ZUSTER FOR JACKALOPE HOTEL 


The jackalope is a mythical beast, a horny hybrid of jackrabbit and antelope unleashed on unsuspecting Wyoming prairies in the 1930s by a hunter with a gift for taxidermy and curious wit. Its namesake hotel on the Mornington Peninsula is no less exotic, although very much more real. Designed by Melbourne’s Carr Design Group in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary Fabio Ongarato studio, the Jackalope is a slick black box perched atop a valley of tumbling vines. Monolithic, almost brutal, the metal-clad structure resets the template of the boutique hotel experience at the same time as revolutionizing the cellar door.

In a year long collaboration, entrepreneur and developer Louis Li came together with architects, Carr Design Group, and the bespoke furniture design team at Zuster to individually craft furniture items for the hotel’s 46 guestrooms and numerous common areas, indoors and out. Bringing the Zuster experience into the world of luxury hotels, Design Director Wilhelmina McCarroll has led the design vision for each individual Zuster piece within Jackalope. Every piece has been carefully considered and finely crafted, right down to the last detail. An exercise in expressive refinement. The result is a sense of authentic beauty and innate luxury. Made for Jackalope.

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JACKALOPE AWARDS

  • 2018 I Winner I Hotel of the Year I World Interiors News Awards
  • 2018 I Commendation I Best Hotel Design I Eat Drink Design Awards
  • 2018 I Commendation I Hospitality Design I Australian Interior Design Awards
  • 2018 I Longlisted I Hospitality Interior I Dezeen Awards
  • 2018 I Shortlisted I Interior Architecture I Victorian Architecture Awards
  • 2018 I Shortlisted I The Social Space I INDE Awards
  • 2018 I Shortlisted I Hotel of the Year I FRAME Awards
  • 2018 I Shortlisted I Bar of the Year I FRAME Awards
  • 2018 I Shortlisted I Restaurant I AHEAD Asia Awards
  • 2018 I Shortlisted I Event Spaces (The Geode) I AHEAD Asia Awards
  • 2018 I Shortlisted I Guestroom I AHEAD Asia Awards
  • 2017 I Winner I Architecture Commercial Constructed I Melbourne Design Awards
  • 2017 I Winner I Hotel of the Year I Gourmet Traveler Australian Hotel Guide Awards
  • 2017 I Winner I New Hotel I Gourmet Traveler Australian Hotel Guide Awards
  • 2017 I Winner I Regional Hotel of the Year I Gourmet Traveler Australian Hotel Guide Awards
  • 2017 I Winner I Sexiest Design I LE Miami Awards
  • 2017 I Overall Winner | Interior Design Excellence Awards
  • 2017 I Shortlisted I World Interior of the Year I World Architecture Festival
  • 2017 I Shortlisted I World Architecture of the Year I World Architecture Festival
  • 2017 | Shortlisted I Best Sustainability Project I Interior Design Excellence Award
  • 2017 | Shortlisted I Flaggerdoot | Best Bar of the Year I Eat Drink Design Awards
  • 2017 I Shortlisted I Doot Doot Doot | Best Restaurant of the Year I Eat Drink Design Awards