John Galvin Design

With over 10 years experience cabinetmaker, craftsman and furniture artist John Galvin makes some incredible designs. Originally from Ireland Galvin now resides in Glasgow where he designs and builds his captivating furniture. Galvin’s design style combined with his quality craftsmanship creates stunning contemporary furniture. The use of traditional making techniques and fine woods in Galvin’s designs produce a beautiful crisp design but with hints of tradition and heritage.

John Galvin Design

Purple Heart Cygnet Floor Lamp

The Cygnet Floor Lamp produced in Purple Heart has been made in a variety of fine woods such as Ash, Oak and Walnut. The lamp looks great with its unique natural colour, layered rings and over sized light bulb situated at the centre. For anyone wondering – Purple Heart is a tree – its purple!

John Galvin Design

Galvin launched the design in May 2011 at the Collect exhibition of world class craft, in June the design was shortlisted for World Architecture News lighting design of the year.

John Galvin Design

Neapolitan Sideboard

The Neapolitan Sideboard looks fantastic with its linear lines contrasting with the ‘scooped out’ sculptural ovals across the surface. The carcass of the sideboard is made from American black walnut while the beautiful intricate doors are constructed with contrasting woods Walnut, Oak, Ash and Sapele wood laminates.

John Galvin Design

Neapolitan Sideboard

The inspiration for the sideboard design came from strawberry ice cream, chocolate ice cream and vanilla ice cream aka Neapolitan Ice Cream – mmm. The handmade ice cream inspired sideboard looks great with the multiple layers and smooth oval craters creating a visually interesting light reflecting surface.

John Galvin Design

Cambium Credenza

Another fab example of Galvin’s design and craftsmanship is the Cambium Credenza. The warm, rich inviting Scottish Elm wood is contrasted beautifully with the white carcass. Built using traditional techniques and materials the credenza’s appearance is modern and contemporary. The sharp angles and narrow perception of the white frame offset with the textured warm appearance of the Scottish Elm.

John Galvin Design

Cambium Credenza

Working from their Glasgow based studio John Galvin and his team create these fantastic designs and are available for individual client commissions, company collaborations and commercial projects. Check out the studio here at John Galvin. Also! You can vote for John Galvin at the Modern Craft Project an initiative to identify, support and celebrate modern designer makers. You can vote for John Galvin here.

 

 

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