A sneak peek at designEX 2009.
April 6th, 2009
This year’s designEX is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. Take a quick look at the products, people, brands and innovations you’ll discover at this year’s designEX in Melbourne, 30 April – 2 May.
Zip Hydro Tap 4-in-1
Improve your water intake with instant, filtered boiling and chilled water. The epitome of convenience the Zip Hydro Tap 4-in-1 supplies normal hot and cold water from a single under-sink system. An economical, space-saving solution for
any kitchen or tea room.
1800 638 633
How’s the serenity – Blum’s newest opening support system, ‘SERVO-DRIVE’ is now available for wooden drawers and pull-outs. ‘BLUMOTION’ compliments and completes the high quality of motion with its silent and effortless closing action.
1800 179 186
Good interior plantscaping design brings natural beauty inside, effectively connecting people with nature while indoors. Visit Ambius at designEX to find out how to become greener on the inside.
(61) 416 193 794
This year’s Häfele stand is all about innovation and functionality. Check out lots of new solutions, including ‘Solarlux SL60e’ an energy efficient bifold door system, developed in Germany and now available in Australia.
1300 659 728
Discover Smeg’s all new ‘Linear’ ensemble of ovens and cooktops – a radical design change from the iconic classic Canali signature.
‘Linear’ glass and stainless steel stripping brings transparency and lightness to kitchen appliances.
(61 2) 9384 5678
Their latest project from Design Hub’s ‘Artevista™’ product range is ‘Sculptural Panels’. Utilising varying materials and finishes with eight unique designs, ‘Sculptural Panels’ are non-porous, easy to install and can be finished in numerous colours and textures.
(61 2) 9698 5044
Reflecting a new focus on bathroom applications and wall linings, the CaesarStone stand will reflect a modern, contemporary and minimal design, showcasing bathroom fixtures, new CaesarStone applications and the fresh 2009 colour palette.
1300 119 119
‘Modtank’ is the only rainwater tank which can be built as modules to fit into areas where space is limited. This modular technology allows water to be collected in spaces where previously it could not.
(61) 409 704 397
Tap in to products of the future with ‘Easys’ electric drawers, ‘Sensys’ integrated dampening hinges, flush handles, handlefree designs, the latest additions to the ‘Magic’ LED lighting range and kitchen, bathroom and living / entertainment spaces featuring Hettich products.
1800 687 789
‘EMO-LOUNGE’ has a classic style with seductive curves that exude elegance from every angle. The chair is available in two weave patterns, both made from Durawick® wicker by Classique, tested for both heat and UV radiation for outdoor-indoor use.
(61 2) 4372 1672
See the future of laminate with Laminex ‘FUSION®’ Surfaces. ‘FUSION’ suits a wide range of interior applications including benchtops, tabletops, wall panelling, furniture, cupboard doors, wall murals and more. Choose from hundreds of exclusive designs or design your own image.
The Laminex Group
1800 003 988
ABET LAMNATI New Woods
Abet Pty Limited continues its exploration into textures with the release of ‘ABET LAMNATI New Woods’. These innovative reproductions of endangered timber species add to their collection of over 1,000 decorative solutions for the design industry.
ABET Pty Limited
(612) 9672 7300
ISM ’I do’ lamp
ISM Objects will be launching the latest addition to their ‘Sparks’ program with a range of lighting designed by Keith Melbourne.
The lightweight LED ‘I do’ table lamp pays homage to the beauty of light through a pure, glowing empty interior.
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