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Ireland the Design Island Programme overview


Design creates a better world. It can enhance our lives, our environment and our society. It shapes everything we see, use and experience and can change how we live, work and play. It can bring communities together and influence how we interact with each other. Talented designers throughout Ireland observe and respond to the world around us, identifying needs or opportunities for improvement and creating unique, innovative solutions. Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) is a programme exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design and designers through events and activities on the island of Ireland and in international capitals of design and commerce. ID2015 aims to foster dialogue and collaboration. By encouraging investment in design as a key component of competitiveness and innovation, the medium-term objective of this initiative is to sustain and grow employment opportunities and sales and export potential for the Irish design sector into the future. As part of ID2015, Dublin has been named World Design Hub by the International Association of Designers, a designation which seeks to stimulate innovation and cultural development, as well as economic growth. 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. ID2015 is being convened by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), 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.


Playroom at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin commissioned by Alice’s Wonderland Foundation and designed by Plus Architects. Image courtesy of Plus Architects.

Design creates brighter futures…


Non-Conformist Chair by Eileen Gray. Image courtesy of Aram Designs. Aram Designs Limited holds the worldwide license for Eileen Gray designs.

Design creates heritage‌


Welch Allyn Diagnostic Set by Design Partners. Image courtesy of Design Partners.

Design creates well-being‌


Titanic Belfast by Eric Kuhne and Associates with Todd Architects. Photography by Chris Heaney.

Design creates a sense of place‌


Design creates accessibility‌


What is Irish Design 2015? A year-long programme with a wide array of signature events, promotional programmes and celebration activities, ranging from exhibitions to international trade missions A domestic and international showcase of the best of Irish design, workmanship, ingenuity and innovation A north-south island of Ireland partnership initiative aimed at sustaining and growing employment opportunities in the design and related sectors

The Goals of Irish Design 2015 Encourage investment in design as a key component of innovation and competitiveness Increase demand for Irish design Raise the profile of Irish designers at home and abroad Emphasise the importance of good design to everyday living Create greater public awareness and appreciation of design Develop resources to promote the integration of design in enterprise Increase sales both domestically and internationally Promote Ireland’s creative economy and the cultural value of design Celebrate design excellence across all sectors Promote dialogue between the design community and others Build a foundation for the ongoing development of the design and related sectors

www.irishdesign2015.ie


Design creates connection‌


Irish Design 2015 at a glance Irish and international programme of events Objective Increase employment opportunities for Irish design and related sectors Concept Touring shows Domestic programme Design conferences Trade shows Trade missions International fairs and festivals Design disciplines Architecture and built environment Contemporary and traditional craft Costume and set design Design engineering Fashion Film, animation and motion design Food design Furniture and lighting design Gaming and ICT design Graphic and communication design Interior and exhibition design Organisational and service design Product and industrial design Textile design Web interface and interaction design

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Design creates business…

€20+ €1 invested by a business in design generates over €20 in increased revenues.*

€5+ €1 invested in design business can expect a return of over €5 in increased exports.*

€4+ €1 invested in design, business can expect over €4 increase in net operating profit.*


The opportunity Irish Design 2015 will be a key component of plans to generate 1,800 additional jobs in design and related sectors over the medium term, with Government support.

* Design Delivers for Business, Design Council UK, September 2013

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ID2015 core international programme* includes activities and showcases at design weeks, fashion weeks, and architecture biennales in selected international design capitals. ID2015 will be facilitating Irish designers at international trade shows, embassy events and through trade missions in order to build Ireland’s export potential. This will be driven by a suite of support programmes that includes training to enable access to international markets and design collaborations with Irish and international designers. An ‘International Trade Fund’ will assist SMEs and design companies to attend relevant trade fairs and events throughout 2015. International exhibitions hosted in Ireland by ID2105 will include: In the Making – A touring exhibition organised by the Design Museum, London and curated by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, which captures a series of objects mid-manufacture, celebrating the intriguing beauty of the production process. Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things – An exhibition from Vitra Design Museum presenting thirty-six everyday items, telling their history and demonstrating the enormous significance they have today, both conceptually and economically. A’ Design Awards – A premier annual juried international design competition that honours the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios and design led companies worldwide. The Future is Here – An exhibition from the Design Museum, London exploring how the boundaries between designer, manufacturer and consumer are blurring as we enter a brave new world of 3D printing and digital fabrication.


