Inner spaces: A treasure trove of contemporary design in Dublin’s historic Powerscourt Centre

A keen eye for beautiful things and a passion for ‘real life’ shopping experiences led John Adams to open his own interiors store

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It was perhaps inevitable that John Adams, owner of Article in Dublin’s Powerscourt Centre, would end up with his own homewares store. “I was always very interested in interiors as a child,” he explains. “I used to like going into historic houses and I’ve always liked nice things. I think my parents used to wonder what I was doing – I’d move furniture around at home, saying, ‘that looks better there’,” he laughs. “They just ...