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A Year of Irish Design Irish Design 2015 Interim Report

January—June 2015


Contents Executive Summary – Highlights and Key Achievements to Date 1  Introduction to Irish Design 2015

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2  Key Objectives of ID2015

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3  ID2015 in Numbers

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4  ID2015 Partnerships

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5  Summary Project Reports

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5.1  Design Innovation Fund

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5.2  International Trade Fund

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5.3  Trade Events

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5.4  Key Design Conferences

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5.5  Core Exhibitions

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5.6  Irish Embassy/Enterprise Ireland Network Activities

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5.7  Design Island App

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5.8  All Island Library Initiative

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6  Enterprise and Education Initiatives in Development

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Interim Report 1  Progress Summary – National and International

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1.1  National Design Programme

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​1.2  International Design Programme

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1.3  Raising Awareness, Understanding and Appreciation of Design

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2  Full Project Reports

2.7  EUNIC Series of Lectures and Masterclasses

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2.1  ID2015 Partnerships

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2.8  ID2015 and St. Patrick’s Festival

2.2  Design Innovation Fund

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2.9  Kerry Fashion Week, Irish Fashion Industry Awards 2015

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2.3  International Trade Fund

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2.10  Irish Embassy/Enterprise Ireland Network Activities

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2.4  Trade Events

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2.11  Design Island App

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2.4.1  Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo

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2.12  All Island Library Initiative

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2.4.2  Maison et Objet

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2.13  We Built This City

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2.4.3  Inward Buyer Trip for Built Environment

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2.4.4  Liminal – Irish design at the threshold

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3.1  Enterprise Initiatives

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3.2  Education Initiatives

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2.5  Key Design Conferences 2.5.1  Ibec CEO Conference 2015: Better Business by Design

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2.5.2 OFFSET

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2.6  Core Exhibitions

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2.6.1  Design Island

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2.6.2  Weathering

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2.6.3  In the Making

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2.6.4  Second Skin

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2.6.5  Fresh Talent

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2.6.6  In the Fold

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2.6.7  PORTFOLIO @ Solomon

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2.6.8  Hidden Heroes

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2.6.9  Liminal – Irish design at the threshold

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2.6.10  Side by Side

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2.6.11  Appetite for Design

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2.6.12  New Horizon_architecture from Ireland

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3  Enterprise and Education Initiatives

4  Project Report - Raising Awareness, Understanding and Appreciation of Design 5 Thanks

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the Design & Crafts Council of

Reflecting ID2015’s reach in engaging

Design has been the missing link

Ireland (DCCoI), in collaboration with

the public, the design community and

in Ireland’s innovation agenda. I am

partner organisations, on behalf of the

businesses, it is very positive to see

satisfied that the fantastic response to

Department of Jobs, Enterprise and

that a total of 200 design-focused

ID2015 programmes and events to date

Innovation, the Department of Foreign

promotions, across multiple design

will redress that deficit by promoting

Affairs and Trade and Enterprise Ireland.

disciplines, have been approved for

the work of talented Irish designers on

funding through ID2015’s Design

the international stage, strengthening

The impacts of the initiative in promoting

Innovation Fund and 15 new Design

the capability of the Irish design sector

Irish design capability nationally and

Networks have been established,

and promoting collaboration between

internationally and in bringing visibility

bringing designers, design organisations

the Irish design sector and the wider

to Ireland’s dynamic design businesses

and design users to work together.

business sector.

2015 sees Irish design in almost

are already being seen. Halfway through

Additionally, 26 Irish embassies around

every form being showcased in Ireland

its term, the ID2015 programme has

the world are engaging with the ID2015

I believe that we are well on the way to

and around the world. The idea of

showcased over 300 designers, studios

programme by hosting exhibitions and

achieving the objectives of creating new

designating a year to celebrating and

and companies nationally at core

other events promoting Ireland’s design

design companies, increasing exports of

promoting Irish design emerged from

exhibitions and other promotional events

sector.

design-based products and services and

the Global Irish Economic Forum in

and over 160 at exhibitions and trade

2013. The Government backed this

fairs internationally, generating leads

Through ID2015’s ongoing programme

proposal, supporting a comprehensive

with significant potential for exports

of events and activities, we look forward

programme of national and international

and job creation. Furthermore, 40

to seeing business opportunities

Ged Nash, TD

events and activities throughout 2015.

Irish companies have been supported

continue to unfold over the coming

Minister for Business and

through ID2015’s International Trade

months and into the future. As a project

Employment

The aims of Irish Design 2015 (ID2015)

Fund, in association with Enterprise

that is integral to the Action Plan for

are to promote Ireland’s dynamic design

Ireland and other agencies, to participate

Jobs, the second half of the year will see

sector, make Irish businesses more

in 50 other international trade events,

the launch of a number of enterprise

competitive in foreign markets and

generating new market penetration and

and education initiatives through

create jobs at home. ID2015 is being

export opportunities.

ID2015 and its extensive network of

Foreword

convened by

creating 1800 new design-based jobs

partners.

across the regions of Ireland.


Our aim is to cause a shift in business

stakeholders and partner organisations for

culture nationwide that will see companies

their unwavering support to date and look

on the island of Ireland embracing design

forward to continued collaboration for the

principles as a cornerstone of their

reminder of year and into the future.

organisations. Looking beyond our extensive programme At the same time, building on the

of events and activities, we need to put

international reputation of Irish designers

the foundations in place for the ongoing

through an extensive programme of

development of the design sector in

We are delighted to be announcing

international exhibitions and trade

Ireland. With continued support and

the outcomes to date of Irish Design

missions has helped grow sales and

investment in design and working with our

2015. This milestone Irish initiative with

export opportunities abroad. In particular,

partners, particularly Enterprise Ireland

a global reach is shining a spotlight on

the business model of showcasing

and the Local Enterprise Office network,

the vibrancy of the Irish design sector and

Irish design through a group exhibition

ID2015 has the potential to act as a

the level of innovation, collaboration and

is proving successful in developing

catalyst for significant change in Ireland’s

new product development happening in

international trade and establishing

competitiveness in the global marketplace

Ireland right now.

strategic partnerships. We are seeing

and in creating employment opportunities

real commercial opportunities emerging

over the years to come.

Here at home we have been particularly

following our presence at key international

focused on raising awareness of the

events such as Maison et Objet, Milan

Karen Hennessy

importance of design to commercial

Design Week and NYCxDesign.

Chief Executive, Irish Design 2015

success and economic growth, highlighting how it adds value to a product

Collaboration with public and private

and drives innovation - European research

partners, both here in Ireland and abroad,

demonstrates that every €1 invested in

has been central to the planning and

design by a business generates over €20

delivery of our programme in order to

in increased revenues and a €4 increase

ensure a legacy from this year. I would

in net operating profit1.

like to express sincere thanks to all our

1  Design Delivers for Business, Design Council UK, 2013


thinking into the office, factory, classroom

was, is and can be. We are creating

and lecture hall with a series of initiatives

toolkits, writing case studies and piloting

that will create a significant and lasting

projects that aim to provide people with

legacy.

the advice, practical tools and knowledge to achieve positive changes in business,

Innovation is essential to the sustained

government and local communities

prosperity of Ireland. Design is by

through design.

its very nature innovative: it involves examining how things work and how

Most importantly, we are getting tangible

Design is for everyone. It influences how

they can be improved, a process that

results. This year Irish designers are clearly

we interact with each other and improves

continually generates new ideas and

demonstrating that design can make a

our lives through intuitive products,

combinations. As a driver of innovation,

real difference, by developing products,

sustainable solutions to environmental

design can help companies develop new

spaces and services as useful, impactful

challenges, user-friendly and efficient

ways of making and selling products,

and meaningful as they are beautiful.

public services, better home and work

environments and services. It can provide

environments, optimised cities, and

tools to develop new business models

ID2015 marks a pivotal chapter in Irish

much more. Irish Design 2015 is about

and ways to deliver value to customers,

design, helping to inspire, inform and

harnessing the power of design and

and commercialise new technologies

develop Ireland’s design capacity and

working to support the island of Ireland in

by making them accessible to users.

culture. The initiative has the power to

making design matter.

Investment in the design sector and

create a future where designers make

design education is essential to ensure

opportunities, and businesses have the

The ID2015 programme embraces

that this creative mindset can contribute

opportunity to make it.

the full range of design disciplines,

to driving innovation across disciplines

building upon our rich craft tradition and

and throughout the Irish economy.

technological expertise to showcase a

Professor Alex Milton Programme Director, Irish Design 2015

fusion of the old and new. During this

Through ID2015, we are fostering

year, ID2015 is working with businesses,

innovation in business and public services,

schools and universities to bring design

and encouraging debate into what design


A Year of Irish Design Irish Design 2015 Interim Report Executive Summary Highlights and Key Achievements to Date


1  Introduction to Irish Design 2015

all sectors of society. Over the course of the year, ID2015 is mounting a diverse programme of events and activities exploring, promoting and celebrating the best in Irish design across multiple disciplines, both in Ireland and internationally. Through these events, ID2015 aims to drive job creation, grow exports and increase competitiveness. ID2015 is an island of Ireland initiative engaging the public, the design community and businesses and promoting Irish design in just about every form, both at home through events and exhibitions and by targeting the export market through trade missions and events in international capitals of design and commerce. As part of ID2015, Dublin has been designated World Design Hub 2015 by the International Association of Designers, providing Ireland with a platform to promote the skills and talents of Irish designers to a worldwide audience.

Minister Richard Bruton, TD, speaking at the launch of Irish Design 2015 at The Printworks, Dublin Castle. Image courtesy of Anthony Woods.

Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) is a year-long exploration into the value of design for

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, is Patron of Irish Design 2015 and the initiative has been included in the Irish Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. in collaboration with partner organisations, on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Enterprise Ireland (EI). Irish Design 2015 partners include: MCO Projects (Founding Partner); The Doyle Collection (Accommodation Partner); OPW (Venue Partner); DAA (Exhibition Partner); Bus Éireann Expressway (Transport Partner); RTÉ (Broadcast Partner); SISK (Construction Partner); and IBM (Technology Partner).

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ID2015 is being convened by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI),

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Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD, launching the Action Plan for Jobs. Image courtesy of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

2  ID2015 key objectives Through a programme of over 300 Irish and international events, ID2015 aims to: ​ create 1,800 jobs over three years through sales of design-led products and services generate an additional €10 million in design-based exports generate 200 new design-led business start-ups facilitate more than 300 companies at international trade missions and design-based trade events engage with an audience of over 3 million at home and abroad support 50 SMEs to undertake design training generate €10 million in PR value

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3  ID2015 in Numbers Supporting designers

Growing markets

300+ designers and makers showcased nationally at core

180+ new products showcased through national and

events

international exhibitions

160+ Irish designers, studios and companies showcased

4 major trade events have taken place

internationally at core events 40 companies supported through International Trade Fund

Platforming design 200 projects across multiple design disciplines approved for funding through Design Innovation Fund (national and international reach)

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38

31

24

21

design networks

design exhibitions

design events

design symposia and conferences

design talks

32

17

8

10

4

design workshops

design publications

design websites and online platforms

short design films

design residencies

€2.74 million in match funding (finance and benefit in 12 core exhibitions mounted, nationally and internationally Reaching people 79,529 direct social media audience1 1,042,225 ID2015 Facebook and Twitter reach 786,481 website page views2 5 prominent design leaders invited to speak at 2 major design conferences 1 influential app launched €5.2 million PR value to date

1  Combined direct social media audience of ID2015 and DCCoI platforms for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube.

Building networks 80+ partnerships established €2.75 million in corporate partnerships established to date 26 embassies engaging with ID2015 Growing the Sector 83 new DCCoI registered designers/companies to date 166 new Institute of Designers in Ireland registered designers/companies to date 54 new RIAI registered Architects to date NOTE: ID2015 has helped contribute to a significant increase of new design companies registering in 2015

2  Combined website page views for ID2015 website and DCCoI websites.

3  Combined value of match funding from Design Innovation Fund and International Trade Fund.

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4 ​​ID2015 Partnerships As part of the drive to build networks within and beyond the design sector, ID2015 has established multiple partnerships that have added considerable value to the programme. Full details in 2.1 main report. Enterprise Ireland Trade events and initiatives to date

Upcoming trade missions

Promotion of Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo®, the annual trade fair

NYNOW Irish Showcase, Consumer Trade Fair New York, Ministerial involvement

presented by DCCoI

TBC (15 – 19 August)

Joint venture with DCCoI: Maison et Objet trade fair

Copenhagen/Stockholm, Capsule and photographic exhibition, Minister Ged Nash (Oct – Nov)

Inward buyer trip as part of North American Built Environment Week Chicago Architecture Biennial, Capsule and photographic exhibition (September Competitive Start Fund- Design with special allocation of €250K for design

– October)

companies Hong Kong/Shenzhen, Feasibility Study Trip (August/September) Presentation of Connections capsule exhibition at dinner event as part of EI Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 05

Trade Mission to Prague led by Minister Ged Nash TD EI Market Study Visit by Minister Seán Sherlock, coinciding with hosting of the photographic exhibition at Embassy Tallinn

ID2015 is currently working with Embassies and EI on network activities.


Principal Corporate Partners DAA  Exhibition Partner The Doyle Collection  Accommodation Partner IBM  Technology Partner MCO Projects  Founding Partner OPW  Venue Partner RTÉ  Media Partner Bus Éireann Expressway​  Transport Partner SISK  Construction Partner

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Value of partnerships to date: €2.75 million+

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5  Summary Project Reports 5.1  Design Innovation Fund 200 projects approved for funding4 (national and international reach) Round 1

Round 2

that showcase, promote and explore Irish design. Funding has been allocated through

134 projects awarded funding

66 projects awarded funding

two rounds of open calls to date.

11 design networks

4 design networks

23 design exhibitions

15 design exhibitions

21 design events

10 design events

17 design symposia and

7 design symposia and

conferences

conferences

16 design talks

5 design talks

23 design workshops

9 design workshops

9 design publications

8 design publications

6 design websites and

2 design websites and

online platforms

online platforms

5 short design films

5 short design films

3 design residencies

1 design residency

The Design Innovation Fund seeks to support designers and the Irish design sector by facilitating a range of activities and initiatives across the island of Ireland and beyond

Full details in 2.2, main report.

5.2  International Trade Fund 40 companies funded5 The ID2015 International Trade Fund (ITF) provides financial support on a matchfunding basis to design companies who wish to participate in trade events outside Ireland during 2015. The fund aims to assist Irish design companies to develop their export potential and routes to market. Full details in 2.3, main report. Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 07

40 companies funded to attend 50 trade events around the world through first round of calls €133,453 in funding allocated Second and final round of calls will be launched in July 2015 4 Projects supported through Design Innovation Fund will take place throughout calendar year.

5  International Trade Fund projects will take place throughout calendar year.


4 major trade events have taken place

5.3.1  Showcase - Ireland’s Creative Expo® 18-21 January 2015, Dublin Showcase is Ireland’s largest international trade fair, welcoming over 5,000 buyers

Promotional imagery for Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo. Image courtesy of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

5.3  Trade Events (national and international)

from Ireland and 26 countries including the UK, North America, Germany, France, Benelux and Japan, as well as new buyers attracted from China following President Higgins’ state visit in December 2014. The annual trade show is presented by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Showcase Ireland Events Ltd., with support from Enterprise Ireland in promoting Showcase internationally through their network of overseas offices, and through partnership with the Local Enterprise Office network.

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Full details in 2.4.1, main report.

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Shop Showcase at Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo. Image courtesy of Alex Calder.

€18 million in sales orders over the four days of the event (€100 million annualised) President Higgins, Patron of Irish Design 2015, officially opened the event, which featured 460+ of Ireland’s leading designers, manufacturers and craftspeople Specially curated area Creative Island at the centre of the show featured 91 commercial designer makers selected by an independent jury for creativity, innovation and craftsmanship Enterprise Zone was the largest to date at Showcase, featuring 105 companies supported by their Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) 20 key media personnel from Irish publications, radio and TV attended press launch with international media visitors over the course of the show 395,000 viewership figures for RTÉ Nationwide programme dedicated to Showcase New feature for 2015, ‘SHOP Showcase’, featured a curated selection of Irish

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products from 40 DCCoI clients presented in a live retail pop-up shop To celebrate the commencement of ID2015 and the 39th Showcase, DCCoI, in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia and Showcase Ireland, hosted an Irish Design Dinner attended by leading Irish designers and craftspeople, key domestic and international buyers and media and ID2015 guests, including guest of honour on the night, Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD


5.3.2  Maison et Objet – joint venture with Enterprise Ireland 23-27 January 2015, Paris Maison et Objet is the premier international trade event for home and gift in Europe. The Irish Design Pavilion was selected by Maison et Objet for inclusion buyers and influencers, in recognition of the high quality of design and making. Full details in 2.4.2, main report. First year in the history of the show for an Irish Design Pavilion to be presented Irish Design Pavilion featured new work from 21 designer makers presented by DCCoI in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland as part of the ID2015 programme

Maison et Objet, piece by BTU Studio, 31 Chapel Lane. Photo courtesy of Sean and Yvette.

in the juried area, Hall 8, ‘Design á Vivre’, which is a key port of call for serious

78,000 international buyers and specifiers and over 3,000 journalists in attendance 46 journalists received press packs at show and 50+ received information

Networking event took place at the Irish Embassy in Paris, with a subsequent visit to the show by Ambassador of Ireland to France, Geraldine Byrne Nason

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post-show

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Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at Fuori Salone, Milan Design Week. Image courtesy of Fabio Diena.

5.3.3  Inward Buyer Trip for Built Environment Organised by Enterprise Ireland in conjunction with ID2015 and RIAI 23-27 March 2015, Dublin This Inward Buyer Trip was a networking event for the built environment sector involving a series of meetings, talks and site visits over a five day period. Full details in 2.4.3, main report. In attendance 30 buyers/influencers from Northern America 60 architects/representatives of the built environment sector

5.3.4  Liminal – Irish design at the threshold 13 -19 April 2015, Milan Milan Design Week is the world's premier design week. The event attracts 1.5 million visitors annually, setting the trend for furniture and interiors related products globally. ID2015 launched its flagship exhibition Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at the event. ​​15 –18 May 2015, New York

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Hosted in New York City, NYCxDESIGN brings together all the disciplines of design with a full, varied program, including exhibitions, installations, trade shows, talks, launches and open studios. ID2015 exhibited an evolution of the flagship exhibition Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at WantedDesign a leading event at NYCxDesign. Full details in 2.4.4, main report.


Milan Launched by Ambassador of Ireland to Italy Bobby McDonagh to 2,000 attendees 100+ Irish designers and companies were showcased, with 58 in the main exhibition 40,000 visitors to the exhibition, 85% of which were international buyers and specifiers 3,000 journalists in attendance, 100+ received press packs Influential design publication Dezeen featured the exhibition and Design Milk selected Liminal – Irish design at the threshold as one of their two highlights from Zona Tortona for Milan Design Week

New York 60+ Irish designers and companies were showcased in New York as part of Liminal – Irish design at the threshold, with 58 in the main exhibition The exhibition at WantedDesign Manhattan was launched by Consul General in New York Barbara Jones

to participate in Launch Pad, an initiative to promote young designers in the USA Influential design publications Dwell, Curbed and Azure selected the exhibition as one of their highlights of the event 16,000 visitors to the exhibition

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Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at Fuori Salone, Milan Design Week. Image courtesy of Fabio Diena.

Dublin based design consultancy Designgoat selected from over 100 entries

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5.4  Key Design Conferences ID2015 has participated in 2 key design conferences to date Full details in 2.5, main report. Ibec conference: ‘Better Business by Design’ 4 March 2015, Dublin Over 300 Irish CEOs were immersed in both theoretical and real world examples of design thinking, design integration and design disruption during a one day conference, gaining valuable insights from those who have disrupted their industries and reinvented success using design thinking. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially opened the conference 300 CEOs from leading companies were in attendance ID2015 invited Tom Kelley of IDEO, Phil Gilbert of IBM and Jason Mayden of

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Ibec CEO Conference: Better Business by Design at The Printworks, Dublin Castle. Image courtesy of Alex Calder.

Mark One to present as keynote speakers


OFFSET 6-8 March 2015, Dublin OFFSET Creative Festival is a 3 day creative conference held annually in Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where Irish and international creative professionals come together for a weekend of presentations, lectures, interviews and discussions.

ID2015 invited Edward Barber of Barber & Osgerby and Doug Powell of IBM to present at the conference Top two most popular blog posts during OFFSET mentioned ID2015 and/or Barber Osgerby/Doug Powell

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Conference has a reach of 6.06 million via social media

Ed Barber of Barber & Osgerby speaking at OFFSET at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Image courtesy of Alex Calder.

2,500 attendees (primarily from design and creative community)

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5.5  Core Exhibitions ID2015 has mounted 12 core exhibitions to date, nationally and internationally Full details in 2.6, main report. Design Island, Dublin Airport October 2014- January 2016 Photographic exhibition presented by DCCoI and DAA to coincide with ID2015

Japanese Lady by Una Burke, part of Weathering. Image courtesy of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

24 designers and SMEs showcased in both Terminals 1 and 2 Exhibition continues throughout 2015 with a projected audience of 23 million by the end of the year

Weathering, UCCA, Beijing 8 – 14 December 2014 Opened by President Michael D. Higgins, patron of ID2015 25 Irish designers showcased in an exhibition featuring work presented by DCCoI at Tent London during London Design Festival 2014

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In the Making, ID2015 Design Hub, Dublin Castle 30 December 2014 – 17 March 2015 Opened by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton A touring exhibition from Design Museum, London 14,648 visitors, with 1,600 engaging with outreach programme


Second Skin, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, 7 November 2014 – 25 Derry~Londonderry, 8 June – 16 July 2015 4 leading Irish fashion labels showcased 5,000 visitors during week long run in London to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations6 Fresh Talent, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, 8 February – 18 March 2015 21 emerging designers and makers showcased 3,964 visitors Touring to the Design Hub at the Coach House, Dublin Castle, 3 July – 20 September 2015 In the Fold, International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week, 20 – 24 February 2015 11 emerging designers showcased (8 in main exhibition) Irish Design 2015  Interim Report

Walnut Chair by Simon Doyle. Part of PORTFOLIO: Side by Side. Image courtesy of Rory Moore.

January 2015, City Hall, London, 16 – 25 March 2015 The Playhouse,

5,000 visitors7

6  Provisional figure for London based on average City Hall visitor numbers.

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Provisional figure from the British Council.

