Workshop and Public Lecture EUNIC @ Irish Design 2015

British designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby (c) Alisa Connan

Thu, 05.03.2015 -
Fri, 06.03.2015


Dublin Castle and TU Dublin

European contributions to the Year of Irish Design

As part of Irish Design 2015's programme of events leading designers from Britain, German, Italy and Spain will give public lectures and hold masterclasses throuout 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.
The first event in the series will be a workshop and a public lecture by British designers

Barber & Ogersby

in partnership with the British Council.
5 March 2015
Dublin Institute of Technology


6 March 2015
Bord Gáis Engery Theatre, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

Public Lecture

Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their London-based studio in 1996. Their diverse body of work spans industrial design, furniture, lighting and site specific installations as well as limited edition pieces and public commissions such as the London 2012 Olympic Torch and a £2-coin designed for the Royal Mint. Their work is held in permanent museum collections around the world including V&A and Design Museum in London, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Art Institute of Chicago.
While in Ireland Barber & Osgerby will run a workshop for final year Design students from around the country, invited through their institutions, at Dublin Institute of Technology.
They will also give a public design lecture at the OFFSET Creative Conference on Friday, 6 March 2015. OFFEST is a three day conference held annually at Dublin’s Borad Gáis Energy Theatre. Every year the very best of Irish and international creative professionals come together for a weekend of presentations, lectures, interviews and discussions featuring industry leaders from the worlds of graphic design, animation, illustration, advertising, film, fashion and more.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit

Upcoming talks and masterclasses by Italian, Spanish and German designers will include

April 2015
Gisella Bianco, Jewellery

May 2015
Martí Guixé, Exhibition/Interior/Project/Product Design

23-25 September 2015
Philipp Mainzer, Architecture and Product Design                        
October 2015 
Anne Trautwein / Anja Schneemann, Fshion Design

Further details to follow.
Presented by EUNIC European Union National Institutes for Culture and ID 2015

About EUNIC involvement in ID2015
A wide range of design ideas and practices in Europe will be presented by EUNIC members British Council, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes and Istituto Italiano di Cultura during Irish Design 2015.

EUNIC members work in over 150 countries with over 2,000 branches and thousands of local partners. They work in the arts, language, youth, education, science, intercultural dialogue and development sectors.
EUNIC’s mission is to promote European values and to contribute to cultural diversity inside and outside of the EU, through collaboration between European cultural institutes around the world. EUNIC’s aim is to expand the role of culture in Europe, and to strengthen cultural dialogue, exchange and sustainable cooperation with countries outside the EU.
About Irish Design 2015
Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) is the start of a job creation journey exploring, promoting and celebrating Irish design and designers through events and activities on the island of Ireland and internationally. ID2015 is being convened by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, in collaboration with partner organisations on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Enterprise Ireland.