Square Kid

Reclaimed Maple Floorboards, 440x 440x400mm,
Photographer, Rocker Lane Workshop


Carver 1

Reclaimed Maple Floorboards, 900x600x555mm,
Photographer, Rocker Lane Workshop


Big Phil (The Rocker)

Reclaimed Maple Floorboards,900x600x800mm,
Photographer, Rocker Lane Workshop


Rocker Lane Workshop

Seán Fogarty formed Rocker Lane Workshop in partnership with master craftsman Michael Heffernan, to produce sustainable furniture made entirely from reclaimed floorboards.

Fogarty and Heffernan work with locally sourced timber boards, with a particular preference for maple because of the variations in colour between the natural and sanded states of the wood; from red, brown and ochre to pale blonde hues. The practice is driven by an appreciation for the rich character of timber. Applying their own particular kind of alchemy, Heffernan and Fogarty work the battered boards from their original condition – warped, bowed, split and covered in grime  – and transform them into beautiful, practical furniture to be used and loved.

Informed by his background in architecture, Fogarty designs pieces with a sleek, mid-century modern aesthetic. The current collection includes the Big Phil rocking chair and the Carver dining Chair in maple, finished with lacquers or beeswax polish.

Fogarty graduated with a BArch from University College Dublin in 2005, and also studied in Oslo, specialising in the field of Design and Sustainability.

Heffernan began working as a carpenter in 1966 when he took an apprenticeship at a local joinery firm to produce dove-tail jointed cabinets by hand. Rocker Lane Workshop is based in Stoneybatter, Dublin.


Private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2012 A Place to Gather, London Design Festival, UK


Gallery Representation

The Budda Bag Shop, 1 Jervis Hse New Millennium Walk Way, Dublin 1
The Irish Design Shop, RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2

Contact Details:

Rocker Lane Workshop
The Joinery Studios
6 Rosemount Terrace
Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

T. + 353 1 524 2374
E. info@rockerlaneworkshop.com