Company Co-Founder and Co-Owner - Hipgroup
My career began in hotels and resorts, but it's the restaurant and cafe industry that has been my more recent focus. In 2004 I cofounded Hipgroup with the opening of our first site, Cafe on Kohi. The company now operates 16 sites, providing the freshest, most sustainable, local fare we can.
I think design should compliment the intrinsic story of a space - it should feel natural and harmonious within its setting. Ultimately, good design should catalyse a positive emotional response from its users.