The Cape Decor & Design Week is a platform that celebrates design as a multidisciplinary expression of creative thinking and making. It will bring talented individuals together to share ideas and resources, which accelerates the development of the design ecosystem, and helps to keep the community energised and inspired.

By creating connections, jumpstarting collaborations, and cultivating the next generation of creative leaders, it will fundamentally shift the landscape of the design industry, and increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design and its role in creating a sustainable future.

The comprehensive city-wide programme of events will include installations, tours, open showrooms and studios, workshops and talks, events and exhibitions that promote collaboration, creativity, and knowledge sharing.

The weeks are an excellent opportunity for designers to showcase their work, connect with others in their field, and learn from experts in various design disciplines. They also offer a chance for businesses and organisations to engage with the design community and explore new design ideas and solutions.

SA’s three leading decor and design exhibitions, Decorex Africa, 100% Design Africa and Design Joburg will be the anchor events for the week.

The Excellence Group Factory Tour

Date: Friday 23 June

Time: 09:45 to 15:00

Venue: Eurocasa, 117 Strand Street, Cape Town CBD

The Excellence Group invites industry professionals, furniture enthusiasts, and those interested in learning more about their brands to join them for a captivating and engaging tour of our factories and showrooms. This hands-on experience offers attendees the opportunity to interact with various materials and gain in-depth insights into our production processes. Throughout the day, participants will enjoy complimentary food, drinks, and convenient transportation. As a delightful conclusion to the tour, all attendees are invited to unwind with a post-tour gathering at Valcucine, where they can enjoy a glass of bubbles and indulge in delicious canapés.

The Excellence Group was born out of seeing potential in businesses operating in the high-end residential sector. Starting with Eurocasa, a business that imports Italian kitchens, wardrobes and living compositions, the group has since grown to bring like-minded businesses together under one roof. It now includes brands Valcucine, Eurocasa, Infin8 Surfacing, Craft Furniture, Spotlight Joinery, Wunders, Poliform, Continua and Wunders.

Space limited and booking required. Please RSVP by email to Caroline Barlow on [email protected] before 20 June 2023

Contact person: Caroline Barlow

Contact email: [email protected]

Contact number: 0792921596

Website The Excellence Group

Instagram The Excellence Group | Valcucine | Eurocasa | Infin8 Surfacing | Craft Furniture | Spotlight Joinery | Wunders | Continua | Poliform

Imiso Ceramics Studio Visit

Time: 10:00 to 12:00 & 14:00 to 16:00

Venue: Unit A3, Salt Orchard, 11-12 Briar Street, Salt River

Imiso Ceramics welcomes fans and followers of their ceramics to visit their sacred space. The Imiso Studio is the production home of brand founders and artists Andile Dyalvane and Zizipho Poswa and as they exhibit their works around the world, we - the rest of the Imiso team and visitors, will be able to support them in their process.

Imiso Ceramics is a contemporary African ceramics art studio, specialising in hand-crafted, collectable, one-of-a-kind pieces created by award-winning ceramicists Andile Dyalvane and Zizipho Poswa.

‘IMISO’ is derived from the Xhosa word ‘NGOMSO’ meaning ‘Tomorrow’ or contextually ‘the future’. Hence ‘IMISO’ embodies the meaning ‘A better tomorrow for future generations. This meaning can be found in the stories we tell through our work.

Each session is limited to 30 people. Reserve your space via email before  16 June 2023.

Contact person: Gisela Gold

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: 0764497039

Website Imiso Ceramics

Instagram Imiso Ceramics

Zanele Muholi Exhibition

Duration: Monday 19 June to Saturday 25 June

Timing: Mon-Fri 9:00 to 17:30, Saturday 10:00 to 14:00

Venue: Southern Guild, Silo District, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Southern Guild is pleased to present visual activist Zanele Muholi’s self-titled, autobiographical exhibition from 15 June to 17 August. ZANELE MUHOLI features the artist’s largest presentation of new sculpture to date and introduces new photography in the Somnyama Ngonyama (Hail the Dark Lioness) series. The exhibition also features selected works from Muholi's prolific canon of renowned imagery, retrospectively tracing the intimate evolution of the artist's personal landscape. With self-portraiture as its predominant mode, this wide-ranging exhibition presents a reckoning with themes including sexual freedom, inherited taboos around female genitalia and biological processes, gender-based violence and the resultant trauma, sexual rights and biomedical education. ZANELE MUHOLI will include an area dedicated to forthcoming activations, film screenings, lectures and cross-cultural dialogue, furthering Muholi's mission to educate through art-making. Muholi calls for new rites of self-expression, sexuality, mothering and healing that usher in kinder modes of survival in our contemporary world.

