About Darragh Sinnott
If one were to go back to the first thing I made they would meet a 10-year-old boy who made a door for an old shed, this act laid the foundations of a passion for making and making things from wood in particular. After graduating from GMIT Letterfrack I sought out a creative community and found a good fit in Co Carlow where I now handcraft bespoke furniture and elegant wooden bowls and vessels from my workshop at the foot of Mt Leinster.
I find it fascinating that each piece of wood can be traced to a place and time in history and by adding my own embellishments I can become a part of that story too. In today’s almost throwaway culture sustainability is incredibly important to me, one of the things that has always enchanted me is how one tree can have many lives, a table, a door, a chair, a bowl, a pen. I take the responsibility of using only what I need to make very seriously, I source my timber locally where possible and design and make high quality furniture that will last many lifetimes.
My work takes inspiration from the Shaker movement, modern and contemporary design. A Future Makers student awardee in 2016 I have worked for renowned Irish furniture designer Stephen O’Briain and French cabinet maker Philippe Hetier, a member of Les Compagnons du Devoir one of the most respected Guilds of furniture makers in France.