Born in 1974 in Dublin, Carol Egan is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City. She is an award-winning designer with an internationally established profile.
A decade ago, Egan began developing a line of sculptural furniture—wall shelves, freestanding consoles, benches, coffee tables, mirrors, and chairs. These works are produced using 3D modeling software and are then crafted and hand finished using traditional woodworking techniques and lost wax casting techniques in bronze.
Egan emphasizes unique form and structure, and is focused on coaxing subtle sensibilities to the fore. Crafted with traditional fabrication methods, her work performs the unimagined. Obsessed with the curvaceous, she breathes life into materials that are typically heavy and rigid with her light, inspired revelations of line—with playful forms and luxury concealments that explore the theme of doubling and the play of shadow and reflection alike.
“As a designer, I’m interested in technology. I am fascinated by the intersection of technology with craftwork. What excites me is using the technology to manipulate material into unexpected and unique forms”
In 2015, Egan’s Free-standing console and X benches earned a Special Mention for Best Contemporary Piece at PAD London.
Maison Gerard has represented Carol Egan since 2010, and was the first gallery to show her furniture. In 2020 the gallery mounted a comprehensive retrospective of her work. She is represented in Europe by Galerie BSL.