Colour your world at the Design Studio!
The Design Studio is an eye catching interactive speaker forum – with a focus on the use of colour in and around the home.
The Design Studio will showcase the latest colour trends in: Furniture, Soft furnishings & Décor Items, Kitchen & Bathrooms, Wall coverings, Textiles, Outdoor Space and much more. Speaker profiles »
Visitors will be able to obtain specific product information and design ideas.
Audience members will have the opportunity to discuss practical colour solutions for their own design dilemmas.
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Gary Takle – Australia’s Best Houses
Gary Takle is the host of Australia's Best Houses TV Show. At the age of six, Gary Takle demonstrated his love for built form by designing and constructing his first cubby house. With each proceeding year, Gary's appreciation for the good design of anything house and home grew. Combined with a history in the publishing industry, it saw him champion Think Publishing and consequently create numerous architectural, interior and garden titles. With a focus on modern spaces, these books include Best Contemporary Country Houses, Houses for Small Spaces, 100 Australian Gardens & Landscapes and Australia's Best Houses. Gary enjoys his passion for design and hence devotes much of his time to sourcing leading-edge projects for inclusion in his many titles. It is Gary's keen understanding of what is required to create a home and garden to serve our modern lifestyle that has been the securer of his success in the industry.
Anjel OBryant – Coloraction
has used her thirty five years in interior design, advertising, sales promotion and marketing to formulate a simple colour method to lift physical energy, increase visual impact and achieve positive responses, through her work in the scientifically based Colour Response Technology. She has studied and been employed on projects in Australasia and overseas. Anjel is a feature writer in lifestyle and decorating magazines and a frequent guest on radio and television Australia-wide. A long term member of The Colour Society, Housing Industry Association and served many years as the National Vice President of the SIDA now the Design Institute of Australia.
Ken Slamet – BoConcept
Industrial design was a good place for Ken to start his career. It was at the University of Canberra where an appreciation for form and proportion really developed. But an appreciation for furniture design did not evolve until his studies in Interior Design brought him into the world of high-end design. It was also in these studies where he built his foundation of knowledge in the importance of textures, contrast, sustainability and the balance of the feminine and the masculine. After studying he went into full-time residential architecture for four years, however most recently he worked at an aged care architectural firm. The time spent there was too dry and Ken started to look for a place where he could get his creative juices flowing again. This is what brought him to BoConcept where he loves to design spaces with a product he is proud to represent.
Mark Dobson- – The Building Coach
Mark is a Director of his own successful building / project management company, a member of the Master Builders Association, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Land Economics), is a qualified carpenter and builder.