June 10th, 2009


Harmony Design Studio was featured on TV3’s Ireland AM recession business slot on Friday June 5th. 

The programme is such a great resource as a marketing platform for small, new businessess particularly during these hard times.  I am really happy that I was given the opportunity to showcase my business to such a large and varied audience.  I really enjoyed the experience and the hosts Mark and Sinead made us all feel at ease right from the start.  

For those of you who are visiting the site for the first time I have given a brief overview to the background and how the business was established.  The business is the brainchild of Niamh Pedreschi who registered the business name in November 2008 and the online shop went live at the end of March 2009.

Niamh has a diploma in residential interior design and has been a self taught artist exhibiting her paintings and handmade clocks for a number of years. The art up to now has been viewed as a hobby.

Harmony Design Studio features an interior design blog along with a gallery page and the all important online shop. Transactions are made via PayPal or there is a downloadable order form which can be completed and ordered in the traditional way via post when accompanied with a cheque or postal order.

The handmade clocks are all individual and no two are the same, they are functional art. The mixed media canvas is embellished with glass mosaics amongst other items. Commissions can also be taken for a specific size or colour scheme. Commissions can be taken for your own design, company logo can be incorporated to make a statement piece/timepiece for your reception area or boardroom.

Niamh has sixteen years business experience in running a successful electrical and alarm contracting firm along with her husband Daniel. Pedreschi Electrical & Alarms Limited is a small family run business that has recently been awarded with the accolade of being named RECI Contractor of the Year 2009, in the Dublin Region for the Residential Category.

The website for the electrical business is http://www.pedreschi.com

The backstory on how I started making clocks is a simple one really.  The first clock that I made was for my son, it was May 2002 and Harry Potter was big in our house.  Daniel had made a headboard from MDF in the shape of a castle and I had painted it in the style of Harry Potter.  I had also painted a mural on one of the bedroom walls.  With some left over timber we cut out the shape of what we though a snitch should look like and I mounted a clock into it.  The next time that I was preparing for an art exhibition I decided to mount a clock into the canvas. Thats where it started and it has grown from there.


Thanks for dropping by and do leave a comment.

For those of you who didn’t get a chance to view the programme heres the link  http://www.tv3.ie/videos.php?video=9812&locID=1.65.74

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