Merrion Silk Cushion 60cm £400
Ltd edition of 100
60 cm square silk cushion, British wool filling (sustainable, ethical, hypoallergenic)
Printed and handmade in London
The Merrion print is inspired by the beautiful Georgian Squares of Dublin and the iconic writers who lived there..Yeats, Wilde, Sheridan Le Fanu and Stoker. These writers had a great interest in the occult and the gothic side of life…The Golden Dawn, Ouija boards, vampires, spirits. That got me thinking about the magic and secrets contained behind those brightly coloured doors..what would happen if it ever seeped out? If the majestic brass lion, the door knocker…proudly announcing and observing everyone who entered the elegant residence year upon year..became enchanted? Came to life? He would appear on the doorstep, shake out his lustrous, sparkling mane and and observe his surroundings from this new vista. He would prowl around the square, admiring the jewel-coloured doors, the shiny black fleur-de-lys topped railings..he would roam through the tall trees in St Stephen’s Green, through the arch and onto Grafton Street, where he passes the buskers and flower sellers and bustling shoppers, too busy going about their business to notice him. He reaches a beautiful store, bathed in a twinkling golden glow. The windows boast exquisite displays, drawing admiring glances from everyone who passes. He sees two small blonde girls in matching coats standing with their grandmother..they don’t notice him..one is transfixed by the beautiful merchandise, the other too busy chatting. Over the door the name..Brown Thomas. He wanders in..the doorman tips his tophat..there’s not much he doesn’t notice. It’s beautiful..he could make himself at home here amongst the gorgeous silks, the sumptuous velvets, the beautifully crafted shoes, the sparkling diamonds and opulent pearls. So when you’re next in Brown Thomas do keep an eye out for the enchanted lion. His name is George.
Please note that due to the nature of silk and with the cushions being printed in small batches that colours can vary slightly, although we try our best to ensure continuity. Due to this and computer/ phone screen settings the colours can look a little different to above.