Contact person: Shana Trope

Email: [email protected]

Websites  Southern Guild | Zanele Muholi Exhibition

Instagram Southern Guild | Zanele Muholi

House and Leisure Dine & Design 30 Year Celebration

(by invitation only)

Date: Monday 19 June

Venue: Tiny Empire

In collaboration with Studio H, House & Leisure will be hosting an invite-only Dine + Design Dinner to mark the beginning of Decorex Africa’s Decor & Design week. Guests will enjoy a food and design experience at Tiny Empire – House and Leisure’s Editors-at-Large and Contributing Editors serving as co-hosts – with starters and desert by the Studio H team, dinner by Spier’s Chef Phil Carmichael, and the wine farm’s delicious wine. A night of design and discussion!

WebsiteS House & Leisure |Studio H | Spier

Instagram House & Leisure | Studio H

Aperitivo at Club Kloof

Duration: Tuesday 20 June to Sunday 25 June

Time: 15:00 to 18:00

Venue: Club Kloof, 84 Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof

Club Kloof, the scarlet-hued, Italian-ish restaurant and bar based in Tamboerskloof will be hosting Aperitivo making it the go-to afternoon spot for the week. Meet up for a selection of cocktails and wine with a complimentary Aperitivo plate of gnocco fritto or the daily schiacciata or daily pizza in teglia.

Email: [email protected]

Website  Club Kloof

Instagram Club Kloof

SAOTA Studio Open Day

Date: Tuesday 20 June

Time: 16:00 to 19:00

Venue: 109 Hatfield Street, Gardens

Experience an extraordinary evening as SAOTA, ARRCC, and OKHA open their exclusive studio to the public. Indulge in drinks and delicious food while engaging with renowned designers. Discover cutting-edge projects and witness the magic behind the scenes. Immerse yourself in specially designed VR stations and seize the chance to win exciting prizes through a lucky draw.  

Space is limited please RSVP via link.

Contact person: Tenille Peckham

Email: [email protected]

RSVP link


Instagram SAOTA | ARRC | OKHA


Date: Tuesday 21 June + 22 June

Time: 18.30 for 19.00

Venue: Daor Contemporary Art Gallery

You’re invited to GATHER Winter long-table dinner a curated dinner hosted by My Kitchen Rules season three champions, Izak and Wessel. Enjoy local drinks and a curated four course dining experience in Daor Contemporary Art Gallery located in a beautiful revived industrial building.

Don’t miss out, book your tickets via link here before 14 June 2023.

Contact person: Wessel

Email: [email protected]

Instagram Gather Curated | Daor Contemporary

Inova Concept Store: Design in a Day

Date: Wednesday 21 June

Time: 08:30 and 16:00

Venue: 76 Harrington Street, Cape Town

Freshly returned from Copenhagen, the Inova team is excited to host two sessions recapping the highlights of 3daysofdesign. These sessions are perfect for designers and all enthusiasts of Scandinavian design who couldn't make it to the event themselves.

Join the team as they delve into the latest product launches from the Scandi World of European Design, featuring renowned brands such as HayString, and Moooi. Through a presentation of inspiring visuals and videos, they'll showcase the cutting-edge designs that define the essence of Scandinavian style. Additionally, they'll introduce you to Audo Copenhagen, a powerful new brand born from the fusion of MENU, The Audo, and by Lassen.

You have the option to begin or conclude your day by attending one of these sessions. Simply book your spot via email for either the morning session (08:30), where you can enjoy a coffee and pastry, or the afternoon session (16:00), where you can indulge in a drink. Space is limited for these sessions, but don't worry – the Inova Concept Store will be open all week, welcoming visitors to explore their collection.

Contact person: Brent Weldon

Contact number: +27 (0)21 461 0707

Email: [email protected]

Instagram Inova Concept Store

The Future of Design Is Here - a Workshop by EvansWerks Creative Lab

Date: Wednesday 21 June

Time: 10:00 to 17:00

Venue: Cape Town Creative Lab, 5 Signal Crescent, Montague Gardens

Join the team at Cape Town’s Creative Lab for a day-long workshop. Cape Town Creative Lab is a design & engineering agency, additive manufacturing facility & global manufacturing firm. In today's rapidly evolving landscape, this workshop is perfect for all designers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and any creatives wanting to harness the future of technology and transcend the traditional barriers in design and financial, business, logistics, and creative limitations.

