Nest create beautiful hand crafted furniture made from solid timber. Their signature pieces are known for the clarity of their lines and seamless profiles. The work is distinctive in its use of polished lacquer in bright intense colours.
Their Phoenix series creates an unusual juxtaposition of reconstituted charred timber (made using the Japanese charring technique shou-sugi-ban) and vibrant lacquer surfaces.
In 2005 they received the Irish Furniture Design Award presented by John Makepeace. Nest’s furniture is in private collections and Museums internationally.
Every piece is one of a limited edition.
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Gabriel > Enquire
Solid timber/birch plywood/jesmonite/matt pale grey lacquer/painted glass top
L 175 cm x W 44cm x H 74 cm
Labelled as a pioneering design by House magazine (Autumn 2007), this second signature sideboard was created as a sister product to Black Monday.
The proportions are the same but the characters are entirely different – where Black Monday is sharp and engineered, Gabriel is serene, even angelic. The mesmerising front face of the piece is cast in house, the asymmetry developing from the meeting of 2 separate wave forms.
Gabriel has been featured in Wallpaper magazine (March 2008) and following its launch at 100% Design, London in September 2007, the first edition was purchased for the National Museum of Ireland housed in Collins Barracks, Dublin.
The Sirens > Enquire
Solid maple dipped in 2 or 3 colour lacquer
Chairs which capture the lyricism of the greek femme fatales – each individually dipped to give a unique pattern and produced in pairs or series with specific colour combinations of 2 or 3 colour lacquer.
H 82 x W 42 x D 42cm
Produced in series
Black Monday > Enquire
Available to commision
Inspired by cinematography and the editing process, Nest set out to create a sideboard which would look almost seamless, as if milled from a block with the precision of engineering. Amongst the distinctive features of this piece are the solid French walnut top which folds down along the length of the front face and the cylinder of light which defines the drawers.
Available to commission
The Phoenix > Enquire
Solid oak, lacquer
The top of the console is made up of 15 layers vibrant lacquer. In contrast to this, the underside is a charcoal black. The wood has been treated with a Japanese charring technique known as shou-sugi-ban. The top layer of the wood is burnt and then the hardened surface is cleaned and coated with oil for the smooth finish.
H 82 x W 125 x D 38cm
Limited edition of 10