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Distrikt by Mia

By Distrikt By Mia

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This project is a culmination of all of my strengths under one umbrella, namely, Distrikt by Mia. A space with a difference in Wicklow Port. Promising to become a creative hub housing both a gallery/exhibition space and a homewares and interiors store. Once a month, I will open up the gallery space within the shop to hold an art exhibition. These exhibitions will run for approximately 10 days. I am hoping to collaborate with local businesses (cafes, restaurants, wine shops) for the openings (nibbles and wine from various local establishments). A percentage of exhibition sales will go to the chosen local charity of the artist.

I am currently sourcing a select range of interiors and homeware products from Ireland, Morocco, France, Germany, and Denmark. Beautiful pieces to suit every pocket. This is a vision that I have held for many years.

With your help, these timeline goals can be achieved:

March

·      Recreate ceiling/begin work on conversion of office space and kitchen area.

·      Designing and building a sales area.

·      Begin work on the gallery space

·      Electric

April

·      Paneling of walls

·      Painting of the whole shop

·      Building of display units

·      Building of jewellery display counter

·      Beginning the changes to the shop front

May

·      Final touches

·      Finishing the shop front

 

Flooring , fitting and materials €850

Electrics , €900

Panelling, Materials, fitting €1750

Shelving, materials (steel and wood) €1650

Creating office space €1000

Sales counter, Incorporating glass jewellery display drawers. Materials and fitting €2800

Shop frontage and sign €750  

Paint, €380 (The team will help me paint)

Fund it Commission


Total €10,080


My background is in interiors and furniture retail. I also returned as a mature student to do a degree in design at NCAD. In a parallel life, I am the co founder of The Jazz Vocal Workshop.  My Team consists of a systems and admin executive, Jennifer Parsons. Barbara Garber Sales and style consultant. Mark Meakin, sales/deliveries and myself full-time sales, style consultant and buyer. Plus an additional part-timer.

The only risk that may cause delays (but not completion) of the project are those that the pandemic presents. However, with my online shop www.distriktbymia.com the show will stay on the road at all times. (www.miapdesign.com is being redesigned at the moment).

I have found a fabulous premises that has affordable rent in the exact area that I have been envisioning. My funds are limited to my small savings and my partner investing a small sum, this will enable me to buy my initial stock.
However, a further €11,000 is required to cover the fit-out of the shop in order to make it the design destination store that I am confident it will be.

Thanks for taking the time to read about my project.
This is a dream come true for me. Every euro will be used to make this a beautiful design destination. Looking forward to welcoming and showing you what you have helped me achieve.

Thank you

Images of the space

  

 

 

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Distrikt by Mia, we are almost there

Hi, to all of you wonder women and men who are making this dream possible. I do not say that lightly. It has only been made possible because of your unbelievable generosity.

A little update. 

There are four days left to complete my fundit and I am currently 90% there. Amazing!! If I can get just one friend of each of you fabulous funders to donate 10/15/20 euros then I will actually reach the target!

We have finally got the ceiling sorted, the shop front painted, the signage designed and made and almost ready to display on the front and in the shop. 

We had steel shelving constructed and that still has to be painted. Walls have been constructed and they are being finished. Counter designed, made and today painted. 

We still have to do a good bit of flooring and all of the store lighting and the till system has to be bought and put in place. We are seeking advice on the lighting for the gallery space too.

Mark has been trojan, doing most of the work himself as it was working out way beyond our original budget. He is currently building a tiny kitchenette, and fitting out the office for me. Its been like doing a crash course masters in business!! Both Myself and Mark have worked on many projects together but never have our limits been stretched so far beyond their comfort zones before. 

We both thank you wonderful people for being our back bone and getting us up the hill. We will see you on the top.

The rewards have not been forgotten and will go out in a few weeks when we have all of the info we need to send them. 

Pass it on, just 4 days to go! 

xx Mia

 

 

Distrikt by Mia, we are almost there

Hi, to all of you wonder women and men who are making this dream possible. I do not say that lightly. It has only been made possible because of your unbelievable generosity.

A little update. 

There are four days left to complete my fundit and I am currently 90% there. Amazing!! If I can get just one friend of each of you fabulous funders to donate 10/15/20 euros then I will actually reach the target!

We have finally got the ceiling sorted, the shop front painted, the signage designed and made and almost ready to display on the front and in the shop. 

We had steel shelving constructed and that still has to be painted. Walls have been constructed and they are being finished. Counter designed, made and today painted. 

We still have to do a good bit of flooring and all of the store lighting and the till system has to be bought and put in place. We are seeking advice on the lighting for the gallery space too.

Mark has been trojan, doing most of the work himself as it was working out way beyond our original budget. He is currently building a tiny kitchenette, and fitting out the office for me. Its been like doing a crash course masters in business!! Both Myself and Mark have worked on many projects together but never have our limits been stretched so far beyond their comfort zones before. 

We both thank you wonderful people for being our back bone and getting us up the hill. We will see you on the top.

The rewards have not been forgotten and will go out in a few weeks when we have all of the info we need to send them. 

Pass it on, just 4 days to go! 

xx Mia

 

 

Distrikt by Mia, we are almost there

Hi, to all of you wonder women and men who are making this dream possible. I do not say that lightly. It has only been made possible because of your unbelievable generosity.

A little update. 

There are four days left to complete my fundit and I am currently 90% there. Amazing!! If I can get just one friend of each of you fabulous funders to donate 10/15/20 euros then I will actually reach the target!

We have finally got the ceiling sorted, the shop front painted, the signage designed and made and almost ready to display on the front and in the shop. 

We had steel shelving constructed and that still has to be painted. Walls have been constructed and they are being finished. Counter designed, made and today painted. 

We still have to do a good bit of flooring and all of the store lighting and the till system has to be bought and put in place. We are seeking advice on the lighting for the gallery space too.

Mark has been trojan, doing most of the work himself as it was working out way beyond our original budget. He is currently building a tiny kitchenette, and fitting out the office for me. Its been like doing a crash course masters in business!! Both Myself and Mark have worked on many projects together but never have our limits been stretched so far beyond their comfort zones before. 

We both thank you wonderful people for being our back bone and getting us up the hill. We will see you on the top.

The rewards have not been forgotten and will go out in a few weeks when we have all of the info we need to send them. 

Pass it on, just 4 days to go! 

xx Mia

 

 

Distrikt by Mia

Hi All,

Firstly... I am completely blown away by your generosity!! I am over half way to the goal and with your help am on the way to achieving the dream. Work is well under way, beautiful sales counter built, finishing touches need to be added but its really fabulous. The front has been re worked and undercoated. Signage to come but the design is in the bag.

The gallery space is really taking shape, new walls for exhibiting and it really feels like a dedicated space for the exhibitions.

So excited to show you all what your donations have helped to achieve. I am so full of appreciation. Thank you so much!!

Will keep you all updated.

 

xx Mia 

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