ZELOUF+BELL - an intensely personal new modernism, a distillation of what delights and moves, informed by that which came before.
Studio furniture makers ZELOUF+BELL and their team of master craftsmen have been making museum-quality furniture to commission in their workshop in Ireland since 1992. Their award-winning work is in private collections, public offices, embassy residences, churches and museums, at home and abroad.
The alliance of Belfast-born Michael Bell and New Yorker Susan Zelouf may seem a collision of cultures and characters; instead, a kind of alchemy occurs, engendering extraordinary pieces grounded in practicality, a dialogue between art, design and history. “We don’t fit in, but for us that’s a strategy.” Theirs is an intensely personal new modernism, a distillation of what delights and moves them, informed by that which came before. ZELOUF+BELL are represented in New York by Maison Gerard, in Dublin by Solomon Fine Art and in the colourful Parisian showrooms of David Hicks France. The National Museum of Ireland acquired three Zelouf+Bell pieces for the museum's permanent collection.
Recent projects include the redesign of Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud (Ireland's only two star Michelin) and conference furniture for the Department of Enterprise and Employment, Kildare Street, Dublin.Zelouf+Bell garnered two awards at the Architectural Digest Show 2015; Best Decorative Accessory by IFDA (International Furnishing and Design Association) and Best Overall Craftsmanship by Adorno Magazine. Recent articles about their work appeared in Modern Magazine, Financial Times 'How To Spend It', The Sunday Times and The Irish Arts Review.
Visit the Website: www.zeloufandbell.com
Established by brothers Tim and Seán Dunleavy in 2009, Dunleavy Bespoke design and make handcrafted, luxury furniture.
The exclusive Dunleavy aesthetic is one of contemporary artistic luxury, creating elegant and comfortable spaces as individual as our clients.
As master craftspeople, our values as designers and makers centre on quality and integrity in everything we do and in everything we make.
Our clients include interior designers, architects and many private individuals, both in Ireland and abroad.
Sending bespoke pieces as far as San Francisco and Hong Kong, our furniture can be seen in churches, restaurants, offices, embassies and ambassador’s residencies, museums and galleries in addition to private homes.
Hand-made entirely from our workshop which is idyllically set in rural Kildare in Ireland, our pieces deliberately harmonise traditional cabinet-making techniques with more modern processes.
Our team of master craftspeople observe a meticulous attention to detail at all times, ensuring all materials and workmanship are of exceptional quality and manufactured to the highest standard.
We work with native and imported hardwoods, exotic and decorative wood veneers, luxurious fabrics and leathers, metal, stone and marble. Sourcing raw materials of the highest standard and quality from around the world – our process begins with the individual selection of each raw material including hand selecting every piece of timber we use.
Visit the Website: www.dunleavybespoke.com
Joseph Walsh Studio presents “REVEAL"
May 1st –May 24th
American Irish Historical Society,
NYC Address: 991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA
Irish-based studio workshop Joseph Walsh Studio recently opened its REVEAL exhibition, a unique opportunity to view important unseen works and private commissions, as well as some of the Studio's past work, typically destined for collectors’ private residences. The exhibition is held at American Irish Historical Society (AIHS), located on Manhattan’s Museum Mile, and includes a selection of free form chairs, part of a collection of 24 individual and unique chairs developed for Chatsworth House’s private dining room, a bespoke watch cabinet and seat created for the private collection of a father and his son, as well as a series of scale models and sketches of Walsh’s recent significant 7-meter high sculpture commissioned by the Office of Public Works (OPW) on behalf of the National Gallery of Ireland under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.
Joseph Walsh established his Studio in 1999 on his family’s farm, which still hosts the original 18th century Walsh Farmhouse. Largely inspired by and appreciative of nature, his workis characterized by an ongoing curiosity about the dialogic possibilities of different materials and unison of form and functionality to create sculptural, one-of-a-kind pieces. The creative process behind these pieces is constantly fuelled by the Studio's cooperation with teams of master craftsmen, as well as apprentices and interns, coming from all over the world to realize Walsh’s design vision. The REVEAL exhibition at AIHS captures the very essence of Walsh’s design vision and inspiration, taking the viewer through a journey of some of his most unique creations.
"The REVEAL exhibition provides us with an opportunity to share the results of some of the special commissions that we have undertaken over the years, that reflect a direct dialogue and close relationship with our commissioning clients who have a particular appreciation of our work. The level of trust that was built over the years between our great patrons and us allowed us to delve into the unknown to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. To be presented at the beautiful AIHS venue, which in 2008 was the venue of ‘Realizations’ my first ever solo exhibition, REVEAL will enable us to showcase the diversity of our commissioned projects and the process behind our work, whilst unveiling the overall essence and philosophy of our studio." - Joseph Walsh, Founder of Joseph Walsh Studio