Weirs refurbishes iconic Dublin store

Jeweller completes its 12 week restoration of the 140 year old store.

Leading Irish jeweller Weir and Sons has completed the refurbishment of its iconic Dublin store.

The refit and restoration of the 140 year old store took 12 weeks to complete and was carried out in three phases to ensure trade could continue throughout.

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Three floors of the building are covered by Weirs, which claims to be the largest luxury jewellery retailer in Europe, carrying more gold, diamonds and high-end brands than any other jeweller.

Luxury retail shop fitting specialists Dooley Design Group carried out the project from design to completion with a brief to lift the image of the ground floor without loss of original character.

Dooley Design Group managing director Malcolm Rawle said: “Our team of designers and craftsmen have a full understanding of luxury retail and worked closely with the team at Weirs at each stage to create an environment which reflects their unique identity and will guarantee the ‘wow’ factor from new and existing store customers.”

Freestanding and wall mounted cabinets in glass and ebonised mahogany were fitted within the store and the Victorian freestanding cabinets were restored, with the addition of matching engraved glass window backs.

The introduction of additional glass at the windows backs aims to provide more natural light and, coupled with the LED lighting fitted throughout, should allow the products to be seen in a more natural environment.

During the refit, a number of traditional features were uncovered, including a stunning coloured glass dome above one of the ceilings which has been refurbished and complemented with a brand new dome in the Jewellery Room.

Weir and Sons director Chris Andrews said: “Everyone is very excited with the results. Our main requirement was for a refurbishment programme that would demonstrate our commitment for the future whilst treasuring our past. Since 1869 Weir and Sons have embodied the principle of excellence in everything we do and it was important for us to continue this ethos with the work that has been carried out.”



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