by Hosting101

The K Interiors / DE KAT stand took top honours at the Decorex 2017 Johannesburg awards recently, being announced winner in the highly contested Shell Scheme category.

Inspired by the February 2017 DE KAT cover – a modern take on one of Pierneef’s most popular works – Principal Designer Karen Richards managed to pay homage to this treasure on the South African landscape. “Although Pierneef passed away 60 years ago, his work is still incredibly strong and relevant in the South African landscape era and we are extremely proud to be able to bring this to life in our Pierneef-inspired stand,” says Karen.

“There is a global trend to return to your heritage when it comes to creating your living spaces and to this extent you will – at least in Africa – see a return to African-inspired design trends, but in a contemporary and abstract way with the use of prints and textures,” continues Karen, adding that it was a huge honour to be involved with a project to honour a true South African heritage legacy in Pierneef.

“When selecting the artwork for our stand and paging through his portfolio, I was truly transformed back to an era of luxury and distinct quality. Through the use of royal colours such as emerald green and purple coupled with a wide array of textures including velvet, copper, marble and crystal on our stand I believe we succeeded in creating a space that oozes opulence and quality but is also trendy, modern and eclectic,” she says.

Karen’s personal favourite and showstopper on the stand is the striking emerald green sofa, which she defines as her personal take on a modern chesterfield . “One of K Interiors’ strengths is the development of beautifully made, high quality custom-made furniture coupled with brave use of colour and textures and this piece truly personifies this,” says Karen, adding that a piece like this will remain in families as a unique heritage piece for decades to come.

The brave use of rich textures, bold colours and exquisite fabrics makes the K Interiors / DE KAT activation a Dexorex 2017 stand-out performer. “The attention to detail, clever space planning and bold choices when it comes to fabrics and wall solutions gives this stand a unique traditional – and even colonial – feel, but with a surprising eclectic, modern edge,” concludes the Decorex Awards panel. 

Special word of thanks to our Decorex 2017 partners:

DE KAT : www.dekat.co.za

La Motte: www.la-motte.com

Leonardo Tables by Design: www.leonardodesign.co.za

Belle Furniture : www.bellafurniture.co.za

Hertex Fabrics : www.hertexfabrics.co.za

Bonthuijs Mantels & Art : www.mdmfireplaces.co.za