A Brief History of the Idea Factory - New Orleans

Located in the French Quarter, the Idea Factory was established in 1974 by George and Peggy Bacon as a contemporary craft gallery representing some of the finest woodworkers from around the country. George Bacon's background as a magazine art director allowed him to develop a style of lettering which we incorporated into a unique method of crafting wood signs.

But George's most fun came from creating junk sculpture and mechanical amusements - a rube Goldberg character. Peggy Bacon had a fine sense of design and value which made it all possible.

Today the Idea Factory still offers a fine, selective collection of American woodcraft - heirloom quality toys for kids of all ages, clever secret boxes, ingenious kinetic sculptures by David Roy, Brian Kidwell's wacky junk sculpture, home and office accessories, and we still handcraft very intricate signs, designs and logo reproduction.

The Idea Factory has become an hysterical landmark in a very historic district.  No visit to New Orleans is complete without a visit to this most unusual shop at 924 Royal Street - one block down from Jackson Square.




Explore our website, enjoy secure online shopping. and please stop
by if you're in New Orleans, or call us
- toll free!


 

ideafactory@bellsouth.net

Store Hours:  10 am - 6 pm - Monday-Saturday
10 am - 5 pm - Sunday