Lustre FX® produces outstanding alternative coatings to make the world around you a more beautiful place.
Our creative origins
Eddie the Alchemist was born with a love of pottery, painting, picture framing, ceramics, set design and fashion. He’s always been elbow deep in one creative project or another. Ed began creating his own patinas and metal finishes and the idea for Lustre FX was born. He added concrete finishes next and then son Trent got more involved, expanding the business into building. Later, Ed met Luigi the Lumineri, master of plaster. Over glasses of red wine and buckets of plaster, the two artisans combined their alchemy in the Lustre FX plaster family. Now Ed represents the worldly wisdom of all things alternative coatings (hence his nickname Yoda) and the whole family work at Lustre FX to help make the world a more beautiful place.
The Lustre FX® team
Boss man, director
Ed is the Alchemist, the Go-To Yoda. He’s the ceaseless innovator behind the products, the glue that binds it together and the bloke who solves the problems. Go look for him and you’ll probably discover he’s creating a new metal finish in the workshop that’s even more beautiful than the last. At the end of the day, Ed likes to relax with a free pour gin and tonic while reading excerpts of Tolstoy’s war and peace.
Business development and creative director
Haley has a fine arts degree in photo media “with 1st class honours” (she shouts from the back room). Her creative insights cover a number of different disciplines and she is adept at solving creative challenges when discussing projects with architects and interior designers. Branding, marketing and messaging are all her jam and she is extra fond of fanging her sage green Mini Countryman around the streets of Canberra.
When we say “fanging” with in speed limits of course.
Job co-ordinator and facilitator
One of the three directors, Trent is a licensed builder and co-developer of the metallic coatings with Ed. (the Sorcerer’s Apprentice) He’s a master at solving difficult building challenges and juggling multiple projects at once, and you can always rely on Trent to get the job done right every time. He likes his coffee black and his vodka straight up.
Production manager, logistics co-ordinator and accounts
Salve is the parcel queen, with extensive experience in logistics and freight management you can rest assured knowing your parcel will never go astray on her watch. She is the office manager, chief bean counter and best contact for anything to do with sales and invoicing. You may even find her on the factory floor helping the lads get the next mix out. We never go hungry when Salve is around – from cakes to BBQ she is the best!
Master plaster applicator, production development and trainer
Paul is our Master Artisan applicator with almost 20 years of experience in decorative finishes. When applying our plaster he usually likes to listen to loud rock music – he says it’s good for the job’s feng shui. Together with Ed he teaches courses and workshops in our Alchemy Academy, so he knows a thing or two about plaster! Often applicators will seek his council and when he is not dishing out best practice advice he likes to hang five on his long board down the South Coast.
Darren Van De Wint
Content development co-ordinator and creator, business and strategy consultant.
Darren makes user-friendly content for the Alchemy Academy and our social media channels. He’s a professional photographer and business analyst who sees the alternative coatings industry from a different perspective. His talent is making complex messages simple and simple messages memorable. Go figure – to balance the screen time he loves lacing on the boxing gloves and sparring up a sweat, floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee!