THE 2016 AWARDS' SURVEY- IDI is seeking to gauge general attitude and elicit specific feedback on your experience of IDI Irish Design Awards 2016 more
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
ITERATIONS Issue 4 (Dec 2016) Now available via IDI website more
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
We wish a Merry Christmas to all and a really special ‘Thank You’ to those who volunteered, supported and participated in our events in 2016 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
An EGM of all Full Members will be held at IDI’s offices at Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin 2 on Mon 19th December 2016 @5.30pm. more
Buy your own copy of the 'IDI Irish Design Awards 2016 Catalogue' and 'Irish Design 2015 - Making Design Matter' - two great records of a significant time for Irish Design. more
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 IDI DESIGN AWARDS 2016- - Special Presentation to Grafton Architects at Marker Hotel event and Public Choice and Grand Prix announced. more
Really good spread of colleges and design categories again this year. Well done to all who made it to the shortlist and prizes.
The Overall winner was Alessandra Ravida - a graduate of Dublin Institute of Design. more
Fashion is the topic for Bread & Butter October- Natalie Coleman is an award winning designer. Emma Manley’s label Manley is sold in Arnotts, and in boutiques nationwide. Garrett Pitcher co-founded lifestyle brand Dyflin, and the influential THREAD magazine. He's also creative director of Indigo & Cloth. more
The IDI Irish Design Awards Shortlist 2016 is published- tickets for Marker on 17th November are on sale here. more
IDI Irish Design Awards has just closed for this year and we have landed a record-breaking catch! more
IDI is eternally grateful to its Sponsors in this designrising year and for that extraordinary run of support we receive. more
IP for Designers and Design Professionals is a seminar delivered by recognised design industry IP specialist on behalf of IDI.
AWARDS DEADLINE EXTENDED…The IDI Irish Design Awards 2016 deadline has now been extended to 26th September. Awards Chairman, Kirk McCormack of IDI has just announced that due to many requests and a large volume of late entries,- be a part of it.
Book your tickets for the game!-There's a gaming theme for August Bread & Butter with Owen Harris, Elaine Reynolds, and Christopher Conlan & Ben Clavin. 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.
ITERATIONS: Order the July 2016 issue 3 online here or purchase back issues or all three issues for a special price. ITERATIONS is available to purchase now on this website. more
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
A one day introduction course to understanding the user experience process. more
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
"We [designers] need to stand up and be proud... start to realise what they’re capable of" more
Calling all design students graduating in 2016 - entries are now closed for the Institute of Designers in Ireland Graduate Design Awards 2016. Entries were open May 1st to June 30th. All graduating IDI student members were eligible to enter. more
Bread and Butter on Wed 27th April , at the Odeon. Featuring Perch . This is a must for all Furniture Design enthusiasts. more