Decor exhibit to feature local designer

2016-04-05 06:00
Salt River based interior designer Adriaan Lochner will be presenting the spotlight showcase at Decorex Cape Town this year.

Salt River based interior designer Adriaan Lochner will be presenting the spotlight showcase at Decorex Cape Town this year.

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If you have a design on the latest trends in the decorating world, then this year’s Decorex Cape Town event is the place to be.

Taking place at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from Friday 29 April to Monday 2 May, the highlight this year is that the Designer Spotlight showcase falls on Salt River based interior designer Adriaan Lochner.

“I’m really not one for labels but, if I had to put my head on a block, I’d call it “transitional-eclectic” – a style that is at once elegant and timeless, but also incorporates and merges different cultural influences,” says Lochner when describing what he has in mind for the showcase.

The well-established designer, who has been awarded the prestigious platform at this year’s show, will collaborate with leading local textile house Home Fabrics on his special installation for South Africa’s premier decor, design and lifestyle exhibition.

“We’re delighted to work with Adriaan, who has been a longstanding client of Home Fabrics,” says Marc Shotland, group PR and marketing executive at Home Fabrics.

“We’ve sponsored the spotlight stand for the past two years now and didn’t hesitate to ask Adriaan to collaborate with us this year. The wonderful work he does with both our local and imported collections speaks for itself.”

The designer, who began his career as an art lecturer, explained that he was looking forward to presenting the showcase.

“The challenge for me is to work within a limited budget, proving to visitors that it is possible to creatively combine large swathes of inexpensive fabric with small quantities of high-end ranges to affordably create the required look and mood.”

In 2014, Lochner scooped the award for the best decor stand at the event for an installation that was entirely fitted with furnishings and accessories designed by artisans and craftspeople drawn from the Mother City.

“Local design and decor have progressed significantly over the years. We have a slew of great designers, craftspeople, manufacturers, artists and artisans who are completely on a par with the rest of the world.”

Decorex Cape Town takes place from Friday 29 April until Monday 2 May daily from 10:00 to 19:00.

Tickets are R85 for adults, R75 for the trade, pensioners and students, and R20 for children under 12.

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