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2017 A Year of Change

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

National Design Strategy- a Consultation Paper- launched by Minister Mitchell-O’Connor

National Design Strategy- a Consultation Paper- launched by Minister Mitchell-O’Connor

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

Renewal of IDI Membership for 2017- Open for all Members.

We are a Membership organisation. Fees from our Members are vitally important, as they allow us to sustain our organisation and continue to pursue our aims.This funding helps support some of the work we do in promoting Irish design and Irish designers. Again all membership fees remain greatly reduced in price, they range from just €20 for students, €50 for recent design graduates to €150 for IDI full members – we believe that this is a really great offer for all levels of IDI member! more

Regional News Nov 2016

To all IDI members outside of Dublin: A call to action from our Chair of the Regional Committee Lorenzo Tonti- if you are organising a design event or social gathering or exhibition more

The 2016 IDI Irish Design Awards,

The 2016 IDI Irish Design Awards,

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.
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Bread and Butter | June 2016

Wednesday June 29, 2016 – Odeon, Harcourt St, Dublin 2

Bread and Butter | June 2016

This month Bread & Butter is looking at some of the best of Irish design with talks from Milliner Laura Kinsella, Designer , and Illustrator Niall McCormack. more

Universal Design Grand Challenge 2016 Students Awards

Thursday May 26, 2016 – The Science Gallery

IDI members are invited by The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) at the National Disability Authority (NDA) to attend the Universal Design Grand Challenge 2016 Students Awards where 9 finalists from colleges around Ireland will be judged on the presentation of their designs. more