Friday 19 January 2018

Visitors to house 2016 get 007's advice on home improvement

Tadgh Dineen, of Tara Crystal, at House 2016 at the RDS Photo: Mark Condren
Tadgh Dineen, of Tara Crystal, at House 2016 at the RDS Photo: Mark Condren
Architect Dermot Bannon with Suela Ramja and Ciara Lawless at the INM stand at House Photo: Mark Condren

Ciara Treacy

James Bond was advising the public on their mission for home improvements at interiors event House 2016 yesterday.

The cardboard cut-out of Daniel Craig was brought along to the fair at Dublin's RDS by David Snape of The Wooden Floor Company, which lets customers follow in the 007 agent's footsteps.

It supplied 2,000 metres of flooring for the Bond movie 'Spectre' after being invited to Pinewood Studios by producers.

"They had a fair idea of what they wanted, we gave them a colour chart and they basically went no, no, no and then out of maybe 100 colours, they picked two or three floors that you can see in the film for a split second," Mr Snape explained.

"It was a really cool experience to be involved in the movie business, from retail flooring to a major movie."

The Belfast-born business was one of over 160 exhibitors at the Independent News & Media event.

"It's great to see a show dedicated to most of the higher-end things, particularly after the recession, to show off what we can do," Mr Snape said.

Among the visitors to House was Cian Conlan from Kildare and his daughters Annie (1) and Mary-Kate (3). "We're looking to build a house next year so we're having a look around to see what's here," he said.

Thousands attended the event over three days.

Irish Independent

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