Between the years of 1959 and 1963 a small company in Navan Co. Meath was designing Mid Century Modern furniture on a par with pieces coming out of the UK and Scandinavia. The company was John Hogg & Co Ltd trading as Crannac Furniture and the man responsible for most of the designs was Arthur Edwards.
Edwards Model C chair http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosewoodandteak/6451662073/in/set-72157628260449185/ was awarded Ireland’s first ever Industrial Design award.
After he left Crannac in the mid 60’s he joined the design team at Gomme Ltd. working on the original G-Plan collections. He then held several positions within the UK furniture manufacturing industry as design director before launching his own consultancy design company in 1968.
This 3 piece suite was designed by Crannac in the early 60’s and at first glance could easily be mistaken as Danish. The wonderful lines of the solid Afrormosia wood are complimented with a freshly re-upholstered French Navy Blue fabric. As a complete suite this is a very rare find.