What is the Design Ireland Programme?

The Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) first introduced the Design Ireland brand in 2016 to raise the profile of Irish design and craft at home and abroad.

Since then, it has evolved into a wider programme that includes:

  • The Design Ireland website – re-developed in 2020 and marketed to both domestic and international audiences
  • Design Ireland at Showcase
  • Design Ireland at International Events – such as Maison & Objet & Shoppe Object New York
  • Design Ireland retail initiatives – such as the AIR Design Ireland in Dublin airport and the Design Ireland pop-up in Heals London

Brands that pass selection will automatically be included on the Design Ireland web site, and will be considered for all Design Ireland initiatives.

How are brands selected for the Design Ireland Programme?

An independent panel of market experts from Ireland and abroad will be assessing Design Ireland Programme applications in 2021/22.

The selection will be completed and results will be sent to all applicants no later than the 5th of March 2021.

Learn about the Terms and Conditions of the Design Ireland Programme for brands.

Applications for the Design Ireland Programme 2021 are now closed. If you wish to express your interest in applying for future selections, you can do so by filling in this short form.

Design Ireland Programme 2021/22 Selection Panel

Design Ireland Programme 2021/22 Selection Panel

Anna Garner

Anna Garner


Having worked in luxury fashion and design globally Anna Garner founded the acclaimed website The Garnered in 2016, offering a curated platform and unique showcase for international fine craft.

https://thegarnered.com

Natalie Lacroix

Natalie LaCroix


Natalie Lacroix, experte du monde de la mode et du lifestyle. Sa mission est de révéler des talents prometteurs, sublimer des créations innovantes et déployer l’attractivité d’une marque.

http://natalielacroix.com/

Isabel Maguire Haley

Isobel Maguire Haley


Executive Director, North American Celtic Trade Association. Co-Founder of ANAM Craft Marketplace - A digital b2b wholesale platform for heritage product.

https://nacta.ie/

Klara Heron

Klara Heron


Klara Heron is the Editor of Irish Country Magazine, Ireland’s leading luxury lifestyle magazine and home of the Irish Made Awards.

https://irishcountrymagazine.ie/

Kim Mackenzie-Doyle

Kim Mackenzie-Doyle


Kim Mackenzie-Doyle is the founder of The B!G Idea, a new national creative-focused TY programme. She is an internationally recognised product designer and winner of multiple worldwide design awards.

https://thebigidea.ie

Sarah Macken

Sarah Macken


An editor and journalist with a decade's experience in women's luxury magazines, most recently as Editor of Irish Tatler. Sarah now works as a freelance writer across fashion, interiors and lifestyle.

http://instagram.com/ohegartysarah

Maoliosa Connell

Maoliosa Connell


Maoliosa is Director of Marketing, Creativity & Buying for the Avoca business. Maoliosa joined Avoca in 2014 and has been instrumental in developing & implementing the buying strategy.

https://www.avoca.com/en

Marion Cody

Marion


Graphic design, Branding and Digital Marketing Consultant to the Retail Industry. Visual Director Showcase Ireland. Clients include Brown Thomas, Arnotts Group, National Museum of Ireland.

http://www.marioncody.com

Rakky Curvelo

Rakky Curvelo


Rakky is a journalist, international marketer and content creator with 10 years of experience in various aspects of social media marketing, digital media, and content production.

http://rakkycurvelo.com/

Haley Seidel

Haley Seidel


Haley Seidel is the Director of The Citizenry. The Citizenry is a globally inspired home decor brand offering thoughtfully designed and ethically branded goods. It partners with master artisans, blending modern style with time-tested techniques.

http://the-citizenry.com

Colin Peter O'Riordan

Colin Peter O'Riordan


Colin is a digital and social media expert based in NYC. Colin is passionate about digital strategy and has written for publications such as Irish Tech News, Luxury Daily and The Sociable.

https://colinpeter.com/

Laura Pasquetti

Laura Pasquetti


Laura has been at the heart of Kilkenny Design for 25 years in her role as Group Gift & Homeware Buyer where she has been part of the evolution of the business to 15 stores across the country.

https://www.kilkennyshop.com/

Corry O'Reilly, Antoinette Turpin

O'Reilly Turpin


For over 30 years Antoinette Turpin and Corry O'Reilly have curated an ever evolving exquisite selection of products from some of the best makers of Irish Art & Design for their shop in Westport.

https://oreillyturpin.ie/

Jane Manzor

Jane Manzor


Jane Manzor is the owner of Manzor Marketing an award-winning boutique marketing agency dedicated to the food and design sectors. She has over 20 year's experience in marketing.

http://www.manzormarketing.ie

Dee Noone

Dee Noone


Dee is an Art & Design Graduate from GMIT, with 20 years in Visual Display roles within Top Shop, H&M and Brown Thomas. She also has an Interior Design Company 'Yellow Gate Design' based in Galway.

http://www.yellowgatedesign.ie/

Ruth O'Connor

Ruth O'Connor


Ruth is a journalist with 14 years’ experience writing for Ireland’s leading publications on fashion, design, trends and business. She is passionate about supporting Irish design through her work.

https://www.instagram.com/ruth...

Colin Mc Keown

Colin McKeown


Colin has over 35 years experience in advertising, design and the creative industries and has extensive knowledge designing branding for both public and private sector clients.

http://whitespace2.com

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