Decoder tried its hand at matchmaking. With an amazing colourful result.
We love happy endings…
Matchmaking, y’know how it goes. There are two who, you think, would be good together. So you drop hints and wait and see if there’s any interest. All you need is a merest flicker of interest and your little brain cells go into overdrive. “They’d be perfect together”, you say to yourself, “I just know they’d be a good match”. And you hint at an introduction. They each seem receptive to that and so the ball starts rolling.
Well, that’s how it was with our artist friend Irma Irsara and our reception area!
Irma has been working on larger and larger pieces of her vibrant and expressive paper pulp artworks which we felt would look fabulous in the spacious, airy reception to United House where we have our design studio. So, after dropping little hints, we introduced Irma to Marion, the manager here at United House, and stood back as Irma’s Italian enthusiasm went into overdrive. Marion loved the ideas Irma had for the space and a couple of weeks later Irma and her author/illustrator husband, John O’Leary, were hanging Irma’s beautiful pulp paper works in the foyer. Some of which Irma had been inspired to create especially for the space.
If you’re in the Caledonian Road area please feel free to visit and view. The photos here of the work barely do justice to the textural, 3D nature of the work. The exhibition opened in August and will continue for a few months. They look dramatic in the space and the richness of colour sings out against the white walls. Magic.
As for us well, we’ve been so chuffed by our matchmaking skills that we’re considering setting up a sideline as Decoder Matchmakers Ltd! We like to spread the love.