McCabe Design are running up to a busy week, with member’s of the team on their way to MIPTV in The Palais de Festival in Cannes, to supervise the construction of exhibition stands for a host of our clients from as far reaching countries as Canada, America, England and Iran. We’re looking forward to our 6 monthly meetings with our clients, and to a smooth build up to what is a very busy week for them. If you are one of the busy exhibitors, keep an eye out for Orla, Ali and Ken as they work their way around the Palais, if you have any enquiries we’ll be happy to stop and have a chat 🙂
McCabe Design recently took part in the Hospitality Expo in the RDS, Dublin, and we are proud to post our innovative stand design here! Designed to set ourselves apart, we decided to take an unusual route and created the walls of the stand from IKEA storage boxes. These tiled walls incorporated images from our portfolio,signage and a display screen rolling through recent projects. Working within a 3 x 3 meter space, the stand was intended to create an impact visually, without cluttering the small footprint. We feel this was achieved successfully, and we were delighted with the feedback received. With more exhibition projects approaching fast, we look forward to posting more stands in the coming months.
We came across the work of Laura Carey on Australia’s established art & design magazine Frankie’s website. We we’re then linked onto a her blogsite and shop where we found some great work inspired by suburbia. Laura Carey’s work has been heavily based around her personal relationship to suburban life, having been intrigued by the mass of suburban landscape that surrounded her in Dublin. Her work looked at our evaluation of the landscape in which we live, the known sphere around us in which we discover our place in the world and our own relationship to it. Laura is currently based in Sydney, a thriving culture of art and design, where she is finding new inspiration for her current work.
Great work Laura, we look forward to seeing more!
Swiss design studio ZMIK have refurbished a hair salon in Basel, wallpapering the entrance with photocopies from Vogue magazine.
We love this design here in the office and think that it is a great use of the space. The contrast between the entrance area and the salon itself adds drama to the overall experience for the end user and is executed beautifully.
Called Nafi, the salon is divided into two distinct areas by the change in wall and floor coverings, from vintage prints and timber flooring in the reception area to the minimal white salon.
We’re always interested in recyclable idea’s and and ways of working more sustainably…and this interior caught our eye this week, as a great example of how effective simple materials can be. The creative use of corrugated cardboard and cardboard tubes by Francesca Signori in this interior reflect the brand ethos for this ethically conscious store eBarrito. Nice work!
Well, I suppose we’d never get any work done, but we would all be pool sharks after a few months 😉
This is the office of Parliament Design, a creative company in Portland, Oregon. The design features a number of pieces made from salvaged and reclaimed materials, including salvaged pizza ovens, street signs and wood from of crates, a barn and a church.
So the debate rolls on, where do you stand? We found this article in the Guardian both interesting and amusing 🙂
“Apple pretends it will make your life more efficient. Come off it. It’s an oblong box that lights up”