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With Margaret O’Rourke, MoMuse

As Powerscourt Centre is a hub of creativity with some of Ireland’s most inspirational and talented designers, we are delighted to offer you some more behind the brand insights on what it takes to be recognised in this competitive industry.

In the second of our series Behind the Brands, is Margaret O’Rourke, designer and owner of MoMuse, located on the ground floor of the Powerscourt Centre. Recently named as one of the Top Five places to shop in Dublin by the iconic New York Times earlier this month, this unique Irish designer is making her mark on the creative world.

What made you choose this career path? Was designing always of interest to you?
Yes, I was always creative as was my Dad, who was a brilliant Carpenter. My journey began by buying some stones and putting them together and creating small pieces for friends and family. It really developed from there and then travelling across Europe to trade shows, that really inspired me.

What inspires you and your pieces?
Travel and visiting different cities as well as people watching; it is so inspiring. I have always liked simple and classic style. I believe less is more, classic fine jewellery will never outdate. It is an investment piece that you will have for years.

What attracted you to base your business in Powerscourt Shopping Centre?
I started in Powerscourt Centre when the Loft Design Market was first set up by the amazing Aisling Farniella and I have never left, it has been my home for many years and I love it!

What do you think makes your pieces so unique and sought after?
I love to work with colours especially in my gold-filled collection; these pieces are very affordable and good quality. My fine jewellery are timeless pieces in 9kt Gold, as well as my fine gold stacking rings all made here. For me, I listen to my customer and I design simple classic pieces they will always have. I love to see my customers continuously wearing my pieces, isn’t that what it is all about!

What is your favourite piece in store at the moment?I have now started working with some new gems and more diamonds. I am currently working on a new ring collection. I am proud to say they are all made here in Dublin and all beautifully laser hallmarked in Dublin Castle. All will be revealed in September!

What does the future hold for MoMuse?
Earlier this month (July 2017), I received the best news any designer could ever wish for! I got voted one of the ‘Top Five Places to Shop in Dublin’ by the NEW YORK TIMES! It has been an amazing and exciting week. So from this who knows, but I feel very excited for the future and what it holds for MoMuse.

You can find MoMuse on the ground floor of the Powerscourt Centre or shop the collection online at www.momuse.ie

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