This collection of furniture was designed and fabricated for the Designers’ Block exhibition in London 2003, as part of a group show representing the Irish Furniture Designers Network [IFDN].
As a specific collection for exhibition, the pieces were conceived as part of a narrative which questioned the premise of “furniture shows” per se – while such shows are full of pieces of furniture to be seen and appreciated in situ, what is always missing is the user [after all, the furniture must be judged on the fit of the proportions to the human body]. So a scenario was invented that arranged the exhibit as the aftermath of a hurried departure – the protagonist having rushed out on the town – which had occurred in a lady’s dressing room.
The “boudoir” furniture thus included a chair – the bolsita – a footstool – the puff stool – and a table – the compact, based on a clutch bag, a powder puff and a compact mirror, respectively.
The delicate, feminine nature of the pieces is emphasised by the luxurious materials used – suede leather, polished stainless steel and two-way mirror.