The office has been a mass of foam board and bits of branches as the guys are building lots of models for various projects. It has gotten so full of stuff that I have moved my workspace into the main house for a bit of calm! And I am reallying enjoying it! Donal and Janek have 3 students working with them since they got shortlisted for a competition which I am not supposed to mention so keep in touch and I will fill you in later.

The non-conformist

July 22, 2009

Our “non-conformist chair” by Eileen Gray sits comfortably against the iroko timber. Its my best friends choice of chair in our house especially when she was pregnant!  Eileen Gray said “An armrest was omitted in order to leave the body more freedom in movement and to allow it to bend forward or to turn to the other side unrestricted.”
Frame of chromium-plated steel tubing. Seat of beech frame with rubber webbing. Upholstery: polyurethane with polyester filling. Cover in leather.

Kathleen Eileen Moray Gray(August 9,1878 – October 21,1976) was an Irish furniture designer and architect and a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture. She was born in Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford.

Side table from Ikea.


Modern Antiques

June 25, 2009

We sourced these original Arne Jacobsen/Fritz Hansen stacking chairs from Roxy Klassik in Denmark. The whole transaction was done on line with absolutely no hastle. Roxy Klassik specializes in mid-century design from architects such as Kaare Klint, Ole Wancher, Hans J Wegner, Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen to designers like Verner Panton, Charles & Ray Eames and Poul Henningsen. They also sell furniture, lighting, carpets and ceramics as well as arts & crafts objects from the golden period of Scandinavian Design.

L1030308Table designed by Fionuala Lennon and made by John O’ Connell Furniture