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Ciarán McGill

Ciarán McGill Cabinetmaker
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Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+353 0860860675
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Expressing himself through marquetry

  • • Ciaran fell in love with marquetry at college
  • • He specialises in marquetry for luxury furniture
  • • He won the 2017 RDS award for emerging furniture makers

Ciaran McGill was always fascinated by making. As a child, when helping his father on building sites, he started to create objects out of the offcuts he found on site. At school, he discovered woodworking, which led to a degree in furniture design and manufacture at GMIT Letterfrack in Ireland. One of his first projects there was to create a marquetry panel. “It was my first time working with veneer, and I was blown away by the possibilities of marquetry,” he says. He expanded his furniture making experience on a student work placement and then a master’s degree in London, but marquetry remained a passion throughout. So in 2015 he set up his own business back in Ireland, specialising in high quality marquetry.

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Works

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Dolls

These boxes made from silver-dyed eucalyptus are part of a series inspired by matryoshka, Russian nesting dolls. The lids are decorated with a portrait of a woman in detailed marquetry, as shown here on the third box.

220 mm
300 mm
300 mm

Ciarán McGill Cabinetmaker
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Dark Lilies

This square piece of Macassar ebony was inlaid with sycamore and walnut veneer marquetry. It was created as a sample in which the natural patterns and colours of ebony contrast with the delicate beige lily flowers and leaves.

200 mm
200 mm
16 mm

Ciarán McGill Cabinetmaker
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Map sample

This square of burl walnut is inlaid with forms made from sycamore. The piece is a sample segment of a world map project, with the pale sycamore representing the land masses and the walnut representing the seas and oceans.

180 cm
70 cm
43 cm

Ciarán McGill Cabinetmaker
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The Cell Cabinet

Inlaid American walnut is set against a background of white figured sycamore to create a detailed marquetry portrait of a woman looking keenly down at her cell phone. The piece draws on our obsession with mobile phones and how we view our lives through the small screens.

174 cm
70 cm
43 cm

Ciarán McGill Cabinetmaker

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