NEW YORK — New York design studio Orior has launched its third residential furniture collection, all made in Ireland. Comprising six new pieces, the collection reflects the brand’s experimentation with an array of hand-crafted techniques and often contrasting materials that embody the studio’s bold and colorful aesthetic.
The new pieces represent a collaborative effort between the design team and Orior craftspeople. This collection continues Orior’s exploration of material, adding chrome, Irish crystal glass, Armagh limestone and Portuguese Limestone.
The Easca coffee table combines Irish green marble legs with a thick bean-shaped crystal top. The top is made of recycled Irish crystal cutoffs that are salvaged, melted in a kiln, and cast to the shape, while the legs are sculpted pieces from extracted blocks of Irish green marble, one of the oldest stones in the world.
Inspired by Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate sculpture (commonly referred to as the Chicago Bean), Orior began experimenting with chrome and furthered its use of a bullnose edge, which led to the design of the Wavy Credenza, with an undulating chrome façade, light oak top and stone legs.
In keeping with the studio’s tradition, Orior has selected a piece from its 40-year archive and reimagined it to complement the current collection. The Mozart Chair features its original curved back and spring seat with the addition of thick oak legs and a cross-stitched seam that runs down the center of the contemporary grey corduroy upholstery.
For the first time, Orior will introduce line extensions, resulting in families of furniture that complement each other. For example, the Artic credenza is a play on the Artic wardrobe that Orior released in the fall of 2019. Other extensions include the Mara dresser and the Mara side table.
“Our third collection explores a bold use of materials, which is the result of an ongoing dialog between Orior designers and makers,” said Ciaran McGuigan, the founders’ son and Orior designer. “It’s special to see the culmination of everyone’s creative ideas in the final results. We hope the pieces inspire people to appreciate the finer details, the re-use of materials and to think of pieces as forever objects for their space, sanctuary, and home.”
All Orior furniture is made and hand-upholstered in Orior’s factories in Ireland. Orior’s fall collection will be available at its New York City showroom, located at 11 Harrison St. and internationally through the company website.