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PORTFOLIO @ Solomon Gallery, Dublin All year Year-long exhibition programme developed for a dedicated design and craft gallery to coincide with the ID2015 programme in a collaboration between Solomon Fine Art, The Doyle Collection, DCCoI and ID2015 Presenting work from DCCoI’s PORTFOLIO programme 3 exhibitions presented to date: Ceramics (30 January – 14 March 2014), Glass (20 March – 16 May 2015) and Furniture (22 May – 4 July 2015), featuring work from over 60 designers and craftspeople Hidden Heroes, ID2015 Design Hub, Dublin Castle 3 April – 14 June

A touring exhibition from Vitra Design Museum, Germany 21,200+ visitors Liminal – Irish design at the threshold, Milan Design Week, 14 – 19 April Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 17

2015 and WantedDesign, New York 15 – 18 May 2015 Full details in 2.4.4, main report. 40,000 visitors to main exhibition in Milan 16,000 visitors in New York 100+ Irish designers and companies showcased

Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things at the ID2015 Design Hub, Dublin Castle. Image courtesy of Ste Murray.

Launched by Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash


Cultural Irlandais, Paris 12 June- 10 July 2015 Curated exhibition of contemporary work from DCCoI’s flagship publication PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2015-2016 22 Irish makers selected for excellence in craftsmanship and design by comparative international standards Curated by Christina Jansen, Director of The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh Officially opened in Paris by Ambassador of Ireland to France Geraldine Byrne Nason, Side by Side is one of several collaborations between the Embassy, Enterprise Ireland, Centre Culturel Irlandais and DCCoI in Paris marking Irish Design 2015 Appetite for Design, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 8 May – 30 June 2015 Exhibition exploring food design at the National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, curated by Dublin-based design consultancy Designgoat Work from 13 international and 25 Irish participants was presented Over 5,700 visitors over the course of the run An audience of 2,656 reached through related education and outreach programme

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Appetite for Design promotional imagery. Image courtesy of Al Higgins.

Side by Side, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 27 March- 28th April, Centre

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New Horizon_architecture from Ireland, London Festival of Architecture 1 – 30 June 2015 ID2015’s flagship exhibition for architecture featuring 10 emerging Irish architecture practices in 3 international cities Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Diaspora Affairs and Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain, opened the proceedings at the launch on 1 June for the month long festival Mounted at London Festival of Architecture 2015, where Ireland was chosen as the event’s inaugural Focus Country to coincide with ID2015

The Red Pavilion and The Yellow Pavilion in King’s Cross and the Nine Lives exhibition at the Design Museum Daily footfall of 5,500 for Red and Yellow Pavilion installations, with projected audience of 100,000 by the end of the run 20,0008 visitors to Nine Lives in the Design Museum over the course of the exhibition’s run Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 19

Exhibition to continue to Chicago and Hong Kong/Shenzhen later in the year Substantial in-kind sponsorship received from 38 partners

8  Provisional figure based on average annual paying visitor figures for Design Museum.

Nine Lives by Emmett Scanlon. Part of New Horizon_architecture from Ireland at London Festival of Architecture 2015. Image courtesy of Jonathan Bosworth.

ID2015 presented the work of 5 practices in London across 3 projects:


5.6  Irish Embassy/Enterprise Ireland Network Activities ID2015 is engaging with 26 embassies to date. The Irish Embassy network was invited to collaborate with Irish Design 2015 as part of the International Programme. Participating Embassies and Consulates are hosting one or more networking events to promote Irish design in their area of accreditation and to facilitate the development of new relationships with industry representatives, key buyers and influencers, and international media.

Embassy Beijing, State visit/Weathering exhibition event

Embassy Bratislava, ID2015 launch film showing

Embassy Tokyo, ID2015 launch with Joseph Walsh

for Europe Day

Embassy Paris, Maison et Objet trade event

Embassy Prague, Minister Ged Nash, dinner event

Embassy London, O’Donnell + Tuomey RIBA gold medal

to present Connections capsule exhibition, part of

award event

EI Trade Mission

Embassy London, Second Skin exhibition event

Embassy Prague, Launch event for Connections

Embassy Paris, Minister Bruton TD, St. Patrick’s Day

capsule exhibition

launch of Global Irish Design Challenge

Embassy Paris, Hosting of Connections capsule

Embassy Stockholm, Minister Nash launched

exhibition

Connections, the ID2015 capsule exhibition, on St.

Embassy Tallinn, Minister Seán Sherlock, EI

Patrick’s Day

Market Study, photographic poster exhibition of

Embassy Rome, Minister Coveney TD, St. Patrick’s Day

Irish design

event CG Chicago, Minister Deenihan TD, St. Patrick’s Day event Embassy Vilnius, photographic poster exhibition of Irish

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Embassy network activities to date:

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5.7  Design Island App – in partnership with IBM In collaboration with IBM, ID2015 has developed a design-focused app that showcases some of the top design destinations across the island of Ireland. Full details in 2.11, main report. 500+ design destinations listed from across the island of Ireland To date, contributions from 46 designers, journalists and writers in the field of design App to be officially launched this summer

5.8  All Island Library Initiative: Celebrate Your Local Design Hero ID2015 working with 24 libraries throughout the year to host events Irish libraries were invited to celebrate a local design hero through organising a community event or workshop of their choice. The library initiative aims to work within local communities throughout Ireland to raise the profile of Irish design Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 21

and to open up the richness of Irish design heritage to the wider public. Full details in 2.12, main report.

16 upcoming events

8 events delivered to date

Bailieborough Library, Cavan Ballinasloe Library, Galway Borris Library, Carlow Castlebar Library, Mayo Clones Library, Monaghan Cootehill Library, Cavan Cork Central Library Donegal City Library Ennis Library, Clare Johnstown Library, Cavan Killarney Library, Killarney Longford Library Mountmellick Library, Laois Tallaght Library, Dublin Tuam Library, Galway Waterford City Library

Ballybane Branch Library, Galway Blanchardstown Library, Dublin Donegal County Library Kilfinaghty Library, Clare New Ross Library, Wexford Shannon Library, Sixmilebridge Sligo Central Library Westside Library, Galway


6  Enterprise and Education Initiatives in Development A number of initiatives aimed at introducing design thinking into the enterprise and education sectors are currently in development, with some events having already taken place. Full details in 3, main report. Enterprise Initiatives

Education Initiatives

Design Networks – Q1-4

Design Masterclasses – Q1-4

Regional and sectoral design networks.

A programme of match-funded lectures and masterclasses, developed in partnership with Goethe Institute, Alliance Francaise, British Council and others.

Design Island – Tourism App – Q2

Design Journal and Conference – Q2

An app promoting design-led tourism in partnership with IBM.

Establishment of ‘Iterations’ (a biannual, peer reviewed design and practice journal) and ‘FAULTLINES’ (a design conference).

A pilot scheme to assist 50+ micro businesses and SMEs to implement design strategy in their businesses. Design Startups – Q4 Startup platform for creative industry entrepreneurs. 40+ designers/ SMEs, chosen in partnership with EI and LEOs to receive training. Design in Ireland – Q3 A digital B2B platform offering toolkits, techniques and latest research for applying design.

Design for Growth – Q3 An ‘Education to Enterprise’ toolkit for students and graduates.

designED – Q2-4 Design innovation programme and toolkit for 2nd level that seeks to embed design thinking and entrepreneurship into the curriculum. D-STEM – Q4 An initiative to introduce design and enterprise into STEM subjects in partnership with SFI.

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Design Vouchers – Q4

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Enterprise Research – Q2/3

Exhibition Outreach – Q1-4

Research audit led by DJEI and involving DCCoI/ID2015, EI, SFI and IDA,

A programme of first, second and third level education activities and CPD

leading to policy document and strategy for design in Ireland: Nov – Dec.

activities supporting the ID2015 Design Hub exhibition programme.

Design Sandpit – Q2 An event to stimulate legacy and future funding applications such as European Research Funding applications.

Designed in Ireland Collection – Q3 A commissioned collection of innovative products designed and

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Design Island at Dublin Airport, photographed by Peter Rowen. Image courtesy of Brian McGee.

made in Ireland to mark Irish Design 2015.


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1  Progress Summary – National and International 1.1  National Design Programme Formal announcement of ID2015 took place on 8 December. Minister Bruton TD and Minister Nash TD made the announcement, stating

ID2015 programme launch took place in Dublin Castle on 18 December. Minister Bruton TD and Minister Deenihan TD launched the programme. Launch film was created and screened at launch and subsequent events. Northern Ireland agencies led by Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) are supporting ID2015 and will ensure ID2015 branding of all NI funded design related activities. Cross-border design networks to be cofunded by ID2015 and DCAL Northern Ireland. Design Island photographic exhibition at Dublin Airport presented by DCCoI and DAA, with an expected audience of over 23 million by the end of 2015. Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 25

National design programme core exhibitions and activities determined for year. Legacy aims and objectives identified. Education and engagement programme launched

Design studio Notion. Photographed by Peter Rowen for Design Island at Dublin Airport. Image courtesy of Peter Rowen.

that ID2015 was central to the Action Plan for Jobs.


ID2015 Dublin Design Hub exhibition programme launched with In the Making

Design Innovation Fund - ID2015 supporting 200 projects from across Ireland

exhibition. 14,648 visitors attended the exhibition and over 1,600 participated

to date through two rounds of open calls.

in CPD and educational outreach activities. Celebrate your Local Design Hero, all island Library Initiative was launched with Fresh Talent exhibition opened at the National Craft Gallery, showcasing

24 events approved for funding so far.

emerging design talent from across a broad range of disciplines. Design Innovation Fund - ID2015 supporting 200 projects from across Ireland PORTFOLIO exhibition programme at the Solomon Gallery commenced with

to date through two rounds of open calls.

opening of Ceramics exhibition, followed by Glass and Furniture, presenting work from DCCoI’s PORTFOLIO programme.

Celebrate your Local Design Hero, all island Library Initiative was launched with 24 events approved for funding to date.

Ibec CEO Leadership Conference, ‘Better Business by Design’, in partnership with ID2015 took place on 4 March. Speakers included Tom Kelley of IDEO,

ID2015 has helped contribute to a significant increase of new design

Jason Mayden of Mark One and Phil Gilbert of IBM.

companies registering in 2015

OFFSET festival took place 6-8 March; Ed Barber of Barber & Osgerby

83 new DCCoI registered designers/companies to date

and Doug Powell of IBM talks supported by ID2015. 2,500 delegates and extensive print and social media coverage achieved.

166 new Institute of Designers in Ireland registered designers/companies to date

Enterprise programmes are under development for phased roll out over

54 new RIAI registered Architects to date

initiative under development in partnership with Dublin City LEO and Dublin City Council. Education programmes are under development for phased roll out over the course of the year. Educational outreach programme launched.

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the course of the year including ‘In-corporate - Design into Small Business’

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1.2  International Design Programme

Michael D. Higgins, Patron of Irish Design 2015, during his state visit to China where he opened Weathering, an exhibition of contemporary Irish design and craft organised by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and previously shown during London Design Festival in September 2014. ID2015 international trade events programme commenced with Showcase - Ireland’s Creative Expo®, launched by President Higgins at the RDS. The annual trade show is a partnership between DCCoI and Showcase Ireland Events Ltd., with support from EI in promoting the show internationally through their network of overseas offices. The 2015 show, which featured over 460 exhibitors, attracted over 5,000 buyers from Ireland and 26 other countries and generated sales orders of €20 million over the four days of the show. Irish Design Pavilion presented at Maison et Objet as a joint venture by DCCoI and EI as part of ID2015, showcasing the work of 21 designer makers. Liminal – Irish design at the threshold international flagship exhibition launched at Milan Design Week and subsequently toured to WantedDesign Manhattan in Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 27

New York. New Horizon_architecture from Ireland, ID2015’s flagship exhibition for architecture and the built environment, presented at London Festival of Architecture.

Red Pavilion by Clancy Moore, TAKA and Steve Larkin. Part of New Horizon_architecture from Ireland at London Festival of Architecture 2015. Image courtesy of Jonathan Bosworth.

ID2015 international presence was officially launched in Beijing by President


In the Fold at the International Fashion Showcase, London Fashion Week 2015. Image courtesy of Anthony Woods.

In the Fold exhibition at International Fashion Showcase, London Fashion Week took place 20-24 Feb before being exhibited at Kildare Village. Second Skin exhibition, after its successful run at the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny, was shown at City Hall, London and subsequently toured to Derry~Londonderry, where it is being presented by Derry City and Strabane District Council in partnership with DCCoI as part of ID2015.

Tuomey for being awarded the 2015 RIBA Royal Gold Medal. International Trade Fund first round of funding has led to 40 companies receiving support. Further allocations of funding will be made in Q3. Global Irish Design Challenge announced on Saint Patrick’s Day by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD.

1.3  Raising Awareness, Understanding and Appreciation of Design ID2015 identity developed and rolled out. The ID2015 Programme Overview brochure was awarded a Bronze Award by the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design at their annual awards in May 2015. ID2015 website developed, with phase two incorporating search function. The website was nominated for an award by the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design at their annual awards in May 2015.

Supports put in place for Irish and international PR programme. Social media campaign underway. The ID2015 Instagram profile was a finalist in the 2015 Social Media Awards. Extensive National and International Press Coverage in broadcast, print and online – PR Value for Q1 in excess of €2.7 million. 55,946 ID2015 website users; 786,4819 page views with an increasing number of new visitors. 3,952 ID2015 Twitter followers; 713,691 tweet impressions Instagram: 2,205 ID2015 followers Facebook: 5,766 ID2015 followers; total post reach in first half: 328,534 YouTube: 5,777 views on the ID2015 channel

ID2015 Design Island App developed with technology partner IBM. 9  Combined page views for ID2015 website and DCCoI websites.

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Event held in Irish Embassy in London to honor Sheila O’Donnell and John

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A Year of Irish Design Irish Design 2015 Full Project Reports


2  Full Project Reports 2.1  ID2015 Partnerships Description: As part of the drive to build networks within and beyond the design sector, ID2015 has established multiple partnerships that have added considerable value to the programme. The contributions have included supports that have helped increase programme visibility, benefits in kind that have helped events and initiatives to grow and increased their reach, and the benefit of sectoral expertise and insight from industry insiders. Value of corporate partnerships to date: €2.75 million+

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Principal Corporate Partners

Other Partners

DAA  Exhibition Partner

British Council

Instituto Cervantes

The Doyle Collection  Accommodation Partner

British-Irish Council

Instituto Italian di Cultura

IBM  Technology Partner

British Fashion Council

Irish International Business Network

MCO Projects  Founding Partner

COFORD

Kildare Village

OPW  Venue Partner

Culture Ireland

The London Design Festival

RTÉ  Media Partner

Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine

OFFSET

Bus Éireann Expressway​  Transport Partner

Design Museum London

RIAI

SISK  Construction Partner

Goethe-Institut Irland

Science Foundation Ireland

Fáilte Ireland

Science Gallery

Ibec

Tourism Ireland

ICAD

V&A

The Irish Times

Vitra Design Museum

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Hospitality partnerships

In-kind partnershipsships Adapt-R EU Marie Curie Funding Programme

Matthew O’Malley Timber Ltd.

ABP Foods Ireland

Architectural FX

Prop Me Up

Bord Bía

Argent (Property Services) LLP

Stanton Bonna Concrete Ltd.

The Burren Smokehouse

Arup

Tegral

Cashel Irish Farmhouse Cheesemakers

Bulthaup

Terry Design

Caulfield Country Boards

British Council

The Light Bureau

Clonakilty Food Company

Casey O’Rourke Associates

University College Dublin

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Coillte

University of Ulster

McCambridge’s Bread

Colortrend

Wilsons Conservation Building Products

Paganini Irish Dairy Ice Cream

Copper House Gallery

Wood Marketing Federation

The Penny Loaf Company

Delta Packaging Ltd.

3 Interiors Contracts Ltd.

Sheridan’s Cheesemongers

Design ID Ltd.

Teeling Whiskey Company

Design Museum GEM Group Ltd. Glennon Brothers Timber Ltd. Invest NI Irish Architecture Foundation KEIM Mineral Paints Ltd. King’s Cross Estate Services LED Linear Light Bureau Ltd. London Festival of Architecture Marley Eternit Ltd.

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Johnson Tiles Ltd.

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2.2​​ 

Design Innovation Fund Description: The purpose of the Design Innovation Fund is to support designers and the Irish design sector by facilitating a range of activities and initiatives across the island of Ireland that showcase, promote and explore Irish design and extend the reach of the ID2015 programme. The fund awarded grants to 200 projects, with funding totalling €635,943. This funding (which required applicants to match fund) has generated a significant level of financial benefit in kind support, as outlined below: Total Finance Private Sector:

€871k

Total Benefit in Kind Private Sector: €629k Total Finance Public Sector:

€603k

Total Benefit in Kind Public Sector: €506k Total: €2.61 million A central aim of the fund is to encourage businesses to invest in design as a key component of competitiveness and innovation, the overall objective being to sustain and grow employment opportunities and sales and export potential for the sector. The initiative adopts an inclusive model of design, embracing not just traditional design products Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 33

and services, but also new and emerging interdisciplinary practices and methods that emphasise the importance of design thinking in all spheres, taking in a range of design disciplines in the activities it supports. Progress to date: The Design Innovation Fund is currently supporting 200 design initiatives across 27 disciplines which promote and celebrate Irish design in locations across the island of Ireland and around the world.

Animation Architecture and built environment Costume Craft Digital fabrication Education Engineering Fashion Film Food Furniture and lighting Gaming Graphics Industrial Interactive Landscape and garden Medical device Policy Product Set Service Textile Theatre Typography User experience Visual communications Web design


The following types of event were funded through the Design Innovation Fund: 15 Design Networks

24 Design Symposia and Conferences

32 Design Workshops

10 Design Short Films

38 Design Exhibitions

21 Design Talks

17 Design Publications

4 Design Residencies

31 Design Events

8 Design Websites and Online Platforms

See appendix 1 for a complete list of projects funded. and the distribution of allocations by county.

Selected highlights of funded projects: Conferences

Exhibitions

Faultlines

Expanded Territories

The inaugural Design Research Conference, hosted by designCORE at the

An experimental combination of exhibition, demonstrations, masterclasses,

Institute of Technology, Carlow. The aim of the event was to offer a forum to

talks and screenings – a true celebration of all things creative. The exhibition

disseminate the most current knowledge, share ongoing practice-led insight

travelled to Catalyst Arts Centre in Belfast, with a creative conference held at

and discuss emergent issues relevant to those working in the fields of design,

the Dock in Carrick on Shannon. Resonate

DICE 2015

An exhibition showcasing the work of contemporary Irish fashion

Hosted by The Department of Design & Creative Media at Letterkenny Institute

photographers that was initially displayed at the Photography Gallery Dublin

of Technology, Co. Donegal in conjunction with Honeycomb Creative Works.

before undertaking a tour of libraries around the country.

This conference sought to discuss and elevate the role of design in adding value to business and society. Speakers included The Stone Twins, Post, Toby

Lifelogging Lab

Scott, Chris Murphy and Annie Atkins.

From critical to creative, Lifelogging Lab asked artists, designers and

Nimble Spaces Held at Visual Carlow, this was an international conference exploring participative design, spatial justice, social housing, co-housing and new ways to imagine housing in the 21st century.

philosophers "Where do we go from here?" and questioned whether we can record and analyse happiness, beauty and aesthetics in the same way as we record footsteps and heartbeats.

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design thinking and practice.

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Workshops

Films

Industry Research and Development Group's Design Thinking Masterclass

Profiles

Participants learnt how to apply tools and techniques of design thinking to develop

A series of short video interviews with design creatives from a range of design

radical innovation concepts matched to their firm’s strategy and capabilities.

disciplines, available online.

Institute of Designers Ireland and DPP Skillnet A one day infographic workshop with Valentina D’Efilippo at the Fumbally Exchange, a centre for entrepreneurs in Dublin. Grow Your Design Business Hosted by the IDI to give young design companies practical help in growing design businesses, building client relationships and increasing client loyalty.

Talks

Design Is...' Launched by the IDI, this is a short film about design aimed at second level students and teachers, to create an awareness of what design is, what designers across different disciplines do, potential career paths, and the important role that design plays in our society, economy and beyond.

Publications Iterations A biannual, peer reviewed design and practice journal.

Designing Dublin Held at the RDS, this talk featured Michael Phillips, Dublin City Engineer and

Online platforms

Director of Traffic, discussing how a sustainable transport system plays an important role in how a city functions and how, through careful planning and

StageAndScreenDesign.ie

design, it can influence how we experience and enjoy the city.

This online platform has been developed by Irish Theatre Institute in collaboration with ID2015, Irish Film Board and Culture Ireland. The site is a

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Darklight Illuminates

showcase of designers originally from and/or working in Ireland, and features

This was a new way of storytelling, providing a platform for the work of

productions highlighted by the designers themselves and the companies they

experimental film-makers, creative technologies and leading critical thinkers.

worked with between 2007-2014. http://design.irishtheatreinstitute.ie

The Potting Shed Brainstorming sessions with leading design businesses Leckey and Firefly, world

Location:

Dates:

leaders in special needs postural design. The talks focused on their new co-

Ireland and international

January - December 2015

creation, idea-sharing platform.


2.3  International Trade Fund Description: The ID2015 International Trade Fund (ITF) provides financial support on a match-funding basis to design companies who wish to participate in trade events outside Ireland during 2015. The fund aims to assist Irish design companies to develop their export potential and routes to market. Number of applications received: A total of 46 companies applied for support in the first round. Number of companies accepted: 40 companies are being supported to attend 50 international trade events through the first round of funding. See appendix 2 for a full list of companies supported and trade events visited. Total value of grants committed:

Total value of match funding:

The total value of grants committed in the first round was €133,453.

Match funding from businesses is €133,453 to date.

List of sectors supported:

Animation Architecture and built environment Consumer product design Contemporary and traditional craft Digital design Engineering Fashion and textiles

Fashion and textiles Film/TV and visual effects Furniture and lighting design Graphic and communication design Illustration Industrial product design (incl. medical devices)

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The following design sectors were supported in the first round:

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Promotional imagery for Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo. Image courtesy of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

2.4  Trade Events 2.4.1  Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo® (2015) 18 – 21 January 2015, RDS, Dublin Description: Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo® is the country’s largest international trade show, welcoming over 5,000 buyers from Ireland and 26 other countries including the UK, North America, Germany, France and Benelux. For 2015, new buyers were attracted from China following President Higgins’ state visit there in December 2014. Showcase featured exhibitions from over 460 of Ireland’s leading designers, manufacturers and craftspeople and generated €18 million in sales orders over the four days of the show. The event was officially opened by President Michael D. Higgins, Patron of ID2015. Showcase is a partnership between the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Showcase Ireland Events Ltd., with support from Enterprise Ireland in promoting the show internationally through their network of offices overseas. Now in its 39th year, Showcase has become a must see event for retailers to source unique Irish products.

