In August Design Ireland celebrated as seven of its designers made their way to exhibit at the famous NY Now show in New York.
August Digest: The Best of Irish Craft and Design this Month
Attending the event were jewellery designer Bláithín Ennis, print designers Jando, slate home accessories designers Slated, the renowned Foxford Woollen Mills, candle makers Field Apothecary, Diem Pottery & Design Studio and designer glass J. HILLS Standard. The show was a huge success for the Design Ireland brands who reported great interest in their products and orders from stateside retailers.
We also spoke to jeweller and goldsmith Paul Coyne about his unique bespoke items of Irish jewellery combining wood and silver, as well as his collection of handmade silver jewellery including his Cobbles collection which is inspired by his time training as a goldsmith in Kilkenny City. A former furniture designer, Paul custom-makes Irish jewellery for private and corporate clients, utilising wood of significance to the client – such as the wood from the whiskey barrels at Tullamore Dew or that of a fruit tree in the garden of a client’s home.
In September we look forward to a busy month ahead as Kilkenny launches Scéal - a month-long celebration of Irish design. During the month, Kilkenny will host an exclusive Irish fashion pop-up in their Nassau Street store featuring a host of talented Irish designers such as Natalie B. Coleman, Emblem Weavers, Debbie Millington, Manley, Shevlin Millinery, Holden Leathergoods, Triona Designs, Madigan and Bernie Murphy.
In keeping with the new fashion season, we’ll also be checking out the new season Irish fashion for women coming to the iconic Dublin department store Arnotts at the end of the month. Brands include Magee for Women, Fisherman out of Ireland, Electronic Sheep, Triona and Tissue.