Melbourne is often dubbed as Australia's design capital and it comes as no surprise when Sydney-based lighting and colour consultancy firm, Lick Light Colour , decided to launch 'Lick Melbourne'.

"As Lick is doing so well in Sydney, now feels like the right time to launch Lick Melbourne. Melbourne being the design capital of Australia, the venture is an exciting move for me," says Terry Hogg, founder of Lick Light + Colour.

Lick is dedicated to providing light and colour solutions that support the intent of any living space or working environment. Lick's philosophy is to stimulate their clients' vision - stimulating the senses, emotions and even enhancing productivity.

"I lived in Melbourne for a number of years in the 80's before heading off to Europe to expand my wings and design ascetic. I returned to Australia and set up Lick in Sydney in 2001," says Hogg.

"I love Melbourne. It is such a cool town, it's arty, edgy and very friendly - it reminds me a lot of some of the European cities, especially Berlin."

Lick's success can be attributed to its practical and inventive approach to colour, light, form and function, along with its innovation and sympathetic approach to every project.