Hi . .
I wanted to spotlight a designer I came across in New York at the contemporary show. Rachel O'Neill. Ashley and I were instantly drawn into her booth to take a closer look at the pieces we saw hanging, sculptures ? No - it was lighting . . but what were they made of ??
Upon closer inspection, and after a little explanation from Rachel, we discovered they were made of velcro . . . amazing !
Rachel hails from Northern Ireland. Listening to her wonderful accent reminded me of the few years we lived in Dublin ! She's an artist, that's obvious . . . her use of tactile materials and cleaver design to create these unique pieces I found inspiring. They are playful yet sophisticated with your choice of color. She explained a few installations to include residential as well as large scale commercial... an added bonus is the flexibility of the pieces making them easy to ship, and with the size - huge plus.
She finds inspiration from sea and landscape of her native Ireland. Described perfectly from her site,
". . .these objects have a fluid, often amorphous visual quality redefining their purpose and shapes . . "
Take a look at a few of her installations and projects . . .
Rachel . . . great meeting you at the show ! I love a clever idea. .
For more information, contact us a www.lucyandcompany.com or visit Rachel's site