A Dunne deal at a thoroughly modern auction
Several of renaissance man Brendon Dunne’s furniture pieces are on offer at Adam’s Mid Century Modern sale
In the years following World War II, Irish homeowners were deeply conservative, resistant to the revolution in furniture design sweeping the globe. One of a tiny handful of voices in the wilderness was Brendon Dunne.
A musical child prodigy, composer and conductor, in 1951 he embarked on a new venture, setting up a factory workshop to produce modern furniture for the modern home. Although Scandinavian-inspired, his pieces have a distinct Irish character, partly due to ...