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Cork community embraces Design Declares

Cork community embraces Design Declares

Designers in Cork came together on Thursday 16th May in Triskel Arts Centre, as part of STAMP festival of Creativity, for a Design Declares! Ireland community event focused on ‘Designing a Sustainable Economy’. more

Meet IDI Interior Designer members at the Ideal Home Show 2024 this Spring!

Meet IDI Interior Designer members at the Ideal Home Show 2024 this Spring!

IDI is delighted to support its Interior Designer members at this Spring edition of the Ideal Home Show 2024, returning to the RDS this April (26th-28th). 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 Angela Connolly, Conbu Interior Design; Sadhbh O’Gorman Provenance; Suzanne Fanning, Suzanne Fanning Interior Design; Emma Rossiter, Emma Rossiter Design; Jane Higgins, Jane Higgins Design; Monica Daly, MD Design; Lana Dullaghan, Lana Dullaghan Design; Susan McGowan, Interior Architecture & Design Studio, Ashen & Cloud; Hugh Wallace, Architect and Jackie Carton, Carton Interiors. more

WhyDesign 2024: Designing for sustainability: economically, socially and environmentally

WhyDesign 2024: Designing for sustainability: economically, socially and environmentally

Thanks to to all the changemakers driving Sustainability in Design, who joined us at Why Design 2024, our annual International Women’s Day event held on March 7th at the Spencer Hotel to discuss this year's theme of designing for sustainability; economically, socially and environmentally. Tackling climate change requires adapting every aspect of our lives and considering our impact not just on the environment but also social and economic systems. This is linked to themes of social justice and gender equality. Designers have the potential to make exciting changes in the way we see and interact with our world. Shout out to our amazing speakers Mary Doherty of Red Dog Creative Agency; Isabel & Ivona from Publicis, David Joyce from Language and Rion Hannora.  more

Looking back at the Design Leaders Conference 2024

Looking back at the Design Leaders Conference 2024

"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

I Am A Designer: Nationwide Survey

I Am A Designer: Nationwide Survey

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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2023 Highlights

2023 Highlights

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

Design Leaders Conference 2024

Design Leaders Conference 2024

Design Leaders Conference

Inspiring Today, Transforming Tomorrow

A full-day conference with international thought leaders exploring design; process, practice and culture.
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IDI AWARDS 2023 WINNERS

IDI AWARDS 2023 WINNERS

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