2017 has ushered in a gale-force shift in global thinking. This is unsettling, destabilising and on many seismic levels, disturbing - no matter what side of perceptible divide you find yourself. more
Ireland - The Design Island, National Design Strategy - A consultation paper towards a National Design Strategy- It urges a sustained investment in design and proposes a series of actions for the strategic development of design and design thinking. Quote-p.10 'Design is about more than mere styling. It can be used as a tool to address the world’s biggest societal, cultural and environmental challenges, solving problems and improving universal needs and services. more
A new IDI Constitution was ratified at an EGM on Monday 19th 2016. This now aligns IDI's constitution and procedures with current legislation. IDI can now be fully legally compliant with the appropriate parts of The Companies Act 2014. more
THE IDI DESIGN AWARDS 2016- - Special Presentation to Grafton Architects at Marker Hotel event and Public Choice and Grand Prix announced. more
In this extraordinary year of celebration and reflection for Ireland, we are proud to present DESIGN:RISING, more
Part of the task set as part of #DesignRising, the central theme for IDI in 2016/17, is to develop the organisation to be more active and present outside of Dublin. more
In an extraordinary and historic year for Ireland, we are proud to announce DESIGN:RISING, the 2016 IDI Irish Design Awards, that will officially open for your entries on August 23rd 2016.
In this monumental year we hope to elevate how Irish Design is perceived, engaged with and appreciated across the globe.
"We [designers] need to stand up and be proud... start to realise what they’re capable of" more
Bread and Butter on Wed 27th April , at the Odeon. Featuring Perch . This is a must for all Furniture Design enthusiasts. more
IDI AGM was held at the Marker Hotel on Saturday 9th of April. George Boyle formally took over as President from Marc O'Riain. Kim Mackenzie-Doyle was elected President Elect and Lorraine Egan was elected Honorary Secretary for 2016/17 more
Interview by Olive Keogh with Marc O'Rian of President of IDI in the Irish Times Innovation Monthly Magazine. more
It feels like the end of another year for us here at the IDI, but we still have another four months before the end of the IDI year. So far 2015 has been pretty eventful. more