Candella was set up in 2014 by Gosia Sobkowicz and her husband Marcin in Co. Kildare. Their handcrafted candles are made using the highest quality pure soya wax, where soy beans are pressed to extract their natural oils. Candella has been awarded a Silver A’Design Award, the world’s largest design award for designers and innovators.
After completing a master’s degree in Interior Architecture Tory Casey put her experience in design and advertising together to create the modern stationery line Hue Complete Me, which is based in Malahide, Co. Dublin. Her designs incorporate bold colours, modern typography and focus on geometric and natural shapes.
Based in Carlingford, Co Louth, Dúinn Designs has created a beautiful range of silk scarves and homewares which tell the story of Ireland’s heritage and landscape through contemporary designs. Inspired by iconic Irish landmarks and local legends, textile designer Bernadette McCullagh launched her vibrant collection at the 2016 Showcase - Ireland’s Creative Expo in Dublin.
Garry Ryan is from Castletown at the foot of the Slieve Bloom mountains in Co. Laois. His passion is turning wood, always having been intrigued by what lay under the surface, waiting to be turned into something that is both functional, unique and totally Irish. His wooden bowls are turned using all Irish timbers, in some rare cases up to 3000 years old from the second oldest oak tree in Ireland.
Following in his father’s tradition Stephen Pearce has become a leading figure in Irish design and pottery. His Classic Collection and his father's Shanagarry Range are both of uncompromising integrity and functionality; buyers can be confident in the tradition and sustainability of the pottery and trust its quality.
Joe Hogan has been hand-weaving traditional baskets from the willows at Loch na Fooey, Co. Galway since 1978. Passionate about preserving the skill, he weaves both contemporary and indigenous Irish baskets, such as the creel, and allows the natural hues of the willows to endure. Joe’s collaborations with designer Joanne Hynes have been exhibited at London Fashion Week.
Chloë designs porcelain tableware with flow and comfort as her guide. Fire-thrown at first, Chloë indents the soft clay, moulding a textured surface for the thumb to explore and polishes with a glossy, translucent glaze, making each piece smooth to touch. Chloë imitates the vibrations of music in the soft spirals and curves of her work.
Vivienne Foley creates hand thrown, classical and abstract porcelains. Her works are renowned for their clean lines and disciplined shapes, sculptural curves, accentuated by black or ivory glazes. Her work can be found in the White House, the royal household Sweden and the National Museum of Ireland.
The pure beeswax candles and wild flower honey nestled in Hive Gifts stem from apiaries on the shores of Lough Derg, Co.Tipperary. The farm’s artisanal produce is designed by Ailbhe Gerrard, a leading advocate for sustainable farming who strongly believes in connecting the consumer with the land.
Moulding his first pieces of pottery in his father’s own studio, Thomas Diem perfected his skills after completing the DCCOI pottery course, ultimately opening his own studio in 1997. Using traditional methods, Diem Pottery aims to create beautiful yet functional ceramics to enhance daily lives.
Colin’s elegant furniture has won awards at the International Furniture Design Competition and exhibited at London’s Design Museum. His simple designs demand a high quality of material and he uses locally grown hardwoods such as ash, oak, elm and sycamore when possible. Trained at the renowned Parnham College, London, Colin now works from Newcastle, Co. Dublin.
Mike Treanor, architect by trade, produces luminaires using a mixture of clean lines and vintage character. Influenced by diverse international design, his positive approach to business and craft has rejuvenated the small village of Mullan in Tyrone by setting up his factory and expanding his team in the former local shoe factory. His customers include members of the Royal Family.
Seeking inspiration from both nature and industry, Shane Holland Design Workshops use materials ranging from metals, woods and plastics to produce sculptural furniture, lighting and awards. Originally founded in Dublin, and now located in the historic Boyne Valley, their diverse pieces have been exhibited internationally and distributed worldwide.
Established in 1892, Foxford Woollen Mill is one of the last working mills in Ireland and its products reflect these years of craftmanship. Rescued in 1988 by Joe Queenan, the textiles were renewed by designer Helen McAlinden with clean, vibrant colours and softer finishes.
From an up-cycled linen factory in Slane, Co.Meath, Donagh Quigley and Gemma McGowan supply handmade soaps and lotions from natural plant and mineral extracts. Their products contain natural and restorative ingredients such as mint, cedar wood, lavender, grapefruit and rosemary.
A family-run business of bookbinders, Duffy Bookbinders is now in its fourth generation. Their beautifully hand-bound notebooks bear the image of the iconic Five Lamps near their workshop in Seville Terrace, Dublin 1. Duffy Bookbinders’ reputation has invited requests to bind books for Popes and Heads of State throughout the world.
Artist and designers Nuala Goodman and Mary Heffernan share a deep felt belief in handcrafted intelligent luxury goods and together create and manufacture desirable, useful objects with a particular focus on Irish cultural identity.
Ceramicist Rebecca Killen from Co. Down uses fine bone china, cobalt and hints of gold lustre to create a contemporary discourse on patterns of the past. The liquid china is cast in moulds and decorated using hand painted designs, dipped glaze and digital ceramic transfers.
Established in 2013 Camán and Co. captures the colour and energy of Ireland’s indigenous sporting culture in distinctly bold, modernist style memorabilia. Collections of prints offer a fresh take on Ireland’s proud county colours as well as graphic style sports pitches.