Thursday, 1 January 2015

2015 - The Year of Irish Design

It's now officially the Year of Irish Design (and 2015) so I'm majorly excited for what is to come! This year is going to be a celebration of the best and the brightest of established and emerging design talent from Ireland both at home and abroad. Expect exhibitions, talks, trade shows, workshops, conferences based around all aspects of design including architecture, clothing, objects, tech.

Over the course of the year, I'll be hitting up some of the events and posting about them. And, I'll definitely be supporting the initiative. Not just to support job creation but to truly celebrate the unbelievably talented designers that we produce as a nation. Hopefully, I'll also be able to tie in some great studio visits and interviews to add my own two cents to the whole thing.

Image from a design by Lennon Courtney for the Second Skin exhibition. 

But for now, here are some of the events that I'm most looking forward to this year:

Second Skin 
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
7/11/2014 - 25/01/2015
City Hall, London
16/03/2015 - 25/03/2015

This exhibition looks at production, consumption and sustainability and showcases the work Jennifer Rothwell, Joanne Hynes, NATALIEBCOLEMAN and Lennon Courtney.

Fresh Talent
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny,
7/02/2015 - 18/03/2015

Irish Eyes on Fashion
Gallery of Photography
2/03/2015 - 29/03/2015

Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things
Design Hub, Dublin Castle Coach House
3/04/2015 - 14/06/2015

Vitra Design Museum will show 36 everyday objects looking at their conceptual and economic significance.

Irish Design Here/Now
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
July until September

Goldsmithing and Jewellery 
National Craft Gallery
13/07/2015 - 30/07/2015

Ireland on Film - Costumes from Iconic Irish Movies
The Little Museum of Dublin
August until September

Screenshot 2015-01-01 20.33.07

Any events you're excited for?

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