This range of furniture is named after the locality of the house it was designed for in Co. Kerry, as part of a total design project which included the house itself and all of the furnishings.
The bed and bunk-bed frames are made of stacked elements of birch multiply with the ply exposed on the edges, and use knock-down fittings for ease of transport and assembly. The main components are constructed like box-beams with thin 6mm ply for the side webs and laminated plywood spacers around the edges.
The table, in a reference to the fish skeleton, uses a system of backbone and ribs on its underside to prevent deflection and warping, as it is constructed of solid Irish elm. This allows the construction to avoid the typical runner boards around the edge of the table, which impede people’s knees and distort the form of the piece. The Coom table therefore allows the legs to be positioned right at the corners, imparting a sense of levity which gives the massive board a delicate, floating quality. This is enhanced by tapering the inside of the legs at 45 degrees to the plan.