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Bright ideas: Work station with Nouvelle Pop Neon Kiss wallpaper from Mind the Gap

Bright ideas: Work station with Nouvelle Pop Neon Kiss wallpaper from Mind the Gap

Work from Home Desk from Dublin-based firm Flying Elephant

Work from Home Desk from Dublin-based firm Flying Elephant

Alannah Monks of The Abode Stylist

Alannah Monks of The Abode Stylist

Miniforms Bardino Desk from Go Modern Furniture

Miniforms Bardino Desk from Go Modern Furniture

Accent sofa

Accent sofa

Brookwood

Brookwood

Cushion

Cushion

Stursk

Stursk

Randerup

Randerup

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Bright ideas: Work station with Nouvelle Pop Neon Kiss wallpaper from Mind the Gap

It was mid-March and the mood at Flying Elephant was mopey. As a Dublin-based events production company, their business was one of the first to be hit by Covid-19 and 60-odd commissions had been cancelled on them overnight. All of their employees had been sent home to cool their heels until the management could reach a decision. The options weren't looking great. "Look lads," said Michael Keelan, one of the company's directors. "Is there anything we can do?"

The management team stared gloomily around the room. Two bales of birch ply, purchased to build a stand for a (now cancelled) exhibition, were stacked against the wall. "That birch ply is after costing us a fortune," Keelan complained. Then, someone had a brainwave. "Maybe we could use it? A friend of mine is looking for a desk..."


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