Who says that elements designed to keep people away can’t be inviting? Certainly not Matthias Megyeri of Sweet Dreams Security in Great Britain where safety, preventative and secure elements are functional but fun. Butterfly-shaped razor wire, teddy bear shaped padlocks and lace embroidered Beware of Dog signs are some examples of the whimsy interjected into products usually designed to be foreboding and unattractive.
Several of their designs like the heart shaped link chain and glass landscape toppers are ordered by commission, but others are available to purchase. Definitely the cutest security precautions you’ll ever take.
Below are all of their products to date with descriptions taken directly from their website.
Sweet Dreams Security
Fences with bunny rabbits for railheads, razor-wire woven with butterflies, padlocks shaped like teddy bears and feline CCTV covers a few of the products in the Sweet Dreams Security range. Matthias Megyeri has carved an exciting new niche market for products that respond to what he sees as an uncomfortable balance between the growing demand for security products and an over-saturation of the kitsch, thecute’, the garden gnomes and the frilly curtains.
The first set of three unique railing-top characters by Sweet Dreams Security is now available. This contemporary take on traditional Victorian street furniture injects a sense of energy into often-lifeless urban landscapes. Let the jagged but friendly little creatures guard your home with a warm smile.
Razor Wire: Mr. Smish & Madame Buttly
The Sweet Dreams Security razor wire is our most vicious but cute product to date. Standard razor wire has been transformed from a purely threatening object into one that is highly playful, yet every bit as effective.
Mr. Smish & Madame Buttly had the honour of gracing the cover of the 2005 SAFE: Design Takes on Risk MoMA exhibition catalogue, in New York.
Landscape by Sweet Dreams Security consists of ten glass objects designed as security features for the top of garden or backyard walls. The strong, sharp structures offer an original and appealing alternative to broken bottle shards, which are now illegal to use.Landscape is now also available in various vibrant colours as a result of collaboration with a traditional Stuttgart-based glass company.
Sweet Dreams Security introduces a fresh, friendly face to the Old English Padlock by offering Billy B. to grace your backyard or private space. Made by Henry Squire & Sons Ltd UK family-owned lockmakers since 1780 this fun, new product boasts the quality workmanship expected from an old favourite.Billy B. is now being sold in selected design outlets worldwide.
Chains: Heart to Heart
Sweet Dreams Security developed Heart to Heart to enhance a classic product icon with a sprinkling of sweetness.The heart-shaped chain will inject a dose of good, old-fashioned charm to your front garden, backyard or other private space.
Alarms: Daisy T.
The one-year installation of Daisy T at the Design Museum, London, has greatly raised her profile and even turned her into somewhat of a local celebrity.
Security Cameras: City Cat TV
These quirky Sweet Dreams Security CCTV camera attachments add a welcome touch of humour to our increasingly security-conscious lives.
Sweet Dreams Security proudly introduces Mrs Welcome. Woven to look like a metal security shutter, this traditional lace curtain with a twist is soft and welcoming on the inside, yet cold and harsh-looking on the outside: a placebo product designed to keep the burglars at bay, without making you feel imprisoned in your own home.
Beware of Dog Sign: Snoopy D
Sweet Dreams Security has found international acclaim, exhibiting widely and attracting high profile bespoke commissions – two projects in Tokyo this summer, Colour By Numbers and Tokyo Hipsters Club, and a window installation at Paul Smith in New York. After participating in the Hometime exhibition organised by the British Council in China and showing at the Design Museum’s Design Mart exhibition of new British design in 2004, the products were included in Paul Smith’s Great Brits exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2005. As well as participating in the Pop noir exhibition at The Israel Museum in Jerusalem the product range is also being exhibited at Safe Design Takes On Risks at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and in a show curated by Droog® design in Amsterdam.
Matthias Aron Megyeri, Designer
18 Trafalgar Mews
E9 5JG, London, Great Britain
Telephone 0044 (0)20 8986 5116
Mobile 0044 (0)77 7962 4974
For information regarding prices please contact us.