designist is a design-led gift & homeware store, selling online and at our wonderful little shop on South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2. Since opening in 2010 (wow, time flies!) we have collaborated with a huge number of Irish designers and craftspeople on product launches, events, showcases and pop-up shops. It's been amazing.
Our carefully curated range of products represents the best of Irish and international design led accessories, homewares and gifts. Our selection criteria ensure that all our products are beautiful, useful and affordable and our emphasis is on the story of the products. We frequently work with Irish designers on product development and work with countless talented illustrators to produce our own range of greeting cards.
The idea behind designist was to close the gap between designers and customers. We want to offer designers a place to showcase new designs while also giving customers a chance to see new interesting products not available elsewhere. We also understand the importance of independent shops, which we believe add so much to our city.
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We’re always looking to source new products to add to our range. The product specification is simple: beautiful, useful products.
We stock cards, gifts, lighting, tableware, stationery, books, accessories, plant containers, glasses, bags, prints and art, kitchenware, toys, games, gadgets, and more, but these categories are constantly expanding. Most of our stock makes for an incredible gift, be that a birthday, special occasion or of course that completely necessary self-gift. What all of our items have in common is that they are innovative, practical and have a definite design perspective. We opt for manufactured products over handmade items as it ensures consistency and efficiency of production.
If you have a product, or an idea for a product that fits within this criteria we'd love to hear about it. Please get in touch with us – firstname.lastname@example.org