Document Type

Conference Paper


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Arts, Architectural design

Publication Details

The conference presentation was published as part of the Conference Proceedings for The Presence of the Past Conference at GMIT, Letterfrack, County Galway, 2009.


Is architecture design? Where does it begin? Where does it end? With every iconic architect comes an iconic chair. Mies Van Der Rohe's Barcelona Chair, Aalto's Artek stool. Where is the furniture by Irish Architects? As Irish architecture has become internationally recognised what has happened to our furniture? Is furniture design oflittle interest to current Irish architects and will this change with the current market conditions?