New Colours of Staron® Solid Surfaces 2017

New Colours of Staron® Solid Surfaces 2017

Staron® Solid Surfaces has introduced four new colours to their extensive range.  The new include hues of greys, blues, whites and greens, and are inspired by the raw colours of concrete, tranquil patterns and colours of the forest, and soothing colours of natural water sources.

Aspen Pond: Deep, refreshing and exquisite. This colour reflects the hues found in and around a natural water source with deep soft blue background and fine grey and deeper blue particulates. This colour will complement projects with greys, whites and other hues of blue.

Aspen Concrete: Peaceful, contemporary and harmonious. Attaining its colour inspiration from raw concrete, Aspen Concrete is a true grey with fine darker grey particulates emulating the textured pattern found in concrete. This colour will complement virtually any material, colour and style project from traditional, modern and industrial.

Aspen Alder: Tranquil, cool and comforting. A soft white hue with hints of grey and light grey particulates in various sizes. The random particulates are inspired by the shapes and patterns found in a dense, tree-lined forest. Due to its neutral tones, this colour will blend harmoniously with endless colour palettes and materials.

Oasis: Fresh, vivid and brilliant. A vibrant, yellow green, which captures the vividness of wild foliage found around natural water. This colour will create a striking impact to any project.

Staron® is comprised of a natural and pure mineral derived from bauxite and blended with an advanced pure acrylic resin, resulting in the world’s premium surface material. With a non-porous nature, inconspicuous joining capabilities and the ability to renew the surface – Staron® offers a surface solution that is beautiful in aesthetics and easy to clean and maintain.

Staron® can be used to create monolithic flowing benchtops, splashbacks, wall cladding, bathroom vanities, shower walls, commercial counters, table tops and endless other applications.

Staron® is an affordable quality solid surface backed by a 10 Year Warranty for peace of mind. Enquiries can be directed to or 02 9822 7055.

Tandembox – performance optimised!

Tandembox – performance optimised!

In order to provide the best possible version of each of their products, Blum place as much focus on further improving existing product lines as they do new product development.

Since the initial release of TANDEMBOX in the mid 90’s, the box system has undergone a series of technical and design modifications to meet market demands.

After extensive review, research, further development and product testing, Blum are pleased to reveal the most significant optimisation to the technology and function of their TANDEMBOX box system to date. Important functions of the existing TANDEMBOX system have been optimised to provide an improved TANDEMBOX drawer solution that offers lighter opening forces with a smoother transition into the running action. Stability has been significantly improved with an optimisation to the front fixing bracket, and improvements to the TANDEMBOX drawer side and cabinet profile have further enhanced the smooth, light running action of the drawer or pull-out.

One Box System, two programme lines – a popular and proven product

Blum’s TANDEMBOX programme offers a variety of design possibilities which provide plenty of scope for furniture design. The proven TANDEMBOX line includes two entirely different styles to choose from: TANDEMBOX intivo with design elements made from various materials is available in Terra Black and Silk White colour finishes and will exceed all design and functional expectations, while TANDEMBOX antaro offers a sophisticated and modular design with all components colour coordinated in a Silk White finish to underline a minimalist style.

For more information on Blum’s TANDEMBOX programme contact your local Blum representative or visit

Smeg Classic Cooker right at home in character kitchen

Smeg Classic Cooker right at home in character kitchen

The classic styling of Smeg’s C9GMXA 90cm freestanding gas/electric cooker made it a perfect choice for this character-filled kitchen by Gold Coast designer, Wayne Havenaar ( The kitchen was extremely popular with KBDi Designer Awards judges, and earned Wayne the category award for Designer – Small Kitchens QLD at last year’s Gala event.

The kitchen’s cooker has a long list of features that make it as practical as it is pretty: eight functions, 126 litre capacity, four cooking levels and manual or programmable cooking accommodate some serious baking, and Smeg’s ever-clean enamel finish makes for an easy-clean interior.  The hob boasts one ultra rapid triple wok burner, two rapid 9 mj/hour burners, one semi rapid burner with a 6.6 mj/hr output and an auxiliary burner too; paired with Smeg’s PUM90X Undermount Rangehood, this unit is a keen cook’s dream!

Find out more about Smeg’s Classic range of appliances at

Cosentino Dekton features in award winning kitchen

Cosentino Dekton features in award winning kitchen

A stunning 12mm Dekton benchtop is a perfect fit for this award winning kitchen, and the colour Sirius (Solid collection) adds depth and drama to an expansive space.

Melbourne designer, Chris Arnold CKD Au ( entered this impressive kitchen design in this year’s KBDi Designer Awards program, and it secured him the category award of KBDi Designer – Large Kitchens VIC.  ‘Sophisticated yet understated’ was the judging panel’s final verdict: they loved the designer’s clever play on shapes and attention to detail, and were impressed with the functional workspace created. The judges acknowledged Chris’ respect for the panoramic ocean views and restraint in competing for attention, and commended the end result.

To find out more about Dekton and its wide range of applications, visit

Diary Date: DesignBuild 2017 – 3-5 May

Diary Date: DesignBuild 2017 – 3-5 May

KBDi are getting ready to join DesignBuild 2017 in May of this year, and we’re looking forward to catching up with members (new and old) at this great industry event.

DesignBUILD is Australia’s ultimate business platform for architecture, building, construction and design industries. In 2017, they are excited to be returning to Sydney with their debut in the brand new International Convention Centre, Sydney, Darling Harbour.

With a comprehensive exhibitor list and an extensive speaker program, the expo offers plenty of learning and inspiration, so make sure you add it to your calendar (3-5 May).

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