A FOUNDERS DREAM
Louise Dobson Trease is the founder and principal of LOUD and actively works as a creator on design, strategy and innovation. A graduate of the esteemed Victorian College of Arts, Louise developed a love of clay and all things ceramic, which led her to design and create a collection of homewares for well-known and established brands.
“be loud about the things that are important to you.”
Louise Dobson Trease, the founder/principal of the LOUD library, is passionate about sustainability and helping to reduce the crisis we face in tackling landfill and waste.
Louise wears many hats, including that of artist, designer, colour forecaster, manufacturer/producer, and businesswoman.
Louise Dobson Trease is the founder and principal of LOUD and actively works as a creator on design, strategy and innovation. A graduate of the esteemed Victorian College of Arts, Louise developed a love of clay and all things ceramic, which led her to design and create a collection of homewares for well-known and established brands. As Louise’s knowledge of ceramics developed, her design talents and managerial flair led her to the construction and building industry. Institutional and industry obstacles often meant females were not afforded the same opportunities as their male counterparts; however, Louise made it her business to know the industry, products and processes better than any of her contemporaries. In a career spanning over 20 years in the construction and building industry, Louise has had roles in rebranding businesses, designing new products, planning for sustainability, as well as education and product development & commercialisation. After a five-year hiatus to focus on her family, Louise came back to the industry with a passion and clear objectives to achieve a cultural shift in how we use/reuse building materials. This led to the establishment of the LOUD Design Group.
Enough is Enough.
Taking cues from all the influences in her life, including her love of the land, Louise is determined to make a difference via innovation, education and sustainability. The ability to combine her creative side with her business acumen makes the LOUD Design Group the perfect vehicle for Louise to thrive and she wishes to share her knowledge and experience with others in the industry. Specifically, Louise is committed to rethinking the sampling of products and has established a virtual and physical library resource that can be shared with the industry she loves. The reduction of waste streams and the carbon offset resulting from the establishment of a well-curated and easily accessible materials library is her dream.
In essence, Karen Walrond’s quote summarises Louise’s objective: “Be loud about the things that are important to you!”
WHO IS LOUD DESIGN GROUP?
LOUD Design Group managers a carefully curated building materials library a resource helping to reduce landfill. LOUD Design Group is a building materials business. After recognising reoccurring dilemmas in the building/ construction industry LOUD Design Group set about being a solution focused business in library management and helping reduce landfill one slice at a time.
The LOUD library, a resource designed by design professionals, is a systematic catalogue of products that is easy to access. Through the library, builders, architects and designers can source and borrow samples to help with their building needs.
Our members are already embracing our library functions. Having a library membership that can be accessed remotely or in person, upon request, means a carefully curated, innovative resource is available for industry to share. Let’s collaborate together to RETHINK your library services, RETHINK sampling and RETHINK landfill.
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