I am both really excited and nervous to be taken part in my first solo trade fair during this year’s Irish Furniture and Interiors Fair at the RDS, Dublin from the 6th-8th of October. I will be using this as a platform to launch a number of new products which I have designed including the new collection of “Glow” lampshades which I launched during the summer.
“Glow” is a flat pack, reversible lampshade which have been inspired my Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes. The self-assembly lampshade consists of 12 individual modules that slot together to form a 400mm sphere structure and requires no additional fittings for assembly.
“The planar modules used, produce forms that appear complex yet have a basic underlying principle. The “Glow” lightshade was created through an exploration of a particular process rather than a predetermined outcome.”
Made using polypropylene, it is 100% recyclable. The white polypropylene has been treated with a coloured backing meaning that the internal surface of the light glows in colour. The coloured backing also allows the light shade to be reversible and can be changed to suit the user’s mood.
Material: White Polypropylene
Internal Colours: Black, Grey, Purple, Teal and Red
Dimensions: 400mm diameter
The very latest collection I have designed is the “Joyn” modular candle holder system which has been designed so that it can be joined and arranged like a puzzle in many variations. For anyone attending the show, this will be the first opportunity to see the Joyn collection which will go on sell the end of October and with some luck at the Irish Furniture and Interiors Fair will be on sale in a number of different stockist throughout Ireland in time for Christmas.
Its modular shape has been design so that it to work with a number of different shaped surfaces with endless arrangement possibilities. Joyn is available in two different styles; one holding 3 tea lights and the other holding 4 tea lights and a pillar candle in the centre. The candle holders will be sold as individual holders or as a set and will be available to buy from my website www.grainnelyonsdesign.com . Made from birch ply, it has been treated with a fire resistant lacquer for the user’s safety.
Material: Birch Plywood
Dimensions: 170mm x 170mm
The Gráinne Lyons Design stand will be situated at in the New Design Ireland section in the Main Hall at stand ND1. The New Designer Section in the Fair will give people attending the opportunity to keep a head of all the latest products being produced by Irish designer makers.
The Irish Furniture and Interiors Fair will be taking place in the RDS, Dublin from the 6th – 8th of October.
Hope to see you all there,