Flat Pack Museum

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The Flat Pack Museum exhibition ran in the Hunt Museum in Limerick in March/April 2016. The purpose was to take the principles of flat pack furniture and use them to recreate an object from the museums historic collection.My piece was based on a maqutte of a Sybil Connolly gown, Blue Hyacinth.

 

The Blue Hyacinth evening gown maquette by Sybil Connolly appealed to me because I have a long standing love affair with pretty dresses, particularly anything with an over-the-top full, skirt. I designed the piece using soft papers and origami principles to try and recreate the folds of the fabric. It is made from three circles of paper and some double sided tape. The full scaled newspaper dress was an exercise to see if it was possible. It mostly was.

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