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DECOREX JHB TAKES A LOOK AT THE NEW LUXE
Wednesday, 8th – Sunday, 12th of August 2007
Gallagher Estate, Midrand

Celebrating its 14th year, Decorex JHB sparkles with a new sense of glamour and a theme – ‘Embellishing Space’ – to match.

“With South Africans spending more than R27 billion on home-ware annually, a bright future awaits the local décor and design industry, while consumers are spoilt for choice,” says Melanie Robinson, director of Decorex SA. “This optimism will be evident during the five days dedicated to décor and design.”

Glowing and growing, the halls will be filled with 650 exhibitors, 85 newcomers, the finest furnishings, finishes, kitchens, bathrooms and accessories to delight décor trade professionals and home passionates.

Decorex JHB won the coveted award from The Exhibition Association of South Africa (EXSA) as the best large consumer and trade show of the year in 2006. Not resting on its laurels this year’s show glows with bright new features, installations and special projects:

CALLING ALL COLOURISTAS
Engage with colour as Plascon unveils its Colour Forecast for 2008. Anne Roselt, Plascon colour manager predicts a palette brimming with many moods and emotions. The latest issue of COLOUR, Plascon’s trendsetting magazine, edited by Annemarie Meintjes and devoted to colour inspiration will also be launched at Decorex. At Plascon’s interactive Virtual Showroom, created by Switch Design, visitors can get intimate with the latest colours on different finishes through hi-tech software and light projection.

GURUS IN DREAM ROOMS
Get décor inspiration at the Sanlam Dream Rooms Hall filled with breathtaking room-settings and exuberant interpretations of the show’s new-luxe theme. Decorex SA patron Stephen Falcke’s signature stand will once again show why he is revered the world over.

FRESH TALENT
Indulge in Decorex Limited’s exclusive range of fashionable home-ware items designed by Yolande Wieners. Turn up the tempo with a flourish of home-grown fabrics at the annual Sanlam Young Designers Thinking Ahead competition themed Fabric. Form. Function.

CONVERSATIONS ON ARCHITECTURE
Get the latest buzz on the built environment from a brilliant line-up of design experts at the one-day Decorex conference held on 8 August. Keynote speaker Leon van Schaik, Professor of Architecture (Innovation Chair) at RMIT in Melbourne looks at ‘energizing cities, building design cultures’. Visit www.decorex.co.za for booking details and line-up.

ARTISTIC & ARTISINAL
Celebrate the soul-filled nature of handmade pieces at the Ceramics SA exhibition and connect with original art at the AffordART collection featuring works for under R3000 to encourage living with art. Covet the truly artisinal art pieces and decorative objects at the One of a Kind design-craft trade exhibition hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry and Tourism Enterprise Programme (TEP) in partnership with Decorex.

DO GOOD DESIGN
Turn over a new eco-sensitive leaf at Green by Design, as organic objects and nature-loving modern materials make their way home.

Date: Wednesday, 8th – Sunday, 12th of August 2007
Where: Gallagher Estate, Midrand
Cost: R50 per person (R40 pensioners and students)
Time: 10h00 to 18h00 daily

For more information contact Cairey Slater on the number alongside.
Alternatively, visit the website alongside.

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