RiX 2017 ~ 1st Curated Interior Design Expo in Malaysia


Redefining interior design and reinventing home decor for the masses




Kuala Lumpur, 9 August — The 15th  annual Home Design and Interior Exhibition (HOMEDEC) ties up with the inaugural REKA Interior Exhibition (RiX), a part of the first REKA Design Week 2017, themed “Design Infinity – No Boundaries”. To be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 19 to 22 October, RiX is Malaysia’s first curated design showcase of interior design, products and objects. The Interior Design exhibition is inspired by the products not the structure. The pioneer exhibition is uniquely tailored for interior designers by interior designers. RiX’s overarching aim is to further stimulate the constantly evolving interior design industry, a major contributor to the Malaysian economy, as the nation seeks to be a significant regional player in the knowledge economy. RiX will feature local and global exhibitors representing leading design brands.


Mr Ooi Boon Seong, the Vice President of the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID), and Mr Lai Siew Hong, a Council Member of MIID, are the appointed joint curators of RiX. As the creative custodians of the RiX, the curators’ role is to harmonise elements of the exhibition for visitors to fully experience the concepts on display. The aim is to inspire them to adopt these innovative ideas for their design solutions. Curating the exhibition space also allows the featured brands and suppliers to showcase design driven products, while providing a comprehensive overview of excellence and innovation in design. The RiX design directions echo the REKA Design Week 2017 (RDW) theme, which is derived from the abstract concept of design having no limits, while pointing towards the vast possibilities that will be present and explored at RDW. The concept of infinity can also be applied to the search for practical, theoretical and theological solutions. This suggests that problem-solving methods and solution options are infinite and can be derived from the event.




Rix is anticipated to be a major attraction for the hugely popular HOMEDEC exhibition which expects to see more  than  60,000  visitors.  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 – RiX is held concurrently with HOMEDEC (Part 1) from 19-22 October 2017. HOMEDEC, Malaysia’s premier home design and furnishings exhibition, aims to inspire homeowners with exciting themes and novel solutions to realise their dream homes. It simultaneously serves as platform for industry professionals to share ideas towards remodelling properties. HOMEDEC (Part 2) will be held on 26

– 29 October 2017.




HOMEDEC has been inspiring homeowners with exciting themes and profiles in sprucing their dream homes since 2003; we are now also directing more attention to the interior design community. RiX will enable exhibitors to promote their collection of designs, products and services to interior designers, architects, products designers and buyers, as well as showcase the shortlisted entries of the REKA International Design Award (RIDA),” said C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd president Dato’ Vincent Lim.




The time is ripe for this exciting collaboration between both organisations dedicated to excellence in design through REKA Interior Exhibition (RiX). MIID Reka Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID), in representing the Interior Design fraternity, is honoured to work with a renowned and established company such as C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd,” said Ar. Chris Yap, President of MIID.


RiX was conceptualised with the aim of promoting innovative Interior Design products and industry services, as part of REKA Design Week 2017. Looking at the bigger picture, we want to recognise excellence in  delivery  by  designers,  encourage  networking  and  exchange  of  knowledge,  as  well  as  provide opportunities for exhibitors to showcase their innovativeness and products on a regional level.  I hope this will be a milestone and a start of bigger things to come for both”, Yap added.


RDW, organised by MRSB, also includes RIDA, the MIID REKA Conference 2017, the REKA Design Week Gala Dinner, and the Asia Pacific Space Designers Association General Assembly (APSDA) 2017. For more information and updates on HOMEDEC and RiX, log on to www.homedec.com.my and www.rixmalaysia.com




Contacts for Media Inquiries:-

Nurjehan Mohamed (Ms.)

Senior Executive, Client Services Perception Management Sdn. Bhd.



HOMEDEC and RiX Representative (for media):-

Joyce Teng (Ms.)

