Starting Irish Design Shop almost ten years ago, they say that the style of their product has changed over the years as they’ve gained deeper knowledge of the heritage and stories behind the various makers and their work. The never envisaged selling something like a St. Brigid's Cross but when one knows the maker growing and harvesting the willow to make them, it brings a whole new dimension to the product. "We've researched more about the history and the story of the crafts which makes us appreciate them even more," says Laura.
"It's about the whole process of the making of the object," says Clare. "With some of the more traditional pieces it's a fine line between twee and tasteful and it's about mixing up the more traditional items with exciting, contemporary pieces from designers such as Adam Frew, Andrew Luddick or Wild Coccoon." "It's very much an edited selection of Irish design and craft," says Laura.