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To celebrate ID2015, Showcase was given a complete visual make over and the new look, which is built around the idea of nature and creativity, was implemented across all aspects of the show from visual displays to the daily fashion shows. Also to mark the commencement of ID2015, DCCoI worked with curators Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey of Irish Design Shop to create SHOP Showcase, a curated selection of beautiful products, all designed and made in Ireland and presented in a retail pop-up shop at the trade fair.


Message in a Bottle by Siobhan Steele Ceramics for Creative Island. Photo courtesy of Trevor Hart.

Key highlights of Showcase 2015: Creative Island remained at the heart of the show, presenting authentic Irish craft products designed and made in Ireland, featuring 91 commercial designer-makers who were chosen by an independent jury for their creativity, innovation and craftsmanship. Located within Creative Island, SHOP Showcase stocked a carefully chosen mix of heritage and contemporary design from both emerging and established makers to inspire buyers with ideas on presenting Irish products in a live retail setting. Daily runway shows took place Sunday – Tuesday, presenting the latest fashion from Irish designers. Bigger than ever, the Enterprise Zone at Showcase 2015 fully occupied the their Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs). Delivered in association with IEDR, an extensive retail seminar programme over the four days of the show featured top international industry speakers delivering thought provoking presentations and providing retailers with expertise, research and advice. Showcase team: Show direction by DCCoI/Showcase Ireland Events Ltd. Creative Island management by Emma McGrath Home and Gift curation by Eleanor Harpur Fashion curation by Sonia Reynolds Jewellery curation by Natasha Sherling New visual identity by Marion Cody/Studio AAD Stand build by WDisplay

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Promotional imagery for Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo. Image courtesy of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

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2.4.1.1  SHOP Showcase 18 – 21 January 2015, RDS, Dublin Description: SHOP Showcase was presented as a working shop, inviting visiting trade buyers to view and purchase Irish designed and made products whilst at Showcase. This new initiative introduced in 2015 aimed to identify significant producers that could retail well at home and internationally, creating a retail environment that key buyers and decision makers could aspire to, whilst initiating opportunities to strengthen existing, and develop new, relationships with major retailers.

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SHOP Showcase team:

Resource materials developed:

Number of attendees:

Media:

Product curation by Clare Grennan

5,000 copies of a glossy magazine

Approximately 5,000 domestic and

RTÉ's Nationwide dedicated a

and Laura Caffrey (Irish Design

were available through SHOP

international buyers

programme to Showcase 2015

Shop)

Showcase and included features

(395,000 viewership figures

Shop design by Seek

and editorials on the work of

recorded for this episode).

Shop build by WDisplay

designers and craftspeople

20 key media personnel from Irish

Graphic and logo design by AAD

throughout the island of Ireland

publications, radio and TV attended

(110 makers were featured within

press launch.

the magazine in total)

With the support of Enterprise

Legacy: As the first key event of ID2015, Showcase was an essential platform to offer a broad spectrum of Irish products from the gift, home, fashion and jewellery industries. Having a feature of this quality strengthens the design sector in the eyes of domestic and international buyers, as well as platforming Showcase as a key trade event that is on a par with other established trade events overseas.

Ireland, international journalists visiting Showcase came from Japan, Sweden, UK, Canada, France and China.


2.4.1.2  The Irish Design Dinner at Showcase 23 January 2015, RDS, Dublin Description:

Irish Design Dinner team:

Resource materials developed:

To celebrate the commencement of ID2015 and the 39th Showcase, DCCoI,

Directed by Chef Kevin Thornton.

Menu describing each course and

in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bía and Showcase Ireland, hosted

Product curated and room staged

listing the designers and makers of

an Irish Design Dinner attended by leading Irish designers and craftspeople,

and styled by Eleanor Harpur.

the products used.

key domestic and international buyers and media, representatives of Enterprise

Graphic design by AAD.

Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD was guest of honour and spoke at

Number of designers/makers who

the event.

participated and details: Work from 20 DCCoI clients was

This was an opportunity to showcase excellence in Irish design to buyers in a

used during the course of the

non-exhibition setting. The meal was crafted using the very best of sustainable,

celebratory dinner.

quality Irish ingredients, with the support of Bord Bía and The Taste Council of Ireland. It was presented on the very best of Irish design and craft from exhibitors within the show. The event aimed to set the tone of things to come from ID2015 over the year and offered the opportunity to engage in conversation with key buyers, decision makers and media. It was a chance to strengthen existing, and develop new, relationships with major stakeholders that will influence a larger audience in engaging with Irish design and craft. influence a larger audience in engaging with Irish design and craft. Legacy: The dinner has opened clear paths of negotiation with key third parties on how they can become involved in the year and encourage sales and media coverage.

Number of attendees: 80 key domestic and international buyers and media, as well as CEOs and Directors from key Irish retailers such as Brown Thomas, Arnotts, House of Ireland, The Kilkenny Group and Carraig Donn, and International Buyers from QVC, National Geographic, Not on the High Street and the Shopping Channel. Irish Design 2015  Interim Report

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2.4.2  Maison et Objet (a joint venture with Enterprise Ireland) 23 – 27 January 2015, Paris Description:

Development of design sector:

Maison et Objet is the premier international trade event for home and gift in Europe.

Lambert & Associates was engaged to assist in the areas of mentoring and support

The show encompasses 130,000 square metres over eight halls and features over

for exhibitors, identifying their strengths and providing guidance for maximising their

3,200 stands from French (60%) and international (40%) exhibitors. The Irish Design

participation in the show, as well as buyer development - identifying key buyers and

Pavilion was selected by Maison et Objet for inclusion in the juried area, Hall 8, ‘Design á

influencers for us to target and develop relationships with in the long term.

Vivre’, which is a key port of call for serious buyers and influencers, in recognition of the high quality of design and making.

Number of designers/makers who participated and details:

The Irish Design Pavilion featured new work from 21 designer makers presented

Work from 21 registered DCCoI clients was presented to retail buyers at Maison et

by DCCoI in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland as part of the ID2015 programme.

Objet.

Highlights of the exhibition included several exciting collaborations between Irish

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makers and internationally renowned designers.

See appendix 3 for full list of designers presented at show.

Resource materials developed: Product images and styled images for each client Promotional brochure in English and French Web page in English and French Press pack in English and French

Maison et Objet team: Curation and exhibition design by Steven McNamara (Roji Design). Stand build by W Display. Graphic design by Atelier David Smith.

Embassy activity:

Number of attendees:

A networking event was hosted in the Irish Embassy in Paris and Ambassador

The show reaches over 78,000 international buyers and specifiers and over

of Ireland to France Geraldine Byrne Nason visited the Irish Design Pavilion

3,000 journalists from Europe, the US, Russia, Japan and the Middle East.

during the event. A capsule version of the show was on display in the embassy for six months. The event involved collaboration with EI France in developing buyer and media relationships and co-operation with Tourism Ireland France in terms of media contacts.


46 journalists received press packs at the show and an estimated 50+ received information post-show. Maison et Objet is a key event in promoting Irish design to some of Europe’s most influential design and home journalists. Direct contact was made with 46 journalists at the show including Elle Decoration (France and Italy), Monocle (UK), Home & Garden (UK), Marie Claire (France) and Le Figaro. Legacy: Establishing 21 Irish brands in a key international market Positioning the wider Irish design ‘brand’ by establishing and confirming

Chaim Factor, Superfolk at Maison et Objet. Photo courtesy of Sean and Yvette.

Press:

Ireland's design credentials.

Located in the juried part of the show, this has positioned Irish design as a key player in this competitive market.

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trade show for design and home.

Wooden Salad Bowl, by Glenn Lucas for Mason et Objet. Photo courtesy of Sean and Yvette.

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2.4.3  Inward Buyer Trip for Built Environment 23-27 March 2015, Enterprise Ireland HQ and RIAI, Dublin Description: The Inward Buyer Trip was a collaborative event for the built environment sector mounted in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and The Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland. The event brought together architects and design and sustainability industry experts from the USA and Ireland for cultural exchange and discussion around trends on both sides of the Atlantic. Buyers and influencers from Northern America travelled to Dublin for a series of meetings, talks and site visits over a five day period. Attendees at the event were from all streams of the built environment sector, including construction, data centres, oil and gas, and architecture. As part of ID2015’s involvement, Peter Carroll led an architectural tour of Dublin, taking in the recently developed Docklands area as well as more traditional Georgian regions of the city. This was followed by a day of presentations and discussions from both Irish and American speakers on the themes of: Sense of Place, Sustainability, Creativity and Well-being.

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Companies

Advisors

Key Speakers

Bruce Shaw Cylon DFM Systems Dortek Headcount Solutions

James Andrews (Overland Partners) Colin Kelleher (Caliber Structures) David R. Kelly (New York Presbyterian Hospital) Brian McClean (HDR Architects) Daniel McClean (Batska Consulting) John Salley (Gilbane Ireland) Paul Sullivan (SVP Global LNG & FLNG, WorleyParsons)

Yvonne Farrell – Grafton Architects Sheila O’Donnell – O’Donnell & Tuomey Merrit Bucholz – Mucholz McEvoy Tony Reddy – Reddy Urbanism & Architecture Betsy Del Monte – US Green Build Council Li Wen – Gensler

Miguel Rivera – Miro Rivera Architects Peter Carroll – A2 Architects Ryan Kennihan – Ryan Kennihan Architects Michael Pike - GKMP


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Number of attendees: Over 60 attendees from the USA architecture, construction, design,

Outcomes: This was a pre-event to the Chicago Architecture Biennial taking place 3 October 2015 – 3 January 2016. Through this inward buyer trip for the built environment: relationships were established the USA context was explained cultural exchange occurred awareness was raised as to capability in Ireland in this sector.

Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at Fuori Salone, Milan Design Week. Image courtesy of Fabio Diena.

engineering and data centre sectors.

2.4.4 Liminal – Irish design at the threshold

13 – 19 April 2015, Tortona District, Milan Description: Milan Design Week is the longest running design week in the world. The event attracts 1.5 million visitors annually, setting the trend for furniture and interiors related products globally. Design Week encompasses the trade fair Salone del Mobile and the Fuorisalone, consisting of nine districts. ID2015 launched their flagship exhibition, Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at Milan Design Week on 14 April 2015. The stand was located in the Tortona district and comprised a 200 metre square exhibition that

showcased the work of 58 Irish design companies and individuals to a direct audience of over 40,000 visitors through the main exhibition, while more than 100 design companies and individuals were showcased through catalogue material, design of the exhibition space itself and smaller capsule exhibitions showcased during the week. The launch event for Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at Milan Design Week was kindly sponsored by Jameson Whiskey, ABP Meats, Bord Bia, Sheridan’s Cheesemongers and The Penny Loaf Company.

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product images and styled images for each client promotional brochure in English and Italian web page in English and Italian press pack in English and Italian a promotional video about Irish design was developed for the exhibition Ministerial/Consular involvement: Liminal - Irish Design at the threshold was launched by Ambassador of Ireland to Italy Bobby McDonagh on 16 April. The launch attracted over 2,000 visitors. The event involved collaboration with the Enterprise Ireland office in Milan, developing buyer and media relationships, and co-operation with Bord Bia and Tourism Ireland Milan. Development of Design Sector: 26 designers, companies and design agencies were represented as part of the core exhibit, which showcased work developed as part of 12 new creative collaborations. Number of designers/makers who participated and details: Work from 58 designers, companies and design agencies was presented Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 45

in Milan in the main exhibition, with over 100 presented in total through catalogue material, design of the exhibition space itself and smaller capsule exhibitions showcased during the week. See appendix 4 for full list of designers.

Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at Fuori Salone, Milan Design Week. Image courtesy of Fabio Diena.

Resource materials developed:


Liminal core team: Curation by Alex Milton, Louise Allen and Angela O’Kelly Exhibition design by John McLaughlin Stand build by Oikos Graphic design by New Graphic Milan co-ordination by Elizabeth Francis Number of attendees: Audience in Tortona District in excess of 200,000 Visitors to Liminal – 40,000 85% of visitors were international buyers and specifiers Over 3,000 journalists from throughout Europe, the US, Russia, Japan and the Middle East in attendance. Press highlights: The Press Preview on 13 April attracted over 200 media who were served a starter course specially designed by Irish chef Katie Sanderson and Dublin based design consultancy Designgoat. Over 100 journalists received press packs at the show, while an estimated 50+

Milan Design Week is a key event in promoting Irish design to some of Europe’s most influential design and home journalists. Direct contact was made with journalists from media outlets including: Dezeen, Domus, Monocle, Elle Decoration (France and Italy) and Corriere Della Sera, the Italian daily newspaper.

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Dezeen, one of the world’s most influential and popular online magazines, published a number of articles on the show, and created a film of the exhibition, reaching over 2 million readers.

threshold as one of their two highlights from Zona Tortona for Milan Design Week. Social media: ID2015 Facebook posts relating to Liminal in Milan reached 10,446 people with 5,919 clicks, likes, comments and shares. ID2015 Liminal related tweets generated 30,400 impressions with an average 3.2% engagement rate. Images posted to the ID2015 Instagram account generated 1,733 likes. 102 Instagram images were hashtagged with ‘Liminal’, including by Design Milk, Architectural Digest Germany, Fiera Magazine, Design Daily, Irish chef Katie Sanderson and Irish ceramicist Derek Wilson, generating a combined reach of over 20,000. Irish Design 2015  Interim Report

Through Instagram takeovers by designers on the ID2015 account and through ID2015’s takeover of the Image Interiors account, an additional 11,712 people were reached.

Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at Fuori Salone, Milan Design Week. Image courtesy of Fabio Diena.

Influential design publication Design Milk selected Liminal – Irish design at the

Legacy: The exhibition at Milan Design Week is a key step in positioning Irish design at the premier international design week. The collective representation builds credibility in Irish design and in individual design companies. The event has brought visibility to 58 designers in key international markets. This was the first comprehensive presentation of Irish design work at Europe’s key design week. This opens up export channels for future sales and export opportunities that will have long term impacts.

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Liminal in New York 15 – 18 May 2015, WantedDesign Manhattan, New York Description:

Event team:

Irish design was represented for the first time in New York at WantedDesign

Curation by Alex Milton, Louise Allen and Angela O’Kelly

Manhattan during NYCxDESIGN with Liminal – Irish design at the threshold.

NYC Coordination by Susan Towers

The evolving exhibition featured over 20 designers, architects, companies and

Exhibition design by John McLaughlin

studios involved in collaborations across disciplines. NYCxDESIGN is an annual,

Graphic design by New Graphic

citywide design festival that takes place in New York. Number of designers/makers who participated and details: More than 120 companies and over 22 countries were represented at

A total of 53 designers, companies and design agencies were

WantedDesign Manhattan, including Argentina, Colombia, Poland, Norway,

represented in New York through the main exhibition and capsule

Spain, Ireland, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, and Italy. WantedDesign

exhibition combined.

brought together international designers, interior designers, architects, retailers, manufacturers, professional design organizations, media, and design lovers,

Main exhibition: 22

making WantedDesign a key destination during the festival.

Capsule exhibition: 31

Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at WantedDesign was launched by

See appendix 5 for full list of designers represented.

Consul General in New York Barbara Jones. The launch event was kindly

Partnerships: Jameson hospitality sponsorship. Support of Consulate and EI offices in New York.

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sponsored by Jameson Whiskey.

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Irish Design 2015  Interim Report Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at WantedDesign, part of NYCxDesign. Image courtesy of Rich Gilligan.


entries to participate in Launch Pad as part of WantedDesign. Launch Pad is an initiative to promote the work of young designers, with the winners receiving a manufacturing deal in the USA. Number of attendees: 16,000 New collaborations: Work showcased in the exhibition was developed as part of 11 new collaborations between Irish designers. New contacts: On average, companies who attended the event made at least 10 new contacts.

Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at WantedDesign, part of NYCxDesign. Image courtesy of Rich Gilligan.

Dublin based design consultancy Designgoat were selected from over 100

Media visiting the Irish design exhibition included: Vogue Living, Australia Bamboo, Brazil Nuvo, Canada Mix Magazine, UK Metropolis, US New York Magazine, US Architect Newspaper, US Condé Nast Design, US

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Glocal, Mexico

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Liminal – Irish design at the threshold at WantedDesign, part of NYCxDesign. Image courtesy of Rich Gilligan.

Highlights of online coverage to date include: http://www.newyorkspacesmag.com/article/WantedDesign-2015-20150501 http://blog.2modern.com/2015/05/highlights-from-new-york-designweek-2015.html http://www.dwell.com/product/article/17-things-see-nyc-designweek-2015#15 http://www.designboom.com/design/frame-chair-notion-mourne-textilesnycxdesign-05-13-2015/ http://www.frameweb.com/news/frame-chair-by-notion http://nuvomagazine.com/design/icff-and-nycxdesign-2015

Media feedback: Condé Nast will are featuring Andrew Ludick’s work as part of their design issue in September 2015. Next steps: All participants are currently submitting detailed reports. In addition to providing information regarding the impact of the event on their business, lead generation and export potential created, companies have been asked to identify the type of assistance that would be beneficial in order to ensure

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order fulfilment, growth and scalability. ID2015 will work with the design companies, EI and LEOs to provide targeted support where possible. Liminal will be exhibited in Eindhoven in October 2015 and in Dublin in November 2015. Companies are further developing product for these exhibitions.


2.5  Key Design Conferences 2.5.1  Ibec CEO Conference 2015: Better Business by Design 4 March 2015, The Printworks, Dublin Castle Description: Over 300 Irish CEOs were immersed in both theoretical and real world examples of design thinking, design integration and design disruption during a one day conference, gaining valuable insights from those who have disrupted their industries and reinvented success using design thinking. The conference was officially opened by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Number of designers/makers who participated and details:

Number of attendees: Over 300 CEOs, business people and designers. New contacts: Jason Mayden, Mark One Tom Kelley, IDEO Phil Gilbert, IBM Johnny Walker, Health Founders Social media: ID2015 had the most influential tweet of the conference, with 14,901 impressions, 39 retweets and 35 favourites.

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Jason Mayden of Mark One, Tom Kelley of IDEO and Phil Gilbert of IBM.

Tom Kelley of IDEO speaking at the Ibec CEO Conference: Better Business by Design at The Printworks, Dublin Castle. Image courtesy of Alex Calder.

Talks from seven high profile international designers were given, including by

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Irish Design 2015  Interim Report The Ibec CEO Conference: Better Business by Design at The Printworks, Dublin Castle. Image courtesy of Alex Calder.


2.5.2  OFFSET Creative Festival 5 – 8 March 2015, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin Description:

Number of attendees:

OFFSET Creative Festival is a three day creative conference held annually

2,500

in Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre where Irish and international creative professionals come together for a weekend of presentations, lectures,

Social media:

interviews and discussions. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to curating,

The OFFSET event involved approximately 1,860 people with a reach of

OFFSET features industry leaders from the worlds of graphic design, animation,

approximately 6.06 million people across their social networks.

illustration, advertising, film, fashion and more.

The top two most popular blog posts during OFFSET mentioned ID2015 and/or Barber Osgerby/Doug Powell.

This year Irish Design 2015 took part in OFFSET and invited two guest speakers:

Twitter

Edward Barber of Barber & Osgerby was invited to the main stage in partnership with

ID2015 was among the top contributors under the OFFSET2015 hashtag on

the British Council as part of the EUNIC lecture series.

Twitter and ID2015 OFFSET tweets earned 34,828 organic impressions over

Barber & Osgerby, established in1996, is an award winning London-based industrial

the weekend, with higher than average engagement.

Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to design the London 2012

#OFFSET2015 tweets by ID2015 trended several times across the weekend,

Olympic Torch. The torch was named the Design Museum’s 2012 Design of the Year.

as did references to ‘Edward Barber’ and ‘Olympic Torch’.

Doug Powell of IBM was invited to the 2nd stage, in conversation with Dr. Lisa

Facebook

Godson, the course director for the MA in Design History & Material Culture at NCAD.

ID2015 OFFSET related posts on Facebook reached 1,950 people.

Doug Powell is a designer and Design Principal at IBM in Austin, Texas where he is helping to build the vision for IBM Design, a global effort to bring design into one of the largest and most successful companies in the world.

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design studio. In 2011 Barber & Osgerby were appointed by the London Organising

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Ed Barber with ID2015 Programme Director in advance of speaking at OFFSET at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Image courtesy of Alex Calder.

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55 Barber & Osgerby behind the scenes at OFFSET at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Image courtesy of Alex Calder.


2.6  Core Exhibitions 2.6.1  Design Island January – December 2015, Dublin Airport Description: Design Island is a photography exhibition at Dublin Airport, presented by DCCoI in partnership with DAA, as part of Irish Design 2015, to communicate the breadth of Irish creativity. The exhibition features designers and makers photographed in their studios by award winning Irish photographer Peter Rowen. 23 million passengers will have been exposed to this sectoral communication and promotion initiative by the end of 2015. Installation in Terminal 2 commenced in October 2014 and continued in Terminal 1 in early 2015.

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Milliner Martha Lynn. Photographed by Peter Rowen for Design Island at Dublin Airport. Image courtesy of Peter Rowen.

Fashion and textiles designer Helen Steele. Photographed by Peter Rowen for Design Island at Dublin Airport. Image courtesy of Peter Rowen.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe TD launched the exhibition in March.

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300 images across 24 design disciplines are being exhibited, as follows: Designer

Animation

Brown Bag Films

Architectural design

O’Donnell + Tuomey

Basket weaving

Joe Hogan

Blacksmithing

Michael Calnan and Gunvor Anhoj

Engineering design

Arup

Fashion design

Helen Steele

Furniture

Joseph Walsh

Glassmaking

Jerpoint

Goldsmithing

DCCoI’s Jewellery & Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course

Graphic design

Atelier David Smith

Hand weaving

Studio Donegal

Industrial design

Design Partners

Jewellery making

Bláithín Ennis

Knitwear

Carraig Donn

Leatherworking

Garvan de Bruir

Millinery

Martha Lynn

Ceramics

DCCoI’s Ceramics Skills & Design Course

Printmaking

Print Block

Product design

Notion

Shoe design

Tutty’s Handmade Shoes

Stone working

Hennessy & Byrne

UX design

Frontend

Textiles

Cushendale

Woodworking

Chaim Factor

Design Island team: Exhibition concept by Brian McGee Photography by Peter Rowan Design by Atelier Printing by SL Graphics Installation by W O’Brien

Audience: Design Island will be seen by an estimated 23 million passengers passing through Dublin airport during by the end of 2015, many of whom regularly post tweets and Instagram images as they travel through the airport.

Design studio Notion. Photographed by Peter Rowen for Design Island at Dublin Airport. Image courtesy of Peter Rowen.

