Designed for The Museum Of Country Life,
Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Designed to fit comfortably in the interior of the museum, it attempts to reflect some of the strong architectural characteristics of the building - simple shapes and a strong use of shadow gaps. The proportions relate successfully to each other to provide a design that looks strong and sturdy but not bulky.
The final design was published in an article about up and coming young designers in the July/August 2002 issue of House & Home magazine published in Ireland. Visit the press section to see the article.
It was also exhibited in the Museum of Country Life in November 2002 along with the other entrants' designs.
The design of the gallery seating allows for complete disassembly for storage or transportation into 9 pieces for a three seater bench. The design can also be easily adapted to a four or five seater bench.
The bench pictured has been manufactured using American red Oak but could easily be manufactured in any required timber or even a veneered manufactured board.