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Irish Design 2015 – A Year of Irish Design!

id2015This year Dublin is hosting a great event called “Irish Design 2015”, which takes place on St. Andrews, Suffolk St, D2 from January until December 2015. It is a government initiative to explore, promote and celebrate Irish design throughout Ireland and internationally.

This event offers a unique opportunity for Irish designers to highlight the significant role and impact that design has in every facet of life, with events and exhibitions  spread across the capital (and beyond) throughout 2015.

“Irish Design 2015 is the start of a job creation journey exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design and designers through events and activities on the island of Ireland and internationally.” – This is what the official website says.

15804306400_bee608668cThe Head of Design at NCAD – Alex Milton, is curating the programme of these events for the year ahead along with the team from the recently rebranded Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.

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.

“ID2015 aims to foster dialogue and collaboration. By encouraging investment in design as a key component of competitiveness and innovation, the overall objective of the initiative is to sustain and grow employment opportunities and sales and export potential for the Irish design sector into the future.”

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The key goals for Irish Design 2015 are to

–   Encourage investments in design like a component of innovation and competitiveness

–   Increase interest for Irish Design

–    Increment the profile of Irish designers at home and abroad

–    Accentuate the importance of a good design in the everyday lifeID20153

–    Increase sales: not just in Ireland but also internationally

–    Encourage Ireland’s creative economy and the cultural value of design

–    Support dialogue between the different design community

–    Build a foundation for the ongoing development of the design and related sectors.

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The first major trade eventof this ID2015 will be: The Showcase!

At this event you can explore the best of Ireland’s creativity from over 450 exhibitors including leading Irish designers and manufacturers and also the very best emerging creative talent.

You can take inspiration from different categorycreators who will present their special edited selection of the most inspirational Irish design and craft at the show.

When?  Sunday 18 Monday 19Tuesday 20 January from 9.30am to 6.00pm and Wednesday 21 January from 9.30am to 4.00pm.
Where? RDS, Dublin, Ireland
Target? Craft – Fashion – Furniture – Lighting – Product – Textile – Trade Show

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Stay  tuned to the official website to see which events are next the in programme.

And if you decide to come in Ireland in January and you want to improve your English…we have a great offer for all this month: 499€ for 4 weeks of course, if you start in any Monday of the month.
See you next week,

Travelling Languages Team!


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