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With OFFSET starting today, photographer Brid O’Donovan takes us around Dublin to see a selection of some of the best Design Window Installations. Keep an eye out for some beautiful design around the city, and follow the OFFSITE design map here to make sure you don’t miss any.
NOWHERE | Juliana Szabo
Nowhere opened in November 2014 bringing a progressive cut of today’s menswear designers and labels to Dublin and online. They have a selection of labels and clothing that signify a new approach to the masculine aesthetic: forward-looking, thoughtful and fun.
Julianna Szabo is a creator of intricate paper illustrations; carefully crafted paper sets that feature in her impressive stop motion animations as well as in her paper installations and sculptures. She says she likes to “add another dimension to a sheet of paper” and she’s done a beautiful job here.
The Garden | Fuchsia MacAree
The Garden Flower Shop is run by award winning designer Mark Grehan who has worked in creative floristry since 20013.
Fuchsia MacAree is an illustrator based in Dublin who’s distinct and playful projects have been commissioned for many years. She’s no stranger to bringing some of her fabulous illustrations to the streets of Dublin as you might have seen some of her designs on the traffic light boxes in South Richmond Street, as part of the Dublin Canvas Project, or her iconic cover for Totally Dublin in support of Marriage Equality.
Industry | Salty Philip
Industry & Co is an award winning industrial styled, lifestyle orientated concept store located in the heart of Dublin’s city centre’s creative district where discerning consumers can shop, eat, drink and relax.Industry & Co is run by brother and sister team, Marcus and Vanessa Mac Innes. Vanessa, our creative director and buyer looks after the retail side of the business while Marcus, heads up both the online and food and beverage side of the business.
Lynn MacPherson aka Salty Philip has created a beautiful window display for Industry & Co. Salty is an illustrator originally from Edinburgh. More than an illustrator, Salty Philip is an eco-label that “was created with the idea of reducing the negative impact conventional fabric production has on the environment and the people who make it.” We love that.
Indigo & Cloth | Lesielé Juliet
Indigo & Cloth are a Dublin based menswear store, branding studio and cafe. Founded in 2007, the Indigo & Cloth store curates a thoughtful selection of international and local products. True to the personality of the company, they aim to work with those who reflect their qualities and values.
Lesielé Juliet is an interior designer, stylist, art director with over 12 years experience in editorial, advertising, film/tv and events. She has so much amazing work, we don’t know where to start! We suggest you go to her website to enjoy all she has to offer.
Kaph | Ruan van Vliet
Kaph is one of our places in Dublin to grab a coffee. It’s a paleo-friendly cafe in Dublin offering cocunt milk lattes and wheat/dairy/gluten free brownies among other goodies.
We love this shining happy window display by illustrator and designer Ruan van Vliet. Some of his recent projects include Airbnb Culture Night, Dublin Canvas, illustrating the book D’You Remember Yer Man? and supplying a cover for 2015’s Secret7 exhibition. Go check out more of his work!
Powerscourt Centre | Ciara O’Donovan and Johan van der Merwe
Located in the Creative Quarter in Dublin, Powerscourt boasts over 40 shops and restaurants, but it’s the atmosphere and the aesthetic that makes it one of our favourite spots to stop for lunch.
Ciara O’Donovan is originally from West Cork, with a background in Communications and French. Ciara took an unusual path, which brought her to be one of the most prominent set designers in Ireland.Her set design and prop sourcing work concentrates on achieving the best composition of objects,products and people in both studio and location shoots.Her work draws inspiration from art, architecture, and her fascination with nature and flowers. Johan van der Merwe is a food stylist working on advertising, editorial, packaging, film and video projects. You can’t miss their beautiful installation in Powerscourt.