Posts tagged as 'Ireland'
‘We all contain things’ ceramic vessels by Derek Wilson
‘We all contain things’, a series of ceramic vessels by Derek Wilson, is one of several works by more than 30 Irish designers and craftspeople on show at the Justus Lipsius Building in Brussels, the headquarters of the Council of the European Union, as part of a showcase for the best of Irish craft and design.
Where is Nemo? The biomorphic 'Rings' stool by Claire-anne O'Brien, reminiscent of the great star coral
Claire-anne O’Brien, the young Irish-born London-based designer and last year’s RCA graduate (MA Textiles) has expanded her collection of meticulously-detailed knitted furniture, which, for the second consecutive year, was on show at Designersblock during the London Design Festival. This time, O’Brien drew her inspiration from the beauty and structural complexity of aquatic life, with some of the new designs, such as the above-pictured ‘Rings’ or ‘Cnoic’ bearing a striking resemblance to the intricate structure of a coral. (more…)
'Ireland, Design and Visual Culture', edited by Linda King and Elaine Sisson, is published by Cork University Press
Thanks to our friends at Cork University Press, Architonic is giving away five FREE COPIES of ‘Ireland, Design and Visual Culture: Negotiating Modernity 1922–1992’ to Architonic Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 23 September. Good luck!>>
This book is long overdue.
The first comprehensive collection of scholarly essays on 20th-century Irish design and visual culture, whose trajectory was inextricably bound up with the development of Ireland as an independent state, ‘Ireland, Design and Visual Culture: Negotiating Modernity 1922–1992′ takes an engaging interdisciplinary approach to the critical examination of how Irish modernity was shaped within, and communicated by, such creative discourses as architecture, advertising, currency, illustration, industrial design, print ephemera, public spectacle and theatre design. (more…)
Wexford County Council Headquarters by Robin Lee Architecture; photo by Andrew Lee
This modernist limestone-and-glass pavilion, a new home to all services and departments of Wexford County Council has been recently completed by the London-based practice, Robin Lee Architecture. Overlooking the picturesque River Slaney Estuary and the Blackstairs Mountains, the 11,500-square-meters, £36-million building is composed from six blocks – each dedicated to a different department – which are situated around a centrally located ‘civic forum’. (more…)
Ireland's first apearance on the international exhibitionary stage at the 1939 New York World's Fair saw Michael Scott deliver the ultra-modern Irish Pavilion, complete with externally mounted sculpture of 'Mother Éire' and type by Eric Gill
Ireland is in a reflective mood these days. With the island nation on the edge of Europe facing up to the reality of a severely damaged economy and a decimated construction industry, nostalgia is doing what it’s wont to do. A recently published book on how the country, back in its fledgling days, used the language of modernism in its project of nation-building and an exhibition currently running at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on the development of modernity in Ireland both contribute to a re-engagement with an internationally under-appreciated strand of Irish architecture that sought to posit the state as a modern and democratic society. The grass is sometimes greener, even on the Emerald Isle.
Irish design studio Superfolk's collection, 2010
Dublin-based independent design studio Superfolk is showing its Irish-vernacular-inspired range of furniture at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair.
Stools by Superfolk, 2010
Founded in 2008 and led by Gearoid Muldowney, Superfolk takes a ludic, but respectful, approach to its design work, referencing the richness of Irish rural life in terms of land, livestock and weather.
Table by Superfolk, 2010
The studio is committed to using materials drawn from sustainable Irish sources, in as an innovative way as possible.
to the Superfolk website
Table by Superfolk, 2010
Private Residence 'Dwelling at Maytree' in Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Irish ODOS achitects strongly believe their clients deserve to be challenged and that buildings need to inspire their occupants: “As architects we have a duty to expose such possibilities. We hope to instill a sense of curiosity and excitement, stimulating a response, confronting and challenging traditional conceptions of architecture.”
"We hope to instill a sense of curiosity and excitement"
Set at the foot of a steep escarpment in the wicklow hills, this house, with it’s elevated living accommodation, allows the fluidity of the surrounding landscape remain uninterupted, whilst also giving the occupant a raised vantage point from which to engage with nature.
The residence is overlooking an escarpment in the Wicklow hills.
The young architects from ODOS, won ‘Best House 2009′ with 10A Grangegorman Villas in Dublin and got highly recommendet for Dwelling at Maytree.
to ODOS architects
to the Irish Architecture Award