Exhilarating, Inspiring, Memorable, Successful. The 20th Decorex Cape Town show had it all, and then some…
Visitors to 20th edition of Decorex Cape Town were treated to an unforgettable display of design delights, as the top designers, decorators and style-innovators delivered beautifully on the 2018 theme, #rhythmoflife.
The hallmarks of this year’s inspiring and captivating lifestyle exhibition, was the exceptional creativity, excellent craftsmanship and masterful rendition of international trends.
The Cape Town International Convention Centre was abuzz with bright colors, stunning design and high-impact creativity from 27 April to 1 May as the leading décor, design and lifestyle experts showcased their talent.
This milestone show was especially memorable for the Gardner Interior Concepts team as they scooped the prestigious Franke Kitchen Design Trends award with a breathtaking kitchen design.
Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Decorex SA, reflects on the show: “Two decades of Decorex Cape Town culminated in an abundance of elegant style, innovative features and on-trend designs that captured the essence of this beautiful city. It was a really memorable milestone celebration that allowed us to reminisce about the creative forces that have brought us to this point as well as bringing to life the current décor and design trends reflective of this region.”
Plascon, the headline sponsors of the exhibition for the past 20 years, entrenched their position as the color experts with a vibrant, colourful and dynamic feature. Their interactive ‘colour café’ saw experts explaining how color impacts – complements and contrasts – spatial perception and influences the cognitive process.
The 20th annual Decorex Cape Town Exhibitor Stand Awards ceremony was held on Friday 27 April – the first evening of the show – to acknowledge and reward the top exhibitors. An independent panel judged the Exhibition Stands based on the creativity and ingenuity of their designs. Bobby Breen (a renowned interior designer who featured at the first Decorex Cape Town exhibition); Kim Cupido, Zando Online Fashion Editor and Trend Forecaster; Marcelle Crowther, interior designer and John Autard, owner of Interior Placements, were all in attendance at this year’s show.
Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director of Decorex, congratulated the winners and hailed the exceptional standard of design and the high quality of the products on offer: “The exhibitors have truly outdone themselves for this milestone Decorex Cape Town exhibition. The judges were overwhelmed by the quality of products on offer, as well as the innovative designs of all the stands. Cape Town is a dynamic city that pulsates artistic inspiration and this is truly evident across the entire show.”
The kitchen component of the show was naturally very important to the Gardner Interior Concepts team where visitors could experience a life-size kitchen design.
This year’s designs continued the trend of a multi-purpose, open-plan, “hub and brain” of the home concept. Trending kitchen design ideas were on show at The Franke Kitchen Trends Project where Gardner Interior Concepts – along with other leading kitchen designers – integrated the latest Franke SA range into their model kitchens to the theme of ‘An Expression of Color’.
The stunning Gardner Interior Concepts kitchen design model oozed color and life, and deservedly won the coveted Franke Kitchen Trends Project award.
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