ID2015 core Irish programme* includes high profile events across the island of Ireland, showcasing and promoting Irish design to help grow the design sector. Through a series of funding calls commencing in October 2014, ID2015 will be supporting a range of design activities and initiatives across Ireland, such as networks, exhibitions, events, workshops, symposiums, talks, websites, publications, short films, residencies, research and development and regional design hubs. Dublin’s hub will be based at Dublin Castle, and host a series of activities throughout the year. Commissioned Exhibitions will include: Irish Design Here/Now – The ID2015 flagship exhibition exploring design in Ireland and the work of Irish designers at home and abroad, and charting the creative development of Irish design from Eileen Gray through Kilkenny Design Workshops to today. Second Skin – An exhibition exploring the links between consumption and production, showcasing collaborations between Irish fashion designers, woollen mills and textile producers, digital fabric producers, tailors, retailers and upcyclers. Appetite for Design – An exhibition featuring the work of leading Irish designers, architects, cooks and restaurateurs which will document, discuss and speculate about the design of food and our experience of it. PORTFOLIO – An exhibition of contemporary work from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO programme, featuring makers who collectively demonstrate the high standards of design quality and technical skill required to produce unique, innovative objects.

*Plans for several events and activities outlined in the programmes are in advanced stages with partners and event organisers. However, some arrangements may be subject to change.

Design Hub activities in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW)


ID2015 core Irish programme

January In the Making Dublin Castle

February In the Making Dublin Castle

March In the Making Dublin Castle

Second Skin National Craft Gallery

Fresh Talent National Craft Gallery

Fresh Talent National Craft Gallery

Showcase: Ireland’s International Creative Expo RDS, Dublin

Ibec Leadership Conference in partnership with ID2015 Dublin Castle

Open House Cork

ID2015 core international programme

January Maison et Objet Paris New work from 20 contemporary Irish designers and crafts people.

February London Fashion Week Irish fashion designers represented at the British Council and British Fashion Council International Showcase.

March Global Design Challenge International competition open to designers of Irish origin.

*Plans for several events and activities outlined in the programmes are in advanced stages with partners and event organisers. However, some arrangements may be subject to change. Refer to www.irishdesign2015.ie for up-to-date details.

April Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things Dublin Castle

May Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things Dublin Castle

June Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things Dublin Castle

PORTFOLIO National Craft Gallery

Appetite for Design National Craft Gallery

Appetite for Design National Craft Gallery

Open House Belfast

April Milan Design Week curated Irish Design Showcase supported by a talks and events programme.

Service Design in the Public Sector Conference Organised by The Northern and Western Regional Assembly Dublin

May Milan Expo series of design led events in partnership with Bord Bia during Milan Expo. NYCxDesign curated Irish Design Showcase supported by a talks and events programme.

June London Festival of Architecture Irish Architecture and built environment sector represented through a curated exhibition, talks and events programme.


