With Australians set to spend around $35 billion on home renovations in the next year, figures from HIA state $7.2 billion of this will be on kitchens.
Now kitchen appliance manufacturer, Fisher & Paykel, which has long held design as its mantra with sleek innovations such as the Izona range of cook surfaces and ovens, and the ergonomically superior DishDrawers and CoolDrawers, has teamed up with the influential Sydney-based Coco Republic Design School to lead the kitchen design revolution, and impart its knowledge about design to budding home and commercial designers and renovators.
The company is to lead a series of one-day presentations entitled ‘Renovation Workshop’, that will focus on best practise design and functionality considerations when making the choice for kitchen appliances. As part of the school’s ‘Workshop Tuesdays’ programme, the presentations will draw upon the expertise of leading industry profesionals.
Students will receive a creative education in interior design and decoration through premium courses held at the sophisticated, purpose built studios in the new Coco Republic Design Centre in Alexandria.
Paul Spon-Smith, executive chairman at Coco Republic, said: “Consumers are hungry for information and so when it came to hearing from industry experts about what’s happening with kitchen appliances and design we couldn’t think of any better leader in the field than Fisher & Paykel.”
Peter Russell, Fisher & Paykel’s national marketing manager, said:”The value of investment and the standard of improvements consumers are making to their homes is again on the rise with a forecast increase of 5.2 percent to spending on kitchens this year. With that growth there’s also demand for the latest knowledge and best design know-how.”