AnOther Magazine – Irish Folk Furniture


Amid the glitz and clamour of the Sundance Film Festival, one of the most prestigious awards is that for Best Short Film. In 2013, there were 8,102 applications, from which 62 were selected for the short list, of which only one, IRISH FOLK FURNITURE, depicts, through interviews and stop motion animation, the refurbishment of antique furniture in rural Ireland. Just hours before he heard that he had won the Sundance Award for Best Animation, here we speak to director and filmmaker Tony Donoghue about the inspiration for his utterly delightful film, the characters he met along the way and where he finds refuge amid the madness of Sundance.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.