Design Island at TENT LONDON
Design Island is a group of 12 designer makers of lighting, furniture, glass, textiles and rugs
Design Island arrives in TENT LONDON in September to breathe new interest in Irish Design with a group of 12 designer makers of lighting, furniture, glass, textiles and rugs in what will be the largest show of Irish Design in London ever. The group is a network of leading designers who produce primarily interiors products and in one case Omos street furniture for contract markets.
The line-up is as follows:
Ceadogán: Rug company from Wexford headed by Dennis Kenny who uses leading textile designers and produce hand tufted Irish made rugs of a quality second to none.
Dunleavy Bespoke: Brothers Tim and Sean Dunleavy have blazed a trail since their original setup a few years ago with stunning execution of highly demanding cabinetry,
hand carved details and fine lines. Their furniture is set to reach new heights.
Gabriel Furniture: Ben Gabriel, originally from Holland, but settled in County Galway, who along with his son Joshua play with geometric patterns in native timbers to produce
playful furniture designed to be used.
Horizon Furniture: Fergal O’Leary has infused his love for music and furniture into twin careers, now with the emphasis on furniture. Based in the southern capital of Cork where artistic temperaments are taken for granted but quality and reputation is always earned.
Killian Schurmann Glass Studio: Create Sculptural glass, in blown, slumped, fused and cast formats for commission. Schurmann is now working on gold vitrified tiles for
Westminster Cathedral in London. Schurmann is working alongside Mexican designer Ariel Garrido Plazuelos on interior projects, some of which can be seen at Tent London.
Klimmek + Henderson: Is founded by German born Knut Klimmek, who trained at Parnham Furniture College. Knut has developed superb lines of residential and corporate
furniture in exotic veneers and hardwoods, always pushing the boundaries for 25 years.
Omos: Produce award winning street furniture which utilises good product design as its core. Founded by Richard Lyons and Alastair Wallace their partnership has produced
stylish and streetwise solutions. Omos is translated from Gaelic as ‘respect’ and respect is only gained through good design and products which last.
Patrick Casserly Design: Patrick Casserly trained in cabinetry in Bristol and has produced popular ranges of furniture and lighting in mixed materials from his workshop in Westmeath. He uses simplicity as key to a good product.
Shane Holland Design Workshops: Produce lighting, furniture and sculptural elements for clients worldwide. Shane Holland returns to Tent with new products Ruray, Claris, Belljar and Arthur following his success with Chev and others. As founder of Design Island he is to the fore in promoting good design to international markets.
Sinéad Mitchell: Is a textile designer who since recently setting up has worked on print for pillows, shades and up-cycled chairs. Sinéad came to our notice form New Desigers and Grand Designs in London and uses the influences of the West of Ireland as her touchstone.
Stephen O’Briain Furniture: O’Briain, initially trained as a fine art painter, came to furniture making via family traditions. His artist’s eye is evident in his style and execution
in all his excellent work. Based in the foothills of Mount Leinster his pieces have timeless qualities just like that of a mountain.
Wedge: Barry Archer and Rob Hennessy create clean lined and unfussy furniture for contemporary interiors. This year they return to Tent London with exceptional new designs that reflect draped forms in Corian and stainless steel.
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