Engaging with art and design refocuses our outlook to live each day well, inspires satisfaction and gratitude, and is proven to relieve stress and encourage creative thinking.
By surrounding ourselves with authentic pieces, that are created with love and care, and that hold their own unique story, we expand our experience and appreciation of the world.
Lead times are long, but producing work in this way ensures high quality, high value creations, where excellence in craftsmanship is at the core, with the added benefit of supporting sustainable work practices, ethical production and the reduction of waste.
When your order is ready, we collect it from the maker and deliver it directly to your door. This is a far more environmentally friendly way to shop, reducing transportation costs from maker to retailer and retailer to customer.
Furniture and homeware, hand crafted, made to order and delivered to your door.
Origineire sell beautiful furniture, homeware and art, created by acclaimed and emerging artists and designers based in Ireland, all hand crafted, made to order and delivered to your door.
We are based in Cork City, Ireland. We are a small, local business specialising in contemporary Irish design and focused on offering our customers sustainable furniture and home goods.
What we believe.
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Who we are.
Shop for Irish DesignThe Origineire contemporary Irish design shop specialises in handmade and bespoke furniture and homeware. We offer products created by acclaimed and emerging designers based in Ireland. Discover and shop for furniture and homeware hand crafted, made to order and delivered to your door. We’ve researched each product and met with every designer, maker and artist we represent. We endeavour to provide you with as much information about our products as possible so if you require further information, or want to make enquiries or suggestions, please contact us. There is a customise option for many products. When you make your selections click the ‘Add to basket’ button to add to your order. If you would like to customise your order further use the ‘Ask a Question’ button on the product page to let us know what you would like. After adding products to your shopping basket, you must sign in or sign up to ‘My Account’ for a secure checkout process. Our payment facility is managed by secure providers including Stripe, Sumup and Klarna, we also offer Bank Transfer, Google Pay and Apple Pay options. Once you have ordered, the process of making will begin. We generally don’t hold stock and most products are made to order. When ready, we collect your order from the workshop and deliver it to you. Small items are delivered by post, larger items go by courier and we will contact you to arrange a suitable delivery date.
Explore Design Heritage
As an island nation, our history and heritage informed a vernacular style of craftsmanship and making, often based on necessity and limited by available raw materials. This legacy of the vernacular style is one of self sufficiency, innovation and creativity. While we embrace our heritage, we also recognise the positive impact of technology, travel and access to resources which has enabled the evolution of design and making in Ireland.
Historically, self sufficiency was driven by rural living and poverty but led to innovation and creativity in the use of available materials and the design of multi-functional objects and furniture for the home. Often with materials alone defining structure and form. Now, technology, travel, migration, abundant materials and access to resources drives innovation further, enhancing capabilities and presenting new opportunities.
While every artist, designer and maker has a unique outlook, process and style, there are similar geographical and cultural influences that define their concerns. Contemporary design in Ireland leans towards Northern European styling with clean lines and minimalist design, but with a unique robustness rooted in provenance, that places usability and comfort at the fore.