120 of the industries finest gathered to learn, mingle, touch and feel new sustainable products and listen to the wondrous ‘birth’ of 1 Bligh Street, Sydney.
July 13th, 2012
It was a star-studded evening with Jen Bishop from Interiors Addict, Mark Curzon, Associate at Architectus, Luca De Leonardis from the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and National President of the Design Institute of Australia, Oliver Kratzer in attendance. We had ‘cameo’ appearances by Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs and Peter Maddison of Grand Designs Australia via their autographs on a business card draw prize donated by Dulux: a Dulux World of Colour Atlas
Mark Curzon’s presentation was entertaining, interesting and engaging in his rendition of the ‘birth’ of 1 Bligh Street, ‘her’ growth into a sustainability icon and ‘her’ metamorphosis into a fully fledged identify all of ‘her’ own.
Dulux, Living Tiles, A’besco, Geberit, Godfrey Hirst and a guest appearance by Nicoya Furniture, showcased their creative and sustainable products.
Catering provided by Ventuno, coffee provided by Segafredo, beer provided by Birra Morretti, attendees drank Acqua Panna and San Pellegrino, wine by Ecoconcepts Sydney.
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