Thursday, March 08, 2012

Part of the Furniture

Furnishing: 1. Brian Walsh & Mary Laverty; 2. Alice Nunn & Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment. (Pix. Malachy Geelan)

Bespoke furniture maker Clive Nunn hosted a reception recently for family, friends, customers and media to mark the launch of his new website The reception venue, the wood pannelled Cellar Bar at The Merrion Hotel, was particularly appropriate as it is one of Clive’s creations.

The new website is an opportunity for Clive to showcase, in one place, the scope of his creations, his signature style and his commissioning process. Photographs of his various projects, from refurbishing a Chambre d’Hote to simple shelves to the Mayor’s Table in Kilkenny County Council, display Clive’s extensive creative range and his love of quality raw materials such as Irish oak, North American White Oak and even Kilkenny Limestone.

Among the guests in attendance were Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Pat Moylan, Chairperson of The Arts Council, Brian Walsh of RTE, Mary Laverty SC, art agent Jennifer Cullen, Peter McCann, GM of The Merrion, the Irish Times’ JJ Gibbons, architect Brian McDonald and Sarah Leahy of the United Arts Club.

From his base in an 18th century watermill in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, Clive now creates furniture to commission, for a range of clients, both corporate and domestic. Clive’s ambition is to create the heirlooms of the future, and his policy of working closely with the client through the design and creation process ensures that each completed piece is immediately treasured.