The Irish Times chose Love & Robots as one of their "ones to watch" in the Arts in 2016. We sent Emer & Aoibh as reps for L&R for the photoshoot in beautiful Kilmainham Hospital. Check out the cuttings below, or read the full article here: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/people-to-watch-in-2016-arts-1.2489611
Love & Robots – Designers
“Designed with love, made by robots” is the tagline for the O’Daly sisters’ Love & Robots, the cool company that taps into the power of 3D printing to let you make your own unique jewellery, accessories and other goodies, or else choose from their fun, customisable range.
For ID2015 the sisters were invited to collaborate with Abbey Theatre costume designer Niamh Lunny, and created Plumage, the first 3D-printed, free-moving cape. “It’s a kind of chain mail,” says Kate, “so we’ve actually created a new kind of textile. Each piece is a solid, rigid piece of nylon, but each ‘feather’ moves independently.” It will be on show in Kilkenny in April, when the Liminal exhibition tours to the National Craft Gallery.
If 2015 was a busy one for the sisters, who also have a pop-up shop at 5 Dame Lane in Dublin (until the end of January), 2016 looks set to be even bigger. “We’re expanding the range, and launching in the UK,” says Emer. “The reaction to the [Dublin] shop has been brilliant . . . We can custom-make within a couple of hours.” As 3D technology develops, it can only get better for Love & Robots. loveandrobots.com