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Global Irish Design Challenge

Published: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Global Irish Design Challenge invites designers of Irish lineage, or those with a strong affiliation to Ireland, to present products, projects and concepts that have the potential to revolutionise the way we live. The challenge aims to celebrate and provide a platform for game-changing Irish design innovation, while activating and connecting a broad global network of design talent.  It offers a unique opportunity to bring visibility to the exceptional levels of design and innovation taking place across the globe.

Online entry for the Global Irish Design Challenge is now open and runs until 30th November 2015.  An international panel of high-profile design experts will assess submitted entries, with the announcement of selections planned for January 2016. ID2015’s ambition is that an exhibition of the selected work will be launched in Dublin as part of the centenary celebrations for 2016.

Irish Design 2015 has an extensive international programme with participation in Design weeks in Milan and New York earlier this year and upcoming events at London Design Festival and London Fashion Week in September and Dutch Design Week in October. Following Ireland’s presence at London Festival of Architecture earlier this year, the Irish architecture and built environment sector will continue to be showcased at architecture biennials in Chicago and Shenzhen/Hong Kong later this year. The Global Irish Design Challenge will be actively be promoted at these events and across the Embassy network abroad with the aim of engaging as many internationally based designers as possible who have links to Ireland.

ID2015 is being convened by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), in collaboration with partner organisations, on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Enterprise Ireland.  The initiative sees over 300 design installations, conferences, exhibitions, talks and more take place on the island of Ireland and at global design events. The best talent in Ireland across a broad range of design disciplines - from product and industrial design, architecture and design engineering to fashion, costume and set design, animation, gaming and ICT design – continues to be profiled throughout 2015.


Categories: Architecture | ID2015

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