By Emily Mullen
From New York-to-Dublin with a big smacker
Irish brothers Dylan and Aran Quinn have expanded their design business. Taking a leap (probably an ollie) away from their skate-infused origins, their label Nah is now embracing ceramics, with a range of jugs and vases.
Aran based in Brooklyn, made his name as an illustrator, created the design for the ceramics, along with some help from Dublin-based designer Ahmad Fakhry. The pieces were hand-made, molded, and hand-painted in Portugal by ceramist Alexandre da Silva.
“We did several rounds until it matched my designs. Then Alexandre molded them for slip casts. Then he hand pieces the features and handles and body together and hand paints them and glazed them the colours I choose,” Aran told District.
Dylan is based in Dublin handles the packaging and production side of things for Nah. His brother’s geographical location has been a godsend for the label in terms of production, “most of our samples come from Portugal to Dublin and Dylan handles the site, production, and the fitting and fabric choices our clothes with our producer Alan Shikverg who runs Arches Global,” Aran explained.
“It’s a lovely way of keeping in touch and we wouldn’t be able to do Nah without each other taking on the separate roles.”
The Nah brand was launched back in December 2019, aimed at celebrating Irish creative talent, at home and abroad, since then they’ve bulked out their clothing and accessory lines.
The jugs are priced at €118 and the vases are €98 and can be found on the Nah site or in the Hen’s Teeth store.
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