PASCALE GOMES-McNABB

PGM studied Architecture at RMIT and completed a bachelor of Architecture at Melbourne University. While studying architecture she also worked in hospitality and has amassed over 20 years experience. Her passion, interest and experience in both these worlds led her to work in Sydney, London, Chicago, Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 2000 she designed and established diningroom 211 with Andrew McConnell. Later she designed and co-owned Mrs Jones and 312, in Carlton. Her latest hospitality venture the award winning Cutler & Co in Fitzroy, which she designed and co-owns (opened in 2009). She also designed, established, conceptualised and co – owns Cumulus Inc, Flinders lane, which opened in June 2008. All these ventures are highly successful and have received acclaim from critics and patrons alike. PGM has just completed the Bentley Restaurant & Bar Bentley Bar for Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt in Crown Street Sydney in February 2010, described by John Lethlean as ‘unabashedly sexy’.
As a designer, PGM has worked as a consultant on residential and hospitality projects in various locales including Melbourne and in Hong Kong for Hernan Zanghellini Architects who specialise in hospitality fitouts and in London for Peter Clash & Associates. She also worked as a student with Wood Marsh (Melbourne) and Mitchell Giurgola Thorpe [Sydney] She has an interest and involvement in the many facets of design with an emphasis on product development and has created and fabricated many items from furniture and lighting to graphics, clothing and jewellery. Her designs are visually and spatially rigorously planned and detail driven with attention paid to materials, fixtures and fittings. The Age Melbourne Magazine December 2008 included Pascale in their top 100 influential people for 2009.
Pascale lives and works in Victoria, Australia.
Image: Cutler & Co,2009

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