Martin Gallagher is a furniture designer maker from Sligo who graduated from Letterfrack Furniture College in 2006. Shortly afterwards he worked with one of Ireland’s leading furniture design and manufacturing companies. Lead by a team of highly skilled craftsmen he perfected his making skills and design awareness.
Martin’s work is a mix of fine contemporary craft, handmade using a combination of traditional techniques, modern forms and technology to create distinctive pieces of furniture. His designs are inspired by a direct result from his exposure to nature and modern architecture. Geometric shapes, clean crisp lines and repetition of shape and form are key themes in his work. Fusing together the basic elements of wood, glass, steel and decorative veneers, Martin’s emphasis on using quality modern materials and colour give his work a fresh contemporary aesthetic.
Martin works mainly to commission producing one off bespoke furniture for clients looking for something unique. He also sells work from his own studio collection.
He was selected as a final nominee at the 2009 RDS National Crafts competition with Ardú, a stunning console table in maple and brass. He is a current member of the Cream of Irish Design a group set up by Shane Holland aiming to promote Irish design.