Newry based furniture brand Orior has recently opened a new showroom in New York.

The fiercly proud Newry company run by Ciaran McGuigan makes it's furniture at Greenbank in the city. It's quite a way to have come both in distance and achievement since the founding of the firm by Ciaran's parents Brian and Rosie McGuigan in 1979.

Orior creates furniture pieces which celebrate the long-standing Irish tradition of skilled craft. Orior, which is named after the street where Brian grew up, remains a family and friends run business and continues to be committed to working with only the best purveyors and highest quality materials.

Orior does not keep a stock of pieces with every piece made to order.


The showroom in TriBeCa, Lower Manhattan was opened in May in conjunction with the citywide design festival NYCxDesign and will house Orior icons alongside the brand’s latest pieces of furniture, including new sofas, chairs, credenzas and tables.

Commenting on the New York showroom Ciaran spoke of how thrilled he was to be opening their first standalone showroom in New York.

“After forty years of creating contemporary and considered design, we’re delighted to be able to give New Yorkers the opportunity to experience first hand our work, collaborative process and creative vision. Further to this, we couldn’t think of a better time to open our doors than NYCxDesign as this intersection of creativity and craftsmanship that is at the core of Orior’s ethos will be celebrated throughout the city.”

Twenty-two works will be on offer, a mix of Orior classics, all designed by Brian McGuigan, and new designs by the studio, each with options on size and finish.

Originals include The Pop Chair, comprised of a deep, comfortable seat in leather or velvet and metal swivel leg; The Atlanta Sofa, upholstered in eye-catching Pierre Frey velvet; The Florence Sofa, the brand’s take on the Chesterfield, with Orior leather; The Andre Chair, featuring solid brass legs with soft, Sixties and Seventies-inspired curves; The Canyon Sofa, a clean, modular piece that was one of Brian McGuigan’s first designs; The Lia Chair, inspired by the Danish classics that Rosie and Brian encountered in their youth and more.

Orior’s latest pieces include The Hex Paravent, a wooden room divider offered in an individual pattern for each buyer; The Hemlock Console, rustic yet refined with the balance of marble and open grain wood; The Michael Sofa, which carries on the brand’s affinity for velvet upholstery; The Mara Credenza, which marries marble, wood, leather and brass beautifully; The Bianca Chair, with a seat that cradles the whole body and legs uniquely engineered to underline the design; The Futurist Sofa, a statement piece with Orior leather in primary colors; The Nero Table, comprised of glossy wood rooted in an Irish green marble base and brass foot; The Bembo Credenza, wrapped in Orior leather and executed with the utmost attention to detail and more.

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