Martin_Gallagher_Ardú_Coffee_Table

Ardú

maple, glass, bespoke brass spacers, L1000 x H550 x W450mm, 2012
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

Martin_Gallagher_Cascade_Coffee_Table

Cascade

ash, suede, white pigmented stain, acrylic lacquer, L1000 x H750 x W450mm, 2012
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

Martin_Gallagher_Meade_Hall_Table

Meade Hall Table

charcoal grey oak veneered base, grey birdseye maple table top, acrylic lacquer finish, D1150 x H750mm, 2014
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

furniture/wood/basketry
troscán/adhmad/caoladóireacht

Martin Gallagher

Martin Gallagher is a furniture designer maker from Sligo on the North West coast of Ireland and a graduate of Letterfrack Furniture College.  Growing up on a small rural farm surrounded by dramatic limestone mountains, windswept beaches and the awe-inspiring ocean, he has always drawn inspiration from his environment.

Each of his pieces is handmade using a combination of traditional techniques and modern technology to create beautiful contemporary furniture.  Fusing together the basic elements of wood, glass, steel and decorative veneers, Martin’s emphasis on embracing modern materials and the use of colour give his work a fresh innovative aesthetic.

Martin works mainly to commission for private and corporate clients.  His bespoke range includes furniture such as dining tables, console tables, sideboards, bookcases/display units and boardroom tables made in solid wood or veneer.  His collection is an array of award winning speculative work available in limited edition.  These pieces of functional art are an amalgamation of the designer’s vision encapsulating his concept through beautiful materials and precise craftsmanship.  Key themes in this collection include repetitive forms, and delicate free form hand carving.  Each piece is uniquely numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity assuring exclusivity and provenance as well as collectability.

In 2012, he was commissioned by MITHUN Architects (USA) to make shelving for Google’s new offices in California.  In 2013, he was awarded first prize in the Furniture category of the RDS National Craft competition.  In 2014 Gallery Peter Petrou sold two of his Ardu console tables to a private collector.

Collections

Numerous private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

2013
Furniture Category, Winner, RDS National Craft Competition, Dublin
           People’s Choice Award, Winner, MADE Exhibition, Space CRAFT, Belfast
2009
 RDS National Craft competition, Finalist, RDS, Dublin

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2014
Masterpiece, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Gallery Peter Petrou, London, UK
2013
RDS National Craft and Design Fair, Dublin
           MADE, Space CRAFT, Belfast
2012
RDS National Craft and Design Fair, Dublin
           GMIT Letterfrack Celebrating 25 years, Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Dublin
           One of a Kind, Gordon Gallery, Derry
           Masterpiece, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Gallery Peter Petrou, London UK
           AD 20/21, The Cyclorama, BG Galleries, Boston, MaUSA
2011
Superdesign, Gallery Peter Petrou, London, UK
          LAPADA Arts & Antiques Fair, Gallery Peter Petrou, Berkeley Square, London, UK
          Olympia International Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, Gallery Petrou Petrou, London, UK
          Dublin Contemporary, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin
2010
Designers Block, London Design Festival, London, UK
           A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, Thrilestaine Long Gallery, Cheltenham, UK
           Cream of Irish Design, Interior Design and Art Fair, RDS, Dublin

Gallery Representation

BG Galleries New York, USA
Peter Petrou, Works of Art, UK

Contact Details:

Martin Gallagher


T. +353 (0)87 614 6166
E. martin-gallagher@hotmail.com
www.martingallagherfurniture.com