Sligo jewellery designer Martina Hamilton held a special event in Dublin’s Designyard to announce her collaboration with garden designer, TV personality and author Leonie Cornelius as ambassador for her brand. The two designers, who have known each other for many years, find common ground in their Sligo base and the West of Ireland which provides endless inspiration for both of them in their designs.
The Kinsale Leather Company have just launched a new product ﹣ the Alabama Worley Overnighter (pictured here) which we selected as a perfect pick for the bank holiday weekend. This new addition to the company’s range is available in taupe, black and oxblood leather and costs €340.
In October we spoke to Nathalie Vos, Bunny & Clyde co-founder, about the company’s new range of nursery furniture for Mamas & Papas. “What the Mamas & Papas collaboration has taught us is that there is an aspirational market out there. Creating something that has all of our principles of design and our brand ethos, but perhaps creating something which is simpler in terms of details or construction, is something we may consider in the future,” says Nathalie.
Having just returned from International Jewellery London where she launched her new Siren collection of jewellery, we spoke to designer and maker Maria Dorai Raj about how the collection is influenced by “the darker side of femininity” and explores “the powerful allure of the femme fatale figure”. Key pieces in the collection include the Cascade and Ceto earrings and the Siren ring.
In his October interview with the Design Ireland blog, Mike Treanor, Director of Design at Mullan Lighting revealed how the company is currently working on a huge project providing lighting for a “mile-long Las Vegas style strip along the coast” in Dubai where each of the 1,500 bespoke light fixtures is “custom designed and manufactured with the ability to withstand 50 degree temperatures, potential sandstorms and the harsh coastal marine environment”.