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Newbridge Silverware was established in 1933 and since then has become a well known name in households throughout Ireland and the world. Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre houses a complete range of products, a restaurent and the famouse Museum of Style Icons.
Since its official opening to the public in 2007, the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to its spectacular showcase and is the most successful privately owned museum in the country. Located onsite at the Newbridge Showrooms, the Museum of Style Icons is a permanent exhibition dedicated to design and style excellence. It features signature pieces from Ireland's most notable designers and showcases artifacts associated with some of the most legendary Stars of the Silver screen including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Gloria Swanson, Barbara Streisand, Julie Andrews, Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Gloria Swanson, Jean Simmons, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jimmy Stewart, Ingrid Bergman and Barbara Stanwyck. Mirador Media has been developing exhibits in the Museum of Style icons for 3 years now continually adding to the user experience by delivering leading-edge displays that have wowed visitors at Newbridge. Here are some of our installations which can be found at the Museum of Style icons: Newbridge installation 1 - Marilyn Monroe holographic video projection - What better way to attract attention to the museum entrance (at the back of the Newbridge Showroom) than to have Marilyn herself in her famous white flowing dress beckoning people over to the exhibition entrance and telling them in her sultry tones about the exhibition. With the right research, hiring, scripting, filming and installation, Mirador Media demonstrated what could be achieved. Newbridge installation 2 - The Newbridge story - Newbridge Silverware is Ireland's favourite cutlery and giftware brand. Its name has been associated with some of the most prestigious names from Royalty, Stars of the Silver Screen to sporting and fashion icons over the years. Newbridge Silverware's captivating story from its beginnings in 1934 to being one of the most recognised brands in Ireland is told in a documentary produced by Mirador Media and incorporating original archive footage with additional material filmed on location. The making of a piece of timeless cutlery is also shown in a video and further explained in a series of display panels accompanied by a life-like figure of one of the company's craftsman. Both were designed and installed by Mirador Media. Notable items on display on the Mirador Media designed Plexiglas display system include the Special Olympic Torch and Newbridge Cutlery made for the Titanic! Newbridge installation 3 - Audio tour - The Museum audio tour consists of a series of fixed audio points with button activation containing narratives telling the story of the garments on display as well as the life stories of their respective wearers. 2012 has seen the addition of two interactive multi-touch screens where additional garments can be browsed and zoomed on using two fingers as you would on an iPhone for instance. Each garment also has text and audio commentary available on the fly. Newbridge installation 4 - Topical video projections - Newbridge Silverware is host to regular prestigious showcase events, most recently the sale by Juliens Auction of garments belonging to the estate of Michael Jackson. For such events Mirador Media produces thematic videos for projections on the walls of the museum. What they said: "Over the last three years the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons has evolved into one of Irelands most visited locations. Our core objective is to bring Icons of the Silver Screen to life in an interactive and consumer friendly environment. The installations at the Museum have had an overwhelming response from visitors and have made the Visitor Experience at Newbridge even more memorable" Phil Donnelly, Marketing Manager, Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons.
The video below was made by us at Mirador Media for an exhitibion that took place at the Museum of Style Icons.