Zelouf and Bell

Gazelle desk

Figured mahogany, ripple sycamore, hand- carved walnut, leather, brass, hand- rubbed satin lacquer finish
150 x 50 x 78 cm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

ZELOUF+BELL BLUE BUTTERFLY END TABLES, PHOTO BY ROLAND PASCHHOFF, SRGB

Blue Butterfly End Tables

Cobalt blue bolivar, sapphire blue ripple sycamore, white figured anegre, black bolivar, solid walnut
29 × 44 × 51cm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

ZELOUF+BELL STONES IN A POND COCKTAIL CABINET, PHOTO BY ROLAND PASCHHOFF, CMYK

Stones in a Pond Cocktail Cabinet

Black bolivar, ivory figured anegre, brass, charcoal shagreen, ivory goatskin
78 × 43 × 125.5cm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

ZELOUF+BELL STONES IN A POND COCKTAIL CABINET OPEN, PHOTO BY ROLAND PASCHHOFF

Stones in a Pond Cocktail Cabinet (Open)

Black bolivar, ivory figured anegre, brass, charcoal shagreen, ivory goatskin
78 × 43 × 125.5cm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Kimono Cabinet

Orange bolivar, red birch, lacquered walnut and palladium
110 x 45 x 158cm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Kimono Cabinet

Orange bolivar, red birch, lacquered walnut and palladium
110 x 45 x 158cm
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff

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Gimlet Cocktail Cabinet

Sycamore, aluminium inlay, sapphire stone, stainless steel, leather, and sterling silver pulls
78 x 43 x 125.5cm
Photographer, Ronald Paschhoff

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Gimlet Cocktail Cabinet (Open)

Sycamore, aluminium inlay, sapphire stone, stainless steel, leather, and sterling silver pulls
78 x 43 x 125.5cm
Photographer, Ronald Paschhoff

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Cocktail Cabinet

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Cocktail Cabinet

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Fan Desk

furniture/wood/basketry
troscán/adhmad/caoladóireacht

Zelouf + Bell

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-2020

Zelouf + Bell and their team of master craftsmen have been making museum-quality furniture to commission since 1992. Their work is grounded in practicality and guided by meticulous attention to detail suggesting a dialogue between modern art, contemporary design and history. They strive to achieve a distinct new modernism in each piece they create. 

We designed our Jaguar and the Crow Cocktail Cabinet as a wistful nod to another, more glamorous life, the one in which we’d be attending the kinds of parties Jay Gatsby threw – dazzling, swanky affairs. We invented a tale in which a Jouve-inspired marquetry jaguar (in highly figured mahogany, black bolivar and mother of pearl) is watched over by a crow perched on a burr walnut branch, asymmetrically wrapped around one sideof the Makassar ebony cabinet. The cabinet’s handles are concealed in the burr branch; a chrome-plated solid brass plinth elevates it.

There’s an element of danger to a good cocktail and any decent party; the ritual of mixing cocktails is imbued with a sense of possibility, blurring the sharpness of daily life. The cabinet interior is lined with the dreamier dull side of a stainless steel panel, rather than a sharp mirrored surface, the reflections in it rendered hazy, ghostly. We ‘tattooed’ the interior of the makassar doors with Absinthe bottles, a liquor with a dangerous history experiencing a Renaissance. The Makassar ebony interior features a charcoal shagreen bar-top above a drawer which opens by touch, concealing a shagreen tray.
 

They are based in Co. Laois, and also have a showroom in Dublin.

Collections

National Museum of Ireland
Guinness Hopstore
Office of Public Works
Department of Foreign Affairs


Selected Awards

2015
IFDA New York Best in Show: Decorative Accessories, Architectural Digest Home Design Show
ADORNO Magazine Best in Show: Overall Craftsmanship, Architectural Digest Home Design Show

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2013
21st Century Classics, Le Centre Culturel Irandais, Paris, France
2012
Retrospect, The Motor House Gallery at Farmleigh, Irish State Guesthouse, Phoenix Park, Dublin
2007  
Back to Black, Smoketree Building, Twentynine Palms, California, USA

Group Exhibitions

2019
Surface Matters, Dublin Castle; Artesania Catalunya CCAM, Barcelona, Spain and National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 
2018
TEFAF New York, New York, USA 
Decorex International, London, UK 
The Salon Art + Design, New York, USA 
2017                
Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and Ruthin 
Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales 
Architectural Digest Design Show, New York, USA 
Collective Design, New York, USA 
The Salon Art + Design, New York, USA 
House, RDS, Dublin 
Decorex International, London, UK 
Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2016     
Decorex International, London, UK
Architectural Digest Design Show, New York, USA
MADE 2016, CDC, Belfast
Design Ireland, Maison et Objet, Paris, France
2016-2015   
Solomon Fine Art at the Irish Antiques Dealers Fair,
RDS, Dublin
2015
Playing with Tradition, Dublin Castle
, Dublin
PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Furniture, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
Side by Side, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France
Architectural Digest Design Show, New York, USA
Scenes d’Interieur, Maison et Objet, Paris, France
2014
ICFF, with Bespoke Global, New York, USA
Irish Art in Cambridge, Gonville & Caius College Library, Cambridge, UK
Paris Design Week, Galerie Joseph, Paris, France
49th Irish Antiques Dealers Fair, Dublin
PORTFOLIO, RHA Gallery, Dublin
2014-2013
Galerie David Hicks, Paris, France
2013          
After & Since, Newtownbarry House, Co. Wexford
48th Irish Antiques Dealers Fair, Dublin
Waterland, Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre, Dublin
2012
21st Century Design Classics, Irish Antique Dealers Fair, Dublin
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia USA
Reconstructed Rooms, National Museum of Ireland
COMMEMORATE, SPACEcraft, Belfast
2011
International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York, USA
Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show, Philadelphia, USA
Architectural Digest, MADE, New York, USA
2011-2008
Interiors
, RDS, Dublin
2010       
100% Design, London, UK
Architectural Digest Home Design Show, MADE, New York, USA
Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show, Philadelphia, USA
2008
Exquisite, Cork
Celebration of Craftsmanship, Cheltenham, UK
Luxury, K Club, Kildare
Bespoke, Cheltenham, UK
2007  
Celebration of Craftsmanship, Cheltenham, UK
Bespoke, Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, London, UK
Exquisite, Dublin
Bespoke, Cheltenham, UK

 

Gallery Representation

Maison Gerard, New York
Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
Bespoke Global, New York
David Hicks, France

Contact Details:

Zelouf + Bell
The Old Chocolate Factory
515 Kilmainham Square
Kilmainham
Dublin 8
(Showroom open by appointment only)

T. +353 (0)87 230 5386
E. studio@zeloufandbell.com
www.zeloufandbell.com