of | design is defined by founder Martin O’Flynn’s philosophy that form should be balanced with function. With a natural gift to visualize 3-dimensionally, Martin’s approach to interior and furniture design is organic, visceral, and is not dependent on the “golden ratio” school of thought. His method marries logic and modern elegance, resulting in contemporary, clean, engaging environments and products that are used as much as they are admired. Martin is motivated not only by the desire to create aesthetic appeal, but by the details and precision in execution. His dedication to finding the ideal fabric, color, hardware, lighting, eco-friendly material, and angles, personify his integrated and sympathetic approach to design.
When asked about his goals, the Irish born designer said, “Ultimately, I want my work – whether it’s a space, a table or a bed I’ve designed – to provoke thought and emotion. Maybe it’s a feeling of surprise and excitement about an extra function or a quirky solution. Perhaps it’s just feeling welcome and relaxed in a living space that was designed to create that kind of ambience.” As a member of a diversely creative family including architects, surveyor’s and graphics artists, Martin’s education began at home. His formal education took place at Dublin Institute of Technology, where he earned a qualification in Environmental & Spatial Design before working for esteemed architects and designers in Ireland, Finland and New York, where he has been located since 1999.