The 2018 edition of the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo, held at the Ticketpro Dome from 22-25 February, set the stage for over 320 top-notch exhibitors to share their latest home, décor and lifestyle products with discerning homeowners. This year’s show was nothing short of dynamic with highlights ranging from demonstrations by DIY celebs to food theatres to design competitions, all keeping visitors informed and entertained.

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Die Koektannie sharing some flop-proof recipes with visitors at the Tuis | Home Theatre at the show.
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Annie Sloane Chalk Paint demonstrations.

The Expo celebrated its 25th year as one of the leading events in the home improvement and lifestyle sector, and proved once again that it has its finger firmly on the pulse of what’s trending in Gauteng. The show featured expertly curated selection of the region’s hottest interiors, soft furnishings, lighting, kitchens, furniture, landscape design and more.

Highlights this year included the tuis |home theatre, an interactive hub where visitor could sit down, taste, touch and be entertained by the Home magazine personalities. Another jam-packed attraction was the Vermont Renovation Theatre, DIY enthusiasts had a royal time test driving some pretty impressive power tools. South African paint fanatics could not believe their luck as they got the opportunity to attend free sessions by international paint technique specialist Mark Mendes who managed to fit in some workshops as part of his sell-out international tour

HOMEMAKERS Expo has always been a platform to showcase the latest innovation in home products and this year, together with LG Electronics South Africa, we revealed the ground-breaking paper-thin “wallpaper” LG SIGNATURE W7 OLED TV for the first time to South Africans. It won the Product of the Year Award in the TV category for South Africa earlier in February.

LG TV at the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo

We had a special guest at our show this year. Celebrity chef and TV personality Lorna Maseko whipped up some delicious treats at the Siemens Home stand that our visitors simple could not resist.

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Lorna Maseko at the Siemens stand

Vermont Sales Design Challenge saw students from the University of Johannesburg present their clever and contemporary intepretations of clamping tools. The winner this year was Leanne Moore whose winning clamp design was inspired to help professionals as well as DIY makers create a box or frame in an easier or more user-friendly manner.

Vermont Industrial Design challenge at Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo 2018
Leanne Moore
The winning clamp design.

 

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) gave recognition to local design excellence at the 5th annual Furniture Design Competition held at the show. The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe expressed that the competition made it possible to identify and nurture new talent to introduce into the furniture sector. The winner for the Student Category was Mr Lwazi Mshibe while the winner for the Established Category was Mr Beaunard Jansen from Desseign PTY LTD.

THE DTI furniture design competition winner
Mr Beaunard Jansen from Desseign PTY LTD and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe,
The DTI design competition student
Mr Lwazi Mshibe and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe

Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Exhibitor Award Winners

The recipients of our Gold Award mastered the balance of practicality, innovation and beautiful aesthetic. Once again, a hearty congratulations to you all!

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All the Gold Award winners at the 2018 Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo

A panel of judges selected the winners for the Best Exhibitor Stand Awards.

Top accolades went to Geberit Southern Africa (PTY) Ltd for their expertly designed yet functional bathroom setting, demonstrating the art of combining style and technology.

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Geberit Southern Africa

Our other Gold winners were:

Top Carpets And Floors SA
Ashley Furniture Homestore
Living Green Landscapes
Siemens
Patio Warehouse
Plantation Shutters
Coverland
Cybele Gardens
Flyscreen Supreme & Shutter Supreme

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Ashley Furniture Homestore
Johannesburg Homemakers expo
Living Green Landscapes
Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo
Patio Warehouse
Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo
Siemens
Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo
Top Carpets And Floors SA
Plantation Shutters
Plantation Shutters
Coverland
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Cybele Gardens
Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo
Flyscreen Supreme & Shutter Supreme

 

Visit our Gallery that captures the beauty, excitement and action of the 2018 Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo

Our next HOMEMAKERS Expo will be held in Cape Town, at the CTICC from 30 August to 2 September 2018.

We look forward to seeing you there!