Last week, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD was at Dublin Airport today to officially launch Design Island, a photographic exhibition celebrating the breadth of Irish creativity as part of Irish Design 2015 (ID2015).
Presented by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and DAA, Design Island features a series of 300 photographs by award winning Irish photographer Peter Rowen capturing 24 designers at work in their studios all over Ireland. It presents evocative images of each designer’s location, the raw materials and tools of their trade, the design process and completed product, along with the designer’s portrait.
Design Island depicts many internationally renowned and award winning Irish designers across a broad range of disciplines. The exhibition includes architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey of O’Donnell + Tuomey who are the 2015 recipients of the Royal Gold Medal, the world’s most prestigious architecture award; animation studio Brown Bag Films whose host of nominations, including Oscar, BAFTA, Emmy and Annie, affirms their success; and Frontend whose apps recently won numerous awards at both the International Interaction Design Awards in San Francisco and the Digital Media Awards in Dublin.
The images have been installed throughout Terminal 2 (T2) and installation in Terminal 1 is currently underway. Design Island includes a total of 300 photographs depicting many of Ireland’s top design and craft practitioners at work in their respective disciplines to reflect the breadth of the ID2015 initiative and the diversity of Ireland’s design sector.