Gavin Harrington - Irish Award-Winning Furniture Designer & Maker

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, his artistic ingenuity led him to furniture making from an early age as he started his career with an apprenticeship at FAS trade school followed by his City & Guilds Certification at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT); Linen Hall on Bolton Street. His post-collegiate studies granted him an opportunity at JDB Design which, exposed him to crafting in Ireland's leading government and museum buildings such as: Dublin City Hall, Natural History Museum, Michael Collins Museum and the National Museum of Ireland.

His apprenticeship at D.I.T. consisted of a four year furniture making theory course, that exposed him to the biology of numerous tree species. He learned every aspect of a tree; from the seed, to the leaves of a tree, to the wood that grew from that species. What he learned, helped him develop an extensive understanding of the tree species most commonly utilized in furniture making enabling Gavin to utilize the best timber for projects. Additionally, he learned all periods of furniture making; from William & Mary to Modern day furniture styles which, allows him to reproduce those styles if requested. His apprenticeship also delved into hardware, where he learned each of the hinges and locks that applied to furniture construction. At the end of his course, he was awarded City and Guilds in Cabinet Making; a globally-recognized trade certification that established him as a professional furniture maker. 

Gavin has worked for furniture design companies and co-owned a kitchen remodeling business before venturing on his own to craft bespoke furniture pieces. With over 27 years experience as a professional furniture maker and designer, his ability to craft furniture is unrivaled in execution, finesse and design. Gavin specializes in creating one-off furniture pieces that reflect his artistic flair and imagination although, reproductions and contemporary designs are commonly crafted in his shop. His design style is inspired by the world and his creativity is what separates him from the rest. 

Gavin is available for commissioned furniture pieces and recommends emailing him to get in touch for your next project.   

                   Furniture Making x Design Recognition Awards

2016 - American Showcase Craftsman in Woodworking - 1st Prize Award by Oneida Air Systems and Fine Woodworking Magazine

2017 - Reader's Choice and Table Category Winner - Popular Woodworking Magazine 

                                            Magazine Press

2017 - Australian Wood Review - Online Profile Interview of Master Craftsman & Cabinetmaker; Gavin Harrington

2017 - Popular Woodworking Magazine - Reader's Choice Winner and Small Interview; November 2017 Issue

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