Case Studies

END OF AN ERA AS VITO FORTUNAT...

Vito Fortunato, one half of the dynamic duo that built Vertilux into a leading wholesale fabricator, will retire from the industry at the end of 2021, having worked closely with Hunter Douglas overseeing a successful transition of management.
Vito’s success story goes back to his arrival to the country as a 19-year-old where... READ MORE

Industry Rising Star – A...

For someone who was literally raised in a curtain workroom, working anywhere but the window furnishings industry was never on the cards for this edition’s Rising Star, Alex Lozanovski.
Lozanovski’s family had a large and long standing retail business in Melbourne’s north dating back... READ MORE

TWO MELBOURNE QUARTER

Somfy boosts convenience and sustainability in the heart of Melbourne.
Deep in the heart of Melbourne sits Two Melbourne Quarter, a cutting-edgetowerdesigned as a destination... READ MORE

ASK THE EXPERT: TONY CASSAR IN...

From an apprentice printer to head of one of the largest blind fabricators in Australia, Geoff Turner from Viewscape reflects on leadership, manufacturing in Australia and the dangers of being a middle-aged man in Lycra.
Tony Cassar:  Geoff, thank you for being part of the WFA Ask the Expert series.... READ MORE

SUNLIGHT… TO KEEP OUT TH...

Renson Fixscreen Solar screens offer unique solar protection benefits, with a domestic installation in Belgium demonstrating what the product might offer the Australian market in terms of both function and style. WFA reports.
Record summers have made many homeowners realise that sun protection is not a luxury product,... READ MORE

TONY CASSAR INTERVIEWS KATE BE...

Video conferencing and working from home may have been the new normal for most in this industry, but not Kate Bessell. Working remotely for Adelaide wholesale fabricator Pinz from the south coast of NSW was the norm for Kate until March 2020 when she moved back to Adelaide in the midst of a pandemic. After 11 years of remote working, lockdowns couldn’t get in the way of her passion and she is now back in the office every day and loving it. Tony Cassar finds out more about Kate in this edition of Ask the Expert.
Tony: Kate thank you and welcome for being part of the WFA ask the experts... READ MORE

Industry rising star – B...

Brandon Rigby has been in the industry for 16 years, having first entered the world of window furnishings as an installer in his family business.
“That early role as an installer suited my skill set and is where the bulk... READ MORE

Renson screening enhances refu...

A renovated heritage site in Brussels, Belgium, necessitated expertise from Renson, with the supply of 1750 square metres of screening to ensure shading, temperature control and a healthy interior environment.
Part of the Brussels Tour and Taxis site, which used to be one of the... READ MORE

Tony Cassar interviews Andrew ...

Tony Cassar interviews Andrew Lebeter, National Wholesale Manager, Skins2Go about dealing with COVID-19, his passion for business and golf, and more. 
Tony: Andrew welcome. Thank you for being part of the WFA magazine, Ask the expert... READ MORE

Industry Rising Star – A...

In 2013 Anthony Lynch took the plunge to become an entrepreneur, leaving behind corporate roles in the window furnishings industry to explore the retail space through the launch of his own company.
Since then, the success and growth of Melbourne retail business Lynch’s Window Fashions has undoubtedly... READ MORE
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