Innovative Designs Take Top Honours at Decorex Cape Town Exhibitor Stands Awards


Judges were overwhelmed by the superior quality and sophisticated designs of this year’s Decorex Cape Town exhibitor stands. After long consultation, judges awarded the ‘Best Overall Stand’ to Caesarstone at this year’s Decorex Cape Town Exhibitor Stands Awards held on Wednesday, 1 May.

“There were some incredibly innovative designs at this year’s Decorex Cape Town but the Caesarstone stand certainly stood out as a favourite for the judges,” said Anita Bloom, the Creative Director of Decorex SA. “It was minimalistic and beautiful, incorporating an exceptional use of shape, form, texture, lighting and quality with and a well-informed, receptive staff.”

These annual awards, hosted on the first evening of Decorex Cape Town, reward the most dynamic exhibitors for their ingenuity in stand design. This year the awards welcomed an exclusive panel of judges tasked with selecting the top exhibitors in 14 awards’ categories. The judging panel included Michael Chandler of Chandler House; Petra Vonk of Petra Vonk Design; Bianca Resnekov, Cape Talk Style & Design correspondent; and Dave Nemeth of Trend Forward.

The shortlisted awards’ candidates are put forward for the Excellence Awards which were assessed by the judging panel. The Decorex marketing team, led by Zoe van Niekerk, was then tasked with selecting the winner of the Marketing Award. This year’s recipient – Franke South Africa – made use of all marketing platforms as well as inviting a local street artist, Conform, to their stand, which created really captivating on-site content and engagement.

Because of the extensive exhibitor participation at both Decorex Durban and Decorex Cape Town in 2019, the Decorex team has announced a new award category this year – Best Furniture Stand – to recognise this creative excellence. The new award category will be incorporated into the annual exhibitor stand awards going forward. The inaugural Decorex Cape Town Best Furniture Stand award was given to Roche Bobois.

Outstanding kitchen designs made for tough competition at this year’s new feature, the Kitchen Design Project by The Studio Collection. Vinesh Maharaj of The Studio Collection presented the award to CCMI for their on-trend kitchen installation.

Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions, congratulated all the 2019 winners on their unique and inspired stand designs.

“Exhibition stand design is a real art and it is always so refreshing to see the latest décor and design products and trends showcased in such a dynamic manner,” said Cullingworth. “There was a real response to this year’s exhibition theme – ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’ – and I think visitors to Decorex Cape Town will get a genuine feel for the trends and styles emanating from this beautiful continent.”

Special thanks were also extended to i-Framez for sponsoring all the frames and certificates for the ceremony, as well as Lowe Furniture for designing the awards.


  • Best Overall Stand – Caesarstone
  • Best Shell Scheme – Boland Cellar
  • Most Interactive Stand or Product – Homewood
  • Best Newcomer – Akashic Tiles
  • Best Cooking and Cuisine – Harvest Table by 8 Degrees South
  • Best Craft Collective – Blu Betty
  • Best Kitchen & Appliance Stand – The Kitchen Studio
  • Best Bathroom – WOMAG
  • Best Plan & Build – Garden of the Future landscaping feature by Palmers Exclusive Metals, Perfect Grass, Hope Furniture, Classic Stone
  • Best Décor – 100% Extraordinary
  • Best Furniture – Roche Bobois
  • Best Small Stand – Gordijn Studio
  • Best Marketing Award – Franke South Africa


  • Sevens
  • Lim
  • Swartland
  • Classic Trading
  • Minima
  • Redesign Interiors
  • BMI Coverland
  • Eva-last
  • Grecoline
  • American Shutters
  • Trade Secret
  • Franke SA
  • Osterwald & Sons Cabinet Makers
  • Curves & Bevels

Visitors to this year’s Decorex Cape Town – taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1 to 5 May – will get to witness these award-winning stands, as well as enjoying the full features’ programme showcasing the latest in décor and design trends.


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