In 2022, we were commissioned to design a four-poster bed by Rosemary Jones of @rosemaryjonesdesign in Cork, who we've had a long-standing relationship with that goes back over many years.
The brief was for a bed that was visually light and delicate but could take a super king mattress. The bed was to be made in oak with a lime washed finish and should include some brass detailing.
The bed that we finally made was the result of several rounds of design iteration. Rosemary’s strong vision and focus during the collaborative design process drove the design to the very edge of possibility, continuously reducing the visual weight, while maintaining the correct proportions and not compromising the structural viability.
The bed was complimented by a bench that sits neatly between the legs of the bed.
A New Table Extensions and Stave Chairs for Green Acres Wexford.
Back in 2017 James and Donal of Green Acres Wexford - @greenacresirl commissioned us to build a table that would sit in their wine tasting room. And with it came a special request to incorporate into the Irish Elm we were using a vine cutting from the famous Château d'Yquem vineyard that James had collected while on a visit.
More recently, James and Donal asked us to make two extensions to the table to increase the seating capacity to twelve, plus separately used as serving tables.
We also added an additional four stacking Stave chairs made using oiled Irish Elm, with loose seat pads made by Garvan de Bruir of DE BRUIR
We hope you like it and that you'll drop out to Green Acres Wexford to experience one of their wine tastings in that glorious room.
One of the last projects of 2022 was a sideboard designed in black oak with a texture ‘Black Moack’ Silestone top.
The cabinet is 3 metres long with a pair of bi-folding sliding doors on either side, one
facing the dining table and one the kitchen.
The doors were faceted with a triangular relief pattern which was carved into the
surface of 45mm thick door leaves which were made in solid qtr. cut oak. The heavy-duty hinges and sliding mechanisms allow the doors to be opened easily despite their considerable weight.
The oak was then stained black and finished with a matt lacquered making sure that
the grain of the oak was still visible.
A removable black speaker cloth covered panel at one end of the end of the cabinet
hides a bass unit for the sound system in the room and grommet in the stone top
allows cables to feed to the soundbar to be placed in the middle of the cabinet.
What was wanted for this design was a mid-century feel. We made the sideboard in European rift oak with four sliding doors. It was then wrapped in a luxurious metallic gold Rafia wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries that had been chosen by the client.
AV Storage - Glass Clad Cabinet
We made this cabinet for a long-standing client who wanted to house existing HiFi equipment that had been in storage for some time.
They requested a coloured high gloss finish, and we decided that the best way to create this was to wrap the cabinet in glass that had been coated on the rear face.
This allowed the glass to be toughened, making it very strong and safe, but also allowing any colour to be chosen.
The interior is finished in a charcoal grey laminate and has apertures and pass throughs to allow cables to connect equipment in the 4 bays and allow power and speaker cables to exit at the back. It stands on a polished stainless-steel frame