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.
The success of the show demonstrated why Homemakers Expo remains one of the leading events in the home improvement and lifestyle sector, and proved once again that it is on the cutting edge of international and local trends. The show featured an expertly curated selection of the region’s best home improvement suppliers, interiors, soft furnishings, lighting, kitchens, furniture, landscape design and more.
Books and Banter
The first Books and Banter Theatre, was hosted by Sinki Mlambo in collaboration with Exclusive Books, Victoria’s Stag Gin and Van Loveren Wines. The Theatre gave visitors the chance to engage with celebrities (Lorna Maseko, Armand Aucamp, Izelle Hoffman and Renette Vosloo), authors (Sarah Key), editors (Kelebogile Nonzaba, SA Home Owner and Liz Morris, Conde Nast House & Garden) and a range of 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. Demonstrations included a “kaal” Armand Aucamp cooking up a storm, Renette Vosloo telling her Rooitamatie story and Nadine Vosloo showing visitors the best way to use Tjhoko Paint.
Collaboration abounded in the Raw Workshop sponsored by World of Decorative Concrete. DIY enthusiasts got their hands dirty while learning about raw products. Expert demonstrations on concrete (World of Decorative Concrete), glass (Smelt Glass Studio), wool (The Yarn Room), copper (Sarah Cronin Designs), DIY nature home products (Natural Nerd), wood (DIY with Elle) and stenciling (Earthly Mosaics) were thoroughly enjoyed.
The Young Designers Challenge
The Young Designers Challenge, sponsored by Vermont Sales 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 Awards
The recipients of our Gold Award mastered the balance of practicality, innovation and beautiful aesthetic.
The Top accolade went to The Kitchen Studio for their beautifully designed, functional kitchens.
Our other winners
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!