Five reasons to choose a curved kitchen design

Africa’s largest décor, design and lifestyle exhibition, Decorex Joburg – presented by Plascon – has always featured the most innovative designers to showcase the latest trends in interior design. For the 25th edition of Decorex Joburg, the ‘Masters of the Curve’ – Curves & Bevels Designer Kitchens –  will be introducing visitors to the on-style curved kitchen cabinetry at this latest installation, taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August.


As specialists in curved cabinetry and lavish kitchen designs, Curves & Bevels Designer Kitchens is set to astound audiences with their masterpiece Decorex Joburg feature, which reflects a number of global kitchen trends.


“Embracing the concept of ‘diversity’, the curves used in the design will showcase the diverse nature of curves and how they can be applied without limits,” said Ann-Donne Strydom of Curves & Bevels Designer Kitchens. “Trends are not necessarily limited to strictly linear lines, rather edges are softened by carefully placed curves. The geometry of the design makes the kitchen a showpiece, which fits into the open-living feature of the modern kitchen design.”


Incorporating earthy colours and metals, this kitchen will express different textures and tones brought together so as to complement and accentuate each feature.


“This particular design caters to a broad range of functions,” continued Strydom. “It is ergonomically designed to accommodate food preparation with the kitchen adjacent to a dining area so that the space is functional for open-plan living and entertainment.”


In the lead-up to this year’s milestone exhibition, Curves & Bevels Designer Kitchens has outlined the top 5 benefits of curved kitchen cabinetry.


  1. Creates a relaxed environment


Countryside hills, rolling waves…these gentle images reflect the curved design that makes the modern kitchen such a relaxing space. Subconsciously we associate sharp, defined edges with danger, whereas rounded edges bring about a sense of calm which makes the curved kitchen design a much more relaxing environment.


  1. Suited to open-plan living


The trend of open-plan living continues in the modern kitchen design which sees the kitchen as a focal point for family engagement and social entertainment. The curved design is particularly well-suited to this inviting style with kitchen diners and breakfasts bars gaining in popularity.


  1. Available in a variety in styles


This modern design was initially more popular in contemporary homes, but as the curved cabinetry has developed, there are now styles available for every property type. High-end apartments, grand country homes and traditional family spaces will find a complementary curved kitchen style to fit the individual configuration.


  1. Maximises storage space


There is a misconception that curved cabinetry results in reduced kitchen storage space. However, the reality is that a well-constructed curved kitchen will actually maximise the storage availability and is particularly suited to modern products and appliances found in kitchens.


  1. Brings in some island style  


Curved kitchen islands are an amazingly captivating focal unit which tie the entire room together. If you’re not looking for too bold a statement, then the rectangular island can be constructed with gently rounded edges. On the other end of the curved scale is the completely circular kitchen island which can include a central hob surrounded by useful workspace.


Visitors to this year’s Decorex Joburg will also get the chance to enter the ‘Win a Kitchen Competition by Curves & Bevels Designer Kitchens’. Anyone attending the exhibition can enter the contest and stand a chance to win a R300 000 custom-made kitchen designed by Curves & Bevels Designer Kitchens, with counter tops crafted by Silestone, door finishes by Seno SA, fittings and hardware by Grass ZA and appliances by Bosch.


In addition to this incredible feature, there will also be a host of new installations in celebration of the milestone event, including:


o   Rooms to Grow – Baby, Toddler, Tween & Teen

o   Rhythm Eatery + Bar by Seatworks

o   She Shed Project

o   Design and Textile Elements

o   Lighting District – brought to you by K. Light

o   Natural Elements – brought to you by Neolith

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 featuring Woodbender

o   Design House Brought to You by Builders

o   Thru the Chair Project


Visitors to Decorex Joburg will have access to all the exhibition features as well as the collocated exhibitions – the International Sourcing Fair and 100% Design South Africa. Decorex Joburg has further enhanced the visitor experience with the introduction of Necta, a mobile app that consolidates all event information including exhibitor details, specials and competitions. Download the Necta app now, available on all Android or iOS devices, to discover all the products and services on offer at the exhibition.



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


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