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Designers & Makers

The creative motivation at Orior thrives on the dynamic collaboration between designers and furniture makers

Since 1979 the builders and artisans that make our furniture have been at the heart of the company.

Family

Brian and Rosie McGuigan designed and built furniture in Denmark in the 1970’s. Upon returning to Ireland in 1979 Orior was born.

Together they built the business on commitment, hard work, trust and loyalty. The inspiration of Scandinavian design mixed with their Irish heritage proved instrumental in helping them fulfill their vision of the family company. Today their son Ciaran McGuigan, is the Creative Director at Orior, and he continues to grow and expand on the very foundations his parents built.

Craftsmanship

Skilled, precise and personable

Crafting and building one piece at a time, with the utmost attention to detail. Customizing materials and sizing to meet your needs.

Irish heritage

Irish ingenuity gives our furniture character and a unique sensibility

Our workshop in Newry, Northern Ireland is where our furniture makers bring designs to life. Here, Orior infuses traditional Irish furniture making principles with new passion and ideas.

Relationships

Orior carefully selects its materials, working with the finest purveyors of fabrics, hides and marble

While construction is done in our workshop in Ireland, we source from select fabric mills and tanneries across Europe. Upholstery fabrics from Loro Piana, Pierre Frey, Maharam, Schumacher and Kvadrat are used. As well as hides from small family owned French and Italian tanneries. One of our most notable materials is Connemara marble, also known as Irish Green marble. It is one of the oldest stones in the world, and is sourced from its namesake in Connemara, Ireland.

Designers and Makers

Interactions between design and craft lifts our products to the next level.

In the design world, a piece is often either design forward but its function falls short, or it’s functional but the design is sterile. Orior always tries to balance a sensibility of form with a sense of function. Timeless design and longlasting comfort are at the heart of everything we do. Beautifully designed furniture is only beautiful if it functions.

We are designers and builders, thinkers and makers, artists and artisans. Turning ideas into furniture. Orior artisans have a decisive eye when it comes to design, and work in close collaboration with our designers.

Form and function

Timeless designs with new accents, made in a traditional way for contemporary living.

Orior’s keen eye for materials lies at the foundation of our long-standing furniture tradition – we believe in products that are functional and durable. Timeless design and long-lasting comfort are at the heart of everything we do.

Our designers and makers use fabrics and finishes imaginatively, experiment with new colours, re-imagine elegant shapes and update upholstery accents, effectively balancing the traditional and the contemporary in furniture of exceptional quality. Beautifully designed furniture is only beautiful if it functions.

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