Exploring Pantone Colour of the Year 2019: Living Coral

Exploring Pantone Colour of the Year 2019: Living Coral

“I hate orange.”, there, I said it! I’m not overly fond of red either. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love colours but there is something inside of me that evokes anger when I see these colours en masse – I must have had a bad experience in my previous life. 

However, there is something about the middle ground of all three colours that captures my attention. Needless to say that when the folk at Pantone  released their colour forecast for 2019, you could say I was peachy keen to see more! 

Who is Pantone you ask? Pantone is a unique colour system that is used in design industries. Each year they analyse global trends across lifestyle, technologies, socio-economic conditions, among other matters, then they to deliberate on the colours we are going to see more of in the year ahead and ways you can apply it with complimentary colour palettes.

An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge.

— Pantone

With an epicurean headline like that, what is not to love?! You’ll see Living Coral coming through in 2019 with graphic design, fashion, home and interiors. Can’t wait? I’ve had fun scouting around to discover how you can get it right now…

living coral in your HOME

Painted light fittings and chairs to accent a navy blue kitchen. Laminex melamine in Persimmon accompanied with Red Cedar timber. Dulux paint in Retro Disco. Coral and brass kitchen – a warming winning combination. 

living coral in your kitchen

Summery peach cocktails. Fresh flowers courtesy of Brær. Fresh fruit.

travel to living coral

Hawa Mahal – “Palace of Winds” Jaipur, India. Pink Lake Hillier, Western Australia. The vibrant colours of homes in Notting Hill, London. Chasing sunsets. 

All images can be found and are credited via our Pinterest board.

Thomas’ Design, Un Ring at Ingenuity Sculpture Festival

Thomas’ Design, Un Ring at Ingenuity Sculpture Festival

We are delighted to announce Thomas was awarded his first artist site for Mullum Sculpture Festival with his own design, entitled: Un Ring.

Thomas reputation for precision and finesse in his designs through to manufacturing processes set him apart. These fine skills were honed and ingrained during his training for his master craftsmen diplomas at Les Compagnons du Devoir, France.

The inaugural event ran concurrently with Mullum Music Festival and was an outstanding event in itself.

Thomas’ artist statement

The concept for this work came through researching circles. Circles appear in the earliest symbols and signs of our ancestors. Lots of cultures use circles to mean different things, but always it comes back to connection, unity. A Circle can also symbolise a doorway, or window, a view into another side of reality. In rituals, it often symbolises a rite of passage, and the circle holds great mystical significance.

I invite viewers to make their own interpretation about Un Ring’s meaning. They may even wish to create their own ritual when passing through Un Ring.

Winner of the $5,000 Acquisitional Prize: Jason Morning with “Germination” inspired by the local Davidson Plum
Winner of the People’s Choice Award: “Wish you were here” by John Walters

Tell us, did you go to either Mullum Music or Sculpture Festival and what was your favourite things about the entire weekend? 

Woodfest 2018

Woodfest 2018

Woodfest, Federal Village – 15 April 2018

A nice change of scenery for us was attending the inaugural Woodfest held in picturesque village of Federal, just 20 minutes up the road from our workshop. Local native timbers of Silver Quandong, Silky Oak and Queensland Maple were the three main feature timbers celebrated at the festival. The festival’s agenda included: a showcase and design competition; discussion panels; demonstrations; and concluded with a local farm tour and milling demonstration.

(L to R): Silver Quandong, Queensland Maple and Silky Oak

We were invited to attend by organisers, Quality Timber Traders, to showcase some of Laurent’s furniture pieces at the festival. The showcase had to include one or more of the featured timbers in furniture or a unique design concept.

 

It was a fantastic day connecting with like-minded timber lovers who grow, admire, learn, teach and create pieces of fine timber furniture from local and sustainable sources.

With over 500 people attending the event (including press from Northern Star,The Echo and NBN News) we are sure next year’s event will become bigger and better.

 

A bustling crowd early in the day

Did you miss Woodfest?

Now celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, Maleny Wood Expo is a similar celebration of local timber for the Sunshine Coast area. In fact, it is now so large you can now attend for one to three days where you have a choice of fun wood-based workshops like boomerang making or wood carving.

It is held in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, from Saturday 5 to Monday 7 May 2018 (Qld long weekend). More info can be found here.

We’ll see you there in the crowd!

Product Warranties and Maintenance

Product Warranties and Maintenance

Following installation of our work, we highly recommend reading your relevant product information and submitting filled-in warranty cards to the manufacturer to ensure you warranty is appropriately covered.

 

Please click through the below links to get an understanding of maintenance and warranties for products that we commonly use.

 

If you are experiencing problems with your product that was purchased from us, and believe it is covered under warranty, please contact us in the first instance, however please note we may need to redirect your issue on to the supplier, as per their warranty instructions.

Laminate type boards and surfaces

Polytec

Laminex

Flex

Hardware

Lincoln Sentry products

Titus Tekform

Furnware Dorset – all our Products now carry a lifetime warranty.

Benchtops

Smartstone

Caesarstone

Essastone 

Quantum Quartz – Warranty and Care

Slabshapers

Postformed laminate – see laminate suppliers’ above

Dulux Powder Coating


Notes:

  1. Details current as at February 2018.
  2. If you do not see your products listed here or believe the brochure may be out of date, please contact us for more information.
Design Service

Design Service

Design Service

Our directors, Thomas and Laurent, pride themselves on precision, details and problem-solving. These fine skills have been honed and ingrained during their eight respective years of training for their master craftsmen diplomas at prestigious French tradesman guild, Les Compagnons du Devoir. As a company we always endeavour to create the highest of standards for our clients’ needs. Ensuring we get our client’s design accurate and agreed upon prior to commencing manufacturing is paramount. Arriving at a detailed quote or estimate is no exception to this. It is ensures both our and our clients’ expectations are met especially when it comes to investing in a custom piece of fine furniture. We are able to assist you with: CAD drawings, research, engineering, creative collaboration, and prototyping, then we can take it through to small-medium sized production work if you desire. This service is available across any of our wood, metal and commercial works and it includes:

  • a dedicated two-hour planning session with one of our Directors to discuss your design needs (by appointment);
  • 2D and 3D drawings to keep (see example below);
  • technical advice including materials and hardware selection; and
  • accurate quote.
This design service starts from $390 incl GST and the service fees are redeemable upon confirming you would like us to proceed with this same product. Further work that exceeds the allocated time may be charged on an hourly basis.

To get the process started, we need you to send us:

  • your measurements;
  • listed of desired materials to use (types of wood/metal/glass/etc.);
  • any inspiring pictures; and/or
  • handdrawn sketches of your own ideas.

Check out our Pinterest page for a flavour of our work and other ideas.

Ready to get started? Please send us an email

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