Thursday 05 November 2015 -
14:00 to 18:30

As part of Irish Design 2015's programme of events leading designers from Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain will give public lectures and hold masterclasses throughout 2015 organised by EUNIC Ireland.

EUNIC, the network of European Union national institutes for culture, have teamed up with ID2015 to showcase examples of the latest designs from Europe. Throughout the year EUNIC members British Council, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes and Istituto Italiano di Cultura will present a wide range of design ideas and practices in Europe from product design to furniture, from fashion to jewellery.

 So far EUNIC@ID2015 has presented British designers Barber & Osgerby, Italian jewellery designer Gisella Bianco, Spanish designer Martí Guixé, and Dr Jochen Eisenbrand, Chief Curator of Vitra Design Museum. The remaining events will take place in November 2015.  Details below!

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Exploring diverging contemporary design practices across architecture, exhibition and retail design, industrial / product design and conceptual design. The symposium is loosely structured around two sessions considering themes of: design of objects and design of space.
Design Now symposium asks each of the eminent designers to discuss their overall design approach and the process they utilize within their own design practices. Through examples of recent and on-going projects we will explore; how they work collaboratively, their approach to new projects; managing clients and testing the success of designs for their market.

Speakers include:

  • Fran Edgerley from Turner Prize nominees Assemble Studio, UK
  • Philipp Mainzer of E15, Germany
  • Alex Terzariol on MM Design & Francesco Zurlo of Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Andrew Griffin of Urban Agency, Ireland
  • Cormac O'Conaire of Design Partners, Ireland

DATE & TIME: 5 November 14:00 - 18:30

LOCATION: The Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin

TICKETS: This is a FREE event but please book your place here

 As part of the EUNIC programme the international designers will also be facilitating educational masterclasses with 3rd level students across the country during Design Week 2015.

More About the UK's Assemble Studio:

Assemble is a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art. Founded in 2010 to undertake a single self-built project, Assemble has since delivered a diverse and award-winning body of work, whilst retaining a democratic and co-operative working method that enables built, social and research based work at a variety of scales, both making things and making things happen.
Assemble champion a collaborative working practice that blurs the line between client, designer, builder and public. Their involvement in projects covers a broad range of disciplines and interests – underpinned by the belief that a more diverse approach leads to richer results. This year they became the first design practice ever to be nominated for the Turner Prize in the UK.
Fran studied Philosophy, Psychology and Physiology. She has exhibited and performed across the UK. They are both founding members of the collective and have recently been working together on the development of Granby Workshop in Liverpool.


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