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Q. What’s Cooler Than Being Cool? A. The V-ZUG Supreme Cooling Range

A boutique brand known for an unwavering focus on design, innovation and sustainability, backed by a strong Swiss history takes its time with product development. But now, it is time. With excitement, V-ZUG Australia launch their new Supreme Cooling collection and invite you to a first look at a range of food preservation and wine cooling options that take luxury to a new level. Be among the first to see and experience the range with an activation that explores both the product and the design process.

A conversation with our partners from Carr and Sterling Global, alongside DKO Architecture and Capital Alliance, will highlight the synergies of both brand and design.

Our guests will be treated to an exclusive V-ZUG Supreme Cooling gift to help you celebrate while you consider how to integrate these stunning pieces into your future projects.

Speakers

Mohan Du

The son of a first-generation migrant family that instilled a hard-working ethic into him from a young age, Mohan, 33, founded the real estate investment company Capital Alliance back in 2012.

Announced the Australian Property Institute’s Young Achiever of the Year for Victoria in 2015, Mohan has quickly expanded the young company from suburban developer to inner-city mix-use hotel developer, with project values totaling in excess of $1.4 billion.

Capital Alliance currently has two flagship Marriott Hotels under construction in Melbourne, one of which is the first Marriott International in Australia in over two decades and the other is the first ever AC Hotel by Marriott in Australia.

Chris McCue

Chris McCue is the Director of Architecture at Carr and brings an astute design eye that continues the studio’s vision of contemporary, timeless design. As a leader at Carr, Chris ensures that our architectural projects exceed our client’s expectations. Chris’ extensive experience and speciality are within the architecture and interior design of high-end residential, multi-residential and hospitality work, which culminates from his years working locally and internationally.

Chris’ design philosophy is driven by site, context and ultimately the people who will be inhabiting the space. Part of the process he undertakes to get to a successful project consists of detailed analysis and rigorous briefing. From intimately understanding the daily rituals of life, to truly understanding the needs of the end-user, Chris ensures the final outcome emotes a feeling when in the space. “Our projects always consider longevity and timelessness to ensure our work remains relevant, not just today, but
also into the future,” he says. “Each project brings something unique depending on its site and what comes out of the briefing but will always come to life with a rationalist
approach to architecture.”

Chris leads with an inclusive style where ideas are explored and an atmosphere of excellence in design and client service is constantly cultivated. And this open communication naturally translates into how our relationships are fostered and built. Under Chris’ guidance, Carr projects are created in partnership with our clients and collaborators.

Michael Drescher

Michael Drescher is the Interior Design Director of DKO. He brings a broad range of experience from an extensive portfolio of work both nationally and internally. Through his 10+ years at DKO, Michael has gained valuable experience in designing bespoke residences, multi-residential communities, luxury hotels, unique hospitality, workplace interiors, public architecture and retail.

Leading the interior design teams from all DKO’s six studios, Michael’s leadership is characterised by an emphasis on collaboration and innovation in design across all aspects and stages of a project. With a finger on the pulse of current design trends, Michael isn’t afraid to push boundaries to achieve the best result. He is equally proficient designing individual luxury homes as he is large-scale mixed-use and commercial.

Michael prides himself on excellent client service and helping deliver contextually relevant projects with design integrity. By investing in long-lasting, positive relationships with his clients, suppliers and consultant teams, Michael can ensure the design intent is realised to its fullest. With an innate ability to interrogate a brief to achieve the best outcome for a project, Michael is highly capable of balancing design excellence with commercial viability.

Damon Krongold

In a real estate journey spanning almost three decades, Damon has developed and sold luxury properties in Melbourne’s premium suburbs, worked on international projects overseas and helped hundreds of people through their property journey.

A perfectionist based on discipline, pride and work ethic, Damon is focused on achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. He is obsessive about quality – both in presentation and in delivery.

From Melbourne’s luxury homes to the concrete and glass towers of St Kilda Road, Damon draws inspiration from the architecture and style of buildings that have stood the test of time. He respects the past while always looking to the future and being immersed in the new.

He puts his clients at the centre of the property circle, wanting them to have the highest quality experience possible. A great listener, Damon proudly accepts the responsibility with which he is entrusted.

Simon Hicks

Simon is a Development Manager, bringing over 10 years of experience in residential property development to Sterling Global. Having worked in Melbourne and the UK, Simon brings diverse skill to deliver Sterling Global’s complex projects.

Simon has delivered a range of projects varying in both budget, scale and clientele. With a strong commitment to design and quality he has worked with some of the country’s top architects, designers and consultants, managing international award-winning development projects from feasibility through to completion and handover.

Simon has strong expertise in front end design and planning of medium density built form projects as well as management of contaminated land and geotechnical rehabilitation projects. He has extensive experience in the construction phase and handover of apartment buildings.

Simon is a Chartered Planning & Development Surveyor, being accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a world leading professional body in land, property, infrastructure and construction.

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