Martin Gallagher ARDÚ


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Object Description

Martin Gallagher’s work is handmade and fuses together the basic elements of wood and glass using a combination of traditional techniques, modern forms and technology to create distinctive pieces of furniture. A constant source of inspiration to him is the rugged landscape around where he lives and works on the North West coast of Ireland. Geometric shapes, clean crisp lines and repetition of shape and form found in nature are key themes in his work and Martin’s emphasis on using quality modern materials and colour give his work a fresh contemporary aesthetic.

Currently Martin is exploring the qualities of both native and imported timber, enhancing the natural qualities using shape and finish and increasingly his work has taken on an organic character. ARDÚ was inspired by skeletal structures. The pale tight-grained maple gives a lightness of form to the ribs which are separated by brass ‘vertebrae’ and the glass surface allows a visual connection with the table from all angles. A balance is achieved between the function and the sculptural form of the piece, resulting in a table which is sensually appealing, beautiful to look at and satisfying to use.

Object History

National Craft and Design Fair, RDS, Dublin 2014
MADE, Annual Collective exhibition, Spacecraft, Belfast, Ireland 2013
25 Years of Excellence and Innovation at GMIT Letterfrack, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
National Craft and Design Fair, RDS, Dublin, Ireland2012
The Art of Craft Exhibition, The Market Place Theatre, Armagh, Ireland 2012
Superdesign, The Dairy, London September 2011
Dublin Contemporary 2011
Design Week RDS Dublin, November 2010
Designers Block London, September 2010
Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design Cheltenham UK, August 2010
Interior and Fine Art Fair Dublin, Ireland May 2008, 2009, 2010

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)7831 633886

Dealer Location

London, UK

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