Our Design Team

The world is full of products that have superficial, fleeting design appeal. Good design that will last for decades must be well thought-out and well made.

Innovative and confident, the Bastian design team are experts and know well how to offer intelligent solutions for every space.  Excellent listeners, they are equally at ease working with an architect, builder or the client, working off plans or within an existing space.  Fully conversant with European, contemporary and classic trends, Bastian Kitchens can satisfy the most discerning of briefs.

Sean Fitzgibbon


Sean has owned Bastian for the past 10 years and has over 25 years’ experience in the Commercial, Kitchen and Manufacturing industry.  His passion, creativity and management experience see him focused on delivering the highest level of product and service to Bastian’s valued customers. He is part of the design team. Under Sean’s expert guidance Bastian’s team produce well designed wardrobes, bathrooms and other joinery.

Kevin Whalley


Kevin has over 25 years in the kitchen and joinery industry and has worked with Germany’s largest kitchen company and several leading NZ firms.  He has a strong following with his clients and has established a good referral network.  With his exceptional design skills and excellent communication, Kevin can instinctively interpret what his clients want and translate that into a design that works both aesthetically and functionally for them within their investment range.