NEWS

2022 Highlights

2022 Highlights

2022 was a busy and successful year for IDI, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the organisation. As the year draws to a close we'd like to give you a recap of some of the highlights achieved in the last 12 months. We are grateful to all of our members for being a part of the IDI and helping us promote, advocate for, and advance, Irish Design. more

IDI’s 49th AGM

IDI’s 49th AGM

IDI’s 49th Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 15th November, and we were pleased to report on a very positive year. Operationally IDI has strengthened considerably, and the level of output remains consistently high across both the IDI and the Design Skillnet.  more

IDI Award winners 2022 announced

IDI Award winners 2022 announced

A huge congratulations to all of the winners of the 2022 IDI Awards, who came out in force to celebrate in The Marker Hotel on 17th November, in particular the coveted Grand Prix prize awarded to Design Partners, who demonstrated consistent design excellence across all categories entered. more

New IDI President: Mary Doherty

New IDI President: Mary Doherty

A warm welcome to IDI's new president Mary Doherty, founder of Red Dog and two new IDI board directors Dr Kevin Dowd of TransferGo and John Lynch of Context Studio. more

Another successful Ideal Home Show this Autumn

Another successful Ideal Home Show this Autumn

Another successful Ideal Home Show this Autumn for 'Ask an Expert' hub participating interior designers IDI members Monica Daly, MD Designs; Angela Connolly, Conbu Interior Design; Linda McNally, Clontarf Interiors; Deirdre O'Connell, Dtale Interior Design; Lana Dullaghan, Lana Dullaghan Design and Jackie Carton, Carton Interiors who took the stage at the DFS Home Theatre hosted by Lorraine Keane to talk about "Injecting designer style, room by room". more

The IDI Graduate Design Awards 2022 - Winners!

The IDI Graduate Design Awards 2022 - Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners of the Graduate Design Awards 2022, who celebrated at the Graduate Awards Ceremony in TU Dublin on October 21st. Of 800 entries, the winners were truly deserving, and special congratulations to Emi Daly of IADT who won the Grand Prix! more

Meet IDI Interior Designer members at the Ideal Home Show

Meet IDI Interior Designer members at the Ideal Home Show

IDI is delighted to support its Interior Designer members at this year’s second edition of Ideal Home Show, returning to the RDS this weekend. Be sure to check out the ‘Ask the Expert’ stand hosted by IDI from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October with Monica Daly, MD Designs; Angela Connolly, Conbu Interior Design; Linda McNally, Clontarf Interiors; Lana Dullaghan, Lana Dullaghan and Deirdre O'Connell, Dtale Interior Design and Carton Interior's Creative director Jackie Carton's talk on Sunday. more

Welcome to Our Newest Board Member, John Lynch

Welcome to Our Newest Board Member, John Lynch

John Lynch is the founder and director of Context Studio, a service design practice based in Dublin and the co-chair of Service Design Network, Ireland Chapter. A valuable asset to the IDI board, bringing a service design lens to the activities of the IDI, supporting our work with government bodies to further amplify the voice of design in Ireland. more

FEED returns!

FEED returns!

We are delighted to announce the return of FEED, our bi-monthly in-person design talks to nourish creative thinkers' souls. more

The IDI Graduate Awards 2022 short list is now live.

The IDI Graduate Awards 2022 short list is now live.

The IDI Graduate Awards were created to recognise and reward outstanding and innovative design by new designers at the beginning of their creative careers. The 2022 ceremony is well on its way and the judges have spoken. The IDI Graduate Awards 2022 short list is now live. A huge congratulations to everyone who made the shortlist for the IDI Graduate Awards 2022! more

Meet our new administrator Lesley Kehoe

Meet our new administrator Lesley Kehoe

Lesley is the new Administrator for the IDI and Design Skillnet. She supports the delivery of strategic objectives and learning programmes through efficient financial and administrative support. more