Assistant Manager – Marcom, A&P C.I.S NETWORK SDN BHD







An award-winning exhibition, HOMEDEC brings ideas, fun and inspiration to Malaysian homeowners through its exciting highlights and life-size show-home themes, forums as well as successful partnerships with sponsors/exhibitors alike. With 14 years of experience in the market since it opened its doors in 2003, HOMEDEC has grown into more than an exhibition. It is a place to discover, learn and realise a dream home. It provides the platform to meet with industry experts and professional face-to- face and enables knowledge gathering and the exchange of ideas on various know-hows related to the home. In short, it makes home shopping a truly enjoyable experience. HOMEDEC is now organised bi-annually in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and the state of Penang and held annually in major cities like Kota Kinabalu and Johor Bahru. Awards Won by HOMEDEC:-

  • AFECA Awards — Outstanding Consumer Exhibition Award 2015 (the first Malaysian exhibition to achieve this recognition within the Asian Pacific Region)
  • rAWr Award for Best Consumer Exhibition — 2013 and 2015
  • rAWr Industry Recognition Award 2013
  • MACEOS Best Consumer Exhibition 2011




REKA Interiors Exhibition (RiX)


The inaugural REKA Interiors Exhibition (RiX) is an event under REKA Design Week 2017. It will run from 19-22 October 2017 and will occupy Hall 5 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Held concurrently with the popular HOMEDEC (part 1), RiX will house its inaugural showcase as a sub-segment purely dedicated to interior design products and services. The exhibition marks the start of an exciting collaboration between two iconic organisations renowned for their dedication towards excellence in design. MIID REKA Sdn Bhd (MRSB, a subsidiary of MIID) represents the professional community of interior designers in Malaysia while C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd (C.I.S) is the award-winning organiser for HOMEDEC. This initiative between MIID and C.I.S will further promote the ever evolving interior design industry, which has been a major contributor to the Malaysian economy abundant with prospects for the future. The objectives of the event are to provide a platform for the Malaysian Interior Design industry to exhibit its products and services at the exhibition, and cater to the ever-increasing market’s need to be well-informed of the latest development in the industry. This event shall enable exhibitors to promote their collection of products and services to interior designers, architects, products designers and buyers as well as showcase the shortlisted entries of the REKA International Design Award. RiX will provide a platform for new innovative products, ideas and trends, and act as the door to promote this event at a regional level. It will showcase an array of renowned designers’ products and services, coupled with exciting programmes and activities as well as unique installations, providing the perfect rendezvous point for design enthusiasts. Events lined up under REKA Design Week:-

  • MIID – REKA Conference
  • REKA Design Week Gala Dinner
  • REKA International Design Awards (RIDA)
  • APSDA (Asia Pacific Space Designers Association) General Assembly




C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd


An award-winning organiser, C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd is an established trade and lifestyle exhibition organiser based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1994, it has built a strong reputation for organising award -winning trade and consumer exhibitions, and continues to grow and innovate in its field. C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd is now a leading professional exhibition organiser in Malaysia with a mission to promote new trends and cater to emerging markets through its exhibitions. The acronym of our name stems from Concept, Innovation and Strategy. Our vision is to deliver our commitment to our clients through a shared vision and strategic partnerships in creating high powered, multi-pronged exhibitions and events. Over the past 20 years, we have charted steady growth as a leading trade and lifestyle exhibition organiser in the Meeting, Incentive, Conference, Exhibition (MICE) industry. Awards Won by C.I.S:-

  • Exhibition Organiser Award for Excellence in the rAWr Awards 2015 jointly initiated by MyCEB and MACEOS •        Malaysian SME Recognition Award for Brand Excellence 2014 by the SME Association of Malaysia




Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers


The Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID) or Pertubuhan Perekabentuk Dalaman Malaysia (PPDM) is the national institute representing the interior design profession in Malaysia. It is an amalgamation of two previous bodies — Interior Designers Institute of Malaysia (Institut Perekabentuk Dalaman Malaysia or IPDM) and the Malaysian Society of Interior Designers (MSID). The vision of the institute is to develop a sophisticated society of Malaysians who are conversant and appreciative of the creative world of interior design. To this end, the institute conducts various programmes throughout the year to educate, promote and foster better ties between public and professional members alike.