Each January, trade and media flock to Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo in the RDS seeking new products, while revisit existing collections from some of Ireland’s top designers and makers. Here’s our Insta-edit of some of the most exciting for 2017…
31 Chapel Lane
The Limerick-based linen house presented their first collection of wearables, which echo their tableware with a shared sense of timelessness that is suitable for all seasons.
Arran Street East
A new ‘Happy Day bathroom collection’ sees our ‘Best Tableware 2017’ award-winners bringing sturdy beauty to everyday acts of teeth brushing and hand washing.
Introducing the second of our new sets for 2017: the Happy Day bathroom collection, bringing architectural styling to morning rituals. ⠀ ⠀ This is the Soap Dish with lemon soap by the @thehandmadesoapcompany, the Toothbrush Cup – with clever holes for drainage, weighty enough not to get knocked down easily, and with enough room for a family of toothbrushes and toothpaste, and our very first candle: an elegant, low profile hand thrown pot, with a pink grapefruit scented candle developed specially for Arran Street East – and it smells incredible. ⠀ ⠀ If you're at @dccoishowcaseireland this week, come and see (and smell!) all the lovely new things at stand C39.
At It Again!
Six of Ireland’s most famous writers – Swift, Beckett, Wilde, Yeats, Stoker and Joyce to be precise – and the places that inspired their work grace At it Again!’s new Irish Writer’s Collection.
County Down’s Bog Standard announced their dreamy rebrand as Field Apothecary, which will be available in selected stockists from March.
Caulfield Country Boards
Already well known for their sustainably-sourced boards, the Meath company launched three wine racks, which hold 3, 6 or 10 bottles, depending on your thirst levels.
Cooper Handcrafted Furniture
Relative newcomer, Ciaran McPhillips launched his new pestle & mortar, whose simplicity and elegancy deservedly won a Best Product Award at the show.
Claire Newell Ceramics
Introducing new sizes, Claire Newell’s colourful handprinted bowls meant her stand was as busy as her designs.
We love this darker take from Ruth Power, whose pretty pastels are instantly recognisable.
Siobhan Slacker has expanded her popular range of copper clocks to brass mirrors and trays, an easy way to add instant texture to any space.
The Handmade Soap Company
If you’ve visited a smart hotel (or two) in Ireland over the last few years, you’re sure to have smuggled a mini shampoo from these guys into your luggage. Their new hand creams are lush.
New concrete planters and herringbone clocks were the stars of the stand at salvage specialists Amanda Vencatasamy and Joe Hayden’s stand.
Too cute to eat off? We think so. Also intriguing from Karolina Grudniewska was her limited edition ‘The Big Bad Wolf’ plates.
Bringing a distinctly Californian vibe to a cold day, we were feeling the summer warmth of Kathryn Davey’s breezy textiles.
Very much of the moment are Lainey K’s new cards for sad days and grateful days. Hopefully one sells better than the other.
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These new linen throws will be perfect for wrapping up when dusk fades on chilly summer nights.
For spring/summer, this scent collection inspired by the Amalfi Coast has us dreaming of sipping Aperol Spritz’s in the sunshine.
Imagine checking into a hotel and seeing one of these beautiful robes hanging in the wardrobe? An everyday luxury we simply adore.
Taking their most popular seaweed prints, the Superfolk two have created new ‘SEA’ note cards, perfect for nature walks and doodles. Certainly, too nice for work meetings.
Featured image: Kathryn Davey