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Discipline


8-14 December 2014 Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing Weathering at UCCA Beijing was made possible by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Weathering was an exhibition of contemporary Irish design and craft officially opened by President Michael D. Higgins at Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art

Suaimhneas by Ceadogán Rugs, part of Weathering. Image courtesy of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

2.6.2 Weathering

(UCCA) in Beijing on 8 December. At the opening, President Higgins addressed an audience of designers, gallery owners, academics and other notable attendees on the topic of Ireland’s creative sector. The President officially announced the launch of Irish Design 2015 at the event and the event was filmed for the RTÉ Six One news and covered by Chinese media.. Weathering was first shown by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland during London Design Festival in September 2014 and was widely regarded as one of the highlights of Tent London. Featuring work from designers and craftspeople, the exhibition, curated by Steven McNamara, showcases objects that exemplify simplicity of form, respect for materials and a keen awareness of the end user. textiles, lighting, leather and basketry. Weathering also showcased collaborations between Irish makers and internationally renowned designers. Horizon Furniture’s ‘Stanley Lounge Chair’ in a solid frame in Irish oak was upholstered in Donegal Tweed by Molloy & Sons, pepper mills designed by Makers & Brothers were handcrafted by wood turner Matt Jones, and Úna Burke's figurative leatherwork complemented the carafe made by The Irish Handmade Glass Company.

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Disciplines covered by the exhibition include furniture, wood, glass, ceramics,

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Divider Chair by Tierney Haines, part of Weathering. Image courtesy of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

Woodenleg Horizon Furniture with Molloy & Sons Una Burke with the Irish Handmade Glass Company Holland Design Joe Hogan Derek Wilson Jack Doherty Ceadogán Rugs with Katie Hession Molloy & Sons Cushendale Woollen Mills Print Block Glenn Lucas Makers & Brothers with Matt Jones Snug Stickman/James Carroll Scott Benefield 31 Chapel Lane Cillian Ó Súilleabháin Muriel Beckett Tierney Haines Architects with Alan Meredith Studio Andrew Ludick The Local Maker Co

Wilde Cage Light by Shane Holland Design, part of Weathering. Image courtesy of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

The 26 designers/makers who participated were:

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5 buyers from 3 different companies visited Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo® in January 2015 as a result of the awareness created by Weathering and the work of Gary Fallon and team in Enterprise Ireland, China.

Carvel Chair by Deanta Design, part of Weathering. Image courtesy of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.

Outcomes:


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2.6.3  In the Making 30 December 2014 – 17 March 2015, ID2015 Design Hub, Dublin Castle

Number of designers/makers who participated and details: The exhibition included over 20 objects, but notably 2 Irish additions chosen by

Description:

the curators. Highlighting the breadth of Irish design significance, two objects

ID2015’s inaugural exhibition, In the Making, was curated for Design Museum,

were commissioned by Barber and Osgerby for In the Making’s stay in Dublin:

London, by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. The exhibition celebrated the

a traditional Boyne River currach by Meitheal Mara and the Triathlon Total Knee

beauty of the production process and was the first Design Museum exhibition

System, an artificial knee joint by Stryker, with accompanying short films of the

in Ireland in nine years. The location in Dublin Castle has facilitated the Design

production process. An accompanying education programme featured a number

Hub becoming a popular new venue for the many tourists visiting Dublin Castle

of Irish designers and companies presenting design innovation in manufacturing.

and Chester Beatty Library. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD officially

The exhibition received 14,648 visitors during its run and attracted in excess

opened the exhibition.

of 1,600 people through the related education and engagement programme.

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In the Making at the ID2015 Design Hub. Image courtesy of Ste Murray.

Number of attendees:

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Selected highlights of coverage included: Press

Radio

Financial Times – Edward Barber, Diary of a Somebody, October 2014

Declan Long on RTÉ Arena, 19.12.2014

Elle Decorations UK – Best British Designer, December 2015

Laura Magahy on RTÉ Arena, 05.01.2015

Le Cool Dublin – In the Making Exhibition, January 2015 Totally Dublin – In the Making Exhibition, January 2015

Social media

Woman’s Way – Home-grown design, January 2015 Sunday Independent Living – If you do one thing this week, January 2015

In November and December, ID2015’s top tweets were related to In the

Entertainment.ie – In the Making, January 2015

Making and in December ID2015’s top mention came from Design Museum

Dublin Buzz – In the Making, January 2015

about In the Making to their 1.6 million followers.

Pivot Dublin – In the Making, January 2015 The Gloss – Irish Design 2015, January 2015

Throughout the run of In the Making, 18 posts relating to Barber Osgerby and

Visual Artists Ireland – ID2015

the exhibition reached a total of 16,599 people with the announcement of the

Ireland.com – ID2015, January 2015

opening of the exhibition being the most popular and far reaching.

StyleSwitch.net – Here come the emerging designers, January 2015 Independent.ie – Entertainment newsletter, January 2015

There were 98 hashtagged mentions of In the Making on Instagram. The top

Image Interiors – The Man with the Plan, January 2015

post was by Design Museum to their 17,000 followers.

I Like Local – The Man with the Plan, February 2015 Architecture Ireland – ID2015, February 2015 Headstuff – In the Making, February 2015 Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 61


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The Boyne Valley Currach by Meitheal Mara, part of In the Making at the ID2015 Design Hub. Image courtesy of Ste Murray.

In the Making at the ID2015 Design Hub. Image courtesy of Ste Murray.

The Triathlon Total Knee System by Stryker, part of In the Making at the ID2015 Design Hub. Image courtesy of Ste Murray.


Education and engagement programme:

Family Design Workshops

The education and engagement programme was devised to contextualisze

Offered bi-weekly on Saturdays, these workshops allowed children and families

In the Making and increase levels of engagement with the content of the

to explore the exhibition through design thinking, processes and making.

exhibition.

Sessions were booked to capacity, with up to 60 children and parents taking part in each workshop. In addition, drop-in Design Challenge workshops were

Design Bites

offered during TradFest and St Patrick’s Day Festival. Over 460 children and

A lunch-time talk series inviting designers, makers, thinkers and innovators to

adults participated in workshops during In The Making.

contribute their design perspective. Speakers included: The Schools Programme Ross Kenny of Meitheal Mara

This programme received significant interest, with over 460 school students visiting for a tour and investigating the exhibition through a specifically devised

Gearoid Walsh, Innovation Research Manager at Stryker Europe

learning activity sheet.

Andrew Clancy, architect and product innovator

Design Challenge Workshops These were attended by older primary classes and secondary students, who

design brand Gazel

explored design thinking processes through user assessment, ideation and prototyping pencil holders, chairs and tables.

the directors of Love & Robots Third level colleges

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Audiences for the events included design professionals and students as well as

Older students were also actively engaged, with over 330 design students

the general public. The talks were audio recorded and are being made available

attending the exhibition as part of formal visits, with many others attending

as an online resource.

independently. As part of In the Making, programme curator Edward Barber of Barber & Osgerby gave a masterclass lecture for design students and lecturers at DIT on 4 March. Audience: 120


Attendees: 1,643 visitors to In The Making actively participated in the education

The exhibition was officially opened at National Craft Gallery Kilkenny by Eddie

programme, attending workshops, talks and facilitated tours. The resources

Shanahan, Chairperson of Council of Irish Fashion Designers on 7 November

of the reference library and specifically devised children’s learning activity

2014.

encouraged approximately 25% of overall visitors (an estimated additional 2,000 visitors) to engage in the learning gallery, taking additional time to think

The official opening of Second Skin in London was by Ambassador of Ireland to

about the exhibition and explore design further.

Great Britain Daniel Mulhall, with 250 visitors in attendance. Councillor Elisha McCallion, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council,

See appendix 6 for breakdown of education programme participants.

officially launched Second Skin in Derry~Londonderry where the exhibition is being presented by Derry City and Strabane District Council in partnership with

2.6.4  Second Skin

DCCoI as part of ID2015.

Locations:

Second Skin at City Hall, London was kindly supported by the Greater London

7 November 2014 – 25 January 2015, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

Authority and the Irish Embassy in London.

16 – 25 March 2015, City Hall, London 8 June – 16 July 2015, The Playhouse, Derry~Londonderry Description: Curated by Louise Allen, Second Skin commissioned four of Ireland’s leading fashion labels - JRothwell, Joanne Hynes, NatalieBColeman and Lennon island of Ireland. The featured designers worked collaboratively and a number of partnership were forged, including with producers Fisherman Out of Ireland and Magee, and the intitutions NorthWest Regional College in the north-west, DMS Knitwear Solutions in the Mid East and with the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.

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Courtney - to design, source and produce a garment or range of clothing on the

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Dress by JRothwell for Second Skin. Image courtesy of Rich Gilligan.

Locations: The National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny is Ireland’s leading centre for contemporary craft and design. City Hall is a prestigious building in a prime location, part of the More London development located between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, on the south bank of the Thames. The Playhouse is a leading and award winning multi-disciplinary community art resource centre based in Derry~Londonderry. Number of designers/makers who participated and details: Four leading Irish fashion labels - JRothwell, Joanne Hynes, NatalieBColeman and Lennon Courtney - collaborating with producers Fisherman Out of Ireland and Magee, and the institutions Northwest Regional College in the north-west, DMS Knitwear Solutions in the mid-east and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.

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Other collaborators included: Kilkenny based textile artist Caroline Schofield pattern drafters Julie Tuohy and Laura Fallon sewing technician Audrone Jomantiene 3D model maker and designer Dave Head furniture designer Andrew Burdock wood turner Michael Fay textile artists and designers Serena O’Neill, Katie Hession and Nicola McLaughlin

NathalieBColeman – developing full range of clothing based on piece exhibited in Second Skin in November 2014/15. Joanne Hynes – 9 x 3D printed brooches, 3 x capes in collaboration with Fisherman out of Ireland. Lennon Courtney – 2 green dresses in collaboration with DMS knitwear solutions. JRothwell – developed full range of clothing based on piece exhibited in Second Skin’s run in Kilkenny. Continues to collaborate with North West regional college. Full range available from JRothwell in Powerscourt, Dublin.

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Dress by NATALIEBCOLEMAN for Second Skin. Image courtesy of Rich Gilligan.

Impact on commissions, sales and exports for designers who exhibited:

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Highlights of coverage in the media include:

Curation by Louise Allen

National print and broadcast media:

Project management by Evelyn McNamara

The Irish Times

Exhibition design by Russell Works

The Irish Independent

Graphic design by Atelier David Smith

Sunday Business Post

Photography by Rich Gilligan

RTÉ Radio One – ‘Arena’

Videography by Neil O’Driscoll

RTÉ TV – ‘The Works’ Sunday Independent

Number of attendees:

Woman’s Way

NCG: 5,409 visitors

Irish Arts Review

City Hall: 5,000 visitors10

Irish TV Irish Daily star

New Contacts:

IMAGE Magazine

Greater London Authority

Irish Tatler

Brian Oakaby and Daire Basra Cathy Barnicle

Online coverage:

Irish Embassy

Pivot Dublin

Drapers Magazine

Culture Thread Visit Kilkenny The Gloss Daily Preview.ie

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Entertainment.ie Time Out Online Poppy Loves Zero Magazine The Mini Post social media

10  Figure based on average City Hall visitor numbers.

Dress by Joanne Hynes for Second Skin. Image courtesy of Rich Gilligan.

Second Skin event team:


Liaison with the following London listings on promotion of the exhibition:

Attendance: over 80 adult participants took part and produced their own

Emerald Street newsletter

garments from a pattern.

A Little Bird The Early Bird

Social Fabric Workshops

Just Opened

The National Craft Gallery partnered with the Kilkenny Arts Office’s community

About Time

arts group Open Circle to host a series of embroidery workshops for women,

All In London

led by textile and fashion designer Dee Harte.

Tatler online – ByStander

Attendance: these workshops involved over 70 participants who then

Harper’s Bazaar online – ‘What To Do In March’

continued their embroidered portraits at home.

Visit London View London

Kilkenomics Discussion

London Town

A discussion around the ethics of fashion featuring Second Skin designers

Telegraph Online

JRothwell and Joanne Hynes.

Key media who attended the London run for meetings/interviews:

Late Dates: Jumper Up-cycling Workshop and Meet the Tailor

Emma Featherstone - The Guardian Online

A busy up-cycling workshop taught applique and embellishing techniques,

Kathryn Dowling - BBC World Wide

while a Meet the Tailor event with local tailor Adrian Cashin involved a

Kirsty McGregor - Drapers

discussion of the art of tailoring and a live demonstration of a re-fit of a Crombie coat.

Gallery:

Family Day Workshops

The education and engagement programme for Second Skin was devised to

Three Family Day Workshops were programmed during the exhibition,

contextualise the event and to promote engagement with the content of the

facilitated by members of DCCoI’s CRAFTed Panel: one in which children and

exhibition among visitors.

families designed and made fabric jewellery; a second in which embroidered dolls inspired by Caroline Schofield’s illustrated fabric were created; and, a

Saturday Sewing Sessions These sessions led by fashion designer and tutor Joan Brennan ran on five Saturdays throughout the exhibition.

Studio Floor workshop involving up-cycling clothes into new designs.

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Education and engagement programme for Second Skin at National Craft

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Dress for Second Skin by Lennon Courtney. Image courtesy of Rich Gilligan.

School Visits These were frequent during Second Skin, with over 400 primary, secondary and third level students visiting the exhibition. Twisted Layers Masterclass This masterclass was full to capacity with fashion design students, graduates and practitioners. The event rounded off the Second Skin exhibition at the National Craft Gallery, led by designers Natalie B Coleman and Ana Faye. Both designers studied pattern cutting in Central St Martins and and this masterclass focused on sharing the skills of fabric cutting and forming using an origami method. Visitor numbers for education programme: Formal education visits (primary, secondary, third level): Total: 403 NCG initiated engagements (talks, workshops, invited groups etc.): Total: 244

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Overall total: 647 engaged with NCG education team for Second Skin.


2.6.5  Fresh Talent 6 February – 18 March 2015, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny Description: Fresh Talent was the opening ID2015 exhibition at the National Craft Gallery Kilkenny. The exhibition sought to shine a light on the creative new wave of designers emerging since 2011 who work within and across disciplines. Number of designers/makers who participated and details:

Kevin Callaghan

Arturo Boreggo

Orla Reynolds

Ashleigh Smith

Rebecca Marsden

Billy MacDonald

Richard Malone

Cait Corkery

Ronan Kelly

Craig Higgins

Rory Simms

Darragh Casey

Sinead Kennedy

Designgoat

Vincent Lamb

Edwyn Hickey Gazel James King Julie Connellan Kate O’Kelly

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Ail and El

Fresh Talent at the National Craft Gallery. Image courtesy of the National Craft Gallery.

21 designers/firms exhibited

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Fresh Talent team:

Twitter

Curated by Angela O’Kelly

Tweets from the opening night earned 3.7k organic impressions, with an

Exhibition design by Atelier David Smith

average engagement rate of 3.3%.

Number of attendees:

Next steps:

3,964

It is intended that the exhibition will tour to other venues nationally: CIT, Cork and LSAD Limerick.

Social media: Facebook Posts by ID2015 about the opening of Fresh Talent and the education and

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Fresh Talent at the National Craft Gallery. Image courtesy of the National Craft Gallery.

engagement activities in the gallery reached 4,356 people.


20 – 24 February, International Fashion Showcase, London Description: Launched in 2012, the International Fashion Showcase engages with London’s position as an international fashion city with a reputation for nurturing emerging talent. Organised by the British Council and British Fashion Council, the showcase takes place during London Fashion Week, occupying a 1,000 metre square central venue, along with four satellite venues. This year saw 30 embassies and cultural institutions across the capital create fashion exhibitions to display their emerging fashion designers. In all, 29 countries took part in the event, showcasing a total of 107 designers. with Ireland having its first presence as part of Irish Design 2015. The International Fashion Showcase offers the public, together with international

In the Fold at the International Fashion Showcase, London Fashion Week 2015. Image courtesy of Anthony Woods.

2.6.6  In the Fold

press and buyers, the chance to explore work by some of the most innovative young fashion designers from around the world. Ireland participated in the event for the first time in 2015, with a curated Kildare Village. In the Fold team: Coordination by Aisling Farinella, ID2015 Fashion & Textiles Advisor. Fashion curation by Gemma A. Williams. Installation structure design by ABGC. Graphic design by Steve O’Connell and Bobby Tannam.

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installation presented by ID2015 and supported by Fashion Exhibition Partner,

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In the Fold at the International Fashion Showcase, London Fashion Week 2015. Image courtesy of Anthony Woods.

Number of designers/makers who participated and details: 8 fashion designers across the practices of womenswear, menswear and millinery were exhibited as part of the ID2015 installation. Designers and creative professionals featured included: Womenswear:

Menswear:

Michael Stewart

Naoise Farrell

Caoimhe Mac Neice

Rory Parnell Mooney

Richard Malone Oliver Duncan Doherty Jocelyn Murray Boyne

Millinery Laura Kinsella

Number of attendees: IFS 2015 received 9,972 visitors in total. This was comprised of: diplomats (42) invited guests (945) exhibition audiences (8,985) New collaborations: Significant number of new contacts (buyers and media) made during the fair.

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Media: IFS had a total media reach of 57 million, a media value of ÂŁ3 million and generated press in 27 countries. Key media in attendance at the launch of In the Fold: Colin McDowell, Sunday Times Style & international fashion journalist Susie Lau, Style Bubble Sara Maino, Vogue Italia Emma Holmquist, Sportswear International Deirdre McQuillan, The Irish Times


Social media:

Further information:

IFS has a total social media reach of 3.5 million.

Ireland ‘Private View’ Event at Brewer Street Central Venue

Over the London Fashion Week period, ID2015 Twitter activity generated

A Private View of the IFS Irish installation was held on site at the Brewer Street

43.8K organic impressions, with an average of 6.3K impressions per day.

Car Park central venue. There were 230 people in attendance. There was a

All of the top ID2015 tweets for the month of February were London Fashion

significant presence from the Irish and international press, buyers, cultural

Week related and 147 followers were gained during the five days of the

institutions, fashion industry figures and influencers.

festival, including: A celebration supper was hosted by Fashion Partner Kildare Village in @ceotrillionaire with 605K followers

conjunction with The Doyle Collection following the Private View.

@_theinspiration with 130K followers

This celebration supper for 36 attendees was organised to promote networking

@paulsmithdesign with 128K followers

between the eight designers featured in the IFS and key international media.

@paul_alger, Head of UK Fashion and Trade Facebook Organic Facebook reach with 11 posts about IFS during two week period:12,532 New followers gained in the same period: 800 Instagram Uses of #InTheFold:126 ID2015’s presence and message could reach their 6.3K followers Lessons learned/recommendations for the future: More fashion looks to be displayed from each designer More narrative required on designer’s practice to accompany the work exhibited

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Kildare Village Instagram takeover by ID2015 on the day of ‘Private View’:

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Round Neckpiece by Angela O'Kelly. Part of PORTFOLIO: Side by Side. Image courtesy of Rory Moore.

2.6.7  PORTFOLIO @ Solomon Fine Art, Dublin January – December 2015, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin Description: PORTFOLIO @ Solomon is a twelve month schedule of exhibitions at Solomon Fine Art, in conjunction with DCCoI and The Doyle Collection. Exhibitions showcase work from the Design & Craft Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO programme which actively works to grow the reputations and potential of designer makers across all major disciplines of contemporary craft. Featured makers are those producing innovative objects, either one-off pieces or limited editions and working to the highest standards of design quality and technical skill. Selected by an international expert panel, the programme currently features over 120 of Ireland's most renowned makers in disciplines woodturning, stone and basketry. It presents the work of talented Irish designer makers to national and international collectors and commissioning bodies and acts as a valuable reference for curators, galleries and museums. Solomon Fine Art is considered one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries and has built its reputation on representing Irish and international Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 75

artists working primarily in a figurative style. The inaugural PORTFOLIO @ Solomon exhibition was officially opened by An Tánaiste Joan Burton TD in January 2015.

Migration Artifact by Karl Harron. Part of PORTFOLIO: Side by Side. Image courtesy of Rory Moore.

including ceramics, glass, metals, paper, textiles, fashion, calligraphy, furniture,


PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Ceramics

PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Glass

PORFOLIO @ Solomon: Furniture

30 January – 14 March

20 March – 16 May

22 May – 4 July

The inaugural exhibition of

An exhibition of glass by renowned

An exhibition of furniture by renowned Irish designers

PORTFOLIO @ Solomon, presenting

Irish designers featuring 60 new

and makers, co-curated with LyonsKelly architects and

over 80 pieces. The featured makers

pieces. The designer makers

interior designers. Over 60 pieces were presented from

working with ceramics were:

presented were:

the following furniture makers and designers:

Juliet Ball

Scott Benefield

Cara Murphy (silver/metalwork)

Magda Bethani

Emma Bourke

Ceadogán Rugs (textiles)

Mike Byrne

Edmond Byrne

Cillian Ó Súilleabháin/COS Furniture

Jack Doherty

Sean Campbell

Connolly & Company/Ryan Connolly

Isobel Egan

Debbie Dawson

Dunleavy Bespoke/Tim & Sean Dunleavy

Adam Frew

Róisín de Buitléar

Figure2Ground Studio/Agnes de Vlin (textiles)

Peter Fulop

Karen Donnellan

Horizon Furniture/Fergal O'Leary

Andrew Ludick

Alva Gallagher

Jennifer Slattery (textiles)

Claire Molloy

Karl Harron

John Lee

Michael Moore

Catherine Keenan

Klimmek & Henderson Furniture/Knut Klimmek

Karen Morgan

Peadar Lamb

Martin Gallagher Furniture/Martin Gallagher

Nuala O'Donovan

Alison Lowry

Shane Holland Design Workshops/Shane Holland

Kate O'Kelly

Michael Ray

Simon Doyle Design/Simon Doyle

Mandy Parslow

Louise Rice

Stephen O’Briain Furniture/Stephen O’Briain

Nicole Portlock

Killian Schurmann

Tricia Harris Designs/Tricia Harris

Freda Rupp

Andrea Spencer

Wedge Robert Hennesey/Barry Archer

Kathleen Standen

Paula Stokes

Zelouf + Bell

Grainne Watts

Catherine Wilcoxson/Danuna Glass Peter Young

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Irish Design 2015  Interim Report MaryJane chairs by Horizon Furniture. Part of PORTFOLIO: Side by Side. Image courtesy of Rory Moore.


2.6.8  Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things 3 April – 14 June, Dublin Design Hub, Dublin Castle Description:

New contacts:

ID2015’s second exhibition at the Design Hub in Dublin Castle, Hidden Heroes:

This was the first time that Vitra Design Museum, one of the world’s leading

The Genius of Everday Things is an exhibition from Vitra Design Museum in

museums of design, mounted an exhibition in Ireland.

cooperation with Hi-Cone. Hidden Heroes presents over 30 everyday items, telling their history and demonstrating the significance they have in everyday

Any other information:

life, both conceptually and economically. The exhibition can also be experienced

The exhibition received excellent visitor numbers, including repeat visitors returning

through the companion online exhibition at www.hidden-heroes.net.

before the exhibition drew to a close. There was also fantastic written and verbal feedback on the engagement programme as well as the exhibition content.

