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Joy to the world: Brown Thomas's Christmas window

As creative director of Brown Thomas, John Redmond is responsible for launching the festive season by creating the store’s exquisite Christmas windows. His approach is ‘joyfully balanced’, an ethos he extends to his new art exhibition

12th November, 2017
Artist John Redmond; above right: two paintings from his upcoming exhibition, Disc-O Pic: Fergal Phillips

‘I always think you can do something better than you’ve done it before.”

John Redmond is reflecting on his professional output, and as creative director of Brown Thomas his work is most commonly referenced thus: the Christmas Windows. Indeed, Redmond is the man ultimately responsible for those iconic mis-en-scene; those ready-or-not sentinels of festive season arrival.

“When we launch the Christmas windows on Grafton Street,” he smiles, “we launch Christmas, full...

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