Making Markian
Join us in celebrating Brisbane’s thriving design industry with Markian at Making Markian.

About this event

Bringing together the companies that made Markian a reality, this two-day CPD intensive event will include masterclasses, exclusive showcases, and presentations from top industry experts, The Barrett Group, Dulux, and Laminex. After over 18 months of restrictions and lockdowns, Making Markian is a great opportunity to reconnect with familiar faces and meet some new ones.

This free, covid-safe boutique event will allow you to engage with suppliers in in-depth conversations, whilst the masterclass allows for a face-to-face introduction of the latest products.

Excitingly, Dulux has chosen to launch their 2022 Colour Forecast at Making Markian, so this is not to be an event to be missed!




Event begins Arrive at Makrian Showroom

9:30 - 11:15am

Dulux Presents the 2022 Colour Forecast

CPD - Environmentally Responsible Paint Coatings

11:30 - 1:00pm

Laminex Presents 2022 trend forecast

CPD - An Introduction to High Pressure Laminates

2:00 - 2:15pm

Arrive at The Barrett Group Factory

2:15 - 4:00pm

The Barrett Group walk you through their factory Part One - Paint Shop Part Two - Machine Shop Part Three - Cabinet Making and Joinery



Date and time

Wed, Oct 20, 2021, 9:00 AM –

Thu, Oct 21, 2021, 4:00 PM AEST

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730 Brunswick Street

New Farm, QLD 4005

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A joint venture between two families, the Markian Legacy is inspired by and built on the shoulders of our fathers. The legacy, whose core is relationships, carries true craft, professional excellence, and relational authenticity that extends into every connection, our team, our customers, our suppliers, and our natural environment. Markian crafts quality bespoke furniture, luxurious interior objects, rugs, and fine art to reflect what really matters to you.

The Barrett Group

Established in 1983, the Barrett Group has developed an enviable reputation for producing top-quality, innovative fit-out solutions across the retail, commercial and hospitality industries. Led by Justin and Andrew Barrett, the second generation company was built on a combination of unrivalled craftsmanship and excellent customer service. Upholding these values ensures that every project the team tackles is delivered on time and within budget.


Dulux helps their consumers to imagine and create better places and spaces in which to live and work. DuluxGroup's origins date back to 1918, with its original heritage in decorative paint for Australian and New Zealand homes. Today, DuluxGroup is a leading marketer and manufacturer of premium branded products that protect, maintain and enhance the spaces and places in which we live and work.


In a small tin shed in suburban Melbourne over 80 years ago, Bob Sykes began creating decorative laminates. Over the years, the product range has expanded to include engineered stone, modern laminates, acrylic surfaces, timber panelling products, and more. Laminex has grown up a lot since 1934, but their original intention has never changed - they believe that every Australian deserves great quality products and great quality design.