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About Noel Whelan Design

NW“Imagine a dining table made especially for you to suit the shape of your room, the style of your home, the colour of your decor. Or what about a beautiful handmade contemporary dresser made to order to take pride of place in your kitchen. Noel Whelan Furniture Design can make those dreams come through with a bespoke furniture service that has kitted out some of the coolest homes in the country.”
By Jillian Bolger, Munster Interiors Established in 1995.

Noel Whelan Furniture Design was one of the first businesses to move into the Business Park in Dunhill in 1999. In 1998 Noel was runner up in County Enterprise Award for Manufacturing. Currently we have a staff of 6. We have a 2,500sq ft workshop with all of the necessary machinery to tackle jobs of any size. Our installation is to the highest standard as all our fitters are fully qualified Cabinet Makers.

Noel is a member of the Institute of Designers of Ireland and the Crafts Council of Ireland.

Inspired by the sweeping coastline of Waterford, each piece by Noel Whelan has timeless appeal. Classic proportions, innovative use of natural materials, and a harmonious blending of complementary hardwoods are the signature of this Irish designer. Close examination of each piece will uncover discreet but original detailing, and each design is carefully conceived to balance aesthetics with functionality. Slow time-honoured techniques are used to achieved the elegant lines of Noel Whelan’s designs.

Prestigious jobs completed:

  • Buswells Hotel – design & fitout of boardrooms.
  • Organon Ireland (Pharmaceuticals) – design & fitout of boardrooms.
  • Tom Murphy Car Sales, Cork Rd, Waterford – Main Mercedes, VW and Audi Dealer in Ireland – one of the most modern and largest showrooms in Ireland – design & fitout of boardrooms.
  • 33 The Mall, Waterford – went straight into Ireland’s top 50 Restaurants list on opening – design of furniture and fitout of restaurant.
  • Kiely’s Restaurant, Fenor, Co Waterford – designed layout of restaurant and made tables, chairs, wine rack and screens for same. ie full design.
  • Waterford Credit Union and Lisduggan Credit Union – Boardroom Tables.
  • Waterford Eye Clinic – furniture for offices, consulting rooms, reception and waiting room – full design/layout and fitout.
  • McCann Fitzgerald Solicitors, designed made furniture for a full fit out of the top floor (Riverside 1) new development in Dublin’s Irish Financial Services Centre.

We have also done work for Fewer Harrington Lawlor Architects, Waterford, Duff Tisdale Architects, Dublin, Duffy McCann Architects, Waterford and Falconer Architects, Waterford.Exhibitions:

CREATE is an exhibition of Ireland’s top 20 furniture designer/makers held bi-annually in Fota House, Fota, Co Cork. Noel exhibited both in 2003 and in 2005. Noel has also held solo exhibitions locally in Waterford, in Dublin and in Kilkenny opened by Duncan Stewart.

Noel featured on national television: 

  • The Late Late Enterprise Show
  • About the House
  • Nationwide