Describing Architecture

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Murlán Cnoic Uí Gogáin / fuinneamh workshop


Furniture fitting in bronze

Murlán Cnoic Uí Gogáin was designed in collaboration with Helle Helsner. The door handle is narrow at the base to take a child’s hand and widens to the top for an adult’s hand. The curve to the rear of the handle mimics the shape of a cupped hand, while the flat front follows the line of the user’s thumb.

The handle has been polished for softness of touch, yet the indents on the surface are reminders of the casting process. Through use, the memory of the form becomes familiar to the hand and after contact, the scent of the bronze lingers on the palm.