The UK’s most distinguished interior design event, Decorex International, will move to Olympia London for 2019, returning to its high-end roots at the heart of West Kensington following a successful four-year run at Syon Park. The date of Decorex will also shift to the 6th to the 9th October, coinciding with PAD and Frieze Art Fair to form an extraordinary breadth of cultural experience, decoration and contemporary art and design. This design-rich week also brings with it a greater concentration of high-net-worth individuals, a distinct part of the show’s audience.
Situated minutes from the new Design Museum and the V&A, the move enables Decorex to align itself with an affluent area that’s fast-becoming London’s go-to design and culture district. Olympia London is currently undergoing the biggest regeneration in its 130-year history. Led by Thomas Heatherwick Studio in collaboration with SPPARC Architects, the £700 million overhaul is set to transform the venue into a creative, cultural hub and London landmark. For Decorex, that means more space to develop exciting new features for 2019 and beyond that will ensure a richer, bolder show experience.
Each year, the show welcomes more than 400 UK and international exhibitors who debut new collections and designs alongside curated features and installations including; the Future Heritage exhibition of collectible craft, the entranceway features created by leading interior design practices, and the new CraftWork platform showcasing artisanal product design.
Sam Fisher, brand manager, says: “Steeped in history and at the epicentre of Kensington’s prestigious art and design district, the move to Olympia will see us continue to define luxury interior design, presenting the most established brands and best up-and-coming names across the spectrum of design and making."
Decorex 2019 will introduce a number of new features and we will remain one of the foremost platforms for new ideas, industry insight and design innovation. Visitors will see our seminars and events programme developed even further with new ways for both exhibitors and visitors to interact with the show and each other.