News Release: Immediate Release
Furniture Heroes and Alter-Egos
The eclectic up-cycled furniture of Edinburgh based Ziggy Sawdust is on display at Concrete Wardrobe this March 2013.
Ziggy Sawdust is the brainchild of GSA Sculpture graduate Amy Dolan. Dolan set up her furniture design company in 2011 to turn quirky, vintage and unloved pieces of furniture into one-off collectables you’ll use and love for years to come.
Dolan focuses on transforming furniture from the 1950s-1970s. She carefully sands back the chipped and scratched original surface to get the piece back to its bare bones. It is then cleaned and primed. Dolan uses colour to bring out the structural detail and add a fun, contemporary twist. By keeping in mind a retro musician or film star for each item, she ‘Ziggy-fies’ each piece, bringing out its flamboyant alter-ego. The finished look is unusual and unexpected, yet perfectly fitting.
Dolan’s mission is to mix the solid quality of yester-year with a fresh, contemporary-meets-retro aesthetic. It is an antidote to the flat packed furniture of today. Alongside their furniture, Ziggy Sawdust is also exhibiting their range of redesigned home accessories, including retro vinyl wall clocks.
With ongoing support from The Scottish Princes Trust, Ziggy Sawdust has grown from strength to strength, receiving its share of media attention along the way. 2013 sees Ziggy Sawdust receive a BT Scotland Young Entrepreneurs Award for their eco-friendly business model, among other accolades.
Of her exhibition at Concrete Wardrobe, Dolan explains “This is extremely exciting for me. Concrete Wardrobe is known and loved for supporting wonderful local designers, and I am honoured to be a part of that. It is a real privilege to be showcasing my work in such a design led environment, to a design loving audience.”
Fiona McIntosh, Co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe added, “due to the floor space at Concrete Wardrobe we don’t always have the opportunity to showcase large hand crafted pieces. Having Ziggy Sawdust as our March Maker of the Month enables us to showcase Dolan’s beautiful and original designs, and for our customers to see the diversity of craft in Scotland today.”
Ziggy Sawdust is on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 31st March 2013.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. (Sunday 12 - 5pm.)
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA
PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh.