Monkstown Designer Creates 'Listening Chairs' In Celebration Of Pride
Updated: Jun 25, 2021
Monkstown resident Geraldine Noonan is a furniture artist and designer who has created 'Listening Chairs' in Celebration of Pride. Here, Geraldine tells us her background and work on this project.
I am a furniture artist and designer, based in Monkstown, having also lived locally in Carrigaline and Douglas. In 2018 I founded Pieces, a unique up-styling design service with a twist! I offer affordable upcycling services, sustainable artisan designs, quirky interior accessories, customized refurbishments, and of course, one-of-a-kind pieces.
Pieces brings life back into old dusty attic lamps, keepsakes, discarded fabrics and much, much more. I started with the concept; Don't Throw it Out, Give Me a Shout and the business has grown from there. Pieces is now available in P.Cashell on Winthrop Street Cork. Direct from my warehouse on Sarsfield Road in Wilton Cork.
I wanted to encapsulate all communities in these ‘listening chairs,’ purple being representative of the drag community, blue, white, and pink, trans, and the brown and black a homage to a broad spectrum of identities. My goal with this project is to promote the message, ‘you are heard.’ We all have a right to be accepted, to be loved and to be creative. Yes, to love and inclusivity for it is such a colourful world we all share.