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.
There is just under a month to go to the second Design Island exhibition at the Niland Gallery, Merchant's Road, Galway. At Irish Design Works 2016, we will present furniture pieces, lighting design, stone sculpture, ceramics, basket making, artworks and fine metalwork, all designed and hand built in Ireland. Design Island is a network group of designer makers and producers, initially formed in 2003 as the Cream of Irish Design and now named Design Island since 2005. We pool our resources to present exhibitions to promote the quality of design and craftsmanship in Ireland today.
In this 2016 edition we’re delighted to introduce new exhibitors to Design Island: Colin Grehan’s muscular stone sculptures, Shona Slemon’s natural layered forms, Joe Hogan, the master of woven willow and Sinead Cullen’s dynamic stroked artworks.
Just like 2015, Gabriel Furniture bring their excellent geometric experimentation in furniture. The Kildare brothers Sean and Tim at Dunleavy Bespoke produce luxurious contemporary furniture. Patricia Murphy brings her inspiring, highly coloured energy panels. Raymond Kinghan’s one-off signature pieces include a ceramic cannon. Stephen Quinn’s meandering forged steel work offers brilliantly interlaced and hot-worked detailing. Stephen O’Briain’s wonderful, organic sculpted furniture offers such sophistication. Daniel Gill’s knowledge of native materials and traditional cabinet making skills has led him to thrive in this exhibition forum. Finally our own work at Shane Holland Design is an experimental journey and a mix of furniture, lighting and sculptural pieces developed over the years.
All artists, makers and designers will be displaying a selection of new pieces. The exhibition runs during Galway International Arts Festival, so if in the area do pop in. Admission is free.
so if in the area do pop in. Admission is free.
There is one month to go until House, Ireland's newest interior design exhibition. See us at stand B4, just as you come in the entrance, for the 3 day event. House 2016 will showcase the very best of interior design, highlighting the hottest trends, most stylish products, and chicest designs for discerning Irish homes. It is an expansive exhibition featuring stands from over 150 of Ireland’s most talented design professionals, furniture providers and home improvement specialists. We are looking forward to displaying some of our stuff at Ireland's brand new interior design event. We are also delighted to be designing and producing a brand new bespoke chandelier for over the champagne bar. We are finalizing the concept at the moment and plan to get making in the next week! Look out for progress pictures on that. Contact us if you are looking for tickets for the event. For full list of exhibitors, opening times and anything else you may need to know, visit house-event.ie.
We have begun working on a lighting project along with interior designers and architects Casson Mann and their development of Eneko restaurant at One Aldwych Hotel in Covent Garden, London opening this summer. Eneko at One Aldwych is an idea of Michelin-starred Chef Eneko Atxa, and is inspired by his restaurants Azurmendi, currently ranked 19 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. One Aldwych has won many awards including Best Boutique Hotel in the World, London Luxury Hotel of the Year and Best Hotel in London. We have been asked to produce 11 ceramic pendant fittings with a unique asymmetrical folded design for the restaurant. We have teamed up with Diem Pottery who will produce the shade in unglazed stoneware, while our job is to work on the finished clay piece installing the internal lighting elements and finding a way to balance the asymmetrical ceramic shape. We will be collaborating with the architects and lighting scheme designers, DHA Designs in London. We had great fun working with Thomas Diem yesterday in Ashbourne making prototypes in wet clay as you can see. This is a great vote of confidence for the international level of skill provided by Irish designers and craftspeople. We are looking forward to seeing this project develop at one of London's most acclaimed luxury hotels.
Yesterday we attended the opening of Só Collective at Kildare Village. This unique curation of both established and emerging designers, imagined by design studio ChanLegge and developed by Balubas, includes collections of fashion, lighting, ceramics, accessories, and textiles. It was great to get talking to those behind the whole concept and fellow designers and craftspeople. Our Wilde Cage floor light, Etang light, and the Tablín & Stoolín set are currently on display, if you're in the area be sure to pop in and see this great representation of Irish Design.
See full list of designers at https://www.kildarevillage.com/en/campaign/from-the-isle/so-collective/
We are introducing a new finish for the Ruray desk light. Have a look at how we create a fractal pattern by hand in the workshop on both black and silver aluminium. Inspired by the legendary roaring wave 'Tonn Ruraigh', this LED light is efficient and functional yet still sculptural. First designed in 2011, the Ruray was sent all around the world as it was seen as a new type of LED light and it won an IDEA award for Product Design. Now in 2016, we are continuing the evolution of the Ruray with these new fractal designs and different finishes.
The award-winning Ruray is available to order on our website here: http://www.shanehollanddesign.com/store/p8/Ruray.html.