Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Leaf Rugs

Designed by Michael Scott and Partners and completed in 1953, Busáras (Dublin's central bus station) seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it kind of building (one of quite a few from that era still standing in the city). At the time, its International Modernist style was a lot for locals to take, and it cost a fortune to design and build which made it even more difficult for people to get behind. Nowadays the spaces and facades visible to the public are in need of some renovation, so it's looking a little worse for wear...

But those who get in behind the scenes often find a lot to love about it, such as artist Patrick Scott's mosaics hidden away in the upper stores. One such person is designer Peter McCann, who's based a series of rugs on the bright, graphic, yet oddly organic patterns that the artist and architects found a place for within the interior. Who knew you could find stuff like this somewhere within the seemingly restrained, cool-coloured box that is Busaras?

(Image via nofixedabode.ie on Facebook)