Thursday, October 15, 2009

Architectural Installation: The Cloud.

Here's a few pictures from a recent architectural installation that I made for a 14m (46') long corridor. It was designed by my brother Stephen who is one half of RoeWu. The idea is that the varying angle of the louvres simulate the changing light that one experiences under a moving cloud. I'm not sure if the video captures this but it looks pretty cool and the clients love it.
The cloud was made up in sections in the workshop. There were a lot of those louvres to be made. Most of the louvres have push fixings so they can be removed easily for cleaning above the cloud. I used poplar for the louvres because of its stability and good painting qualities. The longitudinal pieces are WBP plywood.
Align LeftI was able to install the parts from a ladder which made set up for the installation much easier. Below is a video clip of a walk through and shows how the light changes as you move along. It was early morning and a little dull at the time. I'll try and get a better shot soon.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Ogham chair featured in The Great Indoors

Just a quick post to let you know that the ogham chair I made a while back has been featured in the latest edition of The Great Indoors interiors magazine. Its free to read online and has lots of Irish craft and other interesting design pieces; not just the usual advertorials that most interiors magazines tend to be. So why not check it out.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Vanity with Louis Mulcahy basin.

Here's a small vanity I have just finished for a client. They bought a sweet little basin from Louis Mulcahy a cermacist based in Dingle Co. Kerry and they wanted a pedestal for it. The bathroom it will be fitted in is very small. As a result this white oak vanity had to be pretty compact. The finish on this piece is two part cellulose lacquer not my usual danish oil as the oak would move a lot if it weren't sealed from the humidity of the bathroom. The breadboard ends are to stop the wood absorbing water off the floor and to aid in fitting as the floor is sloped; it's an old cottage. Hope you like it.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bespoke Table and bench with luxurious oil finish.

Here are some images of a bespoke commission I recently completed. It is a matching coffee table and bench for a local customer. The bench and table are made from 2" white oak and are really massive in proportions and weight; something that the customer wanted. They are joined with decorative through mortise and tenon joints that are wedged with a lighter native irish oak. For that extra touch of luxury the bench and table were hand planed and scraped before 5 coats of danish oil were aplied, resulting in a silky smooth and durable finish. These pieces will certainly last a lifetime.