Irish Design


Ireland’s creative output has often been framed by international successes in literature, music, acting, filmmaking and art production. Yet, these represent only a small and incomplete picture of the breadth of Irish creativity. Irish fashion and textile designers enjoy worldwide recognition; Irish engineers and architects have created some of the world’s most iconic buildings; Irish production, costume and animation designers have won the highest accolades in the film industry; Irish software engineers provide engines to some of the world’s most successful companies and have secured recent successes in mobile app development; Irish graphic and industrial designers have graduated and trained in some of the world’s most well regarded studios. While some of these designers have made their homes elsewhere, Dublin has emerged as home to a vibrant, energetic design community…

The Irish Design Story


Irish Design: History, Context and Possibilities 1900-2011 by Dr. Linda King formed part of the WDC 2014 Bid Book and told the story of Irish design in recent times. The essay is available to download as a PDF.