An Irish Flying Elephant takes off against the wind and all the odds…

An Irish Flying Elephant takes off against the wind and all the odds


NEW Irish-made Christmas toys, gifts, home office furniture and a moment for the dreamers, the inventors the creators, the makers and the believers …


Irish event industry supplier Flying Elephant Productions was one of the first to be hit by Covid-19.  Sixty commissions for stages and sets for exhibitions and concerts were cancelled overnight, all of their employees were sent home and the odds were stacked firmly against them.


Founders Michael Keelan and Max Fox took a breath, reimagined their whole business and pivoted quickly to launch the first Flying Elephant desk as a solution to remote working.  A desk that could be assembled in a minute or less, easy to store, well made, stylish, affordable from €149 and ideal for people working from home.  An idea was born and the business, along with 17 jobs, was saved.  But the Flying Elephant team realised that they needed to continue to innovate and find solutions to problems in order to survive until the event business returns to normal.  They went back to the drawing board during the summer with a vision for Christmas 2020.


Now Flying Elephant is ready to take off again with an exciting NEW range of Christmas toys, gifts and an extended ‘Work from Home’ range which have been 100% Irish made with their signature finish, creative flair and distinctive Flying Elephant motif.  The Flying Elephant Online Christmas Shop is now OPEN at


Highlights from the Kids Range includes the Toddler Sous Chef Station from €99 which allows children to safely and securely reach standard counter heights around the kitchen and beyond. The perfect tool for any future chefs or Christmas helpers! The Kids Mud and Growing Kitchen is the ultimate solution for children’s mud adventures or even their very own first garden and growing project.  The Flat Pack Fort from €189, Scooter Rack from €35, Skateboard Rack from €124.99, Easel from €55, Home Schooler Desk/Chair Combo from €99 and the Elephant | Rabbit Toy Shelf from €149 are also beautifully designed and made.


Highlights from the Christmas Range includes the intricate IsoKing Christmas Tree at €99, The beautifully crafted IsoKing Wine Rack from €30, Guitar Rack from €189, Fishing Rod Rack at €149, Puzzle board and stand from €74.99, Game Table Topper from €99 and the Music Amplifier phone holder at just €19.99.


The NEW extended ‘Work From Home’ range includes a beautifully crafted Document & Letter Holder at €24.99, Monitor Stand at €29.99, Lapdesk from €29, Device Stands at €15 and clever Peg Board Station from €199 which is a versatile home organiser that allows you to configure your pegboard to exactly what you want.


Michael Keelan (29) co-founder of Flying Elephant said “our top priority was to keep our skilled workforce and brilliant designers employed.  We also have the machines and the right people that allow us to manufacture new innovations so we decided to come up with solutions for people using every resource available.  The Christmas shop is a whole new departure for us and we are immensely proud of the collection we have created which is 100% Irish, supports Irish Jobs and our suppliers”


Flying Elephant places a very strong emphasis on their green policy and believe in reaching a balance between business and the built environment. They aspire to be environmentally conscious and use sustainable business principles in all aspects of design, fabrication and disposal.


Media Contact: Helen O Dwyer | PR1 | 086 2332725 |


Editors Notes:


  • Co-founder of Flying Elephant Michael Keelan is available for interview on request.


  • High Resolution Images of all products are available from the link below or please contact for a high resolution captioned image of any of the products from the website


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