Cillian, "the extraordinary furniture maker", was named by Jessie Collins as one of the "names to know in interiors this year". Titled "The Future Makers" and featured in the Sunday Business Post, the feature outlined Cillian's career trajectory before highlighting some of his upcoming projects.
The full text reads:
"Though by is own admission, Cillian Ó Súilleabháin came to furniture design quite late - 29 to be precise - his background in engineering has served him well, giving a unique, architectural look to his furniture pieces that make him stand out from the crowd.
After completing several apprenticeships, in 2011 he set up his own studio practice in Carlow and though Ireland was still reeling from recession, he managed to win high acclaim immediately abroad, his pieces being picked up by tastemakers like Wallpaper Magazine as well as Elle Decor. Some early commissions kept him afloat, and seven years later, he is now working constantly out of his south Dublin workshop.
Creating everything himself, each piece is a collaboration for Ó Súilleabháin and very much a personal endeavour with the client. This year sees him continue to collaborate further afield, taking part in 2018's World Wood Day in Cambodia, as well as continued collaborations with concept store Seven Wood and artist and curator Michelle Browne."