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD, officially opened Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things on 2 April. The exhibition received

Social media

in-kind support from Goethe-Institut Irland, who also partnered on bringing curator Jochen Esienbrand over for a lecture and discussion.

ID2015 Facebook posts related to Hidden Heroes reached 17,876 people with 2,456 clicks, likes, comments and shares representing an engagement

Number of designers/makers who participated and details:

rate of 13.7%.

international origin. Irish highlights include Andrew Bradley’s clothes pin as

ID2015 Hidden Heroes opening night related tweets generated 5,925

a permanent exhibit, while Gazel’s clothes hanger and Design Partners’ cork

impressions with an average 5.1% engagement rate.

screw for Le Creuset form part of the Dublin run. An accompanying education programme featured a number of Irish designers and companies presenting

Due to a request from Vitra for no photography in the exhibition, Instagram

innovative design case studies.

activity was minimal.

Number of attendees: 21,246

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Over 30 companies/brands were presented in the exhibition, mainly of

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Irish Design 2015  Interim Report Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things at the ID2015 Design Hub, Dublin Castle. Image courtesy of Ste Murray.

Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things at the ID2015 Design Hub, Dublin Castle. Image courtesy of Ste Murray.


Education and Engagement Programme:

Family Days: Design Workshops

A comprehensive education and engagement programme was devised to

Family workshops are developed to nurture creative thinking, teach design and

contextualisze Hidden Heroes : The Genius of Everyday Things and to support

develop making skills in children, with the sessions exploring ideas within the

engagement with the content of the exhibition.

ID2015 exhibitions. Workshops ran on alternate Saturdays over the course of the exhibition.

SEMINAR: Designing Exhibitions - Exhibiting Design

11 April: ‘Ideate & Create’ with Jess Lockhart

12 June

25 April: ‘Alphabet Design’ with Noelle Cooper

A seminar for designers, curators and exhibition makers exploring the practice

9 May: ‘LED Lamps’ with Tara Whelan

of exhibition design and how it connects with the curatorial process of making

23 May: ‘Carton Constructions’ with Gina Faustino

exhibitions. Presented in partnership with EUNIC and Goethe-Institut Irland.

6 June: ‘Circuits & Switches’ with Fiona Byrne

Speakers:

Design Bites: Lunchtime Talks Series

Dr. Jochen Eisenbrand, Chief Curator at Vitra Design Museum

Design Bites is a series of informal design, making and innovation lunchtime

John McLaughlin, Director at John McLaughlin Architects

talks. This second series focused on design creating better lives with the talks

Ruza Leko, Designer at Science Gallery

taking place on alternate Thursdays throughout the exhibition.

Andrew Todd, Director at Tandem Design

16 April: Lisa Godson, NCAD, ‘Hidden Heroes of Irish design’

Dr. Jennifer Goff, Curator at National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts &

30 April: O’Donnell + Tuomey, ‘A Space for Architecture’

History

14 May: Aidan Madden, ‘Design That Saves Lives’

Emmett Scanlon, Architect, Curator and Architectural Advisor to The Arts Council

28 May: Frank Long, Frontend, ‘Optimising Interaction’ 11 June: James Leckey, Leckey, ‘Design that Improves Lives’

13 June

Design Sessions: Workshops

Dr Jochen Eisenbrand, Chief Curator at Vitra Design Museum in conversation

These hands-on workshops for adults create an informal space for sharing

with Alex Milton, Programme Director of ID2015, introduced the exhibition and

skills and playful experimentation with materials, techniques and ideas.

discussed finding the genius in design for the everyday.

Sessions explore processes and introduce new skills for designers, makers and creative dabblers.

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The workshops took place on alternate Saturdays throughout the exhibition.

Secondary Schools Tours and Workshops

11 April: ‘Design Goggles’ with Jess Lockhart

Design Hub gallery visits are facilitated by educational staff trained to

25 April: ‘Just My Type’ with Noelle Cooper

encourage group participation and discussion, ensuring that students engage,

9 May: ‘3D Print Lab’ with Tara Whelan

contribute their own ideas and think about concepts within the exhibition.

23 May: ‘Tetragami’ with Gina Faustino

Learning outcomes include: Observation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving,

6 June: ‘Technology & Universal Design’ with Fiona Byrne

Analysis, Group Discussion, Construction Skills, Reflection, Visual Literacy and Awareness of Design in Everyday Contexts. During Hidden Heroes, the

The Schools Programme

workshop offered was entitled ‘How to Wrap 5 Eggs’ with designer Tara Whelan.

A ‘Young Designer’s Toolkit’ was developed as an educational resource by Irish Design 2015 to support Primary School children’s understanding of the

Attendees:

impact of design on our daily lives. It was developed to inspire curiosity about

In excess of 2,300 visitors to Hidden Heroes actively participated in the

design, encouraging children to think about how things work and how we use

educational programme, attending workshops, talks and facilitated tours.

objects. It is designed as a STEM resource, exploring the use of maths and

The reference library encouraged approximately 10% of overall visitors (an

science to address real-world challenges and problems, and reflects current

estimated additional 2,000 visitors) to engage further, taking additional time to

thinking on integrating art and design within STEM learning. The toolkit was

think about the exhibition and explore design.

sent in PDF form to every primary school in the country. It is a resource that can be completed by children individually or used with the comprehensive

See appendix 7 for breakdown of visitor numbers and education programme

teacher’s notes as the basis for deeper investigation and discussion within the

participants.

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Tailored tours and workshop activities were specially created for schools, with valuable curricular links exploring the stories of objects and designers, examining their ways of thinking, materials, tools, processes and how objects are used. Workshops included: LED Lamps (1st – 6th class) Clever Clips (4th – 6th class)


2.6.9  Liminal – Irish design at the threshold See full report in 2.4.4 (Trade Events)

2.6.10  Side by Side

and Nora Hickey M'Sichili, the Director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais. This event created a special opportunity for potential buyers invited by Enterprise

27 March – 28 April, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

Ireland to meet with a number of the artists whose work is featured in

12 June – 10 July, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Side by Side: fashion designer Helen Cody, metalsmith Cóilín Ó'Dubhghaill, glass artist Karl Harron, jeweller Eoin M. Lyons, silversmith Michael McCrory,

Description:

ceramicist Jack Doherty and woodturner Roger Bennett.

Side by Side is an exhibition of contemporary work from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2015-2016

Event team:

publication. The exhibition features 22 makers who have been selected for

Curation by Christina Jansen, Director of The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

achieving excellence in craftsmanship, design quality and technical skill by

PORTFOLIO Programme Management by Ciara Garvey

comparative international standards. The publication PORTFOLIO: Critical

Graphic design by Atelier David Smith

Selection 2015-2016 was launched by DCCoI at the official opening of the exhibition in Kilkenny.

Number of designers/makers who participated and details: 22 makers were presented in Side by Side.

Ambassador of Ireland to France Geraldine Byrne Nason. Side by Side is one of

Please see appendix 8 for a complete list of designers and disciplines

several collaborations between the Embassy, Enterprise Ireland, Centre Culturel

presented.

Irlandais and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland in Paris marking Irish Design 2015.

Number of attendees: Kilkenny: 4,059

To coincide with the opening of Side by Side in Paris, Network Irlande, a vibrant business network for French and Irish professionals and companies, hosted

Next steps:

a networking breakfast at Centre Culturel Irlandais with an introduction by

The exhibition will tour to ID2015 Design hub at the Coach House in

Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Honorary President of Network Irlande,

Dublin Castle, November 2015.

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Education and engagement programme at the National Craft Gallery,

Family Design Workshops

Kilkenny:

Taking place monthly on Saturdays and allowing children and families to

The education and engagement programme was devised to contextualise

explore the exhibition through design thinking, processes and making.

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content of the exhibition.

Family Design Workshop run during Side by Side: 26 children engaged in a Overall engagement figures for the programme were 489, with audience

ceramics workshop

consisting of members of the local public, schools and families.

Discover & Design drop-in, self-guided activities: 70 participants over the twoweek Easter break

Attendance figures were as follows: Curator’s Talk Schools Programme

60 251

Late Date Talk Furniture designer Simon Doyle, whose work is featured in PORTFOLIO: Critical

Family Days

26

Selection 2015 – 2016, delivered a talk on his design process to a local

Masterclass Workshops

46

audience of makers, third level students and those with an interest in furniture

Late Date Talk

36

making.

Weekend/Holiday Family Activities

70 Attendance 36

The Schools Programme

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A specific primary school package that includes a hands-on design activity.

Masterclass Workshops

Furniture designer and maker Cillian Ó’Súilleabháin developed a learning

Stuart Cairns, whose work is also featured in PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection

resource based on his furniture design process to engage primary school

2015-2016, delivered a masterclass entitled Collecting Thinking Drawing. The

children. Students responded through conversation, brainstorming, drawing,

audience was comprised of third level students from a number of the national

making and reflection.

colleges. Fashion designer Ruth Duignan delivered a Surface Design workshop in fabric

Participation to date

251

manipulation inspired by Helen Cody’s bespoke couture pieces. The workshop

Primary and secondary school students

199

was at full capacity.

Teachers

10

Third level students

42

Attendance: 46 third level students and makers


8 May – 30 June, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny Description: An exhibition featuring the work of leading Irish and international designers, cooks and restauranteurs, documenting, discussing and speculating about the design of food and our experience of it. Curated by Dublin based design consultancy Designgoat, the exhibition builds on the increasing global recognition of outstanding Irish produce from coast to coast and seabed to soil.

Appetite for Design promotional imagery. Image courtesy of Al Higgins.

2.6.11  Appetite for Design

Food is no longer only about the simple act of eating and the pure experience of smell and taste. New trends and materials have led to unique opportunities for the designers of today to enhance and elevate the culinary experience by speaking to our minds as well as our stomachs, engaging all our senses in a holistic culinary experience. Appetite for Design showcases examples of the aesthetics, promotion, communication and representation of food, along with the equipment and tools

A series of culinary evenings and performances to accompany the exhibition was hosted by The Domestic Godless, Culinary Counter and Barry Fitzgerald. Appetite for Design received in-kind support from O’Hagan Design and Bulthaup.

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used to prepare and consume it.

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Event team: Curation by Designgoat - Cian Corcoran and Ahmad Fakhry Design by Sean Kenna Number of designers/makers who participated and details: Appetite for Design presented restaurants/restaurateurs, coffee shops, graphic designers, furniture designers, interior designers and architects, and food and drink producers. In total there were 25 Irish participants and 13 international participants. Irish participants

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International participants

The Decorators

Sweeney O’Rourke’s

Bompas & Parr

The Domestic Godless

Design Partners

Marije Vogelzang

Designgoat

Superfolk

Marté Guixé

VAV architects

Conor & David

Chloe Rutzerveld

Loam

Creative INC

Omer Polak

Chapter One

Carlow Brewing Company

Katharina Unger

Forest Avenue

Nobo

Tomas Alons

The Pig’s Ear

Mic’s Chilli

Nomiku

Makers & Brothers

Bean and Goose

Alessi

Sister Sadie

Arran St East

Philippe Starc

Fingal Ferguson

Thomastown School of Food

Achille Castiglioni

O'Hagan Design

J Hill’s Standard

Chemex

Rory O'Connor Handmade Knives

Kantan


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Appetite for Design promotional imagery. Image courtesy of Al Higgins.

Appetite for Design promotional imagery. Image courtesy of Al Higgins.


Number of attendees:

Participation to date:

5,623 (as per 16 June, 2 weeks from conclusion of run)

Primary and secondary school students 430 Third level students 59

Education and engagement programme: The education and engagement programme was devised to contextualise

Family Design Workshops

Appetite for Design and increase levels of engagement with the content of the

Took place monthly on Saturdays and allowed children and families to explore

exhibition as well as build the identity of the National Craft Gallery as a space

the exhibition through design thinking, processes and making.

for learning. Participation: 86 Overall engagement figures for the programme for this event were 2,656 with

Family Design workshop run during Appetite for Design: 36 children engaged

attendance figures as follows:

in design activities.

45 Curator’s Talk

Discover & Design drop-in, self-guided activities: engaged 50 participants over

Appetite For Design Eating Experiences 44

the course of the exhibition.

430 Schools Programme 36 Late Date Talk

National Drawing Day

59 Third Level Students

3 Kilkenny based craftspeople ran workshops on 16 May (print-makers

Adult Workshops 45

Caroline Ryan and, maker Mella Cahill and textile artist Caroline Schofield).

340 National Drawing Day

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1,576 Bloom

Attendance: 340 participants engaged in craft and design-based workshops

Family Day

36

across the afternoon.

Crafternoon Tea

45 National Craft Gallery off-site activities

The Schools Programme

The National Craft Gallery engaged in off-site design and craft activities this

A specific primary school package that includes a hands-on design activity. A

May, including at Bloom in the Phoenix Park.

multi-sensory approach to food design encouraged students to consciously experience food and its design. Students responded through conversation,

Attendance: 1,576 children were engaged over the May Bank Holiday

brainstorming, drawing, making and reflection.

weekend at Bloom


Late Date Talk: ‘Packaging Design for Food’

Appetite for Design at Ballymaloe Litfest

A panel discussion on inventive packaging design. Insights into this area of

15 – 17 May 2015, Ballymaloe, Co. Cork

design were shared with a group of designers, food producers and members of

ID2015 had the opportunity to include aspects of the Appetite for Design

the public who had travelled from throughout Ireland to take part in the event.

exhibition exploring design in food at Ballymaloe Litfest, with the support of the event. The exhibition included a series of panels and lightboxes exploring

Speakers:

design in food. Information about ID2015 was included in the festival

Kathryn Wilson of Slater Design

programme, which had a print run of 10,000.

Artisan food producers Karen and Natalie Keane of Bean and Goose Chocolate

Number of attendees: 1,500 people visited the exhibition over the three

Sarah and Eleanor Duggan of The Little Green Grocer in Kilkenny.

days of the festival

Attendance: 36

Outcomes: The exhibition and the introduction of design in food to a very influential group

Community Outreach

of food media and consumers was very well received. Ballymaloe Litfest have

The National Craft Gallery linked with other local community organisations

already expressed interest in developing the concept for 2016, when Kerrygold

such as Kilkenny County Council Community & Culture department to host the

are the major sponsors. For 2016, it would be interesting to see a collaboration

annual Crafternoon Tea to celebrate Bealtaine Festival - Celebrating Creativity

between a designer and Kerrygold for this festival.

as We Age on 22 May. Related events: Attendance: 45

16 May at the festival: A talk entitled ‘Design in Food’ with Christian Puglisi,

‘Appetite for Design’ Eating Experiences Exhibition curators Designgoat invited chefs, food designers and artists to create a series of Eating Experiences, presented in the National Craft Gallery. Each individual Eating Experience was a completely different culinary encounter showcasing seasonal and bizarre foods. Three Eating Experiences took place, with chef Barry FitzGerald, food artists The Domestic Godless and Culinary Counter.

Attendance: 70 (paid entry)

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Kevin Thornton, Alice Coyle, Sharon Greene and Rory O’ Connell.

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Red and Yellow Pavilions: 1 – 18 June 2015, Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross, London Nine Lives at The Tank: 1 – 28 June 2015, Design Museum, London Description: London Festival of Architecture 2015 was the first outing of New Horizon_ architecture from Ireland, ID2015’s flagship exhibition for architecture. The exhibition consists of a series of presentations of the work of 10 emerging Irish practices that will tour to three high-profile venues around the world over the course of the year: London, Chicago and Shenzhen. Ireland was chosen by London Festival of Architecture (LFA) as the event’s inaugural Focus Country for the 2015 edition of the exhibition. Minister for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan TD and Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain Daniel Mulhall, opened the proceedings at the launch on 1 June,

Yellow Pavilion by Hall McKnight. Part of New Horizon_architecture from Ireland at London Festival of Architecture 2015. Image courtesy of Jonathan Bosworth.

2.6.12  New Horizon_architecture from Ireland

while and Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD, contributed a

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland was conceived and curated by Raymund Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 89

Ryan, Curator, Heinz Architectural Center, Pittsburgh and Nathalie Weadick, Director, Irish Architecture Foundation and Built Environment Advisor to ID2015. The practices selected as part of the New Horizon_architecture from Ireland international show are TAKA, Clancy Moore, Hall McKnight, Steve Larkin, GKMP, A2, Ryan Kennihan, AP+E, Urban Agency and Emmett Scanlon, across 3 cities in one year: London, Chicago and Shenzhen.

Yellow Pavilion by Hall McKnight. Part of New Horizon_ architecture from Ireland at London Festival of Architecture 2015. Image courtesy of Jonathan Bosworth.

foreword to the exhibition’s publication.


At LFA, this collaborative project explored the theme of the festival, ‘Work in Progress’, at a city scale. Architects were asked to make something that expressed their position or point of view in architecture. The result was two pavilions in the public realm in King’s Cross and one installation in The Tank at the Design Museum. The two pavilions at King’s Cross started with the observation that the city is a permanent work in progress. Located on Lewis Cubitt Square in a part of London that is undergoing dramatic transformation, these forces are particularly evident. The three-practice collaboration between TAKA, Clancy Moore and Steve Larkin resulted in two pavilions The Red Pavilion, which explored architecture’s role as background to the activities it contains and bounds.; the Yellow Pavilion: by Hall McKnight expolored how the phenomenon of the city is assembled from individual pieces. In The Tank at the Design Museum, Emmett Scanlon's exhibition Nine Lives states an ambition to discuss and explore the space between architectural production and consumption. The objective is to work across architecture at a research, policy and curatorial level. His task as one of the architects in the initiative was to present the work of his peers, the other practices in the London, US and China editions of New Horizon. Nine Lives will also open in the National Craft Gallery as part of the Kilkenny

In recognition of Ireland’s selection as the inaugural Focus Country and the ID2015 initiative, the launch of the London Festival of Architecture took place at the Irish Pavilions on 1 June. This was an important collaboration between ID2015 and the LFA which forged new relationships. A number of events also took place in the Red Pavilion, including a second curator’s walk-through, talks and readings, as well as a curator’s walk-through, workshops and talks at the Design Museum Tank.

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Arts Festival later this year.

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Irish Design 2015  Interim Report Red Pavilion by Clancy Moore, TAKA and Steve Larkin. Part of New Horizon_ architecture from Ireland at London Festival of Architecture 2015. Image courtesy of Jonathan Bosworth.


About the Design Museum The Design Museum is one of the world's leading museums devoted to

The Doyle Collection generously provided accommodation in two of the

architecture and design. Its work encompasses all elements of design,

group’s hotels in London for the New Horizon_architecture from Ireland team

including fashion, product and graphic design.

in the lead up to the festival and for the launch event.

Annual visitor numbers: 167,300 (2014) Digital reach: 1 million

Red Pavilion Build Partners: John Sisk & Son, Mathew O’Malley Timber Ltd., Coillte Panel Products,

About London Festival of Architecture

Wood Marketing Federation, Glennon Brothers Timber Ltd., Marley Eternit Ltd.,

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) celebrates London as a global hub

Culture Ireland, Stanton Bonna Concrete Ltd., King’s Cross Estate Services,

of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. Together with founding

Casey O’Rourke Associates, Adapt-R EU Marie Curie Funding Programme

partners The Architecture Foundation, New London Architecture, and RIBA London, the annual festival provokes questions about the contemporary and

Yellow Pavilion Build Partners:

future life of the city, and promotes positive change to its public realm. The

John Sisk & Son, Design ID Ltd., 3 Interiors Contracts Ltd.,

city-wide programme is delivered by leading cultural and academic institutions

Coillte Panel Products, Wood Marketing Federation, Glennon Brothers Timber Ltd.,

alongside associated projects by practices and individuals.

COFORD, Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, GEM Construction Ltd.,

Digital reach: 10,000.

Keim Mineral Paint Ltd., Culture Ireland, Wilson Conservation Building Products, LED Linear, Light Bureau Ltd., Architectural FX, King’s Cross Estate Services,

Partnerships:

Terry Design, Delta Packaging Ltd., University of Ulster

for New Horizon_architecture from Ireland were with the London Festival of

Tank Partners:

Architecture and John Sisk and Sons who built the pavilions entirely in kind.

Prop Me Up, Coillte Panel Products, Colortrend, Johnson Tiles Ltd.,

SISK will now become a corporate partner of ID2015.

Copper House Gallery, University College Dublin

Argent (Property Services) LLP provided the space at Lewis Cubitt Square in

Events Partners:

kind and the Design Museum provided The Tank at a greatly discounted rate.

London Festival of Architecture, British Council, Design Museum, Irish Architecture Foundation, Arup

IBM have built a New Horizon_architecture from Ireland website in kind.

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Hospitality Partners at the launch party:

Number of attendees:

Jameson Irish Whiskey, Caulfield Country Boards, Cashel Irish Farmhouse

Launch event: More than 350 people

Cheesemakers, Clonakility Food Company, McCambridge’s Bread, Paganini Irish

Lewis Cubitt Square: approximately 5,500 people passed the pavilions each

Dairy Ice Cream, The Burren Smokehouse

day.

Event team:

Total projected footfall by the conclusion of New Horizon: almost 100,000

Curation by Raymund Ryan (Heinz Architectural Center, Pittsburgh) and

people in total will have seen and interacted with the pavilions with a further

Nathalie Weadick (Director, Irish Architecture Foundation and Built Environment

20,000 viewing Nine Lives at the Design Museum London

Advisor to ID2015) Assistant curation by Rachel Gallagher

Events at the Red Pavilion and The Tank: an average of 35 people attended

Events coordination by Yvonne Thunder

each of the seven events at both the Red Pavilion and The Tank.

Project assistance by Sadhbh Garvey Graphic design by Peter Maybury

New collaborations/contacts:

On site management by David Debutts and Gerard Coleman of SISK

Red Pavilion and Yellow Pavilion The architects involved were asked to collaborate on the structures in King’s

Number of designers/makers who participated:

Cross, a collaboration we feel has been very successful.

Work from 5 Irish architecture practices was displayed in London. The five Irish

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practices involved were:

The Tank

Clancy Moore Architects

The 10 architects participating in New Horizon and their clients kindly allowed

Established by Andrew Clancy and Colm Moore in 2007 in Dublin.

Emmett Scanlon and a number of photographers including Noel Bowler,

Emmet Scanlon Architect

Alice Clancy, Rachel Glass, Matthew Thompson, Ros Kavanagh, Paul Tierney,

Architect, Academic, Curator.

Marie-Louise Halpenny, Aisling McCoy, Jennifer O’Donnell and

Hall McKnight Architects

Jonathan Janssens into their homes to take photos for the exhibition.

