Despite its small size and population, Ireland and Irish culture have made a lasting impression around the world beyond the mass appeal of their St. Patrick’s traditions.
While you may think of hand-carved furniture when you think of Irish design, you may want to think again: the interior design world in Ireland is currently undergoing a renaissance of sorts.
Avant-garde boutique hotels, extraordinary contemporary homes and inventive retail spaces are popping up across the country, reflecting Ireland’s newfound confidence in design.
Here are some interior designers leading the Irish design renaissance.
Roisin Lafferty/ Kingston Lafferty Designs
Roisin aims to put human behaviour as the foundation of all her designs. Her diligent approach has led to multiple award wins and nominations, and glowing testimonials.
Emily Maher, Lost Weekend
Founded by Emily Maher in 2006, the Lost Weekend interior design practice have designed residences in some of Dublin’s hottest areas like Blackrock and Monkstown.
Paul Haffey Design
With a focus on the booming hospitality sector, Paul Haffey’s interior design business creates memorable experiences in several top bars, cafés and restaurants across Ireland.
Primarily an industrial design studio, the Designgoat team have created interiors for some of Dublin’s most elite dining spaces.
Designgoat works across interior, product and furniture design disciplines.
Established in 2008, Think Contemporary are one of the top interior designers in Dublin. The team have created functional and beautiful spaces for clients from Ireland and abroad.
These firms are part of a burgeoning pool of design talent in Ireland. We hope that you continue to explore design beyond your own backyard.