Awards

Overall Winner- Golden Fleece award 2009

Exhibitions

2009 Cream of Irish Design, RDS Art and interiors show, Ballsbridge, Dublin
2009 Organic Geometry, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
2008 Image of Longing, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
2008 PORTFOLIO at the Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, England
2008 You'll never walk alone, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland     
2006 Interior Design Show, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
2005 Create, Fota House, Fota, Co. Cork, Ireland
1995 Design Yard, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
1995 Crafts Council, HQ, Dublin, Ireland
1994 Design Yard, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

 

Clients

  • Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Office of Public Works
  • The National Library of Ireland
  • Dublin City University
  • Holy Island Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Firth of Clyde Scotland;
  • Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Eskdalemuir, Scotland;
  • National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
 

Award winning furniture maker Stevan Hartung’s work is guided by the belief that craftsmanship should be inseparable from good design. Over twenty years of experience in furniture making has only increased his love for working with wood.

“Much of my work starts with a particular piece of wood, It could be a particular characteristic of the wood that gives me an idea, whether that is an idea for a cabinet or another piece of furniture. And even if I start with something from a drawing board what I produce may have evolved from how it originally looked on the paper. Change, even subtle change is an ongoing process throughout the creation of a piece.”

Widely traveled in Asia, the simplicity and coherency of Oriental crafts has influenced Hartung’s approach to design. “I am interested in simplifying the forms of cabinets and tables, condensing the visual language to its component elements of line, shape, colour and texture.”
Hartung uses both native and exotic timbers in his furniture and the scale of his work ranges from residential commissions to large scale installations.