DECOREX 2022: What will inform décor and design in a post-pandemic world?
Main image: Black and White woven bowl from @design.afrika
The spaces we move, live and work in have all been radically re-imagined and will still change further. 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, in a communal shared space, on the beach or a combination…
Profound shifting taking place
Considering these profound shifts, Decorex Africa’s newly appointed curator, Bielle Bellingham, a creative director and former décor magazine editor, re-envisioned the show.
Bellingham shares just a few of her curatorial insights that were boldly illustrated at the shows through uniquely formatted displays.
Curator insight #1: Gone soft
The home space is getting ready for migration towards soft textures such as 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. A certain level of practicality is needed to accomplish a purposeful design. There is a perfect place for the ultimate work/play collaboration.
Curator insight #3: No more “kitchen”
Kitchens are adapting and morphing into living areas in unconservative ways.
Curator insight #4: Making not taking
The pandemic and burgeoning sustainability concerns have lent a different urgency and cachet to the act of making. It is time to conserve, reshape and reupholster that sofa instead of replacing it.
Curator insight #5: Circular economy
Product and interior design crafted with sustainability in mind will drive a shift in both mindset and outcome.