Seven Irish design and craft brands were selected by jury to participate in NY Now’s Accent on Design section in a booth designated Design Ireland, coordinated by The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.
The section will include Arran Street East, an artisan pottery studio producing understated, functional ceramics in natural colors, inspired by the Dublin fruit and vegetable markets.
J. Hill’s Standard is based in Waterford, a location known for cut crystal. Building on this heritage in master craftsmanship, the company collaborates with international designers on its collections.
Diem Pottery will feature a range of simple, functional ceramics designed for everyday life. The range is handcrafted in Meath by Thomas Diem, who was born in the U.S. and raised in Ireland.
Also exhibiting at the Design Ireland booth is Bunny & Clyde, presenting adaptable nursery furniture that can evolve to fit into other rooms of the home; Avoca Woolen Mills, presenting its latest collection of signature rugs and throws; and Stable of Ireland, presenting a range of Irish linen and wool scarves, robes and home accessories.
Karen Hennessy, chief executive of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, said, “Presenting Irish work at international events such as NY Now is instrumental in growing the export market for authentic design and craft from Ireland. We are delighted to be supporting seven Irish designers and makers in showcasing their latest collections at this renowned trade show, which is a valuable route to the U.S. market.”