A designer and master craftsman, Chaim Factor has contributed to many projects of note in locations such as Trinity College Dublin, The Four Courts in Dublin, The Senate Buildings at Dail Eireann, The National Concert Hall Organ Case Dublin and the carvings to St Mary’s Dublin Organ case to name but a few. His eclectic portfolio of furniture bridges form with function adding sculptural expression to his craft. His work has been exhibited and represented from Tokyo to Vancouver and Sydney to Paris, his work has also shown extensively in Ireland and Europe and is represented in numerous private collections.
Chaim works with his wife Carol at their purpose built studios, Hill Picket near Avoca. They developed the studio to continue to create their own handmade objects, but also to establish a centre of learning which defines the importance of fine woodwork, furniture design and making, wood sculpture and instrument making. Their aspiration is to maintain established knowledge in traditional methods and forge new concepts using wood as a sustainable material. The integral relationship between such disciplines, architecture and the living environment opens doors to other related subjects for exploration. They present at Hill Picket a variety of ongoing practical and theoretical modular workshops and seminars.
Chaim’s aspiration is to create genuinely original furniture items both functional and sculptural, while also developing contemporary designs presented through a unique range of gift items. He is passionate about the possibilities for the promotion of traditional practice through contemporary forms. The range of cutting boards featured on this site chopping blocks is part of an evolution, which has seen the tradition of fine wood work develop through four generations of the Factor family. Made from the best-selected hard woods, Cherry, Beech, Rock Maple and Black Walnut, the boards are finished with organic food safe oil.