Win double tickets to Decorex

With only a few days to go, the Decorex Joburg team is putting the final touches to the annual Gauteng showcase of the finest décor, design and lifestyle trends and accessories the country has to offer.

The Mail & Guardian is giving away 10 double tickets to the value of R150 a pair. All you have to do is send us an email with your full name, contact number and email address.

This competition is now closed.

The exhibition runs from August 8 to 12 at the Gallagher Convention Centre between 9am and 6pm.

It costs R75 for adults, R65 for pensioners and students, free exhibition entrance for décor, design and architecture professionals (registration online).

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Decorex Joburg forms part of the Decorex SA portfolio and is owned by the Thebe Exhibitions & Projects Group.

Visitors can expect more than 700 exhibitors showing off the latest in colour, fabric and flooring trends, the newest in bathroom and kitchen innovations and accessories as well as on-trend and inspiring interior settings.

Some of the highlights of Decorex Joburg 2012 include:

The Plascon 2013 Colour Forecast: Designers Laurence Brick, Yvonne O'Brien of The Private House Co, Egg Designs as well as Lisebo Mokhesi from Ink will be interpreting the 2013 colour palette with their installations. Fashion designers Craig Jacobs for Fundudzi, Anisa Mpungwe from Loin Cloth and Ashes, Tiaan Nagel and Lunar will also be using the colours in daily fashion shows.

Design Dialogue: US colour expert and director of the Pantone Colour Institute Leatrice Eiseman will be in South Africa to speak at the Design Dialogue conference happening at the same time as Decorex Joburg. Stephen Falcke, Mark Valentine and Jo Buitendach join her on the Joburg line up. She'll also be speaking in Cape Town and Durban – bookings for the conference online at

Conversations on Architecture: This is a trade-focused conference taking place on Wednesday 8th August. Leading architects from around the world will speak alongside some of South Africa's finest. Look out for Senan Abdelqader from Israel and Lua Nitsche from Brazil. Bookings for this conference on

The M-Net Cares Café: Please don't come to Decorex Joburg without popping a second hand children's book into your bag. Designers like Anatomy, Joe Paine and Goet have designed the bookshelves for this café and once they're full, M-Net will be donating them to the Naledi Children's Literacy Project for the creation of libraries in under-privileged primary schools.

Operation Mercedes-Benz Man Cave: After much success at both Durban and Cape Town Decorex, this manly concept comes to Joburg. Local celebs Jason Greer, Tumiso Masha, Bob Mabena and DJ MoG are being teamed up with designers to kit out the ultimate man space and drive donations for a charity of their choice.

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