July Irish Design Here/Now Dublin

August Irish Design Here/Now Dublin

September Irish Design Here/Now Dublin

October A’ Design Awards Dublin Castle

November The Future is Here Dublin

December The Future is Here Dublin

Jewellery & Goldsmithing National Craft Gallery

Kilkenny Arts Festival National Craft Gallery

KIlkenny Arts Festival Exhibition National Craft Gallery

Kilkenny Arts Festival Exhibition National Craft Gallery

PORTFOLIO Dublin Castle

PORTFOLIO Dublin Castle

International Association of Designers Conference Dublin

Open House Dublin, Galway and Limerick

Digital Craft National Craft Gallery

Digital Craft National Craft Gallery

Universal Design Conference Dublin

ID2015 Closing Event

Images left – right: The Future is Here Image courtesy of Design Museum, London. Portfolio Menisci by Cara Murphy, photography by David Pauley. Second Skin Hanging Form by Lennon Courtney, photography by Rich Gilligan. In the Making Image courtesy of Design Museum, London. Hidden Heroes Image courtesy of Vitra Design Museum. Appetite for Design Eating objects by Designgoat, image courtesy of Designgoat. Irish Design Here/Now Void Series by Derek Wilson, photography by Rory Moore. Irish Design Here/Now Erosion II Low Table by Joseph Walsh, photography by Andrew Bradley. A’ Design Awards Exhibition Image courtesy of A’ Design Awards.

July Portfolio Exhibition at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.

August NYNOW Irish design represented at Home and Lifestyle Trade Event.

September London Design Festival curated Irish Design Showcase supported by a talks and events programme.

October Dutch Design Week curated Irish Design Showcase supported by a talks and events programme.

Paris Fashion Week Irish fashion designers showcase.

Chicago Architecture Biennial Irish Architecture and built environment sector represented through a curated exhibition, talks and events programme. Tokyo Irish Design Showcase

November Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Hong Kong/Shenzhen

December Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Hong Kong/Shenzhen

Chicago Architecture Biennial

Chicago Architecture Biennial


ID2015 core international programme* includes activities and showcases at design weeks, fashion weeks, and architecture biennales in selected international design capitals. ID2015 will be facilitating Irish designers at international trade shows, embassy events and through trade missions in order to build Ireland’s export potential. This will be driven by a suite of support programmes that includes training to enable access to international markets and design collaborations with Irish and international designers. An ‘International Trade Fund’ will assist SMEs and design companies to attend relevant trade fairs and events throughout 2015. International exhibitions hosted in Ireland by ID2105 will include: In the Making – A touring exhibition organised by the Design Museum, London and curated by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, which captures a series of objects mid-manufacture, celebrating the intriguing beauty of the production process. Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things – An exhibition from Vitra Design Museum presenting thirty-six everyday items, telling their history and demonstrating the enormous significance they have today, both conceptually and economically. A’ Design Awards – A premier annual juried international design competition that honours the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios and design led companies worldwide. The Future is Here – An exhibition from the Design Museum, London exploring how the boundaries between designer, manufacturer and consumer are blurring as we enter a brave new world of 3D printing and digital fabrication.


ID2015 core Irish programme* includes high profile events across the island of Ireland, showcasing and promoting Irish design to help grow the design sector. Through a series of funding calls commencing in October 2014, ID2015 will be supporting a range of design activities and initiatives across Ireland, such as networks, exhibitions, events, workshops, symposiums, talks, websites, publications, short films, residencies, research and development and regional design hubs. Dublin’s hub will be based at Dublin Castle, and host a series of activities throughout the year. Commissioned Exhibitions will include: Irish Design Here/Now – The ID2015 flagship exhibition exploring design in Ireland and the work of Irish designers at home and abroad, and charting the creative development of Irish design from Eileen Gray through Kilkenny Design Workshops to today. Second Skin – An exhibition exploring the links between consumption and production, showcasing collaborations between Irish fashion designers, woollen mills and textile producers, digital fabric producers, tailors, retailers and upcyclers. Appetite for Design – An exhibition featuring the work of leading Irish designers, architects, cooks and restaurateurs which will document, discuss and speculate about the design of food and our experience of it. PORTFOLIO – An exhibition of contemporary work from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO programme, featuring makers who collectively demonstrate the high standards of design quality and technical skill required to produce unique, innovative objects.

*Plans for several events and activities outlined in the programmes are in advanced stages with partners and event organisers. However, some arrangements may be subject to change.

