What do clients really think and how do you make them love you? more
"We are the leadership driving the change," IDI CEO Charlotte Barker, encapsulating the key theme of the Design Leaders Conference 2024 - Design as The Act of Leadership - and urged designers to embrace true leadership in their field. “We need to move from being reactive to being proactive: take control of our purpose, our values and our motivation and drive our businesses and our teams forward.” more
Ireland’s design industry is on a transformative journey. Be part of it and lend your voice to the representative voice of Irish designers, the IDI.
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As the year draws to a close, we have many IDI achievements to be proud of this year.
We strive to amplify the views of our members at all times, championing design and communicating its value. In 2023 we made great strides with some key projects, further solidifying the IDI as the representative body for commercial designers in Ireland - giving collective strength to your individual voice.
From developing our connections in the regions, to launching a sustainability platform, to developing new strategic partnerships and championing design in government, below is a snapshot of twelve months of hard work from our small but energetic and committed team. more
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Last week, the Institute of Designers in Ireland held the largest ever IDI Awards ceremony in the RDS, with nearly 400 people in attendance. A huge congratulations to all of the winners of the 2023 IDI Awards, who came out in force to celebrate in The RDS on 16th November, in particular the Grand Prix winner, MOLA Architecture. Judged by an international panel of leading industry lights, the standards of the IDI awards ensure Irish design is awarded to an international standard. Discover this year's Best of the Best Irish Design. more
The IDI is delighted to celebrate Irish Design Week by welcoming internationally renowned fashion designer Simone Rocha to a SOLD OUT intimate conversation with leading fashion & documentary photographer Perry Ogden at The Douglas Hyde Gallery, TCD (Trinity College Dublin) on Thursday November 16th at 12pm more
Join us on the evening of Wednesday 15th November to consider ‘Designing for the Unimagined’ in The Dean Hotel, Dublin 2.
We are delighted to present Simon Dixon, Co-Founder of UK based DixonBaxi; in conversation with Cian McKenna, the Motion Designer behind White Lotus and Lankum videos, and Dr. MaryAnn Bolger, Design Historian and organiser of Fontstand Ireland.
Join the IDI and 100archive to celebrate the official launch of Design Declares Ireland on Tuesday 14th November at 7pm at the Dean Townhouse, Dublin.
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the winners and commended entries of the IDI Graduate Awards 2023! more
IDI is delighted to support its Interior Designer members at this Autumn edition of the Ideal Home Show, returning to the RDS this Oct (20-22nd). Be sure to check out the ‘Ask the Expert’ stand hosted by IDI, the DFS Interiors Theatre stage and DFS Interiors Inspiration Centre to meet Monica Daly, MD Designs; Sadhbh O’Gorman, Ashen and Cloud; Tonya Newell, Little Design House; Lana Dullaghan, Lana Dullaghan Design; Susan McGowan, Interior Architecture & Design Studio, Ashen & Cloud; Hugh Wallace, Architect and Jackie Carton, Carton Interiors. more