Smithfield Fruit & Vegetable Market
A short piece of historical footage from 1983 depicting draymen of Dublin going about their morning deliveries. We meet them first at Smithfield Fruit and Vegetable Market, a Victorian building that has been in operation since opening its doors in 1892. Workhorses, which were still very much at the centre of market activity, would draw wagons piled high with produce to Moore Street, Dublin’s oldest fruit market or the ‘jewellin’ darling’ as the narrator affectionately calls it.
"Go down to Moore Street and get your nose educated."
The rich colours and earthy tones of Dublin’s Fruit and Vegetable Market were the colour inspiration behind the launch collection by Arran St. East. An assortment of pots functioning as espresso cups, coffee mugs, beakers and jugs in colours drawn from cabbage, potato, parsnip, lemon pomegranate and more. Arran St. East is a tiny street just beside the market and is home to Ireland latest Stoneware producers. We launched the collection in Makers & Brothers & Others at the end of 2014 and are excited to see what will come next from this small ambitious studio.
Shop the collection below.