Creative insights from leading entrepreneurs at Decorex Cape Town’s Instudio Trend Theatre by ABSA

The world of design overlaps into industries outside of the creative realm, and for those seeking to further entrench themselves as influencers within the continent and beyond, it’s important to gather as much cross-curricular knowledge as possible. The newly introduced Instudio Trend Theatre by ABSA will provide entrepreneurs and other interested individuals the chance to hear from industry experts in this free-flow, CPD-accredited forum. Everything from business and finance to design, colour advice, home renovation trends and style tips will feature at this Decorex Cape Town installation, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1 to 5 May.

 

“This is really a dynamic, interactive platform that will get entrepreneurial creatives thinking about aspects of business that they probably haven’t considered before,” explained Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions. “The creative industry in Cape Town is incredibly upmarket which is why Decorex Cape Town has organised a top line-up of speakers to give attendees the competitive edge.”

 

Meet the speakers

 

Knowing who should be in your team and sourcing professionals is crucial to your property business. International Property Investor and ABSA-affiliated speaker, Andrew Walker, will talk to the audience about leveraging other people’s time so that you can ‘Kickstart Your Property Portfolio’ using the right network.

Meet the speakers

 

Knowing who should be in your team and sourcing professionals is crucial to your property business. International Property Investor and ABSA-affiliated speaker, Andrew Walker, will talk to the audience about leveraging other people’s time so that you can ‘Kickstart Your Property Portfolio’ using the right network.

 

Andrew Walker.

 

Robyn Curko of Lusso Luxury Living will share her experience of what is developing in kitchen design trends both in South Africa and abroad. From raw surfaces and rose gold trimmings to smart appliances and exposed storage, 2018 had no shortage of super cool trends – and Robyn will explain how they are continuing to evolve in 2019.

 

Robyn Curko.

 

Leading South African trend forecaster and creative business consultant, Dave Nemeth, will focus his talk, entitled ‘Shift’, on the built industry with particular emphasis on interior design. He will outline new materials, the state of design and the changes taking place in response to the Internet of Things (IoT). Audiences will also learn about trends in interior design across the office, retail and hospitality spaces, as well as innovative concepts such as ‘biophilia’.

 

Dave Nemeth.

 

Design and creative industry professionals, Thulare Matlaba, Miguel de Figueiredo and Leigh Wright, from Inscape Education Group will talk on how ‘Design is All Around Us’, giving form and function to everyday products and services. With design now at the forefront of research and development, the speakers will look into how people can integrate ‘design thinking’ into their daily lives – at home and in the office.

 

    

                   Thulare Matlaba.                           Miguel de Figueiredo.                             Leigh Wright.

 

The evolution of African design will form the central focus of the talk by interior design visionary, Paige Waplington. As a director of Redesign Interiors, she has witnessed the emergence of this African design revolution and will give advice on how to refine a style using African design, bold patterns and colour for interiors.

 

Paige Waplington.

 

When it comes to design trends and the impact of Africa on global décor, Anita Bloom – Creative Director at Decorex SA – is perfectly positioned to share the shifts within this creative sphere. Her cross-industrial insights will prove hugely beneficial to the audience.

 

Anita Bloom.

 

Alongside Instudio Trend Theatre by ABSA, Decorex Cape Town welcomes other key features such as:

 

•       Decorex Urban Living Trend House with Sevens

•       Children’s Playroom & Décor Project

•       Kitchen Design Project by the Studio Collection

•       The Lighting Project by Fundi Light & Living  

•       The Trend Kitchen with Space Interiors

•       The Kitchen Design Project

•       The Bathroom Project

•       Jacobs Gourmet Cooking Theatre built by LUSSO Luxury Living

•       Decorex International

•       Wine + Bubbly Bar furnished by Homewood

•       The Rummery & Gin Garden

•       Design + Dine Restaurant + Bar

•       The Harvest Table featuring 8°South

•       The Illy Experience

•       #withlovefromDecorex with Elevenpast

•       Paint Nite with Yaymaker

•       The Appliance Feature

 

DECOREX SA 2019 DETAILS

Decorex Cape Town

1 – 5 May 2019

10am – 6pm daily

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Trade-focused day: 2 – 3 May 2019

Ticket Prices:      Adults – R110

                           Student/Pensioners – R100

                           Kids U12 – R20

                           Trade – R100

                           Exhibitor – R100

 

Decorex Joburg

7 – 11 August 2019

10am – 6pm daily

Gallagher Convention Centre

Public holiday: 9 August

Trade-focused days: 7 – 8 August 2019

Ticket Prices:      Adults – R120

                           Student/Pensioners – R100

                           Kids U12 – R20

                           Trade – R100

                           Exhibitor – R100

 

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