Kitchen Designers

Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson is one of our top designers here at The Kitchen Design Centre and one of the founding Directors. His experience in design and cabinet making kitchens extends over 20 years. With a strong passion for kitchen design, Michael puts in every effort to design a kitchen that best suits the client’s needs, without compromising on aesthetic. One of his biggest joys is watching the whole project unfold – from the first appointment to designing the new kitchen to seeing the finished product.

Michael enjoys meeting new clients, getting to know their lifestyle and kitchen needs and creating something that is truly perfect for them. With every kitchen, there are new challenges and Michael rises to occasion. There is so much creativity involved in landing an effective solution – every kitchen needs different hardware and products, so the combinations are endless.

Michael is a qualified cabinet maker and has a Diploma in Interior Design. Having a cabinet making background means Michael is able to get the absolute best out of the cabinetry he designs because he understands the construction fully. Adding the interior design element to this allows him to create aesthetically beautiful kitchens that marry into homes seamlessly. Both the Eltham kitchen showroom and the Blackburn kitchen showroom have elements of Michael’s flair for design.

Corey Johnson

Corey started designing for The Kitchen Design Centre in 2010 but his experience in the industry stretches right back to 1988. 11 years of cabinet making and installing experience prior to designing means that Corey knows kitchens and cabinetry inside and out. Now with over 14 years of designing experience, Corey has found his groove, his true calling. It’s not often someone can say they really love what they do but for Corey, kitchen designing is a passion.

Corey spent 4 years designing in Ireland, working primarily in importing high end German kitchens. This developed his keen interest in European design features. He is still strongly connected into the European market and makes sure his designs and concepts for the Australian client are innovative and current.

Drafting kitchen configurations and figuring out the best cabinetry for the space is what makes Corey tick. The challenge of an awkward space will get him fired up so, he won’t stop until the design is right and the client is happy. The reward? A client in love with their new kitchen!

Wendy Brown

Wendy is an Interior Designer who is passionate about kitchens. Originally from Canada, she moved to Melbourne 25 years ago where she discovered her love for interiors and decided to study interior design. Wendy believes it is important to create a cohesive flow throughout a home. As the kitchen is “ the heart of the home” it is essential that the design be both functional and beautiful. ‘There is nothing better than coming home to a place where you can relax and enjoy your own space, specifically designed for you and your family.’

Wendy is dedicated to listening to and communicating with her clients to determine their needs and expectations. She strives to incorporate innovation, style and practicality into each kitchen to create the perfect individual design. ‘It is such a pleasure to show a client a kitchen design that exceeds their expectations and then to see their delight at having that design come to life!’