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. His intensive education allowed him to develop an extensive understanding of the tree species most commonly utilized in furniture making. Additionally, Gavin studied all periods of furniture making; from William & Mary to Modern day furniture styles which, allows him to reproduce those styles along with the hardware associated with those furniture periods. 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. He recently expanded his crafting abilities to include maritime furniture; building furniture exclusively for luxury yachts. His design style can best be described as being inspired by the world around him and his creativity is what separates him from the rest. 

Gavin is a proud member of the Design Crafts Council of Ireland . He can be contacted via email here.


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