Design Hub activities in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW)


Design creates better lives‌


Irish Design 2015 offers a unique opportunity for Irish designers to highlight the significant role and impact that design has in every facet of life. This Irish initiative with a global reach has the potential to act as a catalyst for significant and transformational change for our country’s future. High-profile events and activities both at home and abroad will position Ireland at the heart of a design-focused, forwardthinking, creative international economy. Building on Ireland’s well-recognised strengths and international reputation for design and creativity in fields such as architecture, animation and medical device design, the ID2015 programme is being devised in order to encourage more people, businesses and organisations to invest in design and design thinking, and to promote Ireland’s talents and reputation internationally as part of our enterprise and innovation culture. ID2015 aims to enjoin all parts of the Irish design economy in a concerted effort to sustain and create employment opportunities for Irish design and related sectors. Reflecting the opportunities which the sector represents for growth and further employment, ID2015 is included in the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. Participation in key events in international design capitals will maximise the impact of international partnerships and highlight the quality of Irish design to international audiences. ID2015 seeks to actively engage communities to explore how design can help people live in a more sustainable way, and foster new employment opportunities by embedding design into business and daily life.

www.irishdesign2015.ie


Design creates conversation‌


Design Enterprise & Education Initiatives Value of Design to Irish Economy — A research audit in partnership with Forfás, Ibec, Enterprise Ireland, Design Council UK and DCCoI/ ID2015. Design Ireland Festival — A year-long festival around Irish towns and villages, celebrating local design heroes. Design Spaces — Located across the island helping facilitate locally programmed design exhibitions and events throughout the year. Design Networks — A programme by sectoral and regional design networks. Design Start-Up — A start-up and investment platform for creative industry entrepreneurs, aimed at accelerating some of the island’s most promising designers from a range of design disciplines. Design in Ireland — A digital platform that will act as a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in finding the latest tools and techniques for applying design, making connections with peers, and finding the latest research. STEM — An initiative aimed at introducing Design and Enterprise into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) disciplines and supporting a series of cross-sectoral collaborations leading to new product development and markets. In-Corporate — Design teams working with businesses across a broad range of sectors from multi-nationals to SMEs on action-based projects that demonstrate the value and impact of design in business growth. Design Innovation Fund — A national design development programme to initiate programmes and projects that will have a strategic impact on the development of infrastructure to support design companies and SMEs leading to job creation. International Trade Fund — A funding mechanism to enable designers to access international markets, stimulating economic growth.

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Design creates skills


Vikings — Costume Design by Joan Bergin. Production Design by Tom Conroy. Katheryn Winnick as Lagertha (left foreground), Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok (right foreground). Image courtesy of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

Design creates creativity…


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Song of the Sea — Cartoon Saloon. Image courtesy of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

Design creates imagination…


Lyric Theatre, Belfast by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects. Photography by Chris Heaney.

Design creates sustainability…


SS14 Collection by Simone Rocha. Success Necklace by Melissa Curry. Photography by Rich Gilligan. With thanks to Irish Tatler.

Design creates identity‌


Delivering the ID2015 programme would not be possible without the enthusiastic involvement and generous support of the design community, partners and sponsors, for which the ID2015 team is extremely grateful. For the full programme and details on how to get involved with Irish Design 2015, including information on partnership and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.irishdesign2015.ie Get in touch hello@irishdesign2015.ie Get social facebook.com/irishdesign2015 Twitter @irishdesign2015

Irish Design 2015 St Andrews, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, Ireland Phone +353 1 677 5000

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Japanese Lady by Úna Burke in collaboration with The Irish Handmade Glass Company, launched at Weathering, DCCoI’s exhibition at Tent London as part of London Design Festival 2014. Photography by Claire Pepper.

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Design creates happiness : )


Cover image Áras Chill Dara (KIldare County Council offices) by heneghan peng architects. Photography by Denis Gilbert.

Design: an Atelier project www.atelier.ie

Print: Plusprint

ISBN 978-1-906691-40-0

Irish Design 2015 St Andrews, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, Ireland Phone +353 1 677 5000 www.irishdesign2015.ie

An Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha agus Trádála Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

An Roinn Post, Fiontar agus Nuálaíochta Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

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