From the west of Ireland, Sinead first qualified with a BA Honours Degree from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. She taught Art for five years, before changing life course, going into kitchen design on achieving a First Class Postgraduate Diploma in Interior Architecture.
Initially gaining experience in different sectors – including hospitality and commercial property design in Dublin and New York - Sinead opted to focus solely on kitchens on moving to London in 2005.
When creating bespoke designs, Sinead has universal motivations but at the centre is a desire to meet the vision of the client. High fashion, avant garde architecture, travel and contemporary culture inform her, in addition to furniture designers such as Eileen Gray and the Bauhaus movement.
She is particularly indebted to Japanese architect Tadao Ando for his championing of light, space and materials and John Pawson for his minimalist aesthetic.
A favourite project typically involves provision of ample space for several people to work together at a central island. The setting features innovative appliances, social seating, characteristic use of lighting and wood features to inject a sense of warmth and atmosphere.
Sinead appreciates the innovative and detailed nature of the bulthaup product, and the discerning clientele it attracts.
"A good kitchen design has a place for everything, so worktops are clear, appliances hidden and the overall look is one of calm serenity. A bulthaup kitchen is a classic design feature that transcends time, an investment for any home."