Designs to Live With (a Design Island exhibition as part of Design Week 2011)

The Design Island group, freshly returned from an exciting and successful showing at Tent London (London Design Festival) will present a selection of new work at the gallery of veteran furnisher Brian S. Nolan in Dun Laoghaire.

The title of the show highlights the post-boom focus of the work that designers from all over the country are currently producing, making affordable, practical and inspiring products which actually enhance day to day living.

Please come and enjoy our new offerings from 20th October to 19th November at The Anglesea Buildings, Georges St, Dun Laoghaire.

The seven designer/makers include:


Locker13 present a range of their lighting and furniture pieces including the Comfort Lamp, Sadhbh table and Allsort range of foot-stool, stool and side table.

Ben Gabriel

Galway-based Gabriel Furniture is showing rose dining tables, recently commissioned by Danish company Paer Dansk for the emerging high-end Chinese market.

Ceadogán Rugs

Denis Kenny makes beautiful rugs from the finest wool, designed by inspiring artists and handtufted by skilled craftpeople. Watch this amusing and inspiring 3 minute clip of the workings behind the products:

Noel Whelan Furniture

Innovative use of natural materials is a signature skill of Waterford’s Noel Whelan, creating conversational furniture pieces like this side table that appears to merge marquetry and a game of tetris.

Klimmeck & Henderson

The “Anvil’ Bench marks a new departure into outside products for Klimmek & Henderson Furniture. Made from solid native oak in a charred and natural finish, the bench is both sculptural & functional.

Sasha Skykes for farm21

Sasha is continuing her exploration of the Irish environment as we understand it with a selection of witty new objects including the “Feed Me” table, and her signature straw cube.

Shane Holland Design Workshops

The Ruray lamp has gone viral on the internet following Tent London with more that 80 websites worldwide listing it as one of the next big things in lighting.