The hands-on workshop will allow attendees to receive training with their advanced tools and team of engineers. Enjoy delicious, halaal-friendly, New Mexican food will by chef Jeanne Evans whilst mingling with fellow designers for mocktails and music.

Learn more here

The workshop is limited to 25 attendees.

Book via email before Monday 19 June.

Contact person: Lusanda Makhangela

Email: [email protected]

Website Evanswerks

Lookbook Studio Visit

Date: Wednesday 21 June

Time: 11:00 to 13:00

Venue: The Foundry, Prestwich Street, De Waterkant

Pop in at LOOKBOOK Studio to meet the team behind LOOKBOOK and House and Leisure. A dynamic little space with loads of energy – filled with all things yellow – on any given day you can expect to find the next edition of House and Leisure in production, shoot props ready for their time in the spotlight and exciting client projects lining our walls. Come and meet all the friendly faces.

Space is limited so RSVP via email

Contact person: Lisiwe Qukwana (LOOKBOOK Studio Manager)

Email: [email protected]

Contact number: 086 099 5119

Website LOOKBOOK Studio | House and Leisure

Email [email protected]

Always Welcome: The Future of the African Creative Economy

Date: Wednesday 21 June

Time: 18:00

Venue: Always Welcome Store, Heritage Square, Bree Street, Cape Town

South Africa's premier destination for contemporary African design, Always Welcome, warmly invites you to a special networking event at our Heritage Square location. In a spirited homage to the vibrant African design, we're eager to propel our continent to new heights. This exclusive evening will host a unique blend of local government officials, influential thought leaders, and esteemed design leaders, all brought together to celebrate, collaborate, and envision the future of African Creative Economy.

To book your space email Camila before 15 June 2023

Contact person: Camila Gillman

Email: [email protected]

Website Always Welcome

Instagram Always Welcome

Art Under the Bed

Duration: Wednesday 21 June & Thursday 22 June

Time: 08:00 to 19:00

Venue: 10 Serpentine Road, Oranjezicht

Discover and purchase works by established and emerging artists in an informal home setting. Please book in advance to secure your spot. Hosted and run by the artists themselves, the sale is a way to bring art buyers out of the intimidating gallery space and into a relaxed, creative environment. It also aims to encourage and grow young artists by exhibiting their work alongside more established artists. Entrance is free but booking is required and spaces are limited to 30 visitors an hour.

Booking opens on 7 June 2023 – head link here book your spot.

Contact person: Vanessa Cowling

Contact email: [email protected]

Contact number: 0725083974

Ticket link: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/221126-art-under-the-bed-winter-2023/#/

Decorex Cape Town

Date: Thursday 22 June – Sunday 25 June

Time: 10:00 to 18:00 (closes on 17:00 Sunday)

Venue: Cape Town Convention Centre

Decorex has been at the forefront of decor, design and lifestyle trends for three decades, hosting over 100 events and helping to launch thousands of businesses, shaping the industry. Looking to the future, Decorex is evolving into a hybrid marketplace and growth accelerator, and will continue to champion design that reimagines the world as we know it and a world that could be. You’re all invited.




Future Talks

Date: Thursday 22 June – Sunday 25 June

Time: 11:00 to 16:00

Venue: Cape Town Convention Centre, Stand DJ17

Future Talks is a series of discussions and presentations that explore the wider social, ecological, and cultural context in which we operate. The objective of the program is to create a set of networking opportunities and a toolkit for action. Amongst other topics, we will cover circularity, the business of design, material futures, NFTs, architectural innovation and creativity in general. The curated line-up will sort the signal from the noise in order to accelerate positive change.

See the full program here.

16 on Lerotholi: Celebrating Art and Design

Date: Saturday 24 June

Time: 13:00 to 17:00

Venue: 16 Lerotholi Ave, Langa

16 on Lerotholi: Celebrating Art and Design, brings together art, design and food to showcase the Langa space which looks to bridge the gap between the local community and the world of art and design. A perfect opportunity for people that may not be familiar with the area - the relaxed, vibrant event will include an exhibition showcasing art and functional design that addresses the needs of under-resourced areas and chefs will have access to the produce of the space’s garden to serve delectable bites.

Open to everyone but RSVP essential via email to Mpilo before Thursday 22 June.

Contact person: Mpilo Ngcukana

Contact email: [email protected]

Instagram 16 on Lerotholi

**Please note that all of the following events are being run independently of Decorex Africa. All queries and RSVPs must be directed to the event organisers.**