The Joburg 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.


**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.**

A Master Class by Donald Nxumalo presented by Samsung

Duration: Saturday 29 July

Time: 10h00 – 11h00

Venue: Samsung DQX, Design Quarter, Cnr Williom Nicol Dr & Leslie Ave, Magaliessig

Samsung invites you to a masterclass with renowned interior designer Donald Nxumalo who will teach you to decorate like a pro.

Donald will be giving an easy-to-follow guide to help you take charge of your space and transform it into something beautiful, functional and dramatic. 

He’ll cover all practical aspects including paint colours, wallpapers and lighting providing you with all the tools you’ll need to embark on your next interior project.

Space is limited BOOK HERE

For those not able to join for the masterclass visit Samsung DQX, Design Quarter and vote for your favourite space online and win. Ts & Cs apply https://www.samsung.com/za/offer/dqx-design-space-promo/

Contact person: Zakara Raitt

Email: [email protected]

Website Stevenson Gallery and The Clubhouse online presentation

Instagram Stevenson Gallery


Preview of Building Africa: The State of Things! Presented by Matri-Archi(tecture) – a tour with artists

Date: Monday 31 July 

Time: 11:00

Venue: Keyes Art Mile,  21 Keyes Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196

In response to the selected research and curatorial brief set by SOAS University of London ‘Building Africa: An African State Architecture Exhibition’, Matri-Archi(tecture) prepositions an exhibition in Johannesburg, titled ‘Building Africa: The State of Things!. The exhibition asks what it means to restore, preserve, foreground, call upon, remember and project former and future conditions of socio-political identity through the architecture of buildings that were once central figures in the political agenda of South Africa. The exhibition foregrounds research about the Constitutional Court and Union Buildings. 

The exhibition will be available to view from the 31 July to the 11 August and artists will be participants in the Future Talks programme. 

Matri-Archi(tecture) is an intersectional collective dedicated to the development of African spatial education. Based between South Africa and Switzerland, Matri-Archi(tecture) offers a site for artistic collaboration through design, art and architectural research projects. As a constellation of pluri-disciplinary African and diasporic spatial practitioners, Matri-Archi(tecture) recognizes the value of collaboration across multiple worlds and worldviews, collaborating across various cities in Africa and Europe.

To book your space please complete the form here.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +27 72 381 2232 (Tshego) 

Website link Matri-Archi(tecture)

Instagram Matri-Archi(tecture)


The Clubhouse at Stevenson Gallery

Duration: Monday 31 July to Saturday 5 July

Time: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm

Venue: 46 7th Avenue, Parktown North, 2193

For winter 2023, Stevenson Johannesburg becomes The Clubhouse, and you’re invited to enjoy their spaces which have been turned from spaces of viewing into places for connecting, reading, listening and seeing. 

The former Parktown North home was converted into the current gallery space in 2019. It now reverts to its domestic origins through furniture, lighting and decorative elements sourced from established and emerging local designers.

The galleries are turned into the common spaces of ‘the study’, ‘the lounge’ and ‘the dining room’. The first, constructed as a space for quiet, is stacked with special-edition and recent books on art and design. The lounge – stocked with vinyl records and a turntable – provides a space for communal repose; and the dining room, which features an installation of Deborah Poynton’s Arcadia, acts as a venue for congregation and conversation.

Tonic Design, who were instrumental in designing the original gallery space, provide the anchoring furniture pieces. Plants are supplied by JFF Plant Shop and supporting fixtures are sourced from designers including Arrange Studio, Bofred, Ex Hotel, Joe Paine, Mash.T Design Studio, Nindya Ceramics, SMTNGGOOD x Bevan de Wet, The Ninevites and Viawax.

Featured artists include Joburg Ash, Zander Blom, Wim Botha, Githan Coopoo, Georgina Gratrix, Ian Grose, Simon Gush, Pieter Hugo, Neo Matloga, Unathi Mkonto, Georgia Munnik, Hylton Nel, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Deborah Poynton, Robin Rhode, Viviane Sassen, Penny Siopis and Portia Zvavahera.

On Saturday 5 August, the Joburg launch of ArtThrob’s 25th-anniversary publication will be hosted in 'the study' from 10am to 1pm. 

