A collaboration with legendary rug designer Luke Irwin launching on 6th November 2018. The Seat of Power is a conversation piece designed to start a dialogue and initiate discussion or commentary on the changing nature of power. The initial design incorporates the Doves and Stripes rug designed by Luke Irwin and given to President Obama for his inauguration as a gift from the Irish nation. Here the same design a mere 10 years on takes on another incarnation as seen through the lens of the Trump presidency.
This first piece sets up a dialogue about political power and is first in a limited series of chairs examining different areas of power.
The second chair, The Seat of Power Media, sets up a conversation about the changing power of the press and the emergence of fake news.