Gearóid Muldowney and Jo Anne Butler are the husband and wife team behind design studio Superfolk. After meeting at art school in Dublin, they specialized in fine homewares inspired by nature. They live and work in Westport on the west coast of Ireland. "We tell the story of the ever-changing colour, patterns and texture of the wildlife, wild food, landscape, geology and seasons surrounding us in Clew Bay, on the west coast of Ireland."
Gearóid Muldowney (BDes Craft Design) is a skilled designer with a strong understanding of materials, craft and manufacturing processes. He holds a degree in Craft Design from the National College of Art and Design, Ireland and the Lahti University of Applied Science, Finland (2005).
Jo Anne Butler (MArchitecture, BSc Arch, BFA Sculpture) is an architect with a background in visual arts. She holds a Masters in Architecture from University College Dublin and the Making and Design Master's Programme at the Arkitektskolen Arhus, Denmark (2013).
"We design simple, beautiful homewares for people who love the wild outdoors. Curious about simple things in nature, animals, our weather and our environment we always try to understand the essence of a material or a process. Ireland’s geography, natural history and culture are fascinating. We love the rich cultural heritage to discover. With Superfolk we are trying our best to use all of these elements to our advantage. We want to be proud of the work that we do and we love sharing that with others."
They are the makers of our oak trivet, the Spring Beach Leaf, Autumn Beach Leaf, the Atlantic Wakame and Channelled Wrack art print.