Contact person: Zakara Raitt

Email: [email protected]

Website Stevenson Gallery and The Clubhouse online presentation

Instagram Stevenson Gallery


In the Thick of Design - A panel discussion on Product Design, Manufacturing & Entrepreneurship

Date: Tuesday 1 August

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Venue: Wolkberg Casting Studios Showroom, Shop 9, 17 4th Avenue, Parkhurst.

Wolkberg invite you to their Parkhurst showroom where co-founder Ramielle De Jager will host panelists and fellow design entrepreneurs where they share their invaluable experiences, industry insights and ideas. Join them as they explore the challenges and triumphs of product design and manufacturing while celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship that drives innovation in the design landscape.

Panelists include Phillip Hollander (co-founder of Houtlander), Tracy Lynch
(founder Studio Lee Lynch), Mpho Vackier (founder The Urbanative) amongst others.

Spaces are limited please RSVP via email to Melissa Sanilal RSVP HERE

For more information please contact Melissa on [email protected]om or on +27 825114627


Website Wolkberg

Instagram Wolkberg

A Creative Journey with Mezzanine Interiors

Date: Tuesday 1 August

Time: 08:30 for 9:00 and talk at 10:00

Venue: 45 7th Avenue, Parktown North

Start your day with an intimate breakfast session in the beautiful Mezzanine Interiors showroom in Parktown North and listen to Lee-Ann Bell, founder and designer, as she presents the design process and construction of their new range of furniture.   

Mezzanine has been providing interior design services for over 25 years and produces an extensive range of locally designed and manufactured furniture. Their showroom also houses carefully selected pieces of ceramics, lighting and accessories by other local designers.



Contact person: Lee-Ann Bell

Contact number: +27 11 778 1200 (available via Whatsapp)

Email: [email protected]

Instagram Mezzanine


Apero at Acid Food & Wine Bar

Duration: Tuesday 1 August to Sunday 6 August 2023

Time: 16:00 to 18:00

Venue: 19 4th Ave, Parktown North, Johannesburg

A special Décor & Design Week Aperitivo -  enjoy Spritzers, Pèt-Nat & Experimental Bar Snacks.

Acid Food & Wine Bar claims to be your neighbourhood food and wine bar but is way more than that. The female owners, sommelier Jemma Styer and chef Jes Doveton have created a place that feels friendly and unintimidating – yet still worthy of lipstick and a pair of heels. For the wine list, they have focussed on female producers and producers of colour and offer a wide range of unusual and regular wines. The seasonal menus have been small but never short on flavour and are normally infused with Thai flavours, a nod to Jess’s heritage. 

To date Acid hasn’t opened in the afternoon so this is your chance to be one of the first to try those Experimental Bar Snacks.  

No bookings required but please note bookings required via Dineplan after 6pm.



Email: [email protected]

Whatsapp: +27 73 663 3976

Instagram Acid the Bar



Always Welcome: The Future of the African Creative Economy

Date: Tuesday 1 August

Time: 18:00

Venue: Always Welcome Store,  17 Commerce Cres, Kramerville, Sandton

South Africa's premier destination for contemporary African design, Always Welcome, warmly invites you to a special networking event at our Viewing Rooms in Kramerville.  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.

Limited space to book your space email Camila before 26 July 2023



Contact person: Camila Gillman

Email: [email protected]

Website Always Welcome

Instagram Always Welcome


IQOQO Sessions

Duration: 1-3 August 2023

Venue: True Design, Keyes Art Mile,  21 Keyes Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196






Papama Mtwisha

1 August

13:00 - 13:45

Visual Arts

Lady Skollie

1 August

14:00 - 14:45


Kirstin Lee Grey

1 August

15:00 - 15:45


Gabi Ngcobo

2 August

13:00 - 13:45


Nindya Bucktowar

2 August

14:00 - 14:45


Shaakira Jassat

2 August

15:00 - 15:45


Milisuthando Bongela

3 August

15:00 - 15:45


Nosipho Maketo-van den Bragt      

3 August.           

16:00 - 16:45


Cukia ‘Sugar’ Kimani

3 August

17:00 - 17:45

IQOQO Sessions is a series of nine inspiring talks hosted by IQOQO and taking place on 1, 2, 3 August 2023 at True Design in the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank. 

