Irish Folk Furniture which just won an award for the best short animation at the Sundance Film Festival, has been making the rounds on the design blogs this week – and like me you might have just scrolled on not having time to stop – but if there’s one video you watch on a Friday afternoon let it be this one.
It is witty and charming and transports you to a simpler world where family history and community is at the heart of it’s story – intertwined with our favourite things, furniture and craft.
The film by Tony Donoghue, depicts through interviews and stop motion animation, the life histories of antique furniture in a community in rural Ireland – as they are restored and returned to their homes. I promise it will make you smile.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org