The new Design Ireland store at Terminal 2 features a specially selected collection of work by 24 Irish design and craft brands, showcasing the best of Irish creativity to passengers from all over the world.
It features a range of beautifully crafted products designed and made in Ireland across categories such as jewellery, ceramics, gifts, wellness, accessories and clothing.
Design Ireland, presented by Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI), is a consumer-facing premium brand that features more than 190 individual brands selected by an independent jury for their high standards of both design and manufacture.
Twenty-four of these brands have been chosen by The Loop to feature in the new store.
“We are thrilled to open this new Design Ireland store in Terminal 2 which brings the very best of contemporary handcrafted Irish design products to an international audience,” said Anthony Kenny, deputy chief executive of The Loop’s parent company, Aer Rianta International.
“Design & Crafts Council Ireland and Dublin Airport have a very strong connection as both organisations contribute significantly to Ireland’s economic and cultural development, providing vital jobs across the country.
“Dublin Airport is Ireland’s gateway to the world with tens of thousands of passengers travelling through Terminal 2 every day and the Design Ireland brands will have great exposure to a wide variety of different audiences every day."
“Through this initiative Dublin Airport will become a true flagship for Irish design,” said Brian McGee, market development director of the Design & Crafts Council Ireland.
“Ireland’s design is recognised the world over for creativity, heritage, and craftsmanship. The talented designers that have been selected for this innovative store are living across the land, sustaining their communities and keeping our traditions alive.”
The new store in T2 features an array of products from 24 designers based across the country.
The range includes jewellery designers Chupi from Dublin, ENIBAS from Cork and Martina Hamilton from Sligo, and fashion items from Hanna Hats of Donegal, Emblem Weavers in Wexford, and Mourne Textiles in Co Down.