The 26th edition of the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo, held at the Ticketpro Dome from 28 February – 3 March, set the stage for over 350 expert exhibitors to share their latest home, décor and lifestyle products with discerning homeowners. This year’s show was an opportunity to share stories and connect with experts and celebrities with highlights ranging from demonstrations of all kinds to design competitions and relaxed conversations, all keeping visitors informed and highly entertained.
HOMEMAKERS is Ahead of Trends
The 2019 Expo proved that it is on the cutting edge of international and local trends. Therefore, demonstrating why HOMEMAKERS Expo remains one of the leading events in the home improvement and lifestyle sector.
The show featured an expertly curated selection of the region’s hottest interiors, soft furnishings, lighting, kitchens, furniture, landscape design and more.
Books and Banter
This year’s feature attractions included the first Books and Banter Theatre. Hosted by Sinki Mlambo in collaboration with Exclusive Books, Van Loveren and Victoria’s Stag Gin, it gave visitors the chance to engage with celebrities, authors, editors and bloggers in an intimate and relaxed setting.
Another jam-packed feature was tuis |home Theatre, where visitors were able to sit down, taste, touch and be entertained by a number of personalities.
Collaboration abounded in the Raw Workshop where DIY enthusiasts got their hands dirty and learnt about an incredible range of raw products and how to use them in their own decor.
Young Designers Challenge
The Young Designers Challenge saw students from the University of Johannesburg present their innovative multi-purpose power tools of the future. The winner this year was Shannon Botha whose Wedgit Seedling Planter was designed to assist gardeners and small scale farmers with the task of planting many small fragile plants at their optimum depth without damaging or hurting the plant.
Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo Exhibitor Award Winners
The recipients of our Gold Award mastered the balance of practicality, innovation and beautiful aesthetic. Once again, congratulations to you all!
The Top accolade went to The Kitchen Studio for their beautifully designed, functional kitchens.
Gold winners: Ashley Furniture Homestore, Patio Warehouse, Trellidor, Designer Roots, Creative Stone, BMI Coverland, Liebherr, Totem Kitchens and Cupboards and Keith Hamilton Pottery
Silver winners: Valsir Uneeq, Mend-A-Pool, Universal Kitchens & Granite, Blind Rage, House of Supreme, Elba, Grecoline, Euroline Aluminium Doors & Windows, Fenster Aluminium, Siemens, LG, Haven & Earth, Organico Oils and KD Designs
Bronze winners: B & W Unlimited Kitchens, Earthly Mosaics, E-Style, Vasco Stone, Rotowash South Africa, Sharon’s Interiors, Best Deck, My Place Africa, Blockhouse, Cornice Corner, Bosch, Isoboard, OppeinHome, Superior Spa & Bath, Florad, Awning Warehouse, Décor Identity and Roll-Up Serranda
Best Small Stand: Wolkberg Casting Studios
Best D’Vine Life: Angel Heart Beverages
Visit our Gallery for a glimpse of all the fun at the 2019 Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo.
Our next HOMEMAKERS Expo will be held in Pretoria at the Sun Arena, Time Square from 24 – 26 May.
We look forward to seeing you there!