‘Fresh’ Irish Design you need to see

Irish Design 2015 has shown an impressive programme of exhibitions, conferences, workshops and events, and their upcoming exhibition of emerging artists, ‘Fresh Talent’, promises to deliver an exciting collection of new Irish design. We’ve highlighted here some of the makers we’ll be watching out for.

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Orla Reynolds, As if from Nowhere

Orla Reynolds walks the line between functional and artistic with furniture based on the principle of transformation. ‘As if from Nowhere’ is a fitting title for these works that fit together seamlessly yet also stand alone. Reynolds’ work has already been featured in the Sunday Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Sunday Independent and Sunday Business Post as well as publications worldwide.

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Kevin Callaghan, Off the Planet

Kevin Callaghan can be described as a ceramicist, sculptor, and photographer as his work alternates between different mediums. However his use of bold colour and strong form are constants throughout, and his inspiration in Utopian philosophy and science fiction drives his practice. Callaghan is shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize and has upcoming shows at the London Art Fair, and Collect at the Saatchi Gallery among others.

Rebecca Marsden

Rebecca Marsden is a designer of women’s wear that focusses on fabric and process. To say intricate when describing Marsden’s design would be an understatement, as through fabric manipulation and pattern making Marsden creates organic shapes throughout her pieces. Marsden was awarded ‘Designer of the Year’ 2014 as well as the overall ‘Innovation Award’ at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2014. Her work has been featured in the Create project at Brown Thomas for the last three years.
‘Fresh Talent’ opens at the ID2015 Design Hub at Dublin Castle July 3, and runs through September 20, 2015.