ENJOY YOUR HOME AT THE EAST COAST HOUSE AND GARDEN SHOW
By: Mhlengi Mafu
Over 300 exhibitors gathered at the Durban Exhibition Centre for the East Coast Radio House and Garden show.
The theme this year was enjoy your home that attracted exhibitors from all over South Africa. From house exhibitors to garden exhibitors the exhibitors had everything that can make a consumer wanting more.
One could have told by the people and many goods that they purchased that they were fascinated about the show. This show started in 1981 and up until now it is still running, and it is the longest runing consumer show here in Durban. Each year the show gets bigger and bigger.
As many exhibitors exhibited their work Linea Casabella showcased his plate which is called ‘The Grater Plate’ which is a plate where you can grate your vegetables and everything that has to be grated. The great thing about this plate grate is that unlike your usual grater it is made up of plastic. You can never harm your wrist or hand and it is able to grate food into smaller pieces in comparison to it size as it is small. That grabbed a lot of people’s attention as they started to take their wallets out to buy this plate. This kitchen product seemed to take a lot of attention from the people.
Rimas interiors took is also one of other exhibitors that took a lot of attention with their unique furniture designs. Rimas Interiors has been with this show ever since it started and this is what Ayesha Imandin who is an interior designer had to say about their products. “We travel four times a year just to view different styles around the world. And we have worn a Golden award in this show numerous times because of our unique style and modern furniture’’.
Tempur pillows and mattresses showcased their comfortable mattresses with the latest massage technology that kept a lot of people around their exhibition as they were amazed.
From the Garden side Easigrass kept people going with their exhibition of artificial grass as they also had a car covered of artificial grass which was a main attraction.
Margaret Olejniczak from Plant Inn they have been exhibiting here for 18 years and they are just overwhelmed by the reception by people coming to view their plants and their garden. Elvis Mkhize said he is very impressed by the exhibitors and the show itself this year as a consumer.
The show manager Diana Chandler said “This show is a home improvement show where you can improve your home. Because where you live has also become a lifestyle this is where you can discover a lot of things that is why we say enjoy your home enjoy your living”.