Taking away the copper
I was sorry to return my favourite window display back into storage. I termed it “the old new”. It was created for Teahan’s Optometrists on Main Street, Naas to transition the seasonal displays for spring and summer 2016. I loved using raw materials such as metal, wood and fabric to emulate the ‘Industrial look’ of decades past and contrasting it with the top design trend for 2016 of using shiny copper coloured artefacts’ as a finish. The theme combines the old with the new, to evoke a ‘retro’ nostalgic feel of the past with confident, up-to-the-minute styling. Another strong element I loved about creating this design was the use of salvaged, recycled materials which I re-purposed to add authenticity to it’s ‘Industrial look’ The copper mesh metal panels were once a fire-screen surround for my baby son (now aged 23), which was skilfully dissected into single panels by my kind DIY neighbour Phil Garvey (Thank-you Phil!). The wood panels behind the metal mesh are recycled Bread boards- thanks to Johnson Mooney and O’Brien (actually, my local Centra) and the remaining artefacts were older props re purposed using metallic spray paint!