan meets Mpumalanga at the two Villiera Cap Classique Bars as designer Josef Greeff pays homage to outsider artist Nukain Mabusa and Euro Casa goes contemporary in true Italian fashion. SAGID creates breathtaking au naturel roomscapes, while Stephen Falcke, internationally acclaimed interior design guru, brings his panache to the new Dream Rooms pavilion.
Essentially a seasonal range, the products will reflect the overall theme of the shows, kicking of with the 2006 theme ‘Natural Spaces Influencing Living.’ The products will comprise of decorative accessories for the home and kitchen, such as fabrics, cushions, handbags and personal apparel – all sporting the season’s signature colour and pattern designs. The range will be sold at Decorex Jhb.
DECOREX TALK SHOW
Design is vibrant, forever evolving. To thrive it requires a meeting of minds. Meet the movers and shakers at Decorex Talk Show. Informative, provocative and inspiring, these vibrant forums are must-attend events for everyone with a passion for interiors and exteriors.
Decorex Talk Show Programme:
Thursday, 10th of August
10h30 – 12h30: The Great Debate – Architectural Trends
The great debate questioning architectural trends – Rebirth, Replication or Invention?
Ora Joubert (Head of Architecture, Pretoria University)
Conrad Goncalves (Architect, India)
Andrea Mina (Associate Professor, RMIT University School of Architecture and Design, Melbourne)
Stefan Antoni (Stefan Antoni Associates)
Richard Stretton (designer KooP)
Sarah Calburn (Sarah Calburn Architects)
Hugh Fraser (Architect)
Kate Otten (Kate Otten Architects)
14h00 – 15h00: Trends Shaping Design
Walk South Africa’s streets and townships in search of true design inspiration, revisit the concept of professionalism in the design industry, then be jolted by an Oscar-winning student film.
Conrad Goncalves (Architect, India)
Garth Walker (Orange Juice Design)
Peta Bank (Switch Design)
Garth Holmes (AFDA Film School)
Friday, 11th of August
10h30 – 11h30: A Flourish of Fabrics
Natural new weaves, tactile textures and trims, feel-good fabrics and fabulous fringes. From natural adornment to exotic embellishment, interiors get dressed up (or down) like never before.
Natalie Thiart (Décor Editor)
Stephen Black (Black Fabrics)
Lise Butler (Design Team)
12h00 – 13h00: Doyeness on New Directions
A duo of décor doyennes from our favourite décor mags give their personal take on influences shaping the world of interior design: from forensic design to dustbin finds, nomadic living that touches the earth lightly to the allure of imperfection.
Les Aupiais (Elle Décor)
Lianne Burton (House & Leisure)
14h00 – 15h00: Inquisitive Colour
Come alive with colour. Plascon’s Palette predictions for 2006 were spot on, unleashing a wave of colours inspired by nature. Now Plascon’s Colour Forecast for 2007 unveils a captivating collection of colours inspired by discovery.
Mandy Allen (Editor, Plascon Colour Magazine)
Abigail Donnelly (Editor, Taste and Eat Out)
Nicci Scholtz (Aspen Flowers)
15h30 – 16h30: Let There Be Light
The Dark Ages have been banished and a wave of innovative advances and clever designs from purely practical, deliciously decorative to shapes with nature as role model now steal the limelight.
Alan Fennell (Editor, Designing Ways)
Roger Martin (Roger Martin Architects)
David Strauss (David Strauss Interiors)
Talk Show is sponsored by Belgotex Décor.
Cost: R50 per session (includes complimentary ticket to Decorex Jhb).
DECOREX JHB SHOW INFORMATION
9 – 13 August 2006
Gallagher Estate, Midrand
10 am – 6 pm
R45 per person