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designEx 2011
The Interior Design and Decorating class journeyed down to Melbourne for DesignEx 2011. The yearly architectural and design event features products and services from bathroom sinks, door & window systems, architectural software programs, kitchen appliances, lighting, art, furniture and fabric. The ladies from the class absorbed new products and technical information for future design projects.

The Ilve stand was a highlight with new products, live cooking demonstrations plus its glowing pink and black concept. It was a show stopper winning stand of the show. DesignEx 2012 will be held in Sydney.

inside industry – honestone
Thank you to Rick Hendriks and team from Honestone who joined us on Wednesday 20th to discuss the trends in polished concrete. The talk was very interesting with many new products and innovations discussed. Concrete is no longer just for the floor. The Pandomo range of products developed by Ardex also offer products suitable for walls and floors in varying colours and finishes. Thank you again to Rick and his team from Honestone.

feature products
Volker Haug
Volker Haug lighting is more than just a light source. His designs draw on clean simple lines and found objects (including the clothes pegs) to create pieces of lighting sculpture. The Melbourne based lighting designer, featured at DesignEx, works range from the minimalist to industrial with a strong punch of colour and pattern. Visit for more inspiration.

Cork – Natural Flooring Option
Wicanders has reinvigorated thecork floor introducing the cork comfort range. The rangewas developed along side architects and designers reflectthe pattern and textures ofnature. Available in plank or tiles. The benefits of cork includeit is a natural thermal insulator,quiet under foot, potentially save on energy costs and harvested from sustainable forests. See the full range

Luxury Rugs
Searching for the perfect luxury rug but the size and colours don’t match your requirements? Hip Home featured at DesignEx provide design services to match your colour requirements andoffer services to custom design rugs. Hip homes sell exclusively to interior designers and architects. The ‘off the shelf’ range include modern, architectural and traditional designs. Visit for more information.

HDS Portfolio Presentation Class 4th June 10am-1pm
Pecha Kucha Lecture 2nd June from 7.30pm, Carriageworks, Sydney.Tickets from $10. Visit Pecha Kucha for more information
Newcastle Homeshow 29-31st July
Design a Chair Simply devise a concept and sketch it up if selected your design maybe made into a miniature at the Saturday in Design in Sydney. Visit Design a Chair for more Information

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