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Finn McCarthy - Restive

Meet Finn

I wandered into the Product Design & Technology open day never having considered design before and walked out knowing what I wanted to do. Since I was young, I’ve been fascinated with creative endeavours, but fine art lacked a certain solidity. Design provided a bridge between the technical and creative.

Having the opportunity to apply both technical and artistic skills over these four years in the course has been an absolute pleasure, and a wonderful way to challenge myself and grow.

If you would like to get in touch with Finn you can email him. 

Restive

The idea for this project came to me as I wandered my hometown of Ennis, Co. Clare during the first Covid lockdown. I realised that there was nowhere to rest my feet or to shelter from the wind and rain. I wanted to take this challenge and create a positive impact on the urban environment. What I aimed to do with Restive, ultimately, was create a practical object that could enrich the streets of a small town or city.

Restive is a useful piece of urban furniture with built-in modularity for many uses. It can be fit to area to suit unique requirements, allowing it a more bespoke application.