Pascale Gomes-McNabb


Pascale Gomes-McNabb is a critically acclaimed Melbourne-based designer with a Bachelor of Architecture.With a bold take on design, she is influenced by the exploration of architecture, art, travel, food, nature and culture. An ex-restaurateur she has created some of Australia’s most respected, award-winning establishments including, Cumulus Inc., Cutler & Co (her own places) and for others; Penfolds’ Magill Estate Restaurant, Monopole and Stokehouse among others.

Her design work includes commercial to residential interior landscapes, furniture, objects, art and lighting, creating holistic environments that merge art and design to deliver visually engaging, intuitive and thought provoking yet intensely functional and comfortable spaces/places.

In 2015 Pascale co-established the John St Studios in Brunswick to offer affordable and secure artists spaces. She curated the Johnson Collection House Museum and a show at Spring 1883 (2019) in Sydney. She is an ambassador for the Melbourne Art Fair.

PGMD Pascale’s eponymous studio has won local and international awards for its hospitality designs and residential projects.


Response to COMMUNITY

A community table is a moving feast of shared interests & objects, exploration and conversation.

The self-imposed brief was to create a table from salvaged, gifted, borrowed and found materials & elements from my community – my neighbourhood, the people I work with on projects and for one piece FB Marketplace – another type of community.

Thank you to Robert Hook, Peter Watson, Tracey Lester, Arteveneta, Mark Douglass Glassworks, AstralBricks, Henderson Marble and Granite, hard rubbish and current building sites. Thank you to alt material for the invitation and opportunity to participate and also to NGV Design Week 2021.


The Community Amalgam Table Details –

• Aluminium, glass, brass, timber, stainless steel,

concrete, nylon strap, fireproof board, plastic,

granite, marble, rose quartz

• 2800-3000 mm x 750 mm x 800 mm