Media Cabinet-S.Hartung

Media Cabinet

Media Cabinet with four pocket sliding doors. Drawers inside.
Techniques: Saw cut veneers. Frame and panel construction, dovetailed drawers.
Materials: Pear wood and Macassar ebony.
Year Made: 2017
Dimensions: 1650 x 1050 x 550

Rosewood Wardrobe-S.Hartung

Rosewood Wardrobe

Wardrobe in rosewood with ripple sycamore interior.
Techniques: Veneers saw cut in own workshop, marquetry.
Materials: Santos Rosewood and ripple sycamore
Year Made: 2018
Dimensions: 1900 x 860 x 530

Shoji Wardrobe-S.Hartung

Panelled wardrobe

Wardrobe with lower and upper section. Doors are inspired by the lightweight construction of Japanese shoji screens. The doors are angled on two planes to add visual interest and add to a sense of lightness in a large piece.
Techniques: Mortice and tenoned interweaving shoji frames.
Materials: French Walnut
Year Made: 2017
Dimensions: 2240 x 1600 x 450


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


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


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


Stevan Hartung

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-2020

In my 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.

Having recently returned to work after spending a period of four years in a closed meditation retreat, the training in mindfulness and awareness continues to inform my professional practice. By developing a deeper sense of engagement, a more intuitive way of working is cultivated.

Stevan graduated with a Bachelor of Design (Honours) from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1991. He now works from his studio in Co. Wicklow. 


Department of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam
Office of Public Works, Tipperary
Dublin City University
Holy Island Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Firth of Clyde, Scotland
National Library of Ireland, Dublin
Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Eskdalemuir, Scotland
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

Overall Winner, Golden Fleece Award

Selected Exhibitions

Surface Matters, Dublin Castle; Artesania Catalunya CCAM, Barcelona, Spain and National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Cream of Irish Design, RDS Art and interiors show, Dublin
Organic Geometry, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Image of Longing, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
PORTFOLIO, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
You’ll Never Walk Alone, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Interior Design Show, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Create, Fota House, Fota, Cork



Contact Details:

Stevan Hartung