‘Wingardium leviosa’ – The works of Cornelia Konrads

‘Wingardium leviosa’ – The Works of Cornelia Konrads 

While researching for a new project recently, I came accross the amazing work of German artist Cornelia Konrads.

Her work, which focuses on gravity, suspension and the illusion of weightlessness, immediately grabbed my attention and had me transfixed. I don’t know about you, but if I didn’t become a designer I always wanted to go to Hogwart’s and become a wizard!

The Works of Cornelia Konrads
Piled Forest (2006) Cornelia Konrads


So naturally the magical quality of Konrads pieces appealed to me straight away. Some of you my be familiar with some of my favourite pieces as they date back a few years but they are still just as enchanting.

The Works of Cornelia Konrads
Passage (2007) Cornelia Konrads


The Works of Cornelia Konrads
The Gate (2004) Cornelia Konrads


Konrad’s installations of floating snowball archways and twigs suspended in mid air in the center of a forest, to me illustrate the playful, magical and often mysterious element of art and design. It is not only about the installation itself but also about the whimsical and surreal experience of being there.

The Works of Cornelia Konrads
Remember Next Spring (2003) Cornelia Konrads


Are the bricks flying away? Float away? Or are they falling down in to position? The pieces may raise questions for some, but I love the mystery…

The Works of Cornelia Konrads
Moment of decision (2003) Cornelia Konrads



Lost Society Christmas Installation


We have just completed a Christmas installation for Lost Society Dublin. It was tough work but lots of fun and definitely got us feeling festive!! The brief was to create a high impact installation at the two main bars within the club. The building itself is very impressive both in scale and aesthetic so it was very important that the design held its own and grabbed people’s attention straight away. We chose to use over sized, giant props throughout that we made by hand. 

The ground floor bar is the first area you experience within Lost Society. It was really important that it had a wow factor as well as being a little bit crazy and fun! This bar became ‘The Candy Cane Bar’. Fusing giant hanging candy canes with over sized, cellophane wrapped sweets and lollipops, it brings out the inner kid in everyone! And if you feel like a real candy cane, there are over 600 real candy canes displayed in gift wrapped jars to get you feeling festive!

Upstairs in the main Georgian bar, we wanted to focus on the main bar display area. Located in the most beautifully christmassy setting of the powerscourt townhouse, between two large Georgian windows, we decided to package the bar display as a giant ripped open Christmas present; a gift to the public from lost society with love. We created a structure to wrap paper, giant bows and of course a giant Christmas tag from lost society. 

See the journey of the handmade props, the initial design concept, followed by the finished product, and check it out in the flesh over Christmas if you get the chance! 

The sweets…..with quite a long way to go! step 1: foam cylinder painted with glue, step 2: spray paint, step 3: draw out pattern, step 4: paint and step 5: wrap with cellophane!


 Lots and lots of cany canes!


 quite the drying system!

 Testing out the pressies…


 Getting ready to pack up!..





 Its going to be a full car!…


 Romano, a great helper, candy cane hanging can be a tricky task!


 The bar before:….



 Sue painting the finishing touches on the letters…

 Beginning to come together…







 The Georgian bar before:

 And after….a gift I would very much like to unwrap!!…




 even the rhino is feeling festive!!


 The finished candy cane bar…


 Sue on the bar…














 The christmas cocktail menu we designed…










 Some guests enjoying festivities at the launch, Lost Society’s 2nd birthday….