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Monkstown Designer Creates 'Listening Chairs' In Celebration Of Pride

Updated: Jun 25

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.


Monkstown artist Geraldine Noonan.

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.


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