MK Illumination Ireland

MK Illumination Ireland was founded in 2008 and combines local knowledge and global expertise to create True Light Experiences that simply make people happy. We offer an extensive range of high-quality products and motifs, manufactured in-house, as well as tailor-made festive lighting, Christmas lighting and year-round lighting solutions for shopping centres, retail parks, cities, towns and public spaces.

We also offer combined lighting, design and fiberglass expertise that brings attractions of all shapes and sizes to life in our MK Themed Attractions division.

You might have already seen some of our work in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin, Mahon Point Shopping Centre in Cork and Galway City. You may also be familiar with some of our international installations, like Stockholm City, My Zeil Shopping Centre in Frankfurt and Saks 5th Avenue in New York. If you’d like to see more examples of what we’ve done, take a look at our portfolio, which features a selection of some of the thousands of projects delivered worldwide.

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Mahon Point Shopping Centre - Justin Young (Centre Director, Mahon Point Shopping Centre)

I have worked with John and Caitriona from MK Illumination since 2006. They maintain a professional approach at all times and each Christmas display has been created and installed to a very high standard. In 2012 and 2015 they designed new schemes for Mahon Point SC which attracted a lot of attention from customers and received positive feedback from tenants. This year, they have designed a unique and innovative scheme for Mahon Point that we are very excited about. I have found the team at MK to be experts in their area who are easy to work with and deliver projects on time and within budget.

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Shopping Center - Dundrum Town Centre / Ireland

Festive lighting and decoration that tells an interactive story in Dundrum Town Centre

Dundrum Town Centre wanted to create an immersive festive experience for visitors that would be a talking point that would attract visitors and media alike, and that would also encourage visitors to explore different parts of the center on each visit.

Following initial briefing sessions, it became clear that they liked the idea of combining traditional festive lighting, decoration, and analog (or “real”) elements with technology, and with augmented reality in particular. It also emerged that they wanted the installation to be a local experience, one that wasn’t simply another “generic Christmas scene” that visitors could enjoy anywhere in the world.

MK Illumination Ireland rose to the challenge and delivered a one-of-a-kind interactive Christmas experience for Dundrum.

It included:

Traditional elements:
Fun, vibrant Christmas lighting lit up the center, immediately transforming it into a welcoming place to visit, shop and relax.

The local touch:
Oisín McGann, an award-winning Irish writer, and illustrator,

was commissioned to write an original story about a family of snow people called “The Drift Family at Dundrum”.

A Family-friendly presentation:
The Drift Family appeared not only in the form of a story but also in “real life”, thanks to the custom-designed characters that were created based on the illustrations in the book. The family was very much one of the highlights for children and an ideal photo opportunity for parents and children alike.

A mix of analog and technological elements:
In order to appeal to young and old, and traditionalists and technology-fans alike, visitors could read about the Drift Family’s adventures at four carefully chosen locations to ensure that visitors moved around the center instead of congregating at one point. At each location, visitors could enjoy the life-size animated representations of the characters and read the relevant part of the story, or download the Zappar app in order to experience the story as augmented reality.

The immersive, 360◦ festive experience garnered lots of media attention and traffic over the holiday season, attracting visitors from far and wide who roamed the center, enjoying everything it had to offer.

MK Illumination Ireland Ltd.

Aherla More, Aherla
P31 WK72 Co. Cork

Tel: +353 (0)21 5006538

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MK Illumination Ireland Ltd.
Aherla More
P31 WK72 Cork
+353 21 5006538