Interior Designer, Furniture Designer.
MA, Adv. Dip. Env. Des.
Angela has specialised in commercial and hospitality design for over two decades and is well known for her work involving traditional pub design and historical building restoration. She’s an honours graduate of the College of Marketing and Design, now TU Dublin, having specialised in Furniture and Interior design and has achieved a Masters degree in Design Professional Practice. She formed her design practice in 1994 in Bray, County Wicklow and since then has carried out a wide range of designs for commercial projects, traditional Irish pubs, restaurants and hotel projects throughout Ireland, Europe, North America and Asia.
She’s proud to have played a key role in the Guinness Irish Pub development that brought the Irish pub concept around the world and continues to work with clients on a variety of projects providing international design and fit out projects.
She has travelled extensively throughout Ireland documenting historical buildings, details, heritage interiors and traditional shopfronts. Previously Angela also spent enjoyable years working for Kilkenny Design Workshops in Kilkenny doing furniture and interior projects, Roberts Weaver International Design in London doing high end International Dealing Room projects for banks and Gustav Sauter Architects in Killarney and Wicklow doing corporate office suites, hotel design, castle renovations and two fit out projects for Irish Shipping.
More recently the developments in the hospitality markets have lead to doing combined heritage and multi use projects. These involve developing a traditional pub or hospitality areas with other adjacent buildings, both renovations and new buildings, for mixed uses; retail, commercial and residential type developments. With the growth in recent years in both domestic and international tourism, many premises have the capacity to make the most of these new markets and to extend their premises with multi uses in mind. Angela states that this expansion of new buildings and businesses is now often funding the restoration of the anchor buildings, the older or heritage buildings.
“I enjoy working with clients and buildings, taking projects from start to finish, creating an interior from a blank piece of paper to a building that's jam-packed with people laughing and enjoying themselves and their surroundings,” says Angela, “it’s also really rewarding to return years later and find a place still trading successfully, often with only a fresh coat of paint or the upholstery fabric changed. It’s always my goal to create an investment for our clients that will stand the test of time, a place that will mellow and improve with age and most importantly that it works commercially from both the staffing or service point-of-view and also from the customer’s point-of-view.”
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MA - Master of Arts, Professional Design Practice
Furniture Design, Interior Design
College of Marketing & Design/TU Dublin
Member of The Institute of Designers in Ireland
Member of Irish Georgian Society
Member of Architectural Association of Ireland