The Carvel Chair is made using the techniques of traditional boat construction which predominate along the west coast of Ireland.
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A collaboration with a shipwright, it is made with wind-felled larch, hand shaped and fixed with copper roves.
This technique produces a shell which is incredibly light and strong that flexes to the user. It is supported by a cradle of bent steel bar.
This film was filmed on location in Galway and Dublin Ireland, tracking the sourcing of timber, design and construction of the Carvel Chair.
Carvel Chair Designer
Andrew Clancy (deanta.eu)
Carvel Chair Maker
Matthew O’Malley (deanta.eu)
Alice Clancy (aliceclancy.com)
Aoife Nic Cormaic (aoifeniccormaic.ie)
‘The Sperrin Waltz’ from her album ‘Cuas na bh Fáinleog’
Scott Burnett (studioaad.com)