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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Our New Home..

My Godchild Alice covering the shelving unit in Vintage Papers!
We tried to add a touch of Bonzie Romance into the Contemporary Space...

The Henrietta St Side of the Facade with a lady checking out our Window Display. :)
Note the lovely Gallweys Handmade Irish Chocolate Café next door! (And yes, we can confirm that the chocolate is yum!)
The Retail Space at the Front of the Facade, the workshops/studio spaces are behind this area. :)

It's been a tricky task to actually come up with the content for this post as it's so very personal to us both. A blog post couldn't quite capture how excited we are about the news that we are about to move into a brand new studio, which will we open soon for the very first time to the public. We are joining the Kite Design Collective in the new Viking Quarters in Waterford City which houses 5 different Craft/Design entities including their workshop spaces and a retail frontage. The Collective has an incredible array of talent and Irish products to share, Irish Handmade Glass, Sean Egan Art Glass, Anne McDonnell Print, Stradbally Jewellery and ourselves, Bonzie Designs. :)

The new Viking Quarter in Waterford includes attractions such as Reginalds Tower, Waterford Crystal, The Theatre Royal, The Museum, Greyfriars Art Gallery and not forgetting the gorgeous wee Gallweys Irish Handmade Chocolate Cafe right next door!!! The whole are is being reinvigorated as a Tourism Attraction and we are absolutely blessed to be a part of the new plans for the City.

It's always been a dream of ours to have a public space to share with our customers and after a long time plugging away the opportunity as arisen. We are going to keep you all updated on the developments but for now, it's a blog entry of gratitude. Thanks to those who supported us and our dream to date, to all of our clients for keeping us in silk and lace, to the Waterford City Enterprise Board for supporting the new venture and Waterford City Council for having the vision to redevelop our lovely City for the coming years. We hope that some of our International customers will stop by our studios the next time they are in Ireland it would be incredible to meet you in person!!!

New Store Address

Bonzie Designs
Kite Design Studio
11 Henrietta St
Viking Quarter
Waterford City

Shop opening very soon!
more pics on the way as the venture comes to completion. :)


The Style Strutter said...

Ooh Bonz it looks amazing!! Cant wait to see it! Let me know if you ever want a hand with the window:)!! x

Magatha-May said...

Best of luck with the new space - but you really don't need luck cause you have buckets of talent instead

Jennifer Hepler said...

Wonderful! May all your dreams come true!

Anonymous said...

Ill defo have to make a 3 hour round trip to come see!!! A big congrats girls!!

yunims said...

Your works are very nice, classic and classy. Hopefully you are more successful at your new address. Amen!