Having completed the Light and Building show in Frankfurt 2018. Following big winds at sea and a big fall of snow in Frankfurt, this was certainly a challenge of the elements. I still Cruised into hall 5.1 armed with our Cruise lights made of pressure cylinders, the new Element pendant light made of copper heating elements, and a skeleton. The Skeletal piece provided the main talking point and our Porpoise Hibernicus sculpture made from a found Porpoise vertebra found by myself off the north Dublin coast in the Irish Sea. Frankfurt provided many exciting displays in the show including Luminale and the lighting feature of mannequin pieces on the Zumtobel stand was straight from a Kraftwerk video. This biennial show is certainly one of the world's main coming together of technologists, lighting design and a centre for the wider industry to strutt their stuff and meet contacts from around the world. I was happy to meet many old and new friends along the way.With long road trips, set ups and sea journeys it was still worth the trip. Thanks to those who dropped in on our stand and my local LEO office who supported us along this journey.
Marconi/ Alcock & Brown Project scoops joint Gold at RIAI Architecture Award for Best Place at Irish Architecture Awards 2017.
This project which we delivered with Denis Byrne Architects, for Failte Ireland and Galway County Council has landed Gold at this years Awchitecture Awards. Shane Holland Design Workshops were part of the design Team and implemented the structures, graphics via Ina O Connor, liaised with Artists Connolly Cleary, and built & installed the Corten Steel and Irish Lartch Structures or stop points along the 5km walking route on this significant historic and industrial site on the Wild Atlantic Way in Connemara. Our responsibilities were to build to a high material specification to control corrosion and ensure long life in this most aggressive of Atlantic environments. We are delighted for Denis Byrne Architects and 33 Trees who jointly hold this award on behalf of all the design team and we were glad to be involved with several companies locally to deliver this award winning project. This joint Best Place Award is shared with Clonakilty Co Cork in this category.
To celebrate the centenary of the founding of Henry Ford and Son Ltd in Cork in 1917. Shane Holland Design Workshops were commissioned to create a presentation piece recently presented in Cork City Hall during the visit of the Ford Family and CEO of Ford Mr William Clay Ford Jnr to the city his Grandfather founded Ford's first plant outside of the USA. in designing ths piece, we created outlines of the Model T Ford, the Popular, the Escort, and The Mustang to show some of the output of the company over the last century. The Popular and Escort being some of the models produced in the Cork Facility up to 1984. Irelands links to Ford were significant given that Henry Ford's father left County Cork some 70 years earlier emigrating to Michigan. Subsequently Henry Ford not only invented the revolutionary production system which made the Model T a widespread success. We were pleased to be asked by Verve live agency to produce this gift made in native stained hardwood, acrylic and aluminium. We laser etched the outlines in black and clear to create a double image with the base being hand carved sanded and stained and wax finished. This is just one of a stable of many premium awards and presentation pieces for domestic and international clients.
A maquette is a sculptor's small preliminary model or sketch.
After the completion of the 'Tail of Foynes', a 1.7 scale sculpture based on the iconic Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet', which was designed and made to commemorate the centenary year of Boeing Aviation, our client wished for Shane Holland Design Workshops to make a fleet of Marquette’s that could be given out to respective colleagues.
The Marquette’s made from aluminium and acrylic, while small in form, comprised of intricate parts that took a steady hand throughout the creation process. These Marquette’s embodies the spirit of the much larger 'Tail of Foynes' sculpture, which has been unveiled at the Flying Boat Museum. The Marquette is a simple reminder, as it sits on an office desk or a side table in a home, the wonderful achievement of Boeing over the past 100 years.
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Before the Christmas break we were involved in the specialist metal work for a home in South Dublin, Ireland.
The project was coordinated and designed by Sheehan + Barry Architects.
The architects and designers attention to detail was carefully coordinated by the linking of finishes and surfaces. The Irish Grange Limestone, vanity top was locally sourced from James Grogarty Stone. The supporting legs in antique patinated brass finish were precision milled to add detail. Patination is a technique used to tarnish the metal to produce the dark antiqued effect specified.
No bathroom is complete without a mirror. In total, we produced eight bespoke mirrors for this private residence. These thin framed mirrors were produced with a polished and satin nickel plated finish over brass.
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The Kennedy-Lemass Medal was designed by 'SHDW'. Coined in a silver rhodium finish, features a holographic representation of the historic meeting of President John F. Kennedy and Taoiseach Sean Lemass in Ireland in 1963, set against a contoured backdrop representation of the Atlantic Ocean. One the back of the medal names the recipient and the year of the award in roman numerals.
Client - American Chamber of Commerce
Design Collaboration - Lee Brothers Ltd
There is just one month to go until Tent London at London Design Fair, the workshop is busy planning our stand and organising products for the 22nd of September. Shane Holland Design will be at the Irish pavilion of Tent in Hall T3-A. You can see some of our popular products we are planning to bring above, lighting such as the Wilde Cage and Cymbal, and furniture like the Cyewb and X tables. We will bringing some of the ceramic pendants that were recently installed at new restaurant Eneko at One Aldwych in London, which we worked on with Thomas from Diem Pottery. The interiors for this project were designed by award-winning architects and interior designers Casson Mann and the lighting scheme by award-winning DHA Designs. We are looking forward to showcasing a UK commission in London. There will be over 250 independent designers & studios, over 200 global brands 15 country pavilions & galleries exhibiting over the weekend, so pay a visit to the Old Truman Brewery from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th of September.
We began this project back in March, when we were approached by award winning DHA Designs lighting consultancy to produce 11 ceramic pendants for the Michelin chef Eneko Atxa’s new Basque-inspired restaurant opening at One Aldwych hotel in Covent Garden. The idea behind the interiors, created by award winning London architects & designers Casson Mann, for this restaurant was a handcrafted space with a relaxed, warm and inviting atmosphere. A lot of the other furniture pieces use materials like wood and stone sourced from craftsmen in the Basque region. Thomas Diem, of Diem Pottery in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Ireland, handmade each of the 11 clay pendants individually, firstly creating the overall shape and then folding in one side of the clay by hand. After drying and firing, we tested multiple finishes until we found a satin polish. The internal fittings are constructed from laser cut frosted acrylic to diffuse the light above. We used one 10° Gu10 Soraa lamp in each fitting, which creates a narrow beam of a warm white. Over the past 4 months we have been working closely with Casson Mann and DHA Designs to perfect the ceramic fixtures.
You can see Shane Holland Design at Tent London, part of London Design Fair, in the Old Truman Brewery, London from the 22nd to the 25th of September.
Irish Design Works 2016 opened on Sunday the 11th of July in the Niland Gallery Galway, showcasing the cream of Irish design and art including furniture, sculpture, lighting, artworks, willow baskets and steel work. We were delighted to be exhibiting in Galway, which was just voted as the European Capital of Culture for 2020. Have a look at some of the photos and video footage from the opening. It runs until this Sunday the 24th.