The Magnificent Seven: Irish Designers Head To Maison & Objet

Meet the seven Irish design and craft businesses presenting their work at MAISON & OBJET in Paris this weekend …

Classic Two Wick Candle, €36, Rathbornes 1488. Sculptural Vessels, from a selection, Alan Meredith Studio. Merino Lambswool throw €123.77, John Hanly & Co. Ltd.

From Mountmellick, Co Laois, Alan Meredith’s wooden vessels and furniture incorporate contemporary craft, sculpture and architecture.

John Hanly & Co from Co Tipperary have been manufacturing scarves, throws and fabrics in wool, cashmere, lambswool, mohair and natural fibres for 126 years.

Rathbornes is one of the oldest candle makers in the world, dating back to 1488. Five centuries later, their luxury candles are still being hand poured in Dublin.

Koi Dish, €119.50, Stephen Farnan Ceramics.

Belfast-based potter Stephen Farnan is known for his delicate pencil drawings on hand-rolled porcelain and thrown earthenware.

Kilkenny-born Aisling McElwain graduated from the DCCoI Centre of Excellence in Ceramics in 2016. She creates timeless pieces to suit any home.

Wicklow resident Chloë Dowds’ tactile porcelain tableware has earned her many awards including the “Future Lights in Ceramics – Ambassador of European Ceramics 2018”.

From Co Down, Rebecca Killen is inspired by traditional blue and white pottery, nostalgia and the coastline of Ireland. She designs ceramic bottles, dishes and vessels using the slip casting technique.

Penny McCormick

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