SOUTH Africa's premier decor show, Rooms on View 2010, starts today. The exhibition, which ends on Sunday, will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
The show is in its 9th year and is showcasing the best South African decor and design.
According to Sumari Krige, managing director of Rooms on View. visitors will as usual have an opportunity to view the individual signatures of diverse and selected exhibitors.
Rooms on View embraces not only decorators and lifestyle merchants but the new names to look for in future.
Each exhibitor has to create a room setting in its entirety. This approach gives visitors to the show an idea of what is possible in their homes, what the latest trends are , what products are out there and how these can be incorporated into their lifestyles and homes.
"South Africa has a growing and diverse pool of design talent and Rooms on Views brings the best of this talent together under one roof," Krige says.
"South African design and decor has been recognised by the rest of the world and we are seeing more and more South Africans getting exposure on the international stage.
"2010 is SA's year and what better way to celebrate this than at Rooms on View, just before the World Cup."
The guest of honour for 2010 is American designer Vicente Wolf, who has been in this industry for more than 30 years.
Wolf's portfolio offers a snapshot of the ultimate American aesthetic, from multinational conglomerates to private homes, from hotels to restaurants. Participants will be taken through an amazing slide presentation of his work.
British designer Nina Campbell, who was the Rooms on View guest of honour in 2004, will also be at Rooms on View 2010.
A highlight of Rooms on View 2010 is the Absolut Designers Pavilion. Five of SA's top decorators and designers. The theme for this years pavilion is Inspired by ABSOLUT !
The five designers are: Lisebo Mokhesi for Ink Design Lab, Nthabi Thaukobong for Ditau Interiors, Generation Furniture, Julian Decor and Otto de Jager Events.
For more information visit www.roomsonview.co.za