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Global Irish Design Challenge


Irish Design 2015’s Global Irish Design Challenge is now open for submissions. This is an opportunity for design professionals, students and graduates – both in Ireland as well as those abroad with strong links to Ireland – to be featured in a high-profile exhibition at the new national design centre in Dublin next year, with the potential to tour internationally. Entrants are invited to submit a product, project or concept that has the potential to revolutionise the way we live. The aim is to showcase innovative Irish design solutions to current and future global challenges while activating and connecting a global network of Irish design talent.

The Global Irish Design Challenge is free to enter and is open to designers of every discipline including architects, furniture designers, animators, service designers, design engineers, fashion and textile designers, product designers, graphic and web designers etc. The Challenge accepts new, existing and speculative work, so entrants are welcome to submit a project that they are currently working on, a great idea that they’ve had hiding in their desk for years, or something that has already changed the world and made them famous.

We are delighted to have assembled a distinguished jury panel of internationally influential design experts, including the acclaimed Jay Osgerby, who was awarded an OBE in 2013 for his services to the design industry, and veteran Japanese designer Hideichi Misono, former chief designer for Toyota. Further judges will be announced in the coming weeks as part of our ongoing media campaign.

The closing date for entries to the Global Irish Design Challenge is 30 November 2015. Find out more by visiting the website