Touch-base Tuesday | Simona Castagna

Touch-base Tuesday | Simona Castagna

Tuesday | 6 October 2020 | 2pm (ADST*)

*Note: Australian Daylight Saving Time (ADST) applies to NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and ACT only. In Queensland, this session will commence at 1pm (AEST), and WA should clock in at 11am (AWST). SA guests should note a 1.30pm (ACDT) start.

Sydney-based designer, Simona Castagna (Minosa) has been a long-time member of the KBDi community, and a great supporter of the industry. Simona’s work has earned her many well-deserved accolades over the years. This year’s KBDi entries secured the talented design professional the title of KBDi Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year. In this session, Simona will walk you through her winning project and share her wisdom, wit and inspiring story.

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Touch-base Tuesday | Members supporting Members

Touch-base Tuesday | Members supporting Members

Tuesday | 25 August 2020 | 2pm AEST

The KBDi Community: Members supporting Members
As some Members are settling into a new kind of normal, others may well feel like they’re slipping rapidly into unknown territory. In this session, we’ve rallied together our always-on-call morale boosters, and invite our community to a virtual get-together with Royston, Rina and Ron and Debra.

Ron and Debra will remind us of the value in identifying and acknowledging our emotional state to establish a solid starting point for affirmative action. Rina will share a range of strategies that may help your mindset and keep you motivated, and Royston will remind us all of the strength in our own community.

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Introducing Seytim Cabinets

Introducing Seytim Cabinets

KBDi are delighted to welcome Supplier Members, Seytim Cabinets, to our community. In this feature, the Victorian company is sharing a few words about their history and processes. Please join us in welcoming Seytim to KBDi, and be sure to let them know you’re a Member when you touch base.

Founded in 1991 in Oakleigh South, Victoria, Seytim Cabinets is primarily a business specialising in custom joinery for the residential, domestic, and commercial market. They outfit, renovate and install cabinets for kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes, alfresco areas, barbeque areas, laundry rooms, entertainment areas, bars – and anywhere else you might require storage or display space. The company uses locally sourced materials and labour to produce products that meet the highest Australian standards of quality.

Seytim’s services are structured and intended for benefitting those working in design and building sectors, to assist in your decision making and generating the ideal, personalized scenario for your clients. They have a showroom based in Oakleigh South that houses various samples of a wide range of products from trusted suppliers, along with displays of the range of joinery styles they can offer to you and your clientele.

To assist in confidently delivering a project you can be proud to share, Seytim Cabinets offer error-free estimating and ordering systems and full drawing and design services with all project packages.

Their process to ensure a smooth and successful delivery of your project begins with accurate estimating and unrivalled service you can be confident in trusting your client and your business with. They will precisely site measure to manufacture without errors, and we will provide 2D/3D CAD Documentation packages to ensure you will be 100% satisfied with the results and that your project is realised to its full potential.

The Seytim Cabinets team is comprised of dedicated and qualified designers and detailers, cabinet makers and installers that have decades of combined experience and one strong mission to deliver the highest quality projects you and your clients will be proud of for years to come.

Learn more about Seytim Cabinets at www.seytim.com.au.

Designed by Nicole Chapman (Empire Interiors – Interior Design) and photographed by Adele Elisabeth Photography.

Touch-base Tuesday | Royston & Clinton

Touch-base Tuesday | Royston & Clinton

Tuesday | 14 July 2020 | 2pm AEST

In this session, KBDi Executive Officer, Royston Wilson, will introduce you to long-time member and KBDi Designer Awards Certified Category judge, Clinton Buckwell. Clinton has a long list of accolades and decades of design experience, and we’re looking forward to hearing what he has to share in this Touch-base Tuesday chat.

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KBDi welcomes new President in 2020

KBDi welcomes new President in 2020

We’re delighted to announce that long-time KBDi Member, Peter Sveinsson CBD Au, has been appointed to the role of KBDi President. 

Peter has over 35 years’ experience in the building industry as tradesman, Certified Bathroom Designer and Business Manager. He is a founder and CEO of Brilliant SA, a successful home renovation company in Adelaide, specialising in renovation of bathrooms, kitchens and associated interior spaces. As the principal designer, he has also mentored several designers to award-winning success.

A Member of KBDi since its inception, Peter has served on the SA committee since 2007, enjoying the role of Chapter Chair from 2008 to 2013.

Peter joined the KBDi Board in 2016, and was appointed President in May 2020. He brings great insight into many aspects of the bathroom and kitchen industry and valuable experience in successful business management. 

NSW Member, Gavin Hepper CKD Au, will be taking on the position of Vice President, while Melbourne’s Garrett Hebden has been appointed Treasurer. We’d like to congratulate all three on their new positions, and – with our new Board Members, Rina Cohen CKD Au and Sharon Terblanche – look forward to a new era of management.

Touch-Base Tuesday | Royston & Liza

Touch-Base Tuesday | Royston & Liza

Tuesday | 12 May 2020 | 2pm AEST

KBDi Executive Director, Royston Wilson CKD Au, will be at his WFH work desk and ready to touch base with KBDi Members looking for industry support, advice and light entertainment on Tuesday. This week Royston will be joined by Adelaide-based Student Member, Liza Reynolds. Liza’s corporate background and business coaching qualifications have given her a unique perspective as she pursues her (new) dream career. She’ll be sharing her thoughts on ongoing learning, mature-age study and much more in this one-hour session.

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