Brown Thomas, in association with the Crafts Council of Ireland, is to present a curated selection of unique, innovative objects from the flagship publication ‘Irish Craft Portfolio: Critical Selection 2013-2014’ in special feature windows on Grafton Street.
From September 5th – 8th, a host of fabulous fashion events will take place right across Dublin city in hundreds of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and lots of other locations too!
Workshop exploring the techniques of embroidery.
WE ARE EXCITED TO BE MOVING THIS FABULOUS FEEL-GOOD EVENT TO A BIGGER VENUE
in the Centre of Dublin
More Stands – More Entertainment – More Space to Browse in Comfort while Shopping for Bargains
Join us at our BIGGEST ever fair in
THE BURLINGTON HOTEL
on South Leeson Street (Sussex Rd) D4
Applications are now open for a 3D Printing Seminar:
The Brave New World of 3D Printing
Date: 30 April 2013: 10.30am – 1.30pm
Venue: The AV Theatre located at the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.
Outline: This seminar will focus on 3D printing and its opportunities for the maker sector in Ireland.
An overview of 3D printing, history and development
3D Print process from inception to completion
Material finishes that can be achieved with 3D printing
Most accessible software solutions for 3D printing
Utilising 3D pint bureaus
How will 3D print evolve over the coming years?
Cost implications with 3D printing
The threats and opportunities for the craft maker sector in Ireland
Seminar will be led by Paul Harrison;
For the past 26 years Paul has worked as a professional model-maker. For 21 of those years he has run his own model-making studio (City Models), based in Dublin.
“The production of commercial models and prototypes is a unique combination of craft and technology. Commercial model making, with its hand skills and crafts has evolved into a production process that incorporates 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining and water jet cutting to produce components that are then hand assembled to produce a finished product. This process gives me a unique insight in to the integration of new technologies into the craft industry.
Over the years I have worked with sculptors, industrial designers, architects and retail designers to commutate their concepts in 3 dimensions. With my expertise in manufacturing models I have always utilised the ever changing and evolving ideas and technologies across industries. After 21 years running City Models Ltd I can fully understand the pressures and stresses of setting up and running a design centred business in Ireland. The delicate balance of craft and commercial realities is something I fully understand and have achieved over the years.”
We would like your views on conclusion of the seminar with a view to hosting further 3D workshops based on participants’ needs.
Fee: €15 for half day, includes tea/coffee.
Limited to 30 places- early booking recommended.
For more information visit Craft Council of Ireland
THE NORDIC EFFECT: CRAFTING SUCCESS
investigates our fascination with Scandinavian and Nordic design, discussing the principles and attributes that determine its continued success. Reflecting on this Nordic influence, designers, makers and consultants will discuss strategies, supports and models for success which could strengthen and develop Irish practices.
Launching to coincide with the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, the Love Irish Design initiative will see Arnotts host a celebration of contemporary Irish designers and will support Irish design with dedicated window displays and through Meet the Designer events, installations, live window demonstrations with the designers in the iconic Henry Street windows and much more. Craft work Imagined, Designed and Made in Ireland is being promoted in the Irish Craft Collection spaces throughout the store which include the home and gift, jewellery, ladies fashion and furniture departments.
Brown Thomas Dublin is delighted to welcome Irish craft and design company Makers & Brothers to its Dublin store. The four week pop-up shop which will be located on the Living Floor (Level 3), taking the form of the brand’s iconic headquarters, the shed, sitting alongside some of the world’s leading brands in home and kitchenware design.
DATE: 07 March – 30 March, 2013
TIME: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Graphic Studio Gallery, Through the Arch off Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.