Eire to show off country’s design talent

The All-Ireland Design Awards has made this year’s call for entries.

The All-Ireland Design Awards has made this year’s call for entries.

Launched for the first time from Belfast last week, the awards are organised jointly by Northern Ireland association the IRTU Design Directorate and its Southern Ireland counterpart, the Institute of Designers.

Named the Glen Dimplex Design Awards after its sponsor, the contest pitches 15 categories of design against each other.

The disciplines featured are product, furniture, jewellery, packaging, visual identity, printed literature, fashion, textiles, Web, multimedia, exhibition, screen graphics, and stage set design. Two categories for interiors/ architecture exist with under and over £1500 budget distinctions.

“Design is a central part of the business process,” says All-Ireland Design Awards chairman Andrew Bradley. “These awards give designers, businesses and the public an opportunity to appreciate the high quality of design created here and its importance in adding competitive advantage to a company’s product or services.”

The awards take place in October in Dublin. The closing date for entries is 24 August, details on 353 28 9027 9865.

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