Established by Alastair Hall and Ian McKnight in Belfast and London. Steve Larkin Architects Established by Steve Larkin in 2007 in Dublin. TAKA Architects Established by Alice Casey and Cian Deegan in Dublin.


Related events:

Key media in attendance at the launch event:

The events surrounding New Horizon were as follows:

Marcus Fairs, Dezeen Olly Wainwright, The Guardian

2 June

Curator’s walk-through at the pavilions

Mark Hennessy, The Irish Times

4 June

Talk: ‘Who’d be an Architect?’ in association with British

John Astbury, Architectural Review

Council and the Architecture Foundation, London with

Manon Mollaid, Architectural Review

Studio Weave, Hall McKnight, Clancy Moore, Vicky

Asa Bennett, Daily Telegraph

Richardson and Ellis Woodman

Siobhan Breathnach, Irish Post

Emmett Scanlon curator’s walk-through in association with

Michael McNally, Irish Post

Matthew Turte, Education Officer at the Design Museum

Ellie Stathaki, Wallpaper

7 June 12 June 13 June 14 June

Talk: ‘Arrivals’ with Dylan Haskins, Celestine Cooney, Sean Lynch and Stephen McCarthy at the Red Pavilion

Media Coverage:

Reading: ‘Of Clay and Wattles Made’, reading of Yeats’

Highlights of coverage include several TV interviews with the ID2015 and New

poetry in association with the British Council

Horizon teams on London Live throughout the day of the launch.

Noel Bowler photographer’s walk-through in association

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland was featured on RTÉ Radio One’s Arena

with Matthew Turte, Education Officer at the Design

on 19 June.

Museum, along with a children’s workshop at the Design 17 June

Museum

The project will also be featured on Designing Ireland, a programme being

Talk: ‘NewNowNext’ at the Design Museum with Olly

produced by Newgrange Productions for RTÉ with Sandra O’Connell and

Wainwright and Andrew Clancy, Ian McKnight, Steve Larkin,

Angela Brady, to be aired in October 2015.

Architecture Foundation and Arup. Attendance: 120 30 June

Panel discussion: ‘We Built this City’ in association with the Irish Architecture Foundation, the Office of the Minister for Diaspora Affairs, the Embassy of Ireland in London, Irish International Business Network, The London Irish Construction Network, Irish in Britain and The London Metropolitan University Irish Studies Centre. Venue: Rich Mix, Bethnal Green. Attendance: 180

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Selected highlights of press coverage:

World Architects

Building.co.uk

Architects Journal.co.uk

Wallpaper.com

‘A Short Guide to the LFA’

Image of the Week

‘Irish Pavilions for London Festival

‘2015 London Festival of Architecture

‘Paint the town red (and yellow)’

of Architecture Complete’

Launches with a New Focus Country’

Irish Post.co.uk

RIBA Journal

The Irish Times

Londonist.com

‘In pictures: Ireland on Show at

‘London Festival of Architecture’

‘Building on the Reputation of

‘Our Pick of this Year’s London

Exciting Young Architects’

Festival of Architecture’

London Festival of Architecture’

Architecture Ireland

The Spaces

London Architecture Diary

World Architecture News

‘Ireland at London Festival of

‘London Festival of Architecture

'New Horizons'

‘London Festival of

Architecture’

2015: 10 things to see’

Domus

Irish Post

Dezeen

‘The Red Pavilion’

‘Irish Creatives at London

'Red and Yellow Pavillions'

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Architecture’


Legacy:

Next steps:

The pavilions and the exhibition at The Tank as part of the LFA are a key step

The following editions of New Horizons_architecture from Ireland will

for ID2015 in positioning Irish architecture in the global marketplace.

tour to the following cities on the dates indicated:

The collective representation builds credibility in Irish design and in individual

Kilkenny Arts Festival/National Craft Gallery

design companies.

8 August – 27 September 2015 Nine Lives curated by Emmett Scanlon

The event has brought international visibility for 5 architects and many more collaborators.

Chicago Architecture Biennial 3 October 2015 – 3 January 2016

This was the first comprehensive presentation of new Irish architecture at the

A2 Architects, GKMP Architects, Ryan W. Kennihan Architects

London Festival of Architecture Shenzhen/Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture This opens up channels for future commissions.

4 December 2015 – 4 March 2016 Architecture Practice + Experimentation, Urban Agency

Resource materials developed:

Promotional publication Dedicated web presence in English, due to have a section in Chinese later in

Promotional video was developed by Coillte Panel Products

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2.7  EUNIC Series of Lectures and Masterclasses Description:

‘Urban design and natural flows’, Isabelle Daëron

A year-long series of public lectures and masterclasses by leading designers

A talk by French designer Isabelle Daëron on her work in living environments

from Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain that aims to bring internationally

and design, led by Barry Sheehan, Head of Design and Assistant Head of the

renowned designers to local design communities and design students in

School of Art, Design and Printing in DIT.

Ireland. Presented by ID2015, EUNIC and Alliance Française de Dublin. EUNIC, the network of European Union National Institutes for Culture, has

14 May, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

teamed up with ID2015 to showcase examples of the latest designs from

Attendees: 45

Europe. Throughout the year, EUNIC members the British Council, Goethe-Institut Irland, Instituto Cervantes and Istituto Italian di Cultura, will

‘What is art jewellery?’, Gisella Bianco

present a wide range of design ideas and practices in Europe, from product

A talk by Gisella Bianco on her work and the work of various Italian artists in

design to furniture and from fashion to jewellery.

relation to the topic ‘art jewellery’.

7 events have taken place to date:

Presented by ID2015, EUNIC and Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

‘Thinking & Making’, Barber & Osgerby Education Lecture

5 May, Istituto Italiano di Cultura

An educational lecture by renowned British designer Edward Barber of the

Attendees: 40

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Presented by EUNIC, ID2015 and British Council.

A public lecture on design and creativity followed by a conversation with Dr.

5 March, DIT at the Dublin School of Creative Arts, Grangegorman Campus

Lisa Godson on the topic of Martí Guixé’s recent work in food design and his

Attendees: 130

concept of the ‘ex-designer’.

Barber & Osgerby lecture at OFFSET

Presented by ID2015, EUNIC and Instituto Cervantes Dublin in collaboration

Presented by OFFSET, in partnership with ID2015, EUNIC and British Council

with the Spanish Embassy in Dublin.

6 March, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

16 May, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Attendees: 2,500

Attendees: 55


Curator’s talk: ‘What makes design genius?’, Jochen Eisenbrand Curator Jochen Eisenbrand, Chief Curator at Vitra Design Museum, introduces Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things exhibition and talks about finding the genius in design for the everyday. Presented by ID2015 and EUNIC in partnership with The Goethe Institute. 13 June, Design Hub Dublin Castle Attendees: 50 Seminar: ‘Designing Exhibitions – Exhibiting Design’ A seminar exploring exhibition design and how it connects with the curatorial process of making exhibitions. Presented by ID2015 and EUNIC in partnership with Goethe-Institut Irland. 12 June, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle Attendees: 105 Next steps: At present there are two further events planned as part of the EUNIC

Philipp Mainzer on furniture, 23 – 25 September. Anne Trautwein and Anja Schneemann on fashion, end of October.

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2.8  ID2015 and St. Patrick’s Festival 14 – 17 March, Various locations, Dublin city Description:

Location:

A collaboration between the St. Patrick’s Festival and ID2015 that re-imagines

Reflect Yourself:

public spaces in the city of Dublin, animating public discussion around built

The Coach House, Dublin Castle

environment. Taking the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day parade theme ‘Celebrate Now’ as inspiration, the aim of the collaboration was to encourage the inhabitants of

What if Dublin… :

Dublin to experience their city differently.

New Street/Kevin Street Upper Grattan Bridge (bottom of Capel St)

Two projects were chosen through an artist submission process.

Moore Street Abbey Street Upper

Reflect Yourself

Smithfield Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market

Created by Barry Sheehan, Head of Design at the Dublin Institute of Technology, along with furniture design students Richard May and

Partnerships:

Tomas Barisauskas, this thought-provoking, outdoor installation explored what

Irish Architecture Foundation

specifically prevents us from reflecting on the past or wondering about the

St. Patrick’s Festival

future.

Dublin City Council Events BA Steel, Stoneybatter

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What if Dublin.., a Twitter based web platform, was commissioned to install 5

Number of designers/makers who participated and details:

benches in the city. The exhibits were located in five spots in the city centre

7 designers participated, some of whom remained anonymous, as described in

area as part of the ‘I Love My City’ programme during the St. Patrick’s festival.

‘Event team’ above.

With ‘five installations, five locations, four days and one city’, the public was animated to engage in a conversation about the potential of the city.

Event team: Reflect Yourself: Barry Sheehan, Richard May and Tomas Barisauskas What if Dublin… : anonymous collective of architects, designers and urban planners


Number of attendees: Reflect Yourself: 4,000 people saw the exhibit over the long weekend of the festival. Social media: The What if Dublin… initiative generated a significant amount of engagement and interaction on social media. The Irish Architecture Foundation ran a Twitter competition throughout the four days of the festival to gain traction for the hashtag #whatifdublin.

In March, the @what_if_dublin

Top Tweet by @what_if_dublin was

Top Tweet by @IAFarchitecture

The IAF Facebook

Twitter account received:

an image of a proposal for the

was the before and after views of

announcement of the event

10.6K profile visits (a150%

River Liffey:

Moore Street:

posted on 4 March:

increase)

viewed 9,404 times

viewed 2,458 times

reached 2.6k users

334 mentions (a 334% increase)

earned 1,039 engagements

gained 214 engagements

500 new followers (approx.) Next steps:

a blog/website, which offers forums for discussion under specific topics that will be identified in order to tie discussion threads together. Ultimately, this could result in an app where people will be able to tag and upload images and proposals to a map and engage in discussions, linked to Twitter.

What if Dublin… seeks to make the debate accessible to everyone, not only internet and social media users. Similar exhibitions such as the St. Patrick’s Festival event could take place every year with an additional drawing board, where citizens can draw up their own ideas.

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2.9  Kerry Fashion Week, Irish Fashion Industry Awards 2015 3 and 6 March 2015, Tralee and Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney Description:

Number of attendees:

The seventh annual Kerry Fashion Week (KFW) Irish Fashion Industry Awards

Tuesday 3 March: 120

took place in the Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney in association with Skoda,

Friday 6 March: 200

Lancome Paris and IMAGE. The event was attended by Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD and by Ireland-based buyers, encouraging networking and

Media in attendance:

opportunities to develop routes to market.

Independent Irish Examiner

ID2015 collaborated with KFW to present the 2015 ‘One to Watch’ award.

IMAGE Magazine

This significant award facilitates the winner to show their Spring-Summer

Bloggers and local media

2016 collection in a commercial show space for Irish designers curated by

Event received extensive exposure on TV3 in advance.

Irish Design 2015 as part of London Fashion Week in September 2015. This opportunity offers an emerging Irish fashion designer the chance to showcase

Next steps:

their collection to both global buyers and international fashion press.

Facilitation of ‘One to Watch’ award winner Jill De Búrca to attend LFW in September.

Event team: Event jointly produced by Upfront Group (PR, Event & Model Management) and Midpoint Creative (under company name Front Point Events Ltd.). Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 101

Number of designers/makers who participated and details: Emerging and established designers, including Helen Steele, Umit Kutluk, Helen Cody and Delphine Grandjouan.


2.10  Irish Embassy/Enterprise Ireland Network Activities Description:

Enterprise Ireland network activities:

The Irish Embassy network was invited to collaborate with Irish Design 2015 as

Trade events and initiatives to date

part of the International Programme. Participating Embassies and Consulates

Promotion of Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo®, the annual trade

are hosting one or more networking events to promote Irish design in their area

fair presented by DCCoI

of accreditation and to facilitate the development of new relationships with

Joint venture with DCCoI: Maison et Objet trade fair

industry representatives, key buyers and influencers, and international media.

Inward buyer trip as part of North American Built Environment Week Competitive Start Fund- Design with special allocation of €250K for

Embassy network initiatives are being strategically linked to key international

design companies

events, including Trade Missions, Design Weeks, and Irish Design 2015’s

Presentation of Connections capsule exhibition at dinner event as part

broader international programme. A number of touring exhibitions, available to

of EI Trade Mission to Prague led by Minister Ged Nash TD

participating missions to host in conjunction with their events programme, have

EI Market Study Visit by Minister Seán Sherlock, coinciding with

been produced.

hosting of the photographic exhibition at Embassy Tallinn

As part of its international tour, the ID2015 capsule exhibition Connections

Upcoming trade missions

was presented at the Ireland Pavilion at Milano Expo as part of the programme

NYNOW Irish Showcase, Consumer Trade Fair New York, Ministerial

of celebrations for Ireland’s National Day on 16 June 2015. The event was

involvement TBC (15 – 19 August)

officially opened by President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. The exhibition will

Copenhagen/Stockholm, capsule and photographic exhibition, Minister

remain in situ at the pavilion until early July.

Ged Nash TD (October – November) (September – October) Hong Kong/Shenzhen, Feasibility Study Trip (August/September)

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Embassy network touring exhibitions:

Photographic exhibition

Connections capsule exhibition

A selection of photographic images chosen from the Design Island exhibition

An innovative and transportable exhibition solution showcasing a combined

at Dublin Airport presented by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and

total of over 30 designers and projects representing excellence across a broad

DAA, showcasing Irish designers and their work across a range of disciplines.

range of design disciplines. Connections presents two linked perspectives: Irish

The exhibition is accompanied by an informational text panel which can be

design that connects with the world and design that is shaping modern Ireland.

translated as required. The files for this exhibition are supplied digitally to be printed and mounted locally by Embassies and can be scaled up or down

The exhibition aims to provide an insight into Ireland’s warmth and values

according to venue capacity.

and to show the unexpected ways the Irish help define experiences and

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relationships around the world. Comprising 2D images, 3D design objects and

Irish Embassies and Consulates participating in Irish Design 2015:

design-led publications, Connections features diverse design projects that

A total of 26 Irish Embassies and Consulates have committed to collaborating

resonate across the world in a variety of places, purposes and contexts and

with Irish Design 2015 to celebrate and promote Irish design internationally.

similar projects that are indicative of the modern Irish experience.

The missions involved are listed below.

The featured designers and projects include:

Athens London Sydney

The Book of Kells, celebrated for its lavish decoration and attracting over half a

Beijing Luxembourg Tallinn

million visitors a year

Berlin

Mexico City

The Hague

Kilkenny Design Workshops, whose 50th Anniversary has been marked with

Bratislava

New York

Tokyo

the launch of a new iPad app kdwapp.com

Brussels Paris Vienna

Wexford-born designer Eileen Gray, who was responsible for some of the most

Chicago Prague Vilnius

iconic furniture designs of the 20th century

Copenhagen Rome Warsaw

Sugru, the world’s first mouldable glue that turns into rubber

Edinburgh

Shanghai

Oscar-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon

Hong Kong

Stockholm

Designed by Dublin-based design consultancy Studio AAD, four capsule sets will tour simultaneously throughout the year. See appendix 10 for a complete list of designers featured in the Connections capsule exhibition.

Washington


Embassy network activities delivered to date: Mission name

Dates

Activity details

Embassy Beijing

Dec 2014

State visit/Weathering exhibition event

Embassy Tokyo

27 Jan 2015

ID2015 Launch with Joseph Walsh

Embassy Paris

23 Jan 2015

Maison et Objet exhibition event

Embassy London

2 Feb 2015

O’Donnell + Tuomey RIBA Royal Gold Medal award event

Embassy London

16 Mar 2015

Second Skin exhibition event

Embassy Paris

17 Mar 2015

Minister Bruton TD St. Patrick’s Day launch of the Global Irish Design Challenge

Embassy Stockholm

17 Mar 2015

Minister Nash TD Connections capsule exhibition launch

Embassy Rome

17 Mar 2015

Minister Coveney TD St. Patrick’s Day event

CG Chicago

17 Mar 2015

Minister Deenihan TD St. Patrick’s Day events

Embassy Vilnius

4-10 May

Photographic poster exhibition of Irish design at Energy and Technical Museum during Design Week

Embassy Bratislava

7 May

ID2015 launch film showing for Europe Day

Embassy Prague

20 May

Minister Ged Nash TD, dinner event to present Connections capsule exhibition, part of EI

Embassy Prague

4 June

Launch event for Connections capsule exhibition

Embassy Paris

8 June – 12 July

Hosting of Connections capsule exhibition

Embassy Tallinn

9 – 11 June

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Next steps:

CG Edinburgh are expected to host Connections during the month of August to coincide with a number of linked cultural events, including a celebration of WB Yeats and Irish creativity, the highlight of which is a speech by Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain Daniel Mulhall at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on16 August. The Consulate are working with Culture Ireland to highlight the involvement of Irish acts in the Edinburgh Festivals, and they hope to host a reception in this regard the following week, around which they could potentially display the capsule exhibition. Embassy Beijing are expected to host Connections during mid-September and early October. This would coincide with a Trade and Invest focused Trade Mission led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, which is scheduled to take place during the third week of September. This is planned to coincide with Beijing Design Week which will run from 26 September to 3 October this year. Embassy Tokyo are expected to partner with the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) to present Connections at JDP’s exhibition venue during Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 105

Tokyo Design Week in October. CG Hong Kong are expected to host Connections during December to coincide with the opening of the Hong Kong/Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture on 4 December. ID2015 will present the third and final iteration of New Horizon at the Biennale and the Consulate hope to host a linked networking event at which the capsule exhibition would be presented.

Connections Travelling Capsule Exhibition. Photo Courtesy of Alex Calder.

ID2015 is working to develop the following embassy network events:


2.11  Design Island App – in collaboration with IBM Description:

Location:

The Design Island app produced in collaboration with IBM, official technology

Throughout the island of Ireland.

partners for ID2015. The app features over 500 recommendations from more than 45 design experts and enthusiasts to date on things to do and places to

Dates:

visit, allowing users to experience the best that the island of Ireland has to offer

Official launch to take place during the summer of 2015.

from a design perspective. Event team: The app has been developed for use during and beyond the ID2015

IBM team:

programme of events. Creation of the app has been led by a team at IBM’s

UI/UX design by Lara Hanlon

recently launched IBM Studios|Dublin, which is being expanded at the IBM

Lead front-end development by Simon Finney

Technology Campus in Damastown for creative collaboration by designers,

Front-end development by William McMorrow, Leigh Martindale,

developers and product managers, and is part of the worldwide IBM Studio

Sergio Fraile Carmena, Carlos Manias, Evgeny Carwood and Francis Moloney

network of cross-discipline spaces.

Project Management by Fred Raguillat Design direction by David Smith (Atelier David Smith)

Curators were chosen for their design and media credentials, and range from

API implementation by Damien Gahan and David Wall (Conor&David)

Well-known contributors on the app include fashion journalist Deirdre

Contributors:

McQuillan, president of the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) Marc O’Riain,

45+ design experts and enthusiasts provided a total of 500+ nominations for

Westport based design studio Superfolk, Jonathan Legge of Makers &

places to visit throughout the island of Ireland.

Brothers and broadcaster Dylan Haskins. See appendix 9 for complete list of curators. Destinations on the app are divided into five main categories for ease of navigation: Stay, Eat and Drink, See, Shop and Events, offering users a range of experiences.

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2.12  All Island Library Initiative: Celebrate Your Local Design Hero Description:

Listed below are the outcomes of these calls.

As part of ID2015, libraries throughout Ireland were invited to celebrate a local design hero through organising a community event or workshop of their

Round 1 outcomes:

choice. The library initiative aims to work within local communities to raise the

6 events delivered through Round 1:

profile of Irish design and to open up the richness of Irish design heritage to the wider public.

Ballybane Branch Library, Galway 28 Jan, 4 Feb and 11 Feb 2015

This call out has initiated connections between designers and local libraries,

The library ran a three week course on millinery, led by local milliner Fiona

which is hoped to lead to further local collaborations. ID2015 aims to support

Mangan. The three workshops included demonstrations on the craft of hat

local libraries in their goal to be living spaces, places where people can meet

design and making, discussions on the history of millinery in Ireland and a

and which support and facilitate creativity. In working with local libraries,

presentation on the work of Philip Treacy.

ID2015 is providing practical examples of innovative delivery and cooperation with local communities outside the larger urban areas.

Shannon Library, Sixmilebridge 21 Feb and 28 Feb 2015

To date, ID2015 has issued two calls to libraries throughout Ireland. Deadlines

The library ran an animation workshop for children based on the life of John

for these calls:

Philip Holland, led by local designer Marie Madden. Holland was the inventor

Round 1:13 December 2014

of the modern submarine and the first person commissioned to design

Round 2: 2 March 2015

submarines for both the British Navy and the US Army. Children who attended produced an animation, based on these workshops.

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Sligo Central Library

New Ross Library, Wexford

2 March and 27 April 2015

31 March and 13 April 2015

The library hosted a talk entitled ‘Your Future in Fabric’ on 2 March, aimed

The library hosted three talks under the overall title 'The Normans and Us' in

at second level students who might be considering working in the fashion

conjunction with New Ross Tapestry Group. The talks were extremely

industry. The talk was given by local design hero Rebecca Marsden. A second

well-attended, with maximum capacity of 60 attendees reached for each. The

talk took place on 27 April in Tubbercurry Library for the students of St.

first of these, held on 31 March and entitled 'The role of New Ross as a role

Attracta’s Community School. Sligo Libraries plan to do a further talk with

model for the development of the commercial town in Europe in the 13th

Rebecca in another branch library in County Sligo.

Century', was led by Lina Doran from the Royal Irish Academy.

Westside Library, Galway

The second talk, held on 7 April 2015 and entitled ‘William Marshall: the

11 and 18 March 2015

Greatest Knight that ever lived’, was led by Cóilín O Drisceil. The final talk,

The library hosted a children’s workshop to celebrate Galway’s close

entitled simply ‘ Norman Ireland', was led by Dr Margaret Murphy on 28 April.

earliest known ring maker, Bartholomew Fallon. The workshop was planned to

Round 2 outcomes to date:

coincide with their One-City-One-Book festival. Children were invited to design

Applications were received from the following 18 libraries:

a book around the story of the Claddagh ring using contemporary references

Bailieborough Library, Cavan

Killarney Library, Killarney

from the Cartoon Saloon animated movie The Book of Kells.

Ballinasloe Library, Galway

Longford Library

Blanchardstown Library, Dublin

Mountmellick Library, Laois

Kilfinaghty Library, Clare

Borris Library, Carlow

Tallaght Library, Dublin

14 and 21 March 2015

Castlebar Library, Mayo

Tuam Library, Galway

The library ran two half day workshops during which local children designed

Clones Library, Monaghan

Waterford City Library

and created clay submarines which were then displayed in the library for the

Cootehill Library, Cavan

week following the workshops. These events were again held in honor of John

Cork Central Library

These applications are currently

Holland, the father of the modern day submarine.

