Decor and Design Experts discuss New Insights for a Post-Pandemic World

Decor and design researchers are analysing details that include how tech-smart or sustainable your future home will be to evolving working space - either at home, at the office, at a communal shared space.






The spaces we move, live and work in have all been radically re-imagined and will change further still... Industry researchers are investigating everything from how tech-smart or sustainable your home will be in the future to your evolving working space - either at home, at the office, at a communal shared space, on the beach, or a combination...

With these shifts taking place, Decorex Africa has taken the opportunity to reimagine itself as a 'phygital' - meaning that they will embrace both the physical and digital aspects of contemporary life.




The newly appointed curator Bielle Bellingham, a creative director and former décor magazine editor, guided and re-envisioned the show that will take place in Joburg and Cape Town this year, with exciting new feature areas that reflect the times and illustrate how to live in the ever-changing now. Each defining mood now addresses a desire, need, or opportunity that may emerge in our post-pandemic world. With this new platform, Decorex Africa provides a range of themes that include Cooking Theatre, Future Present, Landscape, Retreat, Kitchen Project, Makerspace and Surface Bar that will lead decor and design well into the future.





Bielle Bellingham discusses some of her collective insights that will be boldly defined at the shows via uniquely formatted displays.



Curator insight #1: Gone Soft

The home space is embracing towards softer textures that wrap us in comfort and security. Think 3D, voluminous pieces bringing into your home a newfound sense of haven and an enhanced feel-good factor such as these by @sisterbystudioashby





Curator insight #2: Work/Play

The workspace will be a gentle balance between what it is to work, and what it is to play and with such a fine line between workability and play in this industry, a certain level of practicality is required to achieve purposeful design. But what would design be without playful creativity? This inspired space by @wacommunity shows there is a perfect place for the ultimate work/play collaboration.





Curator insight #3: No more “kitchen”

We are already witnessing how kitchens are adapting and transforming into living spaces in unique and unconventional ways and, taking this further, Decorex Africa's Kitchen Project envelops new directions for kitchen design towards  hard-working spaces.







Curator insight #4: Making not Taking

 Never before has there been more of an outcry for makers and making to be more focussed on conservation, upcycling, and re-purposing; reupholster furniture rather than replace it, upcycle an item to fit in with the decor of a home. In line with this, Decorex Africa will highlight a maker station that offers a solution to burgeoning sustainability concerns that include the DIY movement of tomorrow.





Curator insight #5: Circular Economy

Product and interior design crafted with sustainability in mind will drive a shift in both mindset and outcome and Decorex Africa is proud to showcase newly engineered biomaterials for both solutions and surfaces where clients can live their best green life with ease.



All of the above are just a sampling of what you can expect to see at future shows at the CTICC in Cape Town which is to be hosted from 16 - 19 June 2022 and at the Sandton Convention Centre in Joburg from 28 - 31 July 2022. Decorex Africa reimagined is precisely positioned to move the industry into new territories of collaboration, inspiration, and innovation.



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