First extensive designer listing launched


Minister for Jobs Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD launched Design Directory Ireland (, the first centralised database of designers in Ireland across multiple disciplines. The new web portal is a searchable register of over 1,000 designers, design companies, architectural practices and makers in Ireland and creates links for Irish designers to businesses, other designers and to the public.

Initiated by Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) to act as a legacy of the landmark initiative and produced in collaboration with IBM Studios Dublin, the directory opens up channels of engagement between designers and design specifiers, commissioners and buyers, to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between designers and encourage job creation in design. The 13 design categories include architecture, product, industrial and service design.

The directory was designed by a team at IBM Studios.

Minister for Jobs Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Sonya Lennon 


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