Even in isolation, Caroma on Collins, the iconic Australian bathroomware brand’s Sydney flagship in Alexandria, hosts a series of events and activations to unite the design community; challenge current practices; and improve our future.
So what’s on this month?
Kitchen and Living – Bringing New Textures and Finishes for Todays Needs
Thursday 10 September, 1 pm
With Today’s personal environment and conditions altering and changing – as a professional designer, it is time to adapt and alter the design process and understanding to provide our client with a full appreciation of textures and finishes that provide amazing aesthetic value and also add the characterizes of strength, durability and the convenience of ease of maintenance. Learn how high tech finishes optimize strength, durability, colour and maintenance in design considerations.
Formal CPD- Laminates 101
Thursday 17 September, 6 pm
As one of Australia’s biggest makers of wood and paper products, Laminex work hard to reduce their carbon footprint and respect their unique environment. We practice responsible forest management and hold timber and environmental certifications across manufacturing sites. Plus their innovative recycling and reusing programs are cutting water usage and wood waste during production.
In this CPD point – Laminex 101
1. An Introduction to High Pressure Laminates.
2. The characteristics of high pressure laminate – product properties including that give it its durability, product performance attributes and superior resistance. 3. Technological advancements of HPL
4. Applications for HPL
5. Sustainability Credentials
The Bower Re-use and Repair Centers on sustainability
Thursday 24 September, 6 pm
The Bower is a not-for-profit, championing the cause of using reclaimed building materials.
The Bower pioneer programs to reduce the amount of waste entering landfill by
reclaiming household items for reuse, repair and resale at affordable prices
and by encouraging communities to engage in repurposing of preloved goods.
Guido Verbist will be speaking on his experience as the General Manager of The Bower Reuse and Repair Centers.
The Bower has also been promoting the benefits of Tiny Houses since 2014 and have tailored the only intensive hands-on tiny house building course in Australia using recycled and reclaimed materials.
The course covers not just theory and design principles, but also the necessary practical skills youll need to build your very own tiny house.
Guido will also be speaking to:
• Considerations when choosing a trailer
• Building a frame and getting it right
• Insulation, waterproofing and cladding your very own off-grid tiny home
• Sourcing and working with reclaimed materials