Highlighting the best in home improvement and living designs at KLCC
KUALA LUMPUR, 19 October 2017 – Malaysia’s premier home design and furnishings exhibition — the Home Design and Interior Exhibition (HOMEDEC) — opened its doors to the public today for four days of home and living inspiration, as well as attractive deals at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Celebrating its 15th year, this instalment of the exhibition ties up with the inaugural REKA Interior Exhibition (RiX), a part of the first REKA Design Week 2017 (RDW). Running alongside HOMEDEC (Part 1) from 19-22 Oct, RiX is the country’s first curated design showcase of interior design, products and objects, which is uniquely tailored for interior designers by interior designers. RiX is the not-to-be-missed hub for design and sourcing, and the point of convergence for both design connoisseurs and professionals — interior designers, architects, developers and traders — as well as students and homeowners.
(From left) Anura Hashim (Honorary Secretary of MIID), Dato’ Vincent Lim (President of C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd), Mohamad Faisal Ghazali (Deputy President of MIID and Chairman of RDW), Leong Ta Wah (Honorary Treasurer of MIID), Ar. Chris Yap Seng Chye (President of MIID and Chairman of MRSB), Ooi Boon Seong (Vice President of MIID and Joint Curator of RiX), Lai Siew Hong (Council Member of MIID and Joint Curator of RiX)
Mr Ooi Boon Seong, Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) vice president, and Mr Lai Siew Hong, MIID council member, the appointed joint curators of RiX, are tasked with harmonising elements of the exhibition for visitors to fully experience and be inspired by the concepts on display. Rix is anticipated to be a major attraction for the hugely popular HOMEDEC Part 1. It is jointly organised by C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd — a leading, award-winning Malaysian trade and lifestyle exhibition organiser — and MIID REKA Sdn Bhd (MRSB), a subsidiary of MIID.
“We tend to take for granted how the design of a space — whether at home or at work — affects us. Through RiX, and the REKA Design Week, we hope to promote innovative interior design products and industry services, and recognise excellence in delivery by designers,” said Ar. Chris Yap, MIID president, during the official opening ceremony this morning. “Since its inception in 2003, HOMEDEC has been inspiring homeowners with exciting themes and novel solutions to realise their dream homes, while serving as a platform for industry professionals to share ideas towards remodelling properties. Over the years we’ve strived to always surprise and entice the Malaysian public with new and exciting elements. So, with RiX held concurrently, homeowners must not miss the opportunity to see designer products, trends and new profile exhibitors here,” said Dato’ Vincent Lim, C.I.S Network president.
HOMEDEC Part 1, themed ‘Design & Renovate’, covers the exhibit profile for all kinds of products and services related to permanent fixtures for renovating purposes. Part 2 — to be held from 26-29 Oct at the same venue — brings visitors to a set of new exhibit profile of products and services related to furnishing, refinery, decorating ideas and interior styles under the theme of ‘Furnish & Decorate’. Part 2 will also feature Art@HOMEDEC, a new platform for young and emerging artists to reach a wider audience among the general public.
HOMEDEC is a trusted source for innovation, insights and ideas on designing beautiful, functional spaces that has continuously showcased innovative and technological solutions for everyone. This year, it introduces an exciting new special feature — HOMETECH, which showcases an intriguing glimpse of the technology-driven products for homes of the future. Among the state-of-the-art products featured are keyless locks; remote controls that control various electronic items in a home; and apps for mobile phones to control timers and switches; among many more. HOMEDEC Part 1 and Part 2 expect to see more than 120,000 visitors visit 1,600 booths featuring the latest in home related products, interior design ideas and solutions from over 500 exhibitors. The exhibition will also feature other exciting programmes and highlights for visitors, including:
HOMEDEC’s Best Deals of up to 70% by renowned brands and exhibitors
- HOMEDEC Contest
Visitors who spend RM1,500 and above in a single receipt will stand a chance to not only win HOMEDEC Contest products and cash vouchers but also to try their luck to grab as many RM100 bills as possible from the Grab All the Cash You Can contest box provided.
- HOMEDEC Grab All the Cash You Can
All participants have to do is try to grab as many RM100 bills as possible in a set timeframe. HOMEDEC will double whatever amount has been grabbed and pay the lucky winner immediately in cash.
- Register & Visit Contest*
All HOMEDEC visitors are automatically in the running for the Register & Visit Contest upon registration and will stand a chance to walk away with one of four electric instant water heaters by Rinnai (M) Sdn Bhd (Part 1) and one of four pendant lights by NSB Lighting Sdn Bhd (Part 2).
- HOMEDEC Cruisers*
Win Freebies and more when you participate with our HOMEDEC Cruisers in various fun-filled activities during the exhibition.
Cuckoo — Did You Know? Contest*
HOMEDEC’s strategic partner, Cuckoo, brings visitors on a fun trail in the hunt for specific Cuckoo Stations found in various halls during the exhibition. To enter, simply fill up a quiz form obtained from the stations or info counters then drop them in the contest box in Cuckoo’s booth. Prizes to be won are Cuckoo rice cookers and a grand prize of a RM2,500 Cuckoo cash voucher. Exhibition hours are from 10am to 8pm daily. Entrance is free for all although visitors are required to register before entry. For more information and updates on HOMEDEC and RiX, log on to www.homedec.com.my and www.rixmalaysia.com