His creations are as bold and interesting as his personality, and this year, the award-winning interior designer and patron of Decorex Joburg, Stephen Falcke, will be drawing on his experience within the industry to curate a masterpiece space. Featuring at the 25th Decorex Joburg, presented by Plascon, Falcke’s design will form an intricate part of this incredible décor, design and lifestyle exhibition taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August.
“I’ve been a part of Decorex since its inception and it is truly an honoured position to be patron of this incredible exhibition,” enthused Falcke. “To have all these amazing designs and different people that make up our interesting trade family, all under one roof, is really such an exciting experience, and I look forward to it every year.”
Falcke has an illustrious career spanning various continents. Graduating from the Chelsea School of Art in London, he worked for the famed English decorator, David Hicks, before returning to South Africa where he collaborated with Lionel Levin before establishing his own design organisation.
His unharnessed talent has launched him across the globe with his work featuring on the covers of various international magazines including America’s Architectural Digest, French and Italian Vogue as well as French Ella. Recognition of his design skill was sealed when he received the Andrew Martin Designer of the World Award, also known as ‘the Oscars of the design world’.
However, one of his annual industry highlights is crafting something new for Decorex Joburg. And, for the 2018 edition, Falcke will be welcoming visitors into ‘The World of Design – Stephen’s Way’.
“To celebrate this milestone at Decorex Joburg, I’m looking back over my career and all my creations for Decorex to formulate a truly inspired installation,” he explained. “Visitors will be taken on a journey through time through a visualisation of my ideas and thoughts on interiors and trends, from 25 years ago through to today.”
He said every year, the exhibition was about ‘showing, learning and creating’, always evolving and growing across spheres while maintaining the core quality that makes it such a popular event.
“It’s always a really inspirational time, experiencing Decorex Joburg, with new colours, trends and designs from across the globe all converging in one beautiful space. I’m delighted to witness the reaction to this feature and I’m sure the visitors will not be disappointed.”
Commenting on Falcke’s 25th creation, Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Decorex SA, said: “There is no doubt that Stephen is in a league of his own when it comes to design, and it is always a revelation to witness his Decorex feature every year. He manages to create something completely unique that still expresses the signature Stephen Falcke style and we cannot wait to see what he will be creating for this year’s 25th instalment.”
Alongside Stephen Falcke’s masterpiece installation, there will also be a host of new features in celebration of the milestone event. These include:
o Rooms to Grow – Baby, Toddler, Tween & Teen
o Rhythm Eatery + Bar
o She Shed Project
o The Hotel Room | The Apartment | Apartment Living
o Design and Textile Elements
o Lighting District brought to you by K-Light
o Natural Elements – brought to you by Neolith
o The Trend Kitchen by Curves & Bevels
o Franke Kitchen Trend Project
o The Tasting Room Wine Bar furnished by Yard Seventeen
o #withlovefromdecorex Feature brought to you by @home
o EGO Garden of the Future, brought to you by Smith Power Equipment
o The ISCA Bathroom Trends Project
o Plascon Concept Stand and Mono Colour Café
o SA Craft Collective
o The Coffee Cup by Illy
o @home Trend Home presented by Decorex
o Terrazzo Diner + Bar
o The Builders Experience by Builders Warehouse
o Artist Spotlight by Derick van Rensburg
o Thru the Chair Project
Witness these unmissable #rhythmoflife décor, design and lifestyle features at the 25th edition of Decorex Joburg.
8 – 12 August 2018
10am – 6pm daily
Gallagher Convention Centre
Public holiday: Thursday 9 August
Trade-focused days: 8 and 10 August
Ticket Prices: Adults – R 120
Student/Pensioners – R 100
Kids U12 – R20
Trade – R 100
Exhibitor – R 100