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.
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