Meet the Franke Influencer Squad

Friday, March 13, 2020

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To all our customers and professionals, please note that in line with the State of the Nation address last night by President Cyril Ramaphosa, large gatherings of more than 100 people temporarily prohibited in South Africa and henceforth Decorex Durban has been cancelled.

Franke South Africa, 16th March 2020.


Our team of decor obsessed Influencers have been selected!


Currently studying a Bachelor of Social Science in Housing, Anele Mlotshwa will be visiting Decorex for the first time! The building she is most inspired by is the National Museum of Qatar in Doha, designed by Jean Nouvel. Aneles favourite trend at the moment is High Contrast Décor and she is super excited to be at the show!

Creatively inspired by nature, Interior Design student Selina Amrithpal loves earthy, natural textured finishes. Particularly cement based finishes in the bathroom. When it comes to home décor – Selina is all about the New Nordic décor trend and according to the Decorex Trend Report 2020 by Anita Bloom, visitor can expect to see at this year’s show!

2nd year student of Interior Design Kyla Mulder is most excited to be an Influencer at this year’s show so she can really take her time exploring South Africa’s hottest décor trends. Decorative Tiling, Marble Décor Pieces and Innovative Feature Walls are a few design trends Kyla will be looking out for!

As a student of Architecture, Kemeshan Moodley has a passion for his city and the buildings around him.  His favourite local building is the Phansi Museum in Durban which showcases a African arts and culture and gives insight into how long architecture and design has influenced our society. Kemeshan will be experiencing Decorex first the first time this year!

Architectural student Mbali Mfeka’s style is inspired by contemporary design style, African textures and patterns and neutral colours. At the moment Mbali is all about the authenticity and natural imperfection of Wabi-Sabi design, and loves a trendy timber slate screen.

Master of Architecture student Buhlaluse Skosana is no newbie to the Decorex show and this year will be her fourth experience at Africa’s biggest décor and design showcase! Her current decor trend is contemporary organic which is nature focused with a luxurious and elegant twist to it. Buhlaluse believes the motto less is more in Architecture, a phrase adopted in 1947 by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. She explains, “The simplest of details in a space can be captured in one’s memory. Simplicity allows those images stay there for longer. Texture, function and flexibility are what make a space worth experiencing. Creating a sense of place encapsulates the essence of good design.”


Lungile Ndabandaba, an Interior Design student at DUT and will be attending the show for the very first time. One of her favourite décor trends is the Indoor Garden Trend which incorporates nature into the home. She loves a bit of modern, a bit of Hollywood Glam as well as the Minimalistic approach in interiors.


If you’re going to be stuck in the office on Thursday and un able to get to the show – then follow our Squad to get the scoop throughout the day on all the exhibition highlights!


Franke’s team of product experts will also be at our Franke Stand (B40) look forward to meeting you on at this year’s Decorex Durban, , taking place at the Durban International Convention Centre  from the 19th to 22nd March 2020! For more information, contact Franke South Africa on +2731 001 5000 or visit

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