LiminalIrish design at the threshold

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Cathal Loughnane &
Peter Sheehan

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Part of
Liminal
Milan
April 14-19

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Part of
Liminal
New York
May 15–18

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Part of
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Eindhoven
Oct 17-25

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Part of
Liminal
Dublin
Nov 20 -
Dec 30

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Cathal Loughnane

Cathal Loughnane

Cathal Loughnane is Creative Director with Design Partners, a leading Irish strategic product design consultancy. He studied Industrial Design at Carlow IT and the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and has played a core role in developing Design Partners’ unique approach to industrial design, merging craft techniques with advanced computer-aided technology.

His consulting work with a broad spectrum of global brands has been recognised internationally by Red Dot and Industrie Forum in Germany and Good Design in the United States and Japan. A sculptor at heart, Cathal has a passion for storytelling and the study of human motivations and strives in his creative work to make meaningful connections that resonate with people’s lives and to reflect the balance between refined form and visceral beauty.

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Cathal Loughnane is creatief directeur bij Design Partners, een toonaangevend Iers ontwerpadviesbureau voor strategische producten. Hij heeft industriële vormgeving gestudeerd aan Carlow IT en het National College of Art and Design en heeft een sleutelrol gespeeld in de ontwikkeling van de unieke benadering van Design Partners voor industriële vormgeving, waarbij ambachtelijke technieken worden gecombineerd met geavanceerde computertechnologie. Zijn advieswerk voor een breed spectrum van wereldwijde merken is internationaal erkend door Red Dot en Industrie Forum in Duitsland en Good Design in de Verenigde Staten en Japan. Als beeldhouwer heeft Cathal een passie voor het vertellen van verhalen en het bestuderen van menselijke beweegredenen en streeft in zijn creatieve werk ernaar betekenisvolle verbanden te leggen die weerklank vinden in de levens van mensen en de balans te weerspiegelen tussen verfijnde vorm en ruwe schoonheid.

Peter Sheehan

 

Peter Sheehan

Peter is a graduate of the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and has worked for over 25 years across the spectrum of design consultancy for global brands, for much of that time as Creative Director of strategic product design consultancy Design Partners. He has developed several iconic computer input devices for key client Logitech, all of which blend the signatures of Peter’s work: thoughtful detailing, functionality, ergonomics and a quiet, honed, sculptural aesthetic.

His work has been exhibited in MoMA San Francisco, MoMA New York, the Chicago Athenaeum, at the Red Dot and Industrie Forum awards, Germany and in Good Design, Japan. In 2011 he set up Peter Sheehan Studios to take a wide-angle view of design, making, craft and art while continuing to do a certain amount of design consultancy and mentoring.

Peter Sheehan is al meer dan 25 jaar werkzaam op alle terreinen van ontwerpadvies voor wereldwijde merken, waaronder Design Partners. Zijn werk is wereldwijd geëxposeerd, waaronder op MoMA San Francisco en New York. De Pilgrim Chair is zijn meest recente samenwerking met Cathal Loughnane.


ibi by Cathal Loughnane & Peter Sheehan

The History Chair detail

Ibi in calibration with Cathal Loughnane and Peter Sheehen.

Pilgrim-Chair_1

ibi by Cathal Loughnane & Peter Sheehan

Cathal Loughnane & Peter Sheehan

Collaborative Process

The collaboration between Peter and Cathal is rooted in their history of working together, their own experiences and observations, sharing stories and conversations, a shared approach to how they work and their complementary yet different perspectives and strengths. Identifying and understanding the essence of an object is central to their work. Following the crafted scupltural approach of The History Chair, over a number of months Loughnane and Sheehan worked with the craftsman Ryan Connolly, paring back the design language to realise a new sibling called The Pilgrim Chair with a similar presence but with the emphasis on a pared-down functional silhouette and an austere simplicity.

Materials

Oak.