“Dublin is already so cool, but it took me moving home from abroad to really recognise the beauty of the old architecture throughout the city”. Niamh McCabe, Creative director at Spacey Studio
Your creative highlight of 2018?
Designing Atelier Maser Gallery and Studio space. I’m so proud to have been a part of such a forward-thinking approach to an artist’s studio. It’s definitely a place worth checking out (particularly the trippy bathroom…)!
Your personal creative goal for 2019?
In 2019, I want to expand my practice, Spacey Studio, by working on collaborations with other Irish designers. I want to create environments for the public to experience throughout the city. I’ll be bringing as much colour and fun to my designs as possible!
You get to redesign or reimagine Dublin in one way, what would you do?
Dublin is already so cool, but it took me moving home from abroad to really recognise the beauty of the old architecture throughout the city. If I could reimagine Dublin, I would have (most) of the new builds redesigned with more thoughtful architecture that would add to the city’s Georgian/Victorian look and expand it to the next level in contemporary Irish architecture.
How would you describe the Dublin of your dreams, in 18 words or less?
A sustainable city where playful, colourful interior design is rolled out throughout workplaces, to inspire and bring people joy!
Three of your local creative heroes, people who people need to know about.
Feena O’Sullivan – Product Designer at Wia. Feena’s design skills are insane! She can translate the most complicated system into an easily understandable design. She is designing for the future of technology.
Ross Ryder – Animator at Algorithm. Ross creates live visuals and projection mapping for gigs, it’s a whole new way to experience music. If you can get to any show he’s playing at you’re in for a treat!
Rosie Barrett – Videographer. Rosie creates the most stunning visuals through music videos and documentaries with Irish artists. The contrasting colours and lighting in her EHCO, Eclipse video is one of my faves!
Words: Richard Seabrooke