Fine Design From Ireland
We love working with local designers and we are constantly inspired and amazed by their innovation, hard work and resilience.
So if you're a designer with a product, do contact us! We love to see products that are innovative, practical, make efficient use of materials and have a definite design perspective. Our preference is for manufactured products over handmade items for consistency and efficiency of production.
Here's a small selection of some of our favourite Irish designers from our current collection. You can see our full collection of Irish products here.
Sam agus Nessa
Sam agus Nessa is a furniture and product design company based in Co. Kildare run by Sam and Nessa (funnily enough). They make lovely homeware products from the offcuts of their furniture manufacturing, using beautiful, locally sourced Irish woods. We adore their Grizzly Bear Clock and Wally the whale chopping boards, and their Tweet Tweet door wedge and Teach candle holders make gorgeous gifts for the home and mementos from Ireland.
Check out our recent Q&A with Sam agus Nessa here.
Duinn Designs is run by the lovely Bernadette McCullagh, a textile designer based in Louth. She is revolutionising the aesthetic of Irish myths and folklore through the use of stunning contemporary designs and patterns. Her colour palette of earthy blues and greens, highlighted with punchy limes and yellows, is a refreshing representation of our landscape, and a far cry from the Kelly green we're used to seeing representing our fair isle. Duinn Designs textiles come in patterns representing Kilmainham Goal, Trinity Library, Queen Maebh's Brown Bull, The Giants Causeway, and The Skelligs. Bernadette's textles are currently available as tea towels, silk neckerchiefs and silk scarves.
Check out our recent Designer Profile on Duinn Designs here.
Crop Candles are the lesser known brainchild of perfumer extraordinaire Lucy Hagerty, inventor of the La Bougie range of high end scented candles. Crop is a range inspired by the produce of Ireland, which will leave you with an excited nostril and a want to stick your head in a gorse bush! Honestly though, the scents are truly scrumptious. For spring/summer we have Elderflower, Rhubarb and Gorse added to the year-round scents of Grass, Earth and Rain. The former consisting of lighter, fruitier smells, and the latter much earthier, musky deliciousness. Crop are available as soy candles in a glass jar, or as diffusers.
Kevin Corcoran is the creator of Concrete Forest, a contemporary Irish homeware brand combining clean Danish aesthetics with raw urban materials. Kevin himself is half Irish half Danish and works as a graphic designer whilst also running Concrete Forest from his studio in Cork. We love the smooth silky finish of his tealight holders. Watch this space for more concrete loveliness from Kevin this year.
Check out our recent Q & A with Kevin from Concrete Forest here.
Badly Made Books
Man about town Sean O'Sullivan (he could be anywhere between Dublin and Cork) is the motor behind Badly Made Books. Sean has been hand-making his notebooks with passion and aplomb for over a year now, expanding his range to include diaries and planners this year. His notebooks are designed, printed and hand bound in Dublin and/or Cork, using only recycled and recyclable materials. His techniques include innovative binding, natural glue and designs from local artists.
Check out our recent Q&A with Sean on our blog here.
This is just a small selection of some of the wonderful local designers we work with and stock. You can check out our full collection of Irish design on our website here.