In its seventh year, Grand Designs Live now brought to you by Black+Decker in association with Hot 91.9 FM has proven to be the leading contemporary home, design and garden show in South Africa. Every year legions of fans return to the event, inspired by its informative, innovative and interactive nature, and keen to learn about the latest trends, both locally and abroad. And this year is going to be better than ever before because Media 10 is now running the show, and DIY king Black+Decker has come on board as title sponsor. Think of it as a fresh lick of paint, a move that will inject new, exciting energy into this incredible institution, keeping all the things you’ve fallen in love with over the years, but expanding the scope and experience.
And what better way to kick off this new direction than by aligning this year’s theme with a cause that should be dear to all of us: Responsible Living. As conscious consumers it is now imperative that we make more eco-friendly choices and live in a way that promotes awareness and sensitivity to our planetary needs. Grand Designs Live takes this issue very seriously and will be showcasing numerous ways in which visitors can bring this thinking to life, and hopefully make real and meaningful impact on the world we live in.
The core Grand Designs Live experience remains much the same, with the main areas being Grand Gardens, Grand Interiors, Grand Build and Grand Kitchens and Bathrooms. Here you’ll find all the best products as well as talks and demonstrations illustrating global best practice in these different fields. Grand Designs Live have tapped into leading lights in our local industry to ensure this years show is exactly what our consumer is looking for. This expert panel comprises of five exceptional individuals, all highly respected in their respective fields. Sarah Bruitendach, is the Digital Editor and Editor-In-Chief of the Fashion and Home supplements at the Sunday Times, and has enormous experience as a writer and stylist. Graham Wood is a writer and editor specialising in décor, design and architecture, having spent the last decade chronicling Mzansi’s most beautiful homes.
Grand Build will feature an incredible, instructive DIY Theatre, courtesy of Black+Decker. The DIY Theatre will also play host to incredible experts who will be giving all the secrets and tips needed to make your home improvement experience all the more fruitful. Brand new to this year is the Black+Decker DIY Workshops where you’ll get to roll up your sleeves and get involved with fun and exciting activities aimed at bringing out your inner handyman or woman. These range from learning how to make an artists easel or couch side table to a three tiered vegetable stand or wine bottle stand, to fun and interactive spot races against the clock The best thing? You get to walk off with your creation and stand to win amazing prizes. To top it all off, the DIY Guru Search is on again, so if you want to keep up to date with who it’s going to be, then make sure you follow the hunt on the Grand Designs website or on social media.
The Grand Kitchens and Bathrooms area will once again showcase the best of both of these worlds, with novel and stylish ideas being presented in the Kitchen Theatre, hosted by Easylife Kitchens. Here you can expect the full array of bright ideas and must-have gadgets.
For over 50 years Artists Under the Sun has been showing the largest variety of art and styles in South Africa…and now this style can be seen for the first time at Grand Designs Live. You name it, you’ll find it. No art gallery can give you this truly unique experience. Meet the artists, talk to them, or just view their work while walking around Grand Designs Live.
So make sure you mark the dates: 20 – 22 May 2016. That’s when Grand Designs Live takes over the TicketPro Dome.
Venue: The Ticketpro Dome
Price: R95-00 (Pensioners and Students: R65, children under 12 are free)
Contact: +27 11 835 1565
20 lucky Johannesburg readers could stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to attend this years Grand Designs Home & Garden Show. Enter now by heading over to our Facebook page, like and share the post, answer the question below the post. Winners will be selected on Thursday, 19 May. Good Luck!