Boat builder’s chair proved a life raft for craftsman

Wicklow furniture maker Brendan Lawless was inspired to recreate a quirky 19th-century chair he picked up at a craft fair, and it proved a hit even during the recession

Furniture craftsman Brendan Lawless with his boat builder’s chair, which will be exhibiting at Gifted, the annual craft and design fair at the RDS Dublin at the end of this month. Picture: Nicholas Whelan