From concept to completion: creating a dream team

May 15, 2024 | Industry News

The countdown is well and truly on the inaugural Kitchen + Bath Show, and we’re excited to be catching up with designers and suppliers in Sydney.

We shared our long list of incredible sessions a couple of weeks ago (you can see them here), and we’re looking forward to the following panel discussion, too:

From concept to completion: creating a dream team 

A creative design professional can (literally) think outside the square to create cabinetry and furnishings that push the boundaries of products and materials. But it takes an equally creative and skilled craftsperson to make the designer’s dreams a physical reality. In this session, we’ll explore how designers and cabinetmakers can work together to deliver incredible results for their clients.


About the Panel

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Gavin Hepper CKD Au | Creative Director & Founder of Concepts by Gavin Hepper

Gavin Hepper CKD Au is an accredited, award-winning and internationally recognised designer. His journey began with a trade in joinery and fine furniture fabrication and was followed by formal study in design. With his hands-on skillset and creative vision, Gavin has become a renowned kitchen and bathroom design expert. Gavin has been on both sides of the Awards arena, winning multiple accolades and serving as a judge for organisations like KBDi, HIA, and NKBA. As the Creative Director and founder of Concepts by Gavin Hepper, he offers a unique combination of over 30 years of trade and design experience to his clientele and the industry.

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Greg Grant CKD Au | KBDi Business Manager

Greg Grant CKD Au is the former ED of the Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute and currently holds the position of KBDi Business Manager. Like his fellow panel members, Greg brings decades of design and manufacturing experience to the table. He cut his teeth in the industry on the floor of his family’s factory and enjoyed building the cabinetmaking business into a successfully saleable entity. Greg saw first-hand how a seamless transition from design to installation was essential for a stress-free (and profitable) project and is committed to helping creatives and craftspeople work together for the best result.

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Dean Brakell | ACFA CEO

Dean Brakell has been CEO of the Australian Cabinets & Furniture Association (ACFA) for a decade. He has been firmly entrenched in the joinery sector his entire working career, beginning his cabinetmaking apprenticeship as a fresh-faced seventeen-year-old and enjoying various roles after completing his trade. Dean holds a Master of Business Administration and is passionate about manufacturing in Australia. He’s committed to assisting small to medium businesses fulfill their potential and is focused on establishing better corporate governance frameworks in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. 

We’d love to see you at this session on Thursday, 13 June at 10.30 am. Grab your tickets here.



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