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Designed and made in Ireland Showcase returns for fifth year

July 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - July 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Location: Galway - Ireland

Irish Design Works 2019 exhibition is back this July

Design Island, an exhibition by designers and makers is returning with their fifth edition of Irish Design Works this July in Galway.

This year’s event will run from Monday 15th to Sunday 28th of July at Tribeton, Merchants Road, Galway. The exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Galway Mike Cubbard on Sunday 14th July at 6pm. Admission is free and opening hours are 12 noon to 8pm daily.

Design Island is a network of designer makers who pool their resources to promote their work through exhibition both in Ireland and abroad. This year’s show will present furniture, lighting, resin and metal sculpture, glass, ceramics and woodturning. All the work is designed and made in Ireland to the highest standard both in terms of craftsmanship and innovative design.

The participants in this edition of Design Works are from Galway, Meath, Wicklow, Clare, Laois, Offaly, Dublin and Cork. In addition to this line up, Irish Design have invited a graduate from Letterfrack College of Furniture.

In total 13 designers will showcase over the two weeks including Ceramicist Ann McBride, furniture maker Alan Meredith, bespoke furniture company Bear Creation, Resin artist Ciara O’Neill, Furniture designer and Maker Daniel Gill, Dobos Ceramics, Horizon Furniture, Gabriel Furniture, Ben and Joshua Gabriel a father and son team of furniture makers/designers based in Galway , Michelle O’Donnell, glass artist using fused glass, light installations and sculpture Shane Holland, furniture maker Stevan Hartung  and furniture/lighting maker/designer Tricia Harris.

“This is our fifth year of this showcase and we are really excited to highlight some incredibly talented Irish furniture, lighting, resin and metal sculpture, glass, ceramics and woodturners. The launch evening will allow people come in and meet the makers of each piece on Sunday 14th July and then the exhibition will run for the two-week duration of Galway Arts Festival. It is an amazing platform in which all designers have been working towards all year. We want to encourage people to come along and see what Irish designers are creating, “explained Ben Gabriel of Irish Design Works.

The official launch of Irish Design Works 2019 will take place on Sunday 14th July at 6pm in Tribeton on Merchants Road, Galway. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

For more check out https://www.facebook.com/designisland.ie/


More on the Artists:

Ann McBride, a ceramicist based in Clare who combines her experience in graphic design with her passion for ceramics in a very original style.

Alan Meredith, a furniture maker from Laois has won many awards for his designs both in furniture and wood turning and is an expert in steam bending. He has exhibited extensively in Ireland and abroad.

Bear Creation is a company based in Wicklow headed by Brian Tyrell, which specialises in bespoke furniture using the latest technology and best of Irish materials.

Ciara O’Neill is an artist based in Galway who uses resin and multimedia to make abstract art, jewellery and furniture inspired by the marine world and landscapes.

Daniel Gill furniture maker/designer, based in Galway is back with his contemporary interpretations of 19th century furniture design using traditional skills and methods.

Dobos Ceramics, Tatianna Dobos from Moldova and based in Galway for 10 years, was very well received last year, is launching her new ceramics collection this time.

Horizon Furniture is a well established furniture company and exhibited with Design Island in Dublin and London in the past. Fergal O’Leary based in Cork is known for his playful and innovative designs is the brain behind this enterprise.

Gabriel Furniture, Ben and Joshua Gabriel a father and son team of furniture makers/designers based in Galway will be launching designs which will travel to exhibitions in Cheltenham and The Netherlands later this year.

Michelle O’Donnell, glass artist using fused glass, based in Co. Offaly has been present at this event for a number of years with her colourful creations which have lit up many private as well as public places up and down the country

Shane Holland, chairman of Design Island based in Meath, known for his numerous public and private commissions in light installations and sculptures, has created some collages and new lights this year.

Stevan Hartung is a furniture maker of exceptional skill, whose design philosophy is rooted in the material he works with and the environment around him.

Tricia Harris, furniture/lighting maker/designer, graduate of GMIT Letterfrack, based in Dublin has been a regular participant of this exhibition, will bring some of her minimalist designs using a variety of materials.


July 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
July 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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Merchants Road
Galway, Ireland
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County Galway