Life Histories of Irish Folk Furniture

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

1 Comment on Life Histories of Irish Folk Furniture

  1. Florainnice
    Sunday, January 27th, 2013 13:48 at 1:48 pm (5 years ago)

    Utterly charming little film.

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