Donegal City Library

being processed.

Donegal County Library Ennis Library, Clare Johnstown Library, Cavan

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Two events from Round 2 have been delivered, as follows:

The following events are planned for the second half of 2015:

Donegal County Library

Tallaght Library, Dublin

5, 13 and 20 May 2015

8 July 2015

Over the course of a three week period, the library ran three workshops that

The library will run a family day of workshops focusing on printmaking design,

celebrated the work of knitwear designer Edel Mc Bride. McBride attended

celebrating the work of Evie Hone. There will be three sessions throughout the

each workshop and worked with the participants on developing new knitting

day, for young children and adults.

patterns. The designer’s work was also displayed in the library throughout the period.

Killarney Library 16 and 17 July 2015

Blanchardstown Library, Dublin

The library will host a two day workshop with local animator Elias Spinn; the

1 April 2015 (further dates TBC)

workshop will also celebrate the work of award winning animator Fodhla Cronin

The library held a photography exhibition on the work of their local design

O’Reilly. The event, aimed at both children and adults, will encompass design,

hero, award-winning milliner Ashleigh Myles, who gave a talk on her experience

scripting animation and the editing of an animated piece.

and inspiration for hat making. This exhibition will also tour other libraries in Fingal throughout the year.

Bailieborough Library, Cavan

6-7 August 2015

Communications generated:

The library will look at the history of Cavan Crystal, their local design hero. The

Each event was advertised individually by the library responsible, generating

library will run two workshops for children in which they will play and explore

local press and radio coverage.

through light, shadow and prisms. Children participating will also design their own pieces with coloured paper.

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Next steps: At present, ID2015 is working to develop relationships with four more libraries,

Mountmellick Library, Laois

two in Northern Ireland (Lisburn and Lurgan Libraries), alongside Limerick and

August 2015

Louth Libraries. ID2015 will continue to support libraries to mount upcoming

The library will hold a workshop on a type of lace-making particular to the

events.

region. The workshop will celebrate Quaker Joanna Carter who introduced lace to Mountmellick in 1825, and also Sister Teresa Margaret who revived it in 1970.


Cootehill Library, Cavan

Clones Library, Monaghan

26 September 2015

November 2015

The library will host a children’s workshop looking at toy design in collaboration with

The library will host an exhibition of the work of Liz Christy, a renowned hand

their local design heroes Bear Design. In the workshop each child will design and

weaver. A series of workshops on the art of weaving will accompany the exhibition.

build their own bear.

The library will also display a number of relevant books from their art collection.

Ennis Library, Clare

Borris Library, Carlow

September 2015

Date TBC

Fiona Mangan will hold a talk at the library on her practice as a milliner in Ireland

The library plans to facilitate an eco-printing workshop that introduces participants

and what it takes to be successful at maintaining your own creative business.

to felt making. The library’s design hero Nicola Brown will also look at how the region has influenced other creatives, such as the inventor John Tyndal.

September/October 2015

Cork Central Library

The library will host an exhibition entitled ‘The Design Process’ which will celebrate

Date TBC

the work of handbag designer Lisa Ryder. The exhibition will examine Lisa’s design

The library plans to hold a photographic exhibition which will feature the work

process, from the initial idea to the product, and will run from the second half of

of furniture maker Joseph Walsh, as well as running four talks and workshops

September and through October 2015.

throughout the county of Cork.

Donegal City Library

Longford Library

16 October 2015

Dates TBC

The library will host a children’s origami workshop which will be led by Naomi Fleury.

The library will focus on local design heroes Louise Knight and Patricia Cox, who

In the workshop, children will breathe life back into the pages of disused books by

are successful milliners. The library will run a two week exhibition and a series of

transforming them into origami.

workshops on the art of millinery. Tuam Library, Galway Date TBC The library will hold an event around their local design hero Joanne Hynes who is a fashion designer and who has a childhood connection with the library.

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2.13  We Built This City 30 June 2015, London Festival of Architecture

The following organisations provided advice and support for the event:

October 2015, Archtober, New York

Embassy of Ireland in London

January 2016, Chicago Architecture Biennial

Irish International Business Network The London Irish Construction Network

Description:

Irish in Britain

We Built This City is a programme of activities that aims to raise awareness

RIAI London Group

and celebrate the contribution Irish people have made to the built and cultural

Enterprise Ireland

fabric of London, New York and Chicago, from historic to contemporary times.

Sisk

The events take the form of lively panel discussions and connect construction,

Laing O’Rourke

architecture and engineering to community, research, stories and culture. Irish Design 2015 involvement led by ID2015 CEO Karen Hennessy. We Built This City is presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation in

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collaboration with Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) and the Office of the Minister

Irish Architecture Foundation event team:

for Diaspora Affairs of Ireland. The London event was introduced by Minister

Director - Nathalie Weadick

for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan TD. The Ambassador of Ireland in London

Researcher - Rachel Gallagher

Daniel Mulhall also took part in a commissioned film and attended the event

Office Manager - Síle Stewart

which took place at Rich Mix.

Communications - Emma Dwyer

A short film by Dyehouse Films, commissioned for We Built This City, was

Designers/makers who participated:

screened as an introduction to the discussion. The event will go on to have

The panel discussion is chaired by Angela Brady of Brady Mallalieu Architects with:

iterations in New York and Chicago and is intrinsically linked to the

Dervilla Mitchell, CBE, Engineer for Arup

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland exhibition.

Jarlath Regan, comic and creator of the Irishman Abroad podcast Professor Mary Hickman, research fellow at the Centre for Irish Studies Niall McLaughlin, Niall McLaughlin Architects Ultan Cowley, author of The Men Who Built Britain


We Built This City hopes to: be both a celebration and an analysis of the contribution the Irish have made

We Built This City supports those living outside Ireland with a lively

past, present and future to three iconic cities: London, Chicago, New York

event showcasing Irish talent. It will explore the considerable work the Irish are doing in each city, endorsing Irish work and creating new

use dynamic techniques in presentation, for example TEDx-style speakers who

markets for Irish products.

use different media to present an idea or tell a story e.g. reading, music, film, strong visuals

connects an audience, both Irish and international of all ages, to Ireland and to the Irish community abroad. The online archive will

ensure the panel is high profile, expanding whenever possible beyond the Irish

foster these connections for years to come, creating friendship, job

community and the built environment community

opportunities and a support network.

present in a building built by the Irish, or a high profile cultural space, or both.

facilitates long-term diaspora engagement with a programme that aims to have a legacy. In archiving an oral history online and in a

The audience:

publication or film, generations of Irish abroad will be given a voice.

in Britain to an event that sits in the context of the London Festival of

recognises the variety of people that make up the Irish diaspora.

Architecture which, along with thousands of architects, designers and urban

With a wide range of presenters, five themes and a short film made

planners, attracts numerous representatives of companies from the industries

up of interviews, this initiative celebrates the contribution those

that support architecture, the clients that commission it, the institutions that

abroad have made to Ireland’s identity. Irish people of all ages and

teach it, and the media that publish it. This event is also of huge interest to the

social backgrounds, even those with the most tenuous link, will be

business community and will create connections and networking opportunities.

invited.

The subsequent Chicago and New York events will adopt a similar approach and target a comparable local, regional and international audience. Legacy: The aims of We Built This City are in line with Ireland’s Diaspora Policy, fostering engagement with the Global Irish.

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3  Enterprise and Education Initiatives 3.1  Enterprise Initiatives Description: Activities have been ongoing in planning and engaging partner organisations in

The pilot project would seek to address a lack of design capability and

preparation for the launch of a number of initiatives during the year as part of

confidence in employing design within Irish SMEs. The initiative would seek to

the Enterprise Programme:

provide evidence on the impact of design and promote the benefits of raising standards of design leadership.

Design Networks – Q1 - 4 The creation of sectoral and regional design networks.

The project will seek to provide support and training for 50+ small businesses.

Design Island (Tourism App) – Q2

The scheme will then provide match-funding for the design services and

An app to promote design led tourism, developed in partnership with IBM.

implementation of the briefs. The scheme will involve the assembly of a panel

Design Island will contain listings of over 500 locations across the island of

of design consultants to provide the required services to the businesses.

Ireland, many of them businesses that would benefit from exposure of their product or service granted through the app.

Design Startup – Q4 A startup platform for creative industry entrepreneurs, aimed at accelerating

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Design Vouchers – Q4

some of the country’s most promising emerging designers from a range of

This proposal is for a pilot scheme to assist micro businesses and SMEs in

design disciplines. EI and LEOs in partnership with ID2015 will determine the

using design strategy methods to aid their development. It involves providing

participants. 40+ designers/enterprises to receive training to help support their

subsidised design consultancy services to businesses which will review and

startup. The initiative will build upon existing design platforms for emerging

analyse the businesses’ objectives and resources, provide advice on design

talent such as DCCoI’s Future Makers Awards and Supports programme,

services or processes which could aid their development, assist the business in

opportunities such as the Startup Gathering, and related startup programmes

developing a brief for commissioning any agreed design services and help in

such as Ignite.

the incorporation of design into their business model and practices.


Design in Ireland – Q3

Design Sandpit – Q3

A digital B2B platform that will act as a design directory and one-stop-shop

This facilitated event will seek to build upon the year and stimulate discussions

for anyone interested in finding the latest tools and techniques for applying

concerning legacy and future funding for design. It will seek to foster European

design, making connections with peers, and finding the latest research.

Research Funding applications, and encourage interdisciplinary, design-led

The platform will seek to increase businesses’ awareness of design’s role in

proposals in line with Horizon 2020 guidelines. Participants will be drawn from

innovation and growth, and provide a searchable directory of designers, design

key stakeholders including industry, government agencies and academia.

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agencies, and design companies operating in Ireland. Designed in Ireland Collection – Q4 The project:

A commissioned collection of innovative products that have been designed

will set up and manage a platform promoting Irish designers, design agencies

and made in Ireland to mark Irish Design 2015. The realisation of this project

and design companies

will help to foster new product development in the design and craft sector,

collate information about the use and economic impact of design for

improve design standards and the perception of Ireland’s design sector, and

innovation

help to promote contemporary design from Ireland.

disseminate this information and promote the use of design for innovation through digital open access resources

It is hoped that the resulting products for sale will form a unique group of

foster dialogue among the stakeholders in design and design-driven innovation

carefully developed ideas and objects that truly commemorate our time and place – created to be collected, used and treasured.

Enterprise Research – Q3/4 A research audit in partnership with Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation,

The products are intended to be shown at Showcase 2016 for launch to trade.

lead to policy document and strategy document for design in Ireland. The creation of case studies across sectors demonstrating the impact of design and innovation to economic growth.

11  IBM as technology partner to provide B2B online directory.

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3.2  Education Initiatives Description:

designED – Q2-4

A programme of first, second and third level education activities, and a series of

A new design innovation programme and accompanying toolkit developed by the

CPD activities supporting the Dublin Castle Design Hub exhibition programme.

Design & Crafts Council of Ireland for second level that seeks to embed design

thinking and entrepreneurship into the curriculum.

Design Masterclasses – Q1-4 A programme of match-funded lectures and masterclasses developed and

D-STEM – Q4

delivered throughout the year in partnership with European partners such as

This initiative for introducing Design and Enterprise into STEM subjects will be in

Goethe-Institut Irland, Alliance Française and British Council.

partnership with SFI and support a series of cross-sectoral collaborations (target – 3 projects) leading to new product/service development and markets.

Design Journal and Conference – Q2 Establishment of ‘Iterations’ (a biannual, peer reviewed design and practice

Exhibition Outreach – Q1-4

journal) and ‘FAULTLINES’ (a design conference). ‘FAULTLINES’ is the first all-

A programme of first, second and third level education activities, and a series of

Ireland design conference.

CPD activities supporting the Dublin Castle Design Hub exhibition programme.

Design for Growth – Q3 Education to Enterprise toolkit for students and graduates to be available to 3rd level institutions and other agencies. Working with 3rd level education providers, LEOs and Enterprise Ireland, ‘Design for Growth’ would aim to develop and implement a model that provides the tools for design students and graduates to Irish Design 2015  Interim Report 115

establish design studios and become entrepreneurs with the capacity to trade internationally. The scheme would focus on market research, the development of export ready product and entrepreneurial skills via a "tool kit" for new market entry. The programme would assist startups to rapidly and efficiently develop their qualified products from concept to commercial launch. Design for Growth would aim to link with existing accelerator programmes in Ireland and could draw upon material created for other ‘Education to Enterprise’ initiatives.


4  Project Report - Raising Awareness, Understanding and Appreciation of Design Design can enhance our lives, our environment and our society, bringing communities together and influencing how we interact with each other. Through increasing appreciation of design, ID2015 seeks to foster dialogue and collaboration, encouraging investment in design as a key component of competitiveness and innovation. Raising awareness, understanding and appreciation of design and its impact on everyday life is central to the ID2015 initiative. The year-long programme has been devised to engage the public, the design community and businesses through events, exhibitions and design-led initiatives while also targeting the export market through trade missions and events in international capitals of design and commerce. Working together with designers of all disciplines, Government Departments and Agencies, partner organisations and the media, significant progress has been made in raising awareness of both the ID2015 programme itself and the design sector in Ireland while generating ongoing publicity for the work of featured in the preceding individual sections of this report.

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Relationships and partnerships have been established and developed with regional, national and international press and broadcast media, as well as with the communications teams in related Government Departments and Agencies,

Social media:

with ID2015 partners and with other relevant organisations. ID2015 has also worked closely with Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland on including elements of

Twitter: 3,884 followers

the ID2015 programme on media visits to Ireland during the year, resulting in

Total @ mentions by other Twitter users: 3,470

international features on contemporary design in Ireland.

Total tweet impressions: 713,691 Instagram: 2,152 followers

Broadcast and print coverage for year to date has been conservatively

2,793 instances of the #ID2015 being used on Instagram

estimated at €5.2 million, with a detailed review and evaluation underway. This

Facebook: 5,514 followers

coverage has included features in a broad selection of high-profile print and

Total post reach in first half: 328,534

online publications as well as broadcast media. As part of the initiative ‘Design

YouTube: 5,732 views

Matters’, a weekly column in The Irish Times Magazine in association with

#ID2015 and @irishdesign2015 trended in Ireland on

ID2015, was launched profiling a different design discipline each week.

launch night – 18 December ID2015 is followed by and has been mentioned by

Through the ID2015 online strategy, the initiative has had an audience reach as

influential design organisations and publications on Twitter

follows:

and Instagram such as @dwell, @designmilk, @wallpaper. @_theinspiration, @nialler9, @dezeen, @DesignCouncil, @PaulSmithDesign, @HungerTV, @architecturaldigest, @L_D_F, @weloveoffset, @TheDesignTrust, @Failte_Ireland, @Culture_Ireland

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Website: Unique users: 54,705 Total sessions: 91,969 with 59.2% being new visitors Page views: 240,755


5 Thanks

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ID2015 would like to thank the Irish design sector and community for their invaluable and ongoing support, advice and contributions in the development of the programme. We would also like to thank all our partners and sponsors. In particular, ID2015 would like to thank the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Enterprise Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland for their continued support of Irish Design 2015.

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ID2015 Board Members

ID2015 board

Interdepartmental Steering Group

Inaugural Progamme Advisory Group

Brian Motherway

Clare Dunne

Laura Magahy, DCCoI

Carmel Creaner

Eugene Forde

Marc O’Riain, CIT

Dermott Rowan

Mary Nash

Nathalie Weadick, IAF

John O’Connor

Christine Sisk

Karen Hennessy, DCCoI

Kathryn Meghen

Karen Hennessy

Louise Allen, DCCoI

Marc O’Riain

Laura Magahy

Tom Mangan, Design Partners

Stephen Hughes

Stephen Hughes

Aisling Farinella, Thread

Mary Blanchfield – Company Secretary

Louise Allen

Alex Milton, NCAD

Karen Hennessy – CEO

Una Fitzgibbon

Andrew Bradley, IDI

Laura Magahy – Executive Chair

Simon Gregory

Barry Sheehan, DIT

Fiona Buckley

David Smith, IADT

Emer Rocke

Jonathan Legge, Makers & Brothers

Alex Milton

Joseph Walsh, Joseph Walsh

Siobhan McManamy

Mary Heffernan, OPW

Bernie O’Leary

Simon Dennehy, Perch

Brian O’Brien Stephanie O’Callaghan Therese O’Connor Helen O’Halloran Deirdre McDonnell Joanne Tobin


ID2015 Team

Executive Chairman

Chief Executive

Programme Director

St. Andrew’s Project Director

Laura Magahy

Karen Hennessy

Alex Milton

Aileesh Carew

Head of International Programmes‡

Head of Communications and

Advisors*

Built Environment Coordinator*

Louise Allen

Public Affairs‡

Aising Farinella – Fashion and Textiles

Rachel Gallagher

Susan Brindley

Nathalie Weadick – Built Environment Aileesh Carew – Tourism and sponsorship

Communications Officer

Content Editor*

Education and Outreach

Exhibitions Coordinator

Alex Calder

Rachel Donnelly

Coordinator‡

Dobrawa Brach-Kaluzna

Susan Holland

Graphic Designer* Hannah Fleetwood

International Project Assistant

Project Assistants

Regional Coodinators*

Donna-Marie O’Donovan

Sybil Cope*

Colin McKeown

Aoibhie McCarthy Una McMahon Yvonne Thunder

*  On a part time basis. ‡ 

On secondment from DCCoI

Marc O’Riain


Irish Design 2015 Interim Report Appendix 1  Design Innovation Fund 1.1  Tables of projects supported through Design Innovation Fund Design Networks – Round 1 Network

Title

Regional Impact

Organization

1

Institute of Designers Ireland

All Ireland

IDI

2

Fashion Design & Manufacturer Connect

All Ireland

IDI

3

Northern Ireland Design Alliance

Northern Ireland

Creative & Cultural Skills (on behalf of NI Design Alliance)

4

Design Week

All Ireland

DIT

5

North West Design Network

Northern Ireland and Cross Border­Leitrim,

Fashion and Textile Design Centre

Sligo, Donegal

6

Waterford Design Network

Waterford

RIKON, Waterford Institute of Technology

7

The Leitrim Design House

Northern Ireland and Cross Border­Leitrim, Donegal.

The Leitrim Design House

8

Creative Digital Network Cork

Cork

CIT Crawford

9

The Salt Network

Sligo

Starling Digital Media Direction

10

Creative Frame (Leitrim)

Northern Ireland and North West­Leitrim, Longford,

Leitrim Local Enterprise Office/ Leitrim County

Sligo, Roscommon, Cavan.

Council Arts Office

Galway

Galway Design Network

11 Total: 11

Galway Design Network


Design Networks – Round 2 Network

Title

Regional Impact

Organization

1

Midlands Design Network

Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Roscommon

Midlands Design Network

2

Games NI

Donegal, Down, Armagh, Tyrone, Derry

Games NI

3

The Lifeline

Dublin

Desireland

4

tDt: think Design together

Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Wicklow

Design Twentyfirst Century

Total: 4

Design Exhibitions – Round 1 Exhibition

Title

Region

Organisation

1

RDS National Craft Awards Exhibition 2015

All Ireland

RDS

2

Work Cork Inspiring Crafts­Irish Designers 2015

Cork

Ballydehob Community Council Group

3

The Distillers Press (WT)

Dublin

The National Print Museum

4

Resonate – Irish Fashion Photography

Dublin

The Gallery of Photography

5

2015 Annual AAI Awards Travelling Exhibition

All Ireland

Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI)

6

Wilderness

Dublin

Agata Stoinska & Eddie Shanahan Special Projects

7

Irish Architecture & The Built Environment; From Local

Dublin and International

RIAI

Context to Global Excellence

8

Song of the Sea

Kilkenny

The Butler Gallery

9

Design for Children

Dublin

The Ark

10

Lifelogging Lab

Dublin

The Science Gallery, TCD

11

Refract – Contemporary Glass­Architecture and

Waterford

Waterford Viking Triangle

Object

12

The ID2015 Travelling Exhibition

North West

Bunkabus

13

The Essence of Design

Leitrim

The Leitrim Design House


14

Design Programme

Carlow

VISUAL Carlow

15

7­9 Lower Garfield Street

Northern Ireland

PLACE NI

16

Galway Design Box

Galway

GMIT

17

Productive Fragments

Limerick

LSAD/ UL/ LIT

18

A Stitch in Time: Tapestry in Contemporary Art

Cork

Lewis Glucksman Gallery

19

Joseph Walsh Furniture Exhibition

International

Joseph Walsh Furniture Company Ltd.

20

New Architects­Ireland

Scandinavia

Architecture Practice + Experimentation

21

Ireland and Film­Costumes from Iconic Irish Movies

Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin

22

Hidden Stories of Design­The Secret Lives of Objects

Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin

23

Irish Design Awards

Dublin

IDI

Total: 23

Design Exhibitions – Round 1 Exhibition

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Dublin Art Book Fair

Dublin

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Ltd.

2

Mies Van Der Rohe Awards 2015 Exhibition

Limerick, Waterford, Dublin, Down

University College Dublin

3

Establish Change

Meath, Louth

Louth Craftmark Designers Network

4

‘In Residence’

UK, London

Oliver Sears Gallery

5

Solas – a Glass Society of Ireland Exhibition

Cork, Waterford, Dublin, Down

Glass Society of Ireland (GSoI)

6

Redrawing Typographic Horizons

Dublin

Typography Ireland/GradCAM/Du blin Institute of Technology (DIT)

7

TEMPORARY URBAN REUSE, regeneration, culture

Italy, Ravenna

Meme Exchange Cultural Association

Uk, Stoke­on­Trent

Slip.Flux.Flock

and architecture.

8

Slip.Flux.Flock – Irish representation at the British Ceramic Biennial 2015

9

2015 ICAD Awards Display

Dublin

The Institute of Creative Advertising & Design

10

Design for Business ­A model for Local Enterprise

Kerry, Dublin

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council ­Local

Offices

Enterprise Office


11

North West Design

Leitrim, Donegal, Sligo

Mc Garty Design

12

DRAFF: an exhibition

Dublin

DRAFF

13

Invent ­Irish Product Hardware Design Showcase

Dublin

Path Pacific Ltd.

