Acclaimed South African wallpaper designer, Robin Sprong has designed a wallpaper exclusively for the East Coast Radio House & Garden Show, taking place from the 28 June – 7 July at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

Inspired by Durban, the on-trend design which will be unveiled at the show, is entitled “Tropical Cobalt” and depicts botanical foliage combined with tropical birds and monkeys, set against traditional blue and white ‘Azulejos’ tiles.

Paying homage to the architectural history and landscape of KZN, Sprong’s design “incorporates current botanical trends and aims to bring natural elements of the outdoors into the home,” explains the designer.

What Sprong loves most about Durban – “the sub-tropical climate mixed with the warmth and cultural diversity of the people of KZN” is evident in the design of “Tropical Cobalt”.

“The diversity of this unique city makes for a very unique design ethic,” he adds.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Robin Sprong and his creative vision to the show for the first time this year, and cannot wait to reveal his limited-edition print to everyone,” says East Coast Radio House & Garden Show Director, Cairey Baxter-Bruce.

“This wallpaper, designed exclusively for us, not only epitomises Durban but touches on some of the major décor trends we’ll be highlighting at this year’s show. The design also has a natural homely feel to it, tying in perfectly with the show theme: “Make yourself at Home”,” she says.

Wallpaper has come a long way since it was “overdone” in the 60s and is having a major moment in interior décor, thanks to new technology and digital printing processes which have made it more accessible to a wider market. “Digital printing has made décor so much more customisable – you can pretty much print any design you want onto any material,” explains Sprong.

The design will be available for purchase as custom wall art on the Robin Sprong website,, for the duration of the show. Get to the East Coast Radio House & Garden Show, taking place from the 28th June – 7th July at the Durban Exhibition Centre to see the design in real life. For more information and to book tickets visit

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