Third Mind Design Potting Shed

Third Mind Design were approached to “go mad” on the creation of a new Gastropub opening up in beautiful Strandhill. The brief was essential to do as they pleased!

The opening date was May bank holiday weekend 2015 so they had around 5-6 weeks to bring the project from nothing to a point of final design where each product and object was fully designed including info on where it will be produced, by who and for how much.

Their goal was to create “the coolest gastropub in Ireland”, with the design to be based around mismatched furniture, reclaimed wood, with a rustic west coast feel .

It was the aim of The Potting Shed Dublin to help the guys gain a clearer understanding of the project requirements and compile some cool initial ideas before any work begins.

We met in the creativity rich offices of Havas on Leeson Street for what was a really enjoyable evening of brainstorming and creative thinking. The ideas flowed freely from the start, the topic and surroundings really got people excited! Who knew we all liked pubs!?

There were ideas for art installations promoting local heroes, board game tables, subtle ways to encourage social interaction, and a table top safe to suppress the mobile phone!  We had features for surfers to shower, change, and store gear without having to go home. There were many more service design, interaction design, and product design ideas generated to give the guys some extra ammo for the big job ahead of them.

And they nailed it, of course!