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25/07/2021

Athy designers win at Showcase Awards

Sam Agus Nessa

Athy designers winners at Showcase Awards

A sample of their work the Grizzly B Clock

Athy designers Sam Agus Nessa were announced as winners at the recent Showcase annual awards for Leinster designers and makers.

The designer duo won in the Showcase Best Product Gift category.

They won for their Baby Mobile which is inspired by the native hardwoods and local materials of Ireland. Sam Agus Nessa, from Athy, create quirky and practical products for the home. 

Native hardwood and all things impishly childish, handcrafted to perfection, is what they say Sam Agus Nessa are all about.

Nessa, who has a Masters in furniture making, teamed-up with Sam in the UK before moving back home to start making their unique range of sweet wooden characters.

 “We only use Irish timber sourced from a man in Kilruddery who travels around the country collecting fallen trees and cutting down trees which have come to the end of their life,” said Nessa.

“We never know what we are going to get, only that the trees haven’t been purposely knocked down for timber, which is good for the environment.

“We work with olive, ash, beech, oak and we have even come across a bit of walnut, which was special.

“We describe our journey as a tongue-in-cheek fairytale, complete with our cat. The last 18 months have been exactly that. We love having fun with what we do.”

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