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Cubes III

Cabinet in spalted Irish sycamore, rippled French sycamore and pearwood. Frame and panel construction. Panels made from saw cut veneers laminated to birch substrate. Cabinets finished with shellac and wax, stand finished with white oil. 630mm x 630mm x 1240mm
Photographer: Roland Paschhoff

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Cubes II

Cabinet in English brown oak. Solid frame with mortice and tenon construction. Saw cut veneers, hand carved finish to top cabinet. Oil wax finish outside, shellac finish inside. 410mm x 410mm x 1135mm
Photographer: Roland Paschhoff

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Cubes 1

Cabinet in Irish quarter sawn oak. Solid throughout, mortice and tenon joints, dovetailed drawers, with bleached shellac finish. 370mm x 370mm x 1100mm
Photographer: Roland Paschhoff

furniture/wood/basketry
troscán/adhmad/caoladóireacht

Stevan Hartung

Stevan Hartung is a contemporary furniture designer. In his work the wood used for a piece is in itself an integral part of the design, the beauty of pattern and proportion can be found in many places, both natural and crafted. The figure, colour, texture or even the refractive qualities of the wood all play a part in determining how the design progresses and how the final piece will appear. The infinite patterns produced by nature then become the inspiration for the creation of a piece, the beauty of this process being that the more you look the more you see, so the possibilities for creating patterns are seen to be endless.

How the material is worked also affects the feel of the final piece. The use of hand tools allows for a more intuitive way of working with wood; edges can be shaped with subtlety and finishes applied sparingly. Images 1-3 are part of a series of small cabinets exploring the use of cubes in their construction. The basic geometric form of a cube is something perfect and beautiful. It appears the same from all sides and so has perfect symmetry.

Hartung graduated with a bachelors in Design from National College of Art and Design in 1991 and has been creating beautiful furniture designs ever since. He now works from his studio in Co. Wicklow.

Collections

Department of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam
Office of Public Work, Tipperary
Dublin City University
Work is part of a number of private collections

Selected Awards

2009
Overall Winner, Golden Fleece Award

 

Selected Exhibitions

2009
Cream of Irish Design, RDS Art and interiors show, Dublin
Organic Geometry, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2008
Image of Longing, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
PORTFOLIO, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
You’ll Never Walk Alone, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2006
Interior Design Show, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin
2005
Create, Fota House, Fota, Cork

 

 

Contact Details:

Stevan Hartung


T. +353 (0)45 867023
E. mail@stevanhartungfurniture.com
www.stevanhartungfurniture.com