Having launched her design career at Decorex Cape Town more than two decades ago, Danela Conti Bryant will be returning to the premier décor exhibition to take on the role of Decorex Designer Spotlight. This exciting feature forms part of an extensive décor, design and lifestyle programme showcasing at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 1 to 5.
“Danela has made such an impact on both the national and international design scene, always bringing a heightened level of luxury to every project,” says Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions. “Her inclusion in this year’s Decorex Cape Town Designer Spotlight feature is going to be an incredible culmination of the latest trends that reflect the exhibition theme ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’.”
Bryant’s passion for interior design has traversed international borders, with her stylish flair revisioning interiors and prompting the establishment of numerous renowned design brands. Her Koto Nika collection of furniture and lighting graced Harrods and Selfridges, while her Resort Lifestyle range brought high-end holiday homeware and leisure-ware to South Africa.
From the popular Danela Conti Interior Design in the United Kingdom to Malibu Interior Design at home, Bryant has enhanced the interior of structures ranging from private homes to boutique wineries – Boschendal and Warwick Wines among them.
Entering her 21st year in the design industry has only stimulated Danela’s passion “With its inter-changing and fast-paced aesthetic, who could ever be bored?” she says.
Commenting on the upcoming Decorex Cape Town exhibition, Bryant says she is particularly entranced with this year’s theme, ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’. “I will be working this into my ethos and design principles going into 2019,” she explains. “It is such a great, on-point direction for the design world right now, in addition to being relevant for us Africans.”
Taking full advantage of her position at the Decorex Designer Spotlight, Bryant will be launching her next socially-conscious venture, ‘The Beena Project’, which aims to create an understanding, among the youth about the fundamentals of organised design and how it enhances lives.
“I want to improve the environment of young people in underprivileged communities by bringing colour, texture and design to playschools and community centres, showing how your physical environment can improve your overall experience,” explains Bryant.
Her first project will be revitalising a pre-school based in Imizamo Yethu near Hout Bay. Visitors to Decorex Cape Town will get to see images of the school’s transformation alongside Bryant’s African-inspired feature.
In addition to the hugely popular Decorex Designer Spotlight, Decorex Cape Town will boast a full programme of key features, including:
- Decorex Urban Living Trend House with Sevens
- InStudio Trend Theatre by ABSA
- Children’s Playroom & Décor Project
- The Lighting Project by Fundi Light & Living
- The Trend Kitchen with Space Interiors
- The Bathroom Project
- Fabric Trend Bar
- Jacobs Gourmet Cooking Theatre built by LUSSO Luxury Living
- Wine + Bubbly Bar furnished by Homewood
- The Rummery & Gin Garden
- Design + Dine Restaurant + Bar
- The Illy Experience
- Paint Nite with Yaymaker
* Ticket Prices: Adults – R110
Student/Pensioners – R100
Kids U12 – R20
Trade – R100
Exhibitor – R100
The expo is from 10am to 6pm daily.
For more information, send an email to email@example.com; or visit www.decorex.co.za.
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