Each Session tells a gripping story full of big ideas about how a leading young creative in South Africa arrived at their groundbreaking early-career moment. In the process, these aspirational and educational tales reveal the networks and opportunities that exist in South Africa and the world that they were able to access in order to reach their dreams.

What journey did a filmmaker go on to develop their first feature? How did a fashion designer come to stage their first debut international fashion show? What led to that artist’s first major exhibition? How did a game developer create their game or that architect their first award-winning building? What is the story behind their passion for Virtual Reality? Or how did they end up working in animation?

Speakers include Milisuthando Bongela, Lady Skollie, Papama Mtwisha, Gabi Ngcobo, Shaakira Jassat, Nindya Bucktowar, Nosipho Maketo-van den Bragt, Kirstin Lee Grey and Cukia ‘Sugar’ Kimani.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 010 594 5544

Website  IQOQO

Ticket link Quicket

Instagram IQOQO


TONIC Design – the launch of their new Parktown North showroom

Date: Wednesday 2 August

Time: 18:00

Venue: 42 7th Ave, Parktown North

Tonic Design’s official opening of their new contemporary showroom built to complement their studio housed in a 100 year old farmhouse in Parktown North. Visitors will be able to view the space and see the launch of their latest range of furniture.

Tonic is widely recognized as one of the leading furniture and interior design practices in South Africa, renowned for its exceptional portfolio and product line. The firm is acclaimed for its unique design language and unwavering commitment to craftsmanship.

With a remarkable track record spanning over two decades, Tonic has garnered esteemed accolades from various award bodies, earned prominent features in renowned publications and conferences, including Wallpaper and Design Indaba and served as creative directors of Design Joburg 2019.

RSVP via email before Monday 19 June.


Contact: Greg Gamble

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 011 262 4506

Website Tonic Design



Free Form – an exhibition by Kalashnikovv in collaboration with Future Classics

Date: Wednesday 2 August

Time: 18:00

Venue: Future Classics, 71 6th Street, Parkhurst

Kalashnikovv Gallery and Future Classics invite you to experience the disruption of the boundaries between functional design and fine art. Moving across the conceptual and material, join us for an aperitivo to preview a specially curated exhibition with custom design highlights and a nod to the vernacular of contemporary South African interior architecture.

Featured artists include Turiya Magadlela, Jake Singer, Lucy Jane Turpin, Tinyiko Makwakwa, Maja Maljevic, Ronel de Jager, Maaike Bakker, Craig Smith, Teresa-Anne Mackintosh and Ntsako Nkuna.

RSVP via email before Monday 31 July.


Contact: Kirsten at Kalashnikovv Gallery

Contact number: 078 133 4905

Email: [email protected]

Website Kalashnikovv



Decorex Joburg

Date: Thursday 3 August to Sunday 6 August

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

Venue: Sandton 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.

Buy you tickets today: itickets.co.za



Future Talks

Date: Thursday 3 August to Sunday 6 August

Time: 11:00 to 16:00

Location: Future Talks Theatre E21, 100% Design Africa/Design Joburg Hall Level 2, Decorex Joburg

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre

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. [BB please update as appropriate] The curated line-up will sort the signal from the noise in order to accelerate positive change.

Buy you tickets today: itickets.co.za



Archi Talks

Date: Thursday 3 August to Sunday 6 August

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

Location: Theatre B11, Plan and Build Hall Level -2, Decorex Joburg

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre

Archi Talks is a 4-day talks program at Decorex Joburg that covers the Future of Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. Explore topics such as sustainable design, technological advancements, urban planning, and innovations in construction and engineering, as leading experts discuss and shape the future of the built environment.

Buy you tickets today: itickets.co.za



The Unofficial Decorex After Party presented by Duck Duck Goose, WINEBAR. & Father Coffee

Date: Saturday 5 August

Time: 18:30 to late

Venue: 19 Dartfield Road, Kramerville

Duck Duck Goose, WINEBAR. & Father Coffee present the Unofficial Decorex After Party. 

Musical line up includes Full Inbox (Aka Store Owner) (@danielsherreturns) ; Wanda Lephoto (@Waleslondon); Matte (@mattebinary); Volume (@volume_vrsa)

Expect: The Unexpected, Special Collaborative Merch & More

Open to everyone, no tickets required.



Contact: Annabel

Email: [email protected]

Instagram WINEBAR. Duck Duck Goose and Father Coffee



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