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

Late Late Show St. Patrick’s Day Award
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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
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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
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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
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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...
Ruray & Ruray Mór
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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...
Contact our friendly team today to enquire about any of our aviation pieces or if you would like to commission a special piece.

Gallery of Our Other Works

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