Orior has always been a family business, but it was the pandemic that really brought it all back home to Newry, Northern Ireland. Ciarán McGuigan, the furniture brand’s creative director, had flown back from his base in New York in March 2020 to check out some prototypes at the factory. Katie Ann, his sister, who has her own fashion label, returned from London two days later. And then the world shut down. It was “class” being back with the family, says Ciarán. “We appreciate it now because we aren’t teenagers being little shits.” The McGuigan family are lined up for our Zoom interview on one side of a dining table, Brian (their father) on the far left, followed by Ciarán, then Rosie (their mother) and Katie Ann. Their computer’s webcam is too narrow to take in this family portrait, so Ciarán spins the computer throughout the interview to face whoever is This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-One Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 42 Light Snack A luminous celebration of gelatin. Design Issue 42 Studio Tour: Fernando Caruncho Gardens sit between the natural and the artificial. George Upton meets the man mediating between the two. Design Issue 42 My Favorite Thing The garden designer, Fernando Caruncho, shares the story behind a painting of his mother. Design Issue 40 Maniera Gallery Anna Winston meets the curator couple pushing architects outside their comfort zone. Design Issue 39 Pierre Yovanovitch Pierre Yovanovitch’s ultimate design showroom is also his home of more than a decade. Annick Weber meets the man with the keys to the castle. Design Partnerships Issue 39 Nathalie Du Pasquier An interview with the painter turned tile designer.