Colin Harris

Furniture Designer from Newcastle, Co. Dublin

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Based in his rural studio in Newcastle, Co. Dublin, Colin works with wild Irish hardwoods to create timeless pieces that tell a story of local, wild simplicity. For Colin, the process of creating furniture for both private and corporate clients is about making connections, with the client’s story, the material and the sculptural elements of the piece itself.

Phoenix I

€975

by Colin Harris

Inspired by the craft of barrel making, 'phoenix I' is made from air-dried, wild Irish birch sourced from a local sawmill in Co. Wicklow. 'Phoenix I' was shortlisted for the IDI Design Awards 2015 in two categories, furniture design and sustainable design.

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Three Vases in Wild Irish Ash

€165 - €195

by Colin Harris

Three vases in wild Irish ash are a small exploration in nature, material and process. The riven vase is split from a green log of wild Irish ash, the hand planed vase is sawn from kiln dried boards and left with a raw hand planed finish, and the hand rubbed oil vase is sanded and highly finished.

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Three Shelves

€1,450

by Colin Harris

Inspired by shaped stones that simply rest and support each other to form the structure of a bridge, three shelves are individual shapes that support each other in spanning the alcove space. Made from wild Irish oak their independent shapes rest against and support each other as a family might.

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Bedside Reading Cabinet

€1,950

by Colin Harris

For the avid reader, the bedside reading cabinet integrates a bookshelf into the wild Irish ash top. Underneath is a tray for storing everyday bits and pieces and below this a spacious drawer. The cabinet's back leg is a reading lamp. Lovingly handmade from beautiful wild Irish ash, birch and brass.

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Puzzle Table

€950

by Colin Harris

Inspired by the joinery of traditional Japanese puzzles, the table uses no screws or glue in its construction. The three legs are interlocked to form the cross for the base, while the toughened glass top has three holes to securely locate it. Lovingly handmade from beautiful wild Irish sycamore.

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Desk Dressing Table

€1,750

by Colin Harris

The desk dressing table converts easily from desk to dressing table by simply lifting up the central lid. This reveals a mirror on the lid's underside and a compartment for storing makeup and dressing items. Lovingly handmade from beautiful wild Irish ash and birch.

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Colin has recently created a new limited edition collection of designs available to order online and these new pieces are a seamless complement to his growing bespoke furniture design service.