Back in March this year, we had the opportunity to design and create some tubular mesh architectural lights for LUCA Architecture for their project in 75. St. Stephen’s Green. We used mesh from Downer International and acrylics from Pyrasied Xtreme Acrylic. They were installed by DND Electric Inc.
Photo credit: Donal Murphy
If you have a project that requires bespoke metal working or custom lighting, please contact us.
In 2016, SHDW sponsored the purchase of a sea kayak to assist in the campaign to clear plastic from the Skerries Islands. This started with a solo journey, filling just one fishing basket full of bottles and debris. Along with kayaker friends and Currach na Sceirí, we have collected over 13,500 items from the three islands; Colt, St. Patrick’s and Shenick. This project has seen thousands of bottles, pieces of rope, lobster pots, oil drums, nets, garments and all of the debris that gets washed up from the Irish Sea. In 2018 we added Currach na Sceirí to this team by building a 20ft traditional Currach. This addition has allowed us to collect more heavy-duty waste. Over the course of the four years, we have completed over 60 trips.
Aside from the island clean up, the project has extended to a community boat building project. The island clean up fleet will soon have a new addition with one, Dunfanaghy Currach now nearing completion.
The moral of the story is that actions speak louder than words. Getting involved in social media can be an interesting thing but doing something physical for the planet is so much more effective. Any global problem can be tackled on an individual and local basis.
In October of this year, The Irish Times sent Bryan O’Brien out to interview us.
Link to video on the Irish Times
Our Ruray LED desk lamp, was designed and made in 2012. Its’ distinctive wave style is based on the legendary Tonn Ruraigh wave that breaks off the coast of Co. Down, Ireland. A legend suggests that this large roaring wave could be heard but never seen. In Ruray we have reimagined what this mythical wave might look like as a contemporary light. It can be set horizontally on a desk or propped up on its end to give more general room light. Ruray is a hand formed light and highly collectible as each light is signed and numbered by the designer. Ruray is the small sibling of our floor light, Ruray Mór, one of our best-selling standard lamps.
Rurays efficiency, functionality and sleek sculptural shape have contributed to its awards success with power supplies available in UK, US and Euro formats. Perfect as a gift, and packaged to be shipped over-seas, this light will be at home on any desk.