Design Island 2015

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Design Island 2015

Check out this excellently animated video about the impact Design Ireland 2015 has had this year, it’s quite impressive! They have exhibited over 300 nationwide, and over 160 internationally. Add to that over 180 products, and there’s been 20 million euro generated.

Design Island 2015 – the year when design took over Ireland! How has design impacted your daily life? Are you aware of the design world around you?

Over 174,000 have seen Irish design at 12 international exhibitions, while 46 million people in Dublin Airport have seen the portraits of our designers, craftspeople, and artisans.

200 projects and 40 companies have been funded, and the spin-offs of publications, events, conferences, and exhibitions have made this an exciting place to be. Of course, the Design Island app too.”

Irish Design 2015 was about harnessing this power and working to support society; educators and students; designers; the public sector; and businesses.

Through our year-long programme of events, we worked towards:

raising the profile of Irish design, at home and abroad increasing awareness of the value of design in all aspects of life building on the international reputation of Irish design encouraging links between local and global Irish designers showcasing the importance of design to success in business and as a driver of economic growth