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Decorex Durban Is Coming






A combination of beautiful inspiration, clever ideas as well as some fun interactive installations and delicious eats make Decorex Durban the ideal place to visit with a group of friends – or even the whole family.


This year, Decorex Durban is themed “Home of Great Ideas”, with a focus on ensuring that visitors leave the exhibition armed with tons of inspiration for making home improvements. A variety of eateries also mean that there’s plenty of refreshment for those exhibition-weary feet when visitors need some time out.

Certain to be one of the most entertaining features at Decorex Durban, is The Dining & Entertaining Theatre, which will provide fun home-entertaining talks and cooking demos by a host of engaging local chefs, all presented from a beautiful purpose-built kitchen. As the perfect complement to their culinary mastery, this year will also see the launch of a series of interactive styling and table-décor sessions staged in the dining room, by Homewood, adjacent to the theatre.

A colourful pop-up, the Upmarket Pop-up on Friday evening will offer everything from artisanal food to live performances by popular local musicians, plus an array of original wares to buy, including handcrafted jewellery, fashion and accessories, ceramics, artworks and more. Hosted by Up,market Umhlanga, organisers of the weekly market that creates an enthusiastic buzz at Umhlanga Centre, Upmarket Pop-Up at Decorex Durban is the place to meet from 3pm to 9pm on the Friday night of the expo only.

And for those craving a bit of retail therapy, don’t miss the Craft & Create pavilion. This will be the ultimate marketplace for artisans, crafters and smaller local exhibitors where visitors will be treated to a wide choice of limited-edition pieces, thrifty finds and wise buys and, because traders are drawn predominantly from Durban and its surrounds, Craft & Create will be a truly local affair.

In addition to the comprehensive showcase of the latest products and services from the décor and design world, Decorex Durban is also laying on a number of unique platforms to give visitors a taste of the latest décor, design and lifestyle trends: The Private Property Trend

House, the Plascon 2015 Colour Trend Forecast, the Franke ‘Make it Wonderful’ Kitchen Design Project and Beautiful Boudoirs are just some of the features to look out for.

And when you need a break, or want to meet a friend, make a note to relax in one of these delicious Decorex Durban restaurants:

The sophisticated Unwined Bar features a shore-chic theme and beautiful distressed-wood furnishings courtesy of sponsor Paul’s Beach House Furniture. Here, patrons will want to linger a while over stunning menu options, washed down with a large glass of vino. Wine tasting will also be on offer.

The Consol Gourmet Market will offer ravenous exhibition-goers anything from a wholesome sandwich to a Malay curry in the stylish Consol-sponsored communal dining area.

The Afro’s Chicken Shop boasts the best hot-chilli chicken burger or zingy-lemon strips, not to mention those famous hand-cut skins-on chips, under the Exhibition Centre roof. Moving into a seated restaurant area, visitors will be able to have a break whilst enjoying the Afro’s Chicken menu.

If you prefer to shop till you drop and just need a grab-‘n-go latte or a flat white on the trot, then you’ll love Gloria Jean’s Coffees, the go-to refueling station for drinks and light meals.

Decorex Durban details:

Dates: 19 – 22 March 2015

  •  19 March: 10am-8pm
  • 20 March: 10am-9pm (featuring the Upmarket pop-up)
  •  21 March: 10am-8pm
  •  22 March: 10am-6pm

Trade focused days: 19 – 20 March

Ticket prices: R70 for adults; R60 for pensioners and scholars; R15 for kids under 12; R60 for trade and exhibitors.  Click here to book your tickets through Computicket.

Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre

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Facebook: Decorex SA

Twitter: @decorexSA

Decorex Durban forms part of the Decorex SA portfolio and is owned by the Thebe Reed Exhibitions.

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