Design Island is pleased to announce the fourth edition of IRISH DESIGN WORKS, an exhibition by designers and makers in Galway during July.


Design Island is a network of designer makers who pool their resources to promote their work through exhibition both in Ireland and abroad. In this year’s show we present furniture, lighting, stone and metal sculpture, glass, ceramics and woodturning. All the work is designed and made in Ireland to the highest standard both in terms of craftsmanship and innovative design.

The majority of participants in this edition of Design Works are Galway based, with some coming from other parts of the country. The eleven makers exhibiting are:

Colin Grehan bog oak and stone sculptor, Tipperary native Monivea based.

Daniel Gill furniture maker/designer, Galway

Dobos Ceramics, Tatianna Dobos from Moldova and Galway based for 10 years.

Donnacha Cahill, steel sculptor known for his inquisitive Hare and Gramophone, Galway

Emmet Kane, wood turner, with burnished timber forms and gold or coloured inserts, Kildare

Gabriel Furniture, Ben and Joshua Gabriel furniture makers/ designers, Galway.

Michelle O’Donnell, glass artist using fused glass, Co. Offaly

Mikey Dawson, metals, known for his works with Macnas, Galway

Shane Holland, lighting/furniture/sculpture, known for mixed materials and innovative design, Meath.

Tommy Carew furniture/lighting maker/designer, Galway, graduate of GMIT Letterfrack.

Tricia Harris, furniture/lighting maker/designer, graduate of GMIT Letterfrack, Dublin.

Please find biogs of each of the participants, images of their work and portraits here.

For further information on Design Island visit their website here

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