Entertainment Special Events Decorex Cape Town at the CTICC

Decorex Cape Town at the CTICC

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Abedroom inspired by a bird’s first memory; a lounge-design with the mood of a ‘50s detective novel; designer bookshelves promoting literacy and Man Caves cause célèbre.

These imaginative concepts are a taste of what visitors to Decorex Cape Town 2012 can experience at the Cape Town International Convention Centre(CTICC) from 26- 29 April. Visitors will be impressed with the many curated trend installations, creative collaborations with a charity-angle and cutting-edge concept stands.

“This year we celebrate the design status of Cape Town and the extraordinary creative energy of our local talent,” says Cairey Baxter-Bruce, General Manager of Decorex SA. The positive energy sparked by original thinking contributes to unique – and very real - show experiences. “In the era of the mass-produced, the digital and the virtual, real experiences are treasured,” says Baxter-Bruce. “The real thing is what we covet right now, explaining the return of old-school styles, craftsmanship and artisanal creation. Nature also continues to inspire a ‘down-to-earth’ mindset.”

Tying in trends, celebrity and charity, the Operation Man Cave design initiative cleverly combines do-good design with men’s fantasies of having their own metro-sexual or macho space. Four Cape-based personalities, each representing their charity of choice will team up with Cape-based designers to build their ultimate ‘Man Cave'. Expect names like Bob Skinstad and his brother Dan, Aidan Bennets and soccer plater, Ryan Botha.

Visitors can donate money to their favourite man cave and stand a chance to win big prizes by voting. The star and designer duo with the highest amount raised wins bragging rights as well as an additional R10 000 towards their charity, courtesy of Decorex SA.

Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre:
Time: 10:00 – 19:00 (closes at 18:00 on 29th April)
Price: R65 adults. R55 pensioners and students. R10 Children under 12.
Performances: 26 – 29 April 2012