Under its 2020 theme of InHabit, attendees of the Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo can look forward to an exciting instalment of this year’s show. The InHabit theme selected for this year’s HOMEMAKERS Expo will place a strong emphasis on improving the way people live in their homes by connecting with their environment. “It’s an opportunity to do more than merely occupy a space, it’s about developing a lifestyle where people truly InHabit spaces and boldly connect with those around them. This includes environmental sustainability, story sharing, supporting local businesses and being better informed about product origins,” say organisers of the show. The 27th Johannesburg HOMEMAKERS Expo runs from February 27 to March 1 and will be a showcase of products and services. It is an ideal opportunity for visitors to see, touch, feel and compare the latest designs and innovations used in our homes. Show features include:
InHabit WorkshopMade possible by Jana Nel Designs, Trouve, Vermont Sales and World of Decorative Concrete An expo favourite, the InHabit Workshop will bring a wealth of interesting demonstrations where craftsmen will show how their products are made and get visitors involved in creating them themselves. Demonstrations include concrete products, clay and ceramic techniques, woodworking (building bat boxes, children’s swings and step ladders), doodling with purpose, dotting paint techniques and chalk painting.
The Garden TableMade possible by DIY Garden Designer, Malanseuns, Bark Unlimited Organics, Fern Lily Design & Landscaping and Lighouse The Garden Table is a brand new feature where visitors will be entertained and educated during a series of food and gardening demonstrations led by celebrity chefs, landscapers and experts who will use our beautifully landscaped indoor garden as a source of inspiration. Visitors can expect a fun- filled programme that includes demonstrations by Tash Tollman (DIY Garden Designer), Chef Izelle Hoffman and Sandy Roberts (Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre) to name a few.
Designer SpacesIn this demo space visitors will see what selected interior designers have created using Africa as their inspiration. Visitors will be able to ask questions on how to incorporate their favourite style into their home and vote for their favourite design.
The Play(AR) ZoneBrought to you by Tshimologong Makerspace Visitors will be immersed in the world of Augmented Reality (AR) when entering the main show arena. In The Play(AR) Zone visitors will be able to decorate and bring their own interactive AR animal to life in real-time and then take them through a fun virtual gaming course or watch as they run, jump and play around the expo. The Play(AR) Zone will also combine the old and new with a giant interactive virtual reality kaleidoscope.
Young Designers Challenge Sponsored by Vermont Sales Visitors to the Young Designers Challenge will be able to see the products that will potentially help them InHabit their spaces in the future.
Truly ArtisanA must for visitors looking to add the latest, custom-made products to their home, with artworks, cutting-edge furniture, lighting designs, collector’s items, handcrafted decor pieces and more.
D’Vine LifeA foodie haven that will have visitors spoilt for choice with everything from gourmet sushi, towering burgers and homemade curries to biltong, cakes and ice-cream.
- Show dates: 27 February-1 March 2020
- Show times: Thursday & Friday 10:00-18:00; Saturday & Sunday 09:00-18:00
- Entrance: R100 Adults, R50 Pensioners, R20 Scholars
- Venue: Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Rd and Olievenhout Ave, North Riding