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by Kate Phelan
09th Mar 2016

BTU Studio Scott Benefield Title: White Filigrana Pouring Bowl Description: Small round bowl with pouring spout made with white canes Materials: glass Dimensions: H-10.5, D-13cm Wholesale: ?33/$39/?25 RRP: ?73/$86/?55 Title: Filigrana Jug Description: small jug with handle made with white canes Materials: glass Dimensions: H-12.5, D-9cm Wholesale: ?24/$39/?18 RRP: ?52/$59/?39 Title: White Filigrana Vase Description: small functional vase made with white filigrana cane Materials: glass Dimensions: H-16, D-8cm Wholesale: ?33/$39/?25 RRP: ?73/$86/?55 NYNOW 2015

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Following the success of ID2015, luxury British retailer Heal’s?has partnered?with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland to present a capsule of modern Irish furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, glass and gifts…

In our January-February issue, we wrote about how?the work of our native artists and craftspeople has captured the imagination of the?international design sphere: a transition that is now being reflected in the broader retail market.?This week, Heal’s London launched?the largest retail presentation of Irish made design in London in decades.

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland?has worked closely with Heal’s to curate a presentation of work by 20 of Ireland’s leading designers and makers across the disciplines of furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles glass and gifts?to coincide with Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17.?

Heal's London Launches Their ?Design Ireland" Initiative
Hand-thrown clay and glaze mugs, €33, and pourer, €28, by Arran Street East. Available from Makers & Brothers. Photo: DCCoI

A?three-week programme of in-store events will include Irish designers and makers demonstrating their craft in Heal’s iconic windows. Featured designers and makers include BTU Studio glassblowers (pictured at the top of this post), Ceadog?n rug makers, Superfolk, Adam Frew ceramics, Mullan Lighting, Hennesy & Byrne tableware and many more.

Heal's London Launches Their ?Design Ireland" Initiative
Herringbone cheese platter and knife set by Hennessy & Byrne, €300, Arnotts. Photo: DCCoI

Karen Hennessy, the?DCCoI’s chief executive, says, ?We are honoured to be collaborating with Heal’s in presenting the Design Ireland programme. We have seen a surge in recognition and appreciation internationally for the quality, diversity and provenance of work emerging from Ireland and are very excited by this opportunity to showcase contemporary Irish design and craft to discerning audiences in London during March 2016.??

Heal’s London

Design Ireland at Heal’s will be in-store until?Sunday?March 27 in the retailer’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road. For further details including profiles of the featured designers and the events schedule, please visit?DCCoI.?

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