Launched at Designist on our very own Dublin Design Night, this trendy tableware collection is the beautiful brainchild of recent NCAD graduate Aoife Challis of Tig homeware. Scroll down to check out some inner city-inspired crockery…
Previously engaged in large-scale outdoor print and textile instillations, Aoife has long been influenced by architectural spaces. This newly launched collection focuses on the Dublin 8 area, particularly the stretch of road between Mount Brown in Kilmainham and Thomas Street, the artist’s daily route.
Chosen for having a certain lonely quality about their appearance, the buildings or architectural features were photographed, then digitally printed in a variety of dense patterns. It’s moving to see these forgotten spaces to find a new home in this homewares collection.
Aoife contrasts the angular architectural imagery with organic hand-drawn marks, creating a truly contemporary feel throughout the series. The five designs have all been hand-moulded, digitally printed, hand-painted, glazed, then fired in Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin.
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