Aviation Pieces

In 2015, we worked on project building furniture from aviation components for Ciara O’Toole branded as ‘Amelia’, following this project other sources of aviation hardware became available and we aim to provide beautiful furniture and sculptural items from the amazing engineering assets in aircraft.

Our new pieces will include desks, mirrors, lamps and sculptural items as availability of the components continues. These items are unique, limited, signed and numbered.

Special commissions are welcome.

Case Studies

Turbine Mirror

This mirror is created from a Boeing 707 internal engine turbine from the 1980's. We have added a mirror polished aluminium centre and an outer LED halo, circa. 70cm diameter.

Gavan Floor Light

Govan are a pair of lights made from both aviation bases and marine bulkhead light cages. The lights are from Glasgow company JG Guthrie and Shane found them discarded in Drogheda, the base pieces are titanium turbine castings from the APU or Auxiliary Power Unit which gives power if the engines fail, or other situations most people don't want to think about, but it is good to have them on an aircraft. Shane is giving them a new life as a floor light, the base keeps it on the ground after many years of flying. The name Govan is the industrial town on the Clyde known for shipbuilding so an appropriate name for an industry style light.
Contact our friendly team today to enquire about any of our aviation pieces or if you would like to commission a special piece.

Our Stories

Culture Night 2022 at Shane Holland Design Workshops
Our first ever open studio night was also the first ever Culture Night event in Duleek. The event was opened by Senator Sharon Keoghan, and we were delighted that the visitor numbers were double our expectations. It was a vibrant experience with Shane giving a...
Kerry Inspiring People Awards 2022
  Wishing Kerry Group all the best in celebrating their inspiring people and teams in their operations round the globe on their 50th anniversary. We were happy to provide these limited edition infinity spiral awards in bronze, silver, and brass to celebrate...
All Ireland Marketing Awards 2022 by Shane Holland Design Workshops
Congratulations to all of the 22 recipients of this years All Ireland Marketing Awards, featuring companies such as; Irish Distillers,Energia, Lidl Ireland, Currys plc, Bank of Ireland, An Post , Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, SUPERVALU, TBWA\Dublin, Toyota Ireland, Diageo...
Who is Bringing the Van to France? Maison et Objet 2022 – Shane Holland Design Workshops
After 5 years of absence from international design shows, I decided to bring the van to France. I was supposed to go in January, to Maison & Objet, Paris (regarded as one of the world’s best interiors and design shows) but it was rescheduled and put back to...
Maison et Objet 2015 – A Look Back To Look Forward.
  As I am preparing to head back to France, to exhibit at Maison Objet, March 24th - 28th in Paris, I have been remembering my last trip there in 2015, the 'Year of Irish Design'. For this show, I brought my Wilde Cage lights, alongside, items from 5 or 6 other Irish...
Tidy Towns Medals and holders for 2021 – Rethinking Packaging and Moving with the times.
  While working on the Tidy Towns awards 2021 we were asked to rethink how the awards are presented.With restrictions, there is no longer a large public ceremony. So now the awards are now sent by courier or  post to the recipients. Our challenge was to create a...
Late Late Show St. Patrick’s Day Award
The inaugural Late Late Show St. Patrick's Day Award. I was delighted to be asked (at short notice) to produce the Late Late Show St. Patrick's Day Award. Our 'Infinity Spiral' which was presented by Ryan Tubridy to Dr. Sammar Ali. Dr. Ali is the daughter of Dr. Syed Waqqar...
Irish Times Innovation Awards 2020 – New Design
Great to see the #IrishTimes Innovation Awards winners getting these awards yesterday (27th January 2021). These are the new design commissioned for the 2020 awards, 7 of which were delivered around the country. The overall went to Galway based founder Suzanne Moloney of...
Tubular Mesh Architectural Lights
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...
Island Clean Up – Skerries
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...
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