Executive Director of VIA




VIA Gallery

120, avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris
Metro : Gare de Lyon / Ledru Rollin

Opening :

monday-friday : 9.30am – 6.30pm

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Lorraine BRENNAN

Contact : Fifty-Eight b
Lower Ground Floor - 10 North Great Georges Street Dublin 1 - Irlande
An award winning furniture design, project management & consultancy studio, Fifty-Eight b designs, supplies and manages collection and bespoke furniture and homewares product for retailers, manufacturers, industry, architects, developers, specifiers, and private clients.
Recent projects include the complete project management of Light by Conran (a range of lighting designed by Terence Conran and launched on the UK high street in November 2005) for Home-Deq, London.
On-going design projects include consultancy for Stephen Pearce Pottery, Forde Crafts and Noel Whelan Design under the Avantcraft Programme (Crafts Council of Ireland) culminating in a Habitat Ireland Launch in September 2006; new product development for Ecology, Mythology & Technology 2007, plus a new range of high end lighting to be launched in luxury retailers in England and Continental Europe.
The vision of designing, manufacturing and supplying cutting edge, aesthetically realized and inspirational interior product for both the Irish and International market remains integral to studio practice.


Homewares design for Retailers, Buyers, Manufacturers & Specifiers.
Working closely with the client, Fifty-Eight b offers both a Product Design & Development service and also a complete Product Realization Project Management service.
Product Design & Development spans the areas of functionality of design, aesthetics of design, materials and material availability, promotional product imagery styling and identity plus anticipated future developments / trendforecasting.
Product Realization Project Management includes target market identification, current market analysis, price points, product gaps, competing product analysis, production / manufacture sourcing, product identity / graphic management, critical path and time lines, budgets and costings.
Fifty-Eight b focuses on current and future market directions and trends, on what is both available and unavailable, culminating in focused and specific product design, development and realisation.
The commitment to achieving design, material and product excellence whilst fully responding to the clients brief is fundamental to all projects.


· Home-Deq / Light by Conran, London
· Stephen Pearce Pottery, Shanagarry
· Crafts Council of Ireland, Avantcraft, Co. Kilkenny
· Minima, Dublin (various projects)
· Coady Architects, Dublin / Department of Education, Letterkenny
· Space, Sligo / Paragon Properties, London
· Siobhain McDonald Interiors / Park Developments, Dublin
· Roomservice Furnishing Group, Essex
· Bona Vista Furniture, Co.Meath
· Fergal Mcgirl Architects, Dublin
· National Museum of Ireland / Crafts Council of Ireland
· Orna Hanley Architects / Crafts Council of Ireland, Interiors 2000
· Forde Crafts, Kildare
· Noel Whelan Furniture Design, Co.Waterford
· Avoca, Dublin / Wicklow
· Furnish, Dublin
· Plus numerous private clients


Fifty-Eight b has participated in numerous exhibitions and trade fairs, but has also organised, co-coordinated and managed group exhibitions and seminars – the following is a list of some, for a complete list please contact.
· 100% Design - London
· Maison Objet - Paris
· Irish Visions At Habitat
· Enterprise Ireland, Design & Market Trends For Furniture 2002
· Plan Expo – Dublin
· Showcase - Dublin
· Irish Designers At Habitat - Dublin
· This Is What I Like - Minima
· National Craft Gallery And National Museum Exhibition Awards
· Art Of Lighting - CCOI
· Interiors 2000 – Orna Hanley Architects
· Glen Dimplex Design Awards
· VIA, Paris, 2007 – in progress


· Taschen – Young European Designers
· The Irish Times
· The Irish Architect
· The Sunday Business Post
· The Sunday Tribune
· Blueprint
· Image Interiors
· House & Home
· Select
· The Sunday Tribune
· The Essential Kitchen, Bathroom And Bedroom Magazine
· Plan
· For a complete list please contact


· National Craft Gallery And National Museum Exhibition Awards – July 2002
· Carlow Local Authority & CCOI - Short-List To Final Stage / October 2001
· Dun Laoighre / Rathdown County Council & CCOI - Short-List To Final Stage / August 2001
· Glen Dimplex Design Awards - Nomination – Product Design / October 1999


· CDIL / Crafts Council of Ireland / June 2002 - 2004
· Art Of Lighting / Crafts Council of Ireland / Jan 2000 – Jan 2001

coffee table A4 : Grow Up Jet

vase Oh China

lamp My Own Interior Alien

coffee table

coffee table A4 : Grow Up Jet

dining and coffee table

sofa laptop units

bed side unit

lamp Sofa Pylon Light

2 drawer cabinet

3 drawer cabinet

bed with side units

3 position vase Bud

occasional light Tube

snap pendant