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Decorex Johannesburg 2016

August 6, 2016

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This weekend and up until next Tuesday the 9th of August is Deocrex Johannesburg 2016. Yesterday I paid this annual fair a visit, but purely to loose myself in the 100% Design South Africa section. Imagine an entire hall full of local designers showcasing their best and brightest goods and showcase they did! We saw so many beautiful things, some from well-known names like Dokter and Misses, Rialheim (previously known as the Ceramic Factory) and Tonic and then some equally amazing pieces from people I was only introduced to yesterday, such as Douglas & Company, David Krynauw, De Steyl, Fabrica and Notation just to mention a few.

Another amazing installation which I thought was probably one of the highlights of the show was Picture Africa which was presented in association with Southern Hospitality. The exhibition features large format fashion photographs from the likes of Chris Saunders, Adriaan Louw and many more, then below them are specially designed chairs inspired by the textiles, layers, colours and content of the photos. They were so beautiful and eye-catching and definitely worth a walk through or two! 

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I just so happen to have my camera on me yesterday so I snapped a few photos of some pieces that I really liked. If you are wanting to do something a little different this weekend head on over to Decorex, it’s totally worth it. The rest of the show as you can imagine is full of all sorts of amazing things that you can buy for your house, from tiles, to kitchens, to blinds to outside gazebos. So if you are renovating or looking for some inspiration they’ve got you covered, but the highlight for me was definitely the 100% Design South Africa in Hall One, which you cannot miss! Expect amazing homeware, jewellery and of course furniture and textiles. Also expect to leave a little disappointed because it’s impossible to take home one of everything, unless you’re filthy rich, in which case good for you. 

Like I mentioned the show is on until next Tuesday the 9th of August, so if you’re a fan of awesome design then be sure to check it out. Happy weekend everyone. 

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These are burglar bars from Fabrica, how amazing are they and why has no one thought of this before?! Genius.

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