Simon Doyle_Chair_Walnut (Irish and French)_750mm x 420mm x 500mm_ Photographer Rory Moore copy

Chair

walnut (Irish and Frenck), 75x42x50cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

Simon Doyle_Hall Table _Spanish Chestnut (Irish grown)_1020mm x 1020mm x 320mm_Photographer Rory Moore.1 copy

Hall Table

Spanish chestnut (Irish Grown), 102x102x32cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

Simon Doyle_Hall Table _Spanish Chestnut (Irish grown)_1020mm x 1020mm x 320mm_Photographer Rory Moore copy

Hall Table (detail)

Spanish chestnut (Irish Grown), 102x102x32cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

furniture/wood/basketry
troscán/adhmad/caoladóireacht

Simon Doyle

Simon Doyle is a furniture designer and maker interested in the exploration of form, structure, void, symmetry, asymmetry, balance and simplicity. He cites the Shakers as an early influence on his work.

Doyle approaches each piece of furniture in the context of craft and industry – where the two intersect and where they are at their most distant, whether that is through visible joinery and the traditional techniques of craft or through metalwork and the contemporary manufacturing techniques of modern industry.

Chair was designed to be an object that could only be made by hand. It is an investigation into pure craft areas and as such focusses on visible joinery and traditional techniques, with very deliberate elements intersecting and interacting. The seat and backrest are coopered, with heights and depths of the vertical pieces offset; an idea of something chaotic within the rigid conformity and strictness of woodworking joinery.

Doyle graduated from GMIT Letterfrack with and has worked for Stevan Hartung Furniture. Based in Dublin, he works mainly to commission. He is also developing products aimed at larger scale production.

Selected Awards

2014
 House & Home Magazine MAKE IT Awards: Readers’ Choice in association with Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, House and Home Magazine and Fund It
2013
Future Makers Residencies and Training Award, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Selected Exhibitions

2015
Side by Side, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2014
Design Make Transform: Contemporary Design and Craft from Future Makers, The Church Gallery, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick
2013
Imagined, Designed and Made in Ireland, Arnotts, Dublin
2015
GMIT Letterfrack, 25 Years of Excellence and Innovation, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

Contact Details:

Simon Doyle
Ballymount Industrial Estate
Dublin 12

T. +353 87 752 4535
E. mail@simon-doyle.com
www.simon-doyle.com