The story of Sam agus Nessa
Once upon a time in a far-off land, a boy called Sam and a girl called Nessa loved to drink tea and make things. One day, after sharing a big mug of tea, Sam and Nessa decided to make things together. Nessa was a pragmatic maker, who liked to design simple functional pieces whereas Sam liked bright and colourful things and took inspiration from fluffy clouds and wood grains glowing in the evening sunlight, the everyday delights of shape and form. The collaboration worked brilliantly. They decided to pack up their tool boxes and Dude the cat and set sail home to Ireland.
Now settled in, the duo has set up the Irish company Sam agus Nessa. Inspired by the Irish vernacular and observing the world around them, they design and make expressive, functional furniture and home ware products, from locally sourced Irish timber. Each piece is made by hand in their workshop and is designed to be practical but most importantly to make you smile.
Sam, Nessa and Dude the cat are currently living happily ever after.
We are Sam & Nessa, two furniture fanatics with a passion for making beautiful things.
Inspired by the native hardwoods and local materials of Ireland we create quirky and practical products for the home.
Our work makes us smile, we hope that it makes you smile too!
Sam agus Nessa is a furniture and product design company based in county Kildare, Ireland. We design and make contemporary, functional furniture and home wares utilising locally sourced, Irish materials.
Our quirky creations are handmade, unique and also beautifully packaged so would make a thoughtful gift for any occasion.