It is that time of the year again; Decorex Cape Town 2017 is just a stone’s throw away. The lifestyle expo will kick off on Thursday the 27th of April 2017 at the CTICC and conclude on Sunday the 3rd.
If you have been wondering what to expect from this year’s expo here are a few anticipated highlights as suggested by the Decorex team:
WHAT TO EXPECT AT DECOREX CAPE TOWN 2017…
“In line with the 2017 theme, ‘Make your space your living dream’, visitors to South Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition will be immersed in natural fabrics, revitalising tones and quality products all centred around a vision of reclaiming a space of sanctuary, disconnected from the relentless noise and distraction of the modern world.
Cape Town, which leads the way in décor excellence nationwide, can expect to see only the highest quality products and décor set to international standard, as well as the country’s most creative designers who will be showcasing the latest trends.
Visitors can interact with the country’s top designers where the latest trends will be accessibly featured in a variety of room settings. The Decorex Designer Spotlight will showcase the work of iconic Cape Town designer Dylan Thomaz while stylish living ideas can be picked up at the Decorex Trend House.
The Decorex SA Trend House is a project which gives the audience a visual representation of how the 2017 trends can be realised in any living space by creating a home using carefully selected @home furnishings.
Anyone looking for a change in hue can visit the Plascon stand where the highly anticipated 2017 colour forecast will be revealed. And for the latest in international-level kitchen products and appliances, visitors are invited to the Franke Kitchen Trend Project where four local kitchen designers will compete to create the ultimate ‘Simplicity in Design’ kitchen.
Adding value to the home with insightful décor and gardening tips is the not-to-be-missed Builders DIY Theatre. Leaders in the DIY industry, as well as a number of celebrity speakers, will share advice on home and garden revamping, general improvements and fix-ups with live demonstrations throughout the four-day exhibition.”
Decorex Cape Town
Date: 27 – 30 April 2017
Time: 10am – 6pm daily
Ticket prices: Adults: R95, Pensioners: R85, Children under 12: R20
Venue: Cape Town International Conference Centre
For more information visit www.decorex.co.za
All info and images via Decorex
Last year we introduced a new blog series, Creative SA. In this series we will regularly feature South African makers.
by Marica Fick
Today we would like to introduce you to the bright and bold creations of Lulasclan Design Studio.
Lulasclan (or Lula’s Clan) is the brainchild of Bonolo Helen Chepape, a Joburg based creative with a background in graphic design. While the Lulasclan style is steeped in Bonolo’s African heritage, it undeniably has a strong contemporary appeal. Bonolo refers to this style as “New African” – a fresh and chic interpretation on African design.
Following her passion, Bonolo left her 9-to-5 last November striking out on her own to form Lulasclan. It is in fact amazing to see how far she has come in such a short period of time – a true testament that one should heed Passion’s call.
Lulasclan recently launched a collection of scatter cushions titled “AfricanWest”. True to its name, the designs feature a marriage of African and “Western” motifs. Finding inspiration in the leaded lines of stained glass windows often found in Roman Cathedrals, Bonolo fused it with the shapes and bold colours of the traditional patterns of the Nguni people.
I am however even more taken with funky designs of Lulasclan’s previous scatter cushion range. The “Meet the Other Side of Africa” collection was launched end last year and features the retro-tastic portraits of several modish African ladies.
The series is said to celebrate Women. Each cushion, each woman, has her own inspiring story and individual characteristics. These scatters have a distinct Pop Art flavour and the use of pattern and colour within the designs are quite striking.
I think what appeals to me most about Lulasclan is the masterful fusion of two worlds and cultures. Her chic designs perfectly illustrate how African aesthetics can find a voice and global appeal in the contemporary design market.
Be sure to check out the Lulasclan website to see their full range of scatters.
by Marica Fick
Last week we presented you with “10 Amazingly Cool Standing Lamp” choices for your home – from quirky and playful, to chic and trendy.
Today we continue our search to find what other awesome light fittings the South African shelves have to offer.
We did a little online search to see how many trendy, attention-grabbing local ceiling lights / pendant lamps we could drum up. Here is our roundup of eight strikingly trendy hanging lights for your home…
8 Strikingly Trendy Hanging Lights:
Wooden Spout Pendant
If you want to introduce a trendy Scandi element to your space this pendant light with its simplistic wooden bell design is just the thing. The pendants’ cords come in an array of playful colours. This light fixture can be hung alone or in clusters at varying heights. Available online through Esque
Felt Hanging Lamp
Add a unique and tactile facet to your interior with this handmade felt pendant light, designed by Wiid Design. The Felt Hanging Lamp comes in light grey, dark grey or royal blue felt with striking contrasting yellow stitching. Available from Stable
This undulating bubble-shaped glass pendant light is a dream for the minimalist, adding a chic aesthetic wherever you choose to use it. Available online through Superbalist
Hand-woven from strips of bamboo, the Orb Pendant is the perfect natural light fixture to introduce into a trendy tropical or Bohemian-styled interior. Available from Weylandts
Spider Pendant Light
This black spider-like chandelier is a superb choice if you want to create a quirky focal point in your space. Furthermore, with its multiple adjustable arms you will have no lack of light. Available online through Elevenpast
Frida Ceiling Pendant
Combining to trendy elements into one light fixture, the Frida ceiling pendant brings a cool industrial feel to your home with its warm copper finish. Available from @Home
Clear Crystal Bulb & Pendant
The Lee Broom Crystal Bulb combines industrial influences with striking decorative qualities. Each Crystal Bulb is hand cut with a classic crystal pattern inspired by those found on traditional whiskey glasses and decanters. Available from Crema
Geo Pattern Ceiling Pendant
We love the almost quilt-like texture of the Geo Pattern Ceiling Pendant and the beautiful contrast between the moody dark grey shade and brass trim. Available through @Home