Chaïm Factor / Hill Picket Studio. Avoca, County Wicklow - ‘The Garden of Ireland’
With so many trees in our locality, it is easy to be swayed by the all encompassing beauty of our natural environment and I am inspired by the ever changing light and colour of our woodlands and by the myriad of spectacular views from our Hill Picket Studio.
The colour palette and sweeping lines which form our Wicklow landscape influence the continuous development of the ‘Design Elegance for Foodies’ range of table accessories.
Using native Irish wood species brings a unique identity to each piece as the grain patterns change so much in such a short space within each tree and even in each board, prompting a different response.
Owing to particularly and specifically chosen woods, some items are limited in edition.
This has brought our work into international recognition and we now provide our ‘Design Elegance for Foodies’ range into some 24 selected stores and send the product to many destinations through our online shop.
If you have a trade enquiry please get in touch. We also welcome visitors to the studio by appointment.
Sculptural expression combined with the quality of experienced craftsmanship has seen Chaïm Factor’s work represented at exhibitions from Tokyo to Vancouver and from Sydney to Paris. His work has been extensively exhibited in Ireland and Europe and is also represented in numerous private collections. His contemporary work explores materials to optimum effect, using wood, stone, metal and glass to the advantage of each individual piece and his work often features textured, painted or patinated and inlaid finishes to detail. Chaïm Factor has contributed to many projects of distinction including Dublin’s Trinity College, the Senate Buildings, the National Concert Hall Organ Case, the Four Courts and the restoration and conservation of the iconic St. Mary’s Church Organ Case, Dublin to name but a few. He has recently opened his studio for classes and short courses in fine wood work. These sessions are focused on learning through exploration and discovery, helping to maintain established knowledge in traditional methods while seeking to forge new concepts using wood as a sustainable material.