Product watch: a new seating collection by O’Donnell Design

Dedicated to true craftmanship, O’Donnell Design has recently launched a curated, bespoke seating collection, manufactured to the highest quality standards, incorporating great comfort with beautiful designs...

orange three seater sofa with square arms by O'Donnell Design

O’Donnell Design is a fourth-generation family business with over 120 years of experience, and their West Cork Irish roots date back to 1902 when John Reen, great grandfather of the current Managing Director, Aodh ODonnell, made a chair from a local ash tree. The designs adapted with the years, and in the 1970s the company manufactured a range of teak and oak furniture which was exported to the USA, Canada and the UK. During that period the Danish system of furniture making was perfected, which is still the company standard today. For the last 25 years, O’Donnell Design have focused on hotel bedroom furniture and have developed a reputable reputation within the hospitality design field.

Today, the company operates from a well laid out manufacturing facility in Skibbereen, West Cork which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology in machinery and is staffed by skilled craftsmen. Production processes are especially planned, tooled and integrated to answer the need to work with a wide range of materials from solid woods to veneers and inlays, laminates and foils. The factory is often asked to rise to unprecedented challenges by some of today’s foremost designers, seeking solutions to incorporate unusual design details using metal, glass, lighting, marble, granite in the manufacturing process, which is always a challenge the company are ready to rise to.

Developed using the finest manufacturing practices, authentic materials and a steadfast commitment to quality, the new range is handcrafted using kiln-dried hardwood timbers and the frames are guaranteed for 10 years of lasting assurance. Using old fashion techniques, including mortice and tenoning, rest assured the new seating collection will stand up to the stresses of any contract environment.

As a design inspired, client focused, Irish manufacturer, O’Donnell provides exceptional quality, combined with a value proposition in all their manufacturing projects, whatever the brief or size. It is a brand based on integrity rather than fashion in order to provide a contemporary and balanced approach whilst maintaining the original design request.

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Main image credit: O’Donnell Design