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Join Cult Design and Four Pillars Gin for an exclusive cocktail hour discussing drinks, design and the story behind the world’s most awarded (and arguably most delicious) craft gin brand.

Straight from the new Four Pillars Laboratory in Sydney’s Surry Hills, Cocktail Hour! brings together the creators, makers, designers and drinkers responsible for bringing the new Sydney gin hub to life.

Four Pillars Co-Founder Matt Jones will be joined by YSG Studio’s Yasmine Ghoniem (the award-winning interior designer responsible for conceiving the space), Cult Design Founder Richard Munao and acclaimed designer Tom Fereday for a 45-minute panel discussion and an exclusive cocktail masterclass. Over a cocktail (or three) our leading panel of experts will debrief on the unique and immersive design of the gin bar and the custom-made, Australian-designed furniture inside.

Get prepared to make the perfect negroni at home and follow along during a cocktail masterclass led by Four Pillars expert cocktail maker and director of gin drinks, James Irvine.

FOUR PILLARS NEGRONI INGREDIENTS
Four Pillars Spiced Negroni Gin
Campari
Sweet Vermouth
Ice
Orange slice

 

See you at Cocktail Hour!

Speakers

Lily Goodwin

Lily’s understanding of design theory, history, and her conceptual thinking skills set her apart from other professionals in the field.

With an academic background, Lily has developed a sound ability to resolve design problems using innovative creative thinking, seeing design as a mechanism both to resolve spatial challenges and affect human behaviour with a desired outcome in mind. Coupling a refined design sensibility with an awareness of market and consumer trends, Lily conceives designs which enable brands to create a point of difference and stand out in a competitive landscape.

Understanding the power of presentation, Lily has a keen ability to improve the perceived value of a product or brand using out of the box thinking that is consistently high-quality, fresh and relevant.

Possessing a sound understanding of the unique requirements of fashion houses and retail design Lily has designed for international highend fashion retailers including Chloé, Paul Smith, Paul Andrew, and Birkenstock.

Josh Cain

Josh possesses both a discerning design sensibility and a sound knowledge of detailing and construction, enabling him to execute exceptional and high quality design solutions. A thorough and holistic approach enables Josh to simultaneously consider minute details and the big picture, stripping away the unnecessary in order to achieve purity and a delightfully restrained simplicity in design.

With an astute ability to capture the essence of a brand, Josh also seeks opportunities to enhance the communication of the brand. He is forward thinking and able to create and adhere to a clear vision.

Highly personable and empathetic, Josh maintains excellent client relationships, provides helpful guidance and assistance, and is able to help clients realise and articulate their ambitions and objectives. Josh possesses a unique ability to tailor the creative process to suit each individual client and project. He is able to synthesise high volumes of complex information and truly understand constraints to advise on the best way to approach a project.

Tom Fereday

Tom Fereday develops products based on the principle of honest design, conveying a design process which celebrate the materials and manufacture behind furniture and products.

By using the materials and environment as a positive design constraint we guide intelligent and thoughtful design outcomes which connect with people through natural materials, tactile forms and unique design. Tom Fereday strives to create enduring designs which are meaningful to people and their environment.

Born in Australia, Tom Fereday grew up in England studying at the Wimbledon School of Art before moving to Sydney to complete an honours in Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney. Working across Europe and Australia Tom Fereday went onto found his sole practice in 2012.

Richard Munao

With a career spanning over 30 years, Richard Munao is one of Australia’s thought leaders in the furniture and design industry. He began his career as a cabinet-maker before founding Cult in 1997. Since then, Cult has grown into Australia and New Zealand’s leading full-service design destination for both retail and commercial markets. Richard is actively involved in discovering and mentoring emerging Australian design talent, and in recent years diversified into the production and retail of Australian design through his brand, nau.

Yasmine Ghoniem

Born to an Egyptian father and Australian mother, Yasmine’s projects are birthed from a nomadic childhood that provided the well-spring for her visionary flair as staging and storytelling inform her immersive approach to design. Her formative years were spent in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia before studying interior design at the Savannah College of Art and Design in America, after which her star rose in the offices of Architropolis in Portland, OR, designing boutique hotel interiors and high end residences.

Her intrepid instinct brought her to Sydney where in 2013 Yasmine founded the multi award-winning Sydney-based design collective, Amber Road, with her sister, landscape architect, Katy Svalbe. In the span of just six years, it won and/or was shortlisted for over 40 design accolades including the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards Emerging Design Star (winner, 2017) and the Editor’s Medal at the prestigious Interior Design Excellence Awards (winner, 2017), bolstering its reputation as one of Australia’s most directional and respected design studios.

Yasmine established YSG in February 2020 as a multidisciplinary initiative encompassing her existing interior design practice and custom-designed ranges for the home. Her hybrid residential and hospitality projects have been lauded for their gutsy instinctual approach to design, where daring palette-plays, organic shapes and unexpected textural pairings elicit experiential outcomes with lasting impact. Within its inaugural year, YSG garnered myriad design accolades including: Best Residential Design, Best Residential Decoration and Best of NSW state at the 2020 Australian Interior Design Awards.

With over 16 years’ experience in the design industry, Yasmine seasonally contributes content to realestate.com, has also tutored Interior Architecture at the University of NSW and regularly sits on panels for prestigious interior design awards.

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