14

Describing Architecture

Dublin

Describing Architecture

15

Dublin Maker

Dublin

Dublin Maker

Total: 15

Design Events – Round 1 Event

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Waterford Festival of Architecture

Waterford

Waterford Festival of Architecture

2

Universal Design Grand Challenge (UGDC) 2015

Dublin

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, National

Student Awards

Disability Authority

3

The Design Caravan

Laois

Emperor’s Robes

4

Open House Cork

Cork

Open House Cork Committee

5

Irish Architecture­Walks and Talks

International

RIAI

6

Defuse­Design for Use

Dublin

IxDA Dublin

7

Green­Door Leitrim Weekend 2015 'Exhibition of

Leitrim

Inspirational Homes

Rural Architecture and Design’

8

Darklight Illuminates

Dublin

Darklight

9

Ireland Fashion Show New York

International ­USA

Marietta Doran

10

Open House Limerick 2015

Limerick

Open House Limerick

11

Service Design Masterclass

Cork

CIT

12

Timelines­Past Present and Future Directions of two

Carlow

Kilgraney House

former KDW designers.

13

IIBN Programme of Events 2015

International ­UK

IIBN

14

Construction of a Summer Pavilion at the Hunt

Limerick

FabLab Limerick, Collaborativa EU

Museum


15

Promotion of a Musical Instrument

Galway

Fields of Athenry Harps

16

Sligo Design Week

Sligo

Starling Digital Media Direction

17

Alternative Perspectives to the Hunt Museum

Limerick

University of Limerick

18

Festival of Digital Design

Tipperary, Limerick

Tipperary County Council

19

Design Lab Future Lab

Dublin

Festival of Curiosity

20

The Grey Legacy Project

All Ireland

Festival of Curiosity

21

Open House Belfast

Belfast

PLACE NI

Total: 21

Design Events – Round 2 Event

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Open House Dublin

Dublin

Irish Architecture Foundation

2

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2015

Dublin

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2015

3

Standard Life: design of the (extra)ordinary

Dublin

2ha

4

BLOOMFRINGE GARDEN CLINICS

Dublin

Elements of Action/BloomFringe

5

Make it Brief

Germany, Berlin

Irish Business Network in Berlin

6

Dinner Dialogues

Dublin

In Collaboration with The Decorators

7

Chocolate Factory Collection

Dublin

Tricia Harris Designs / Chocolate Factory Arts Centre

8

Bloomfringe urban interventions

Dublin

Bloomfringe 2015

Kerry, Dublin

Dun Laoghire Rathdown County Council – Local

Design for Business – a model for Local Enterprise

9

Offices

Enterprise Office

10 Total:10

Augmented Reality Project

Carlow

LEO Carlow


Design Symposia and Conferences – Round 1 Symposium

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Designers Symposium

Dublin

The Gate Theatre

2

Geect Conference

Dublin

IADT

3

Universal Design in Education, 24 hr design challenge

Dublin

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, National Disability

4

Design Thinking in Business Innovation

Dublin

IRDG

5

3D Print Technologies

Louth

Louth Craftmark and Creative Spark

6

Nimble Spaces­Ways to live together, new cultures of

Kilkenny

Rosie Lynch

Carlow

Institute of Technology Carlow

Dublin

DIT, Typography Ireland, Gradcam, Association Internationale

housing

7

Irish Design Research Conference­Faultlines­Bridging Knowledge Spaces

8

Face Forward­International 2 day Conference on the History of Typeface and typographic design

typographique

9

Making a living from Design

Dublin

DIT

10

Future Legacy­Contemporary Contexts for Glass in

Waterford

Waterford Viking Triangle

Tourism, Design and Technologies

11

The Five Ages of Design and Craft Creativity

Kildare

NUIM

12

OFFSET London

International

OFFSET

13

Spaces/ Places­Contemporary Design for Historic Towns

Dublin

The Heritage Council

14

Déanta­Irish Design from Concept to Market

Galway

GMIT

15

International Conference on Design Science Research in

Kildare

NUIM

Information Systems and Technology

16

Make 2­Remaking Tradition

Cork

CIT Crawford

17

The Irish Fashion Summit

Dublin

Council of Irish Fashion Designers

Total: 17


Design Symposia and Conferences – Round 2 Symposium

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Design @ First Thought

Galway

Local Enterprise Office Galway

2

Universal Design Homes: Community Engagement Week

Galway

Galway City Council

3

Design for Business – A model for Local Enterprise

Kerry, Dublin

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council – Local

Offices

Enterprise Office

4

... Engage Enterprise

Donegal

Allingham Festival

5

Inaugural DESIS Ireland Symposium: Design for Social

Limerick, Dublin

University of Limerick (joint submission with DIT/

Innovation

NCAD)

6

Design Camp Belfast

Antrim

Karishma Kusurkar / Design Salon

7

Building Virtual Worlds

Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone,

Iglu Media

Derry, Antrim, Down, Armagh

Total: 7


Design Talks – Round 1 Talk

Title

Region

Organisation

1

G6 Series

Dublin

G6 Series

2

Area­French Architecture (WT)

Dublin

Alliance Francaise

3

Developing a Career in Footwear Design

Cork

Equipage/ Shoeniversity

4

Creative Mornings

Dublin

Creative Mornings

5

Leitrim Design House 6 Talks

Leitrim

The Leitrim Design House

6

Borris House Festival

Carlow

Borris House Festival

7

Series of Talks

Northern Ireland

Blick Shared Studios

8

Interaction Ireland

Dublin

NCAD

9

AAI 2015 Series of 5 Talks

Dublin

AAI

10

Makers and Brothers and Others

Dublin

Makers and Brothers

11

Interaction Design Centre Talk Series

Limerick

Interaction Design Centre, UL

12

Curiously Creative and Curated

Dublin

Making Space, INDIGO & Cloth

13

RDS design lecture series

Dublin

RDS

14

The New Ways We Make

Limerick

Fab Lab, UL

15

Design+Coctails Talk Series

Dublin

The Liquor Rooms

16

Cork Creative Meets . ..

Cork

CIT

Total: 16


Design Talks – Round 2 Talk

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Irish Fashion – at home and abroad

Meath

Hay Festival Kells

2

Design Thinking, Innovation and Interstitial Zones in South

Kerry

Noreen O’Mahony

Western Ireland

3

Colour in Context

Dublin

NCAD

4

‘Inspire Creativity’

Donegal

Allingham Festival

5

Design for Business – a model for Local Enterprise

Kerry, Dublin

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council – Local

Office

Enterprise Officev

Total: 5

Design Workshops – Round 1 Workshop

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Design Thinking

Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork

IRDG

2

The Village Table/ Design Build

Tipperary

Small Town Studio

3

Cold Glass Prototyping

Waterford

Waterford Viking Triangle

4

Hot Glass Prototyping

Waterford

Waterford Viking Triangle

5

Common Ground

Limerick

Small Town Studio, Limerick City & County Council, Ballyhoura Development, Brewery Tidy Towns

6

UX and your Design Business

Dublin

IDI

7

Grow your Design Business

Dublin

IDI

8

Infographic Storytelling

Dublin

IDI

9

Launch of CPD Course on Universal Design in the Built

Dublin

Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the

Environment

NDA

10

Mobile Baskets

Dublin

BLOOM Dublin

11

DIY Video for Designers

Cork

Looks Loud Video Production, Cork Film Centre


12

Wearable Electronic­Lights at the Beginning of the Tunnel

Limerick

Fab Lab

13

Concinnity

Dublin

UCD Innovation Academy

14

2n​d​level Curriculum Workshop on Universal Design

Dublin

NDA

15

Spaces, Places and Faces in the Community

Louth

Louth Craftmark, Creative Spark

16

Introduction to 3D Printing for Designers

Cork

CIT

17

Fumbally Lunchtime Exchange

Waterford

Fumbally Exchange Waterford

18

Series of workshops

Derry

Culture Craft

19

Wandering Methods

Dublin

Age & Opportunity

20

Design, Culture, Momentum

Limerick

UL

21

The Ogonolloe Coffee Exchange

Limerick

Small Town Studio

22

IDI Design Sessions

Dublin

IDI

23

Large Scale Repeat Pattern with Liz Nilsson (Textiles)

Cork

Cork Textiles Network

Total: 23

Design Workshops – Round 2 Workshop

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Waterford the City of Glass

Limerick, Waterford

Glass Society of Ireland

2

Castles, Cottages and Pubs: Irish identity in vernacular design

Sligo

GMIT

and interiors

3

‘Eileen Gray: Her Work and Her World’ by Jennifer Goff

Kildare

Irish Academic Press

4

SET

Dublin

SET Collective

5

DRAFF

Wicklow

DRAFF

6

Creative Industries Journal – Ireland edition

Dublin

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology

7

12 years of the ISTD Student Assessment Scheme in Ireland

Dublin

International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD)

8

Design for Business – a model for Local Enterprise Offices

Dublin

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council – Local

Total: 8

Enterprise Office


Design Workshops – Round 2 Workshop

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Waterford the City of Glass

Limerick, Waterford

Glass Society of Ireland

2

Castles, Cottages and Pubs: Irish identity in vernacular design

Sligo

GMIT

and interiors

3

‘Eileen Gray: Her Work and Her World’ by Jennifer Goff

Kildare

Irish Academic Press

4

SET

Dublin

SET Collective

5

DRAFF

Wicklow

DRAFF

6

Creative Industries Journal – Ireland edition

Dublin

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology

7

12 years of the ISTD Student Assessment Scheme in Ireland

Dublin

International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD)

8

Design for Business – a model for Local Enterprise Offices

Dublin

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council – Local

Total: 8

Enterprise Office

Design Online Sites and Platforms – Round 1 Online Site

Title

Region

Organisation

1

PIVOT Dublin Design Map

Dublin

Dublin City Council

2

Designing the Future

Dublin

IDI

3

Profiles

Dublin

Profiles

4

100 Archive.com

Dublin

100 Archive care of Detail

5

The Prowlster

Dublin

Sweatshop Media

6

Designing Ireland.com

Dublin

Newgrange Pictures

Total: 6


Design Online Sites and Platforms – Round 2 Online Site

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Damn Fine Print

Dublin

Damn Fine Print

2

Design for Local Business – a model for Local Enterprise

Dublin

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council – Local

Offices

Enterprise Office

Total: 2

Design Short Films – Round 1 Short Film

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Irish Design Insights documentaries

Dublin

IADT

2

Profiles

Dublin

Profiles

3

Design is . . .

Dublin

IDI

4

A series of short films

Kilkenny

Glass Eye Productions

5

Strangely Familiar

Dublin

Areaman Productions

Total: 5

Design Short Films – Round 2

Short Film

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Shadow a designer

Cork, Wicklow, Roscommon

Dyehouse Films

2

London, Rome, Killybegs

Dublin, Donegal

Maurice & Shaun

3

Design for Business – a model for Local Enterprise Offices

Kerry, Dublin

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Local Enterprise Office

4

Ash

Galway

Eamonn Dunne in association with EO Teilifís

5

UnSilent Film, The sound of what we see

Wicklow, Tipperary, Limerick

Grey Heron Media

Total: 5


Design Residencies – Round 1

Residency

Title

Region

Organisation

1

N/A

Limerick

Small Town Studio, Fab Lab

2

N/A

Wexford

The National Opera House

3

N/A

International

The National Opera House

Residency

Title

Region

Organisation

1

Bodycraft –

Denmark, Copenhagen

Fiona McAndrew

Total: 5

Design Residencies – Round 2

Designing for the Augmented Body

Total: 1

1.2 Regional distribution of Design Innovation Fund projects, by county Connaught total

22

Kilkenny

2

Clare

1

Fermanagh

2

Galway

8

Laois

2

Cork

17

Derry

6

Leitrim

7

Longford

1

Kerry

6

Tyrone

3

Mayo

1

Louth

3

Limerick

15

Ulster Republic of Ireland total

8

Roscommon

2

Meath

3

Tipperary

2

Donegal

8

Sligo

4

Offaly

1

Waterford

10

International impact

13

Westmeath

2

Ulster Northern Ireland total

25

Island of Ireland impact

31

Leinster total

102

Carlow

6

Wexford

1

Antrim

6

Dublin

75

Wicklow

3

Armagh

3

Kildare

3

Down

5

Munster total

51


2  Companies and trade events supported through International Trade Fund Companies Company name Allergy Lifestyle

Dolmen

Jam Media

Pure Zees

Aodh

edytaART

Kavaleer

Roisin Linnane

Arklu

Embrace

Kavaleer + Cortechs Connect

Salty Dog Pictures

Bowsie Workshop

FabulousFelt

Little Green Dot

Sarah McKenna Ceramics

Bradley Brand and Design

Gaia Ecotecture

Monster Entertainment Ltd.

Superfolk

Brook & Shoals

Gazel

Mooshku

Telegael

Burke Joinery

Green Gorgeous

NATALIEBCOLEMAN

Thomas Montgomery Ltd.

Button Studio

Illustrators Guild of Ireland

Orla Barry Art

We Are Islanders

Cartoon Saloon

In Hand Guides

Orla Reynolds

Wear we Wander

Clickworks Ltd.

J. Hill’s Standard

Poly Passive Mouldings Ltd.

Trade events Trade event

Location

Trade event

Location

100% Design

London

Bubble London

London

ABC Kids Expo

Las Vegas

Cartoon Forum

Toulouse

Association for Environment Conscious

Sheffield

Cartoon Movie

Lyon

Building (AECB) Conference

London

Children’s Media Conference

Sheffield

Creaturegeddon

London

Allergy and Free From Show Ambiente

Frankfurt

Danube Fashion Office, Shanghai Fashion Week

Shanghai

Annecy International Animated Film Festival

Annecy

Design Junction, London Design Festival

London

APEX MultiMedia Market

Annecy

Design Junction, Milan Salone

Milan

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Bologna

Design March

Reykjavík

Brand Licensing Europe

London

Don’t Believe The Hype, Paris Fashion Week

Paris

British Craft Trade Fair

Harrogate

Ethical Fashion Show

Berlin

EyeForPharma Summit

Barcelona


Trade Event

Location

Trade Event

Location

The International Association for

Geneva

New York Comic Con

New York

Paris Sur Mode

Paris

Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Conference Kidscreen Summit

Miami

Pharmacy Forum UK

The Algarve

London Design Festival

London

Pool Trade Show

Las Vegas

London Fashion Week

London

Salone Satellite, Milan Design Week

Milan

Medtec Europe

Stuttgart

Scoop London (February)

London

Medtec UK, Coventry

Coventry

Scoop London (July)

London

Medtec UK, London

London

Self Build and Improve Your Home Show

Belfast

MIPTV

Cannes

Sustainable Development in Building and

Reading

MIPCOM

Cannes

Environment (SuDBE) Conference

MIPJunior

Cannes

The Ireland Show

Secaucus, NJ

MIPDoc

Cannes

Top Drawer

London

MoCCa Festival

New York

Toyfair

Nuremberg

Mode City Paris

Paris

Vivanessa

Nuremberg

New York Art Book Fair

New York

World Travel Market

London


3  Designers featured in the Irish Design Pavilion at ​Maison et Objet​, Paris Furniture:

Glass:

Wood:

Déanta Design: Andrew Clancy with Matthew O'Malley

J. Hill’s Standard

Glenn Lucas

Stickman

Scott Benefield

Makers & Brothers with Matt Jones

Woodenleg

The Local Maker Co.

Cillian Ó'Súilleabháin

Chaïm Factor

Ceramics:

Textiles:

Lighting:

Derek Wilson

31 Chapel Lane

Shane Holland Design

Andrew Ludick

Cushendale Woollen Mills

Gazel

Superfolk

Muriel Beckett Foxford Woollen Mills

Basketry:

Stone:

Joe Hogan

Makers & Brothers with Hennessy & Byrne

4  Designers featured in ​Liminal – Irish design at the threshold​, Milan Main Exhibition Andrew Ludick Animation Ireland​- Showreel Calor Cathal Loughnane Ceadogán Rugs Claire Anne O’Brien Derek Wilson Design Partners Designgoat

Garrett Pitcher Grafton Architects Graphic Relief John McLaughlin Architects Katie Sanderson Kilkenny Design Workshops​- Ipad Labofa Le Creuset Mourne Textiles

Notion Perch Peter Sheehan Rothschild & Bickers Seed Labs Inc Seymours Irish Biscuits Smarter Surfaces Snug Studio AAD

Think & Son Thomas Montgomery Unthink Zero-G


Capsule Exhibition Atlantic Equipment Brendan Joseph Chris Haughton Clancy Moore Architects Cleo Conor & David Dave Comiskey David Smith Detail

Dolmen Elks J.HILL’s Standard Makers & Brothers Mcor Technologies Obeo Paul Guinan Peter Maybury Pony

Project Twins Saturday Workshop Steve Simpson Stone Twins Sugru Superfolk TAKA Thomas O’Brien & Emma Mannion TruCorp

5  Designers featured in ​Liminal_Irish design at the threshold​, New York Main exhibition Andrew Ludick Animation Ireland​­Showreel Cathal Loughnane Ceadogán Rugs Claire Anne O’Brien Derek Wilson Design Partners Designgoat Grafton Architects Graphic Relief

John McLaughlin Architects Katie Sanderson Kilkenny Design Workshops (ipad) Labofa Mourne Textiles Notion Perch Peter Sheehan Rothschild & Bickers Seed Labs Inc.

Seymours Irish Biscuits Snug Think & Son Thomas Montgomery

Capsule Exhibition Atlantic Equipment Brendan Joseph Chris Haughton Clancy Moore Architects Cleo Conor & David Dave Comiskey

Dolmen Elks J.HILL’s Standard Makers & Brothers Mcor Technologies Obeo Paul Guinan

Peter Maybury Pony Project Twins Saturday Workshop Steve Simpson The Stone Twins Studio AAD

Sugru Superfolk TAKA Thomas O’Brien & Emma Mannion TruCorp Unthink


6  Visitor numbers for ​In the Making​at Dublin Design Hub Overall visitor numbers

14,648

Attendance for education and events programme Colleges and Universities

334

Design Bites Talks and Curator’s Lecture, DIT

232

Design Challenge Workshops

314

Family Workshops

149

Tours

154

School visits (tours and workshops)

463

Total education and events programme attendance

1,646

7  Visitor numbers for ​Hidden Heroes: the Genius of Everyday Things ​at Dublin Design Hub Overall visitor numbers

21,246

Attendance for education and events programme School visits (tours and workshops)

281

Colleges and Universities

298

Design Bites, Seminar and Curator’s Lecture

292

Design Sessions CPD Workshops Family Workshops Special Guest Tours

55 264 61

Drop­in Design Activities

1,061

Total education and events programme attendance

2,312


8  Designer makers exhibited as part of ​PORTFOLIO: Side by Side Designer

Designer

Angela O’Kelly

Jewellery

Cara Murphy

Silversmith

Cillian Ó’Súilleabháin

Furniture

Cóilín O’Dubhghaill

Metal

Edmond Byrne

Glass

Eoin M Lyons

Jewellery

Helen O’Connell

Stone Sculptures

Helen Cody

Fashion

Jack Doherty

Ceramic

Joe Hogan

Basketry

Joseph Walsh

Furniture

Karl Harron

Glass

Liam Flynn

Woodturner

Michael McCrory

Silversmith

Nuala Jamison

Jewellery

Pierce Healy

Jewellery

Roger Bennett

Woodturner

Sara Flynn

Ceramic

Simon Doyle

Furniture

Stuart Cairns

Silversmith/Jewellery

Úna Burke

Fashion

Zelouf + Bell

Furniture


9  List of contributors for ​Design Island​app

Work from 20 DCCoI clients was used during the course of the celebratory dinner. On the table at the Irish Design Dinner:

Adrian Durcan

Lee Grace

Natural Irish Linen by Emblem Weavers

Aisling Farinella

Lisa Haran

Bread baskets by Naomh Padraig Handcrafts

Alen MacWeeney

Marc O’Riain

Wine glasses by Jerpoint Glass

Alex Calder

Marie T ​ hérèse de Blacam and

Tumblers by Jerpoint Glass

Andrew Bradley

Ruairí de Blacam

Salt and pepper pinch pots by Sinead Lough Ceramics

Barry McCall

Mary Reynolds

Linen napkins by 31 Chapel Lane

Brian Nolan

Monika Crowley

Butter plates by Living Ginger Designs

Christopher Heltzel

Muireann McMahon

Oil bowls by Rosemarie Durr Pottery

Ciara Garvey

Nathalie Marquez Courtney

Water jugs by Jerpoint Glass

Colin McKeown

Nell Roddy

Hurricane glow candles by Homeland candles

Deirdre Harte

Oliver Sears

Tea light holders by Nicholas Mosse

Deirdre McQuillan

Sam Doyle

Don O’Neill

Sara Flynn

Food Service at the Irish Design Dinner:

Dr. Sandra O’Connell

Seán O’Leary

Main course accompaniments served in a selection of bowls by Castle Arch Pottery,

Dylan Haskins

Shane Holland

Rosemarie Durr Pottery, Karen Morgan Ceramics and Nicholas Mosse Pottery

Eddie Shanahan

Simon Dennehy

Ferg Flannery

Superfolk

Connemara marble handle serving spoons by Hennessy & Byrne

Gazel

Tara Murphy

Mint tea served in Nicholas Mosse tea pots and mugs by Arran Street East

Gemma Tipton

Tina Griffin

Helen Steele

Will Sliney

Chocolates served in wooden boxes by CarveOn

Janet Coulter John Gavin

Cheese served on wooden boards by Bunbury Boards

Jonathan Legge Kate Coleman

Cheese knives by Chaim Factor and Hennessy & Byrne

Kathryn Meghen Laura George

Honey served in ramekin dishes by Castle Arch Pottery


10  Designers, agencies and companies featured in ​Connections​capsule exhibition Designer

Discipline

Designer

Discipline

Eileen Gray

Furniture Design

The Book of Kells

Illustration/Typography

J. Hill’s Standard

Glass

Johnny Kelly

Animation

Orla Kiely

Homeware

Chris Judge and Pilcrow

Digital Design

Gazel

Homeware

McCullough Mulvin Architects

Architecture

Steve Simpson

Illustration

VascoCare

Medical Device Design

Chris Haughton

Illustration

Torc Product Development

Medical Device Design

Inis Meáin Knitting Company

Textiles

Arup Ireland

Engineering

Petria Lenehan

Fashion

Roughan & O’Donovan

Engineering

James Hoban

Architecture

Mcor Technologies

Product Design

Henry J Lyons Architects

Architecture

Dolmen

Product Design

David Rooney

Illustration

Brown Bag

Animation

Cartoon Saloon

Animation

Jam Media

Animation

Geronimo Productions

Illustration

Sugru

Product Design

Obeo

Product Design

The Stone Twins

Graphic Design

Detail

Graphic Design

Aedín Cosgrove

Set and Lighting Design

Tom Conroy

Set Design

Joan Bergin

Costume Design

Peter Rice

Engineering

O’Donnell + Tuomey

Architecture

Featured in the library: Designer/Company/Agency Chris Haughton Atelier David Smith Red&Grey Oliver Jeffers Niamh Sharkey Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby Cartoon Saloon The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Dublin City Council Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland The Institute of Creative Advertising and Design The Institute of Designers in Ireland The Arts Council of Ireland

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