Christian O'Reilly


Christian has always worked in creative fields, from his first job as an apprentice propmaker at English National Opera to digital modeling in automotive and product design. Furniture design and cabinetmaking was a natural development, combining his love of beautiful furniture and working with wood with his strong drive to design his own pieces.

‘When designing, I draw inspiration from shapes or lines which catch my attention. It can be anything from the shape of a pebble on the beach to the lines and form of a Citroen DS (a car for which I have somewhat of a weakness). I am also influenced by architecture and the space in which a piece is to sit.’

Exhibitions
2012
 Contemporary Craft Festival -  June 2011 at Mill Marsh Park,  Bovey Tracey, Devon
2011  Origin 2011 - 22nd-28th September 2011 at Old Spitalfields Market, London
Art in Action – 21st -24th July 2011 at Waterperry House, Wheatley, Oxford
Contemporary Craft Fair -  June 2011 at Mill Marsh Park,  Bovey Tracey, Devon
Inspired -  May 2011 at Westonbirt ‘The National Arboretum’, Nr Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Precious -  April 2011 at The Old Glove Factory, Appledore, Devon
2010  Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 2010
Origin 2010
Contemporary Craft Fair 2010, Bovey Tracey
Art in Action 2010
2009  Origin 2009
Hampshire Art Fair 2009
Art in Action 2009 at Waterperry, Nr. Oxford
Contemporary Craft Fair 2009, Bovey Tracey
Lovefactor, Appledore, Devon
2008  Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 2008
Origin 2008
Cheltenham Celebration of Craftmanship 2008
Contemporary Craft Fair 2008, Bovey Tracey
Exhibition of British Furniture Makers, Houses of Parliament 2008
Society of Designer Craftsmen Exhibition, the Mall Galleries, London 2008
2007  Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 2007
Origin 2007
Hidden Art Curated, Godolphin House 2007
House and Garden Show, Olympia, 2007
Contemporary Craft Fair 2007, Bovey Tracey
2006  Hidden Art, Godolphin House 2006

 

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