Dublin Design Festival
31 Oct—10 Nov

This year, Dublin Design Festival is a 12 day festival of design, taking place right across the city. Operating as a collaborative and participative umbrella network, the festival brings together principal industry organisations along with key national and International participants. A dynamic programme of events, featuring The Future, with the future at its heart, includes exhibitions, conferences, live events and more, all celebrating and examining the many facets of design and its importance to business, culture and society.

We invite you to feed in, to contribute, to participate. We plan to build on this year’s activities, to broaden audiences and to establish a model that can be rolled out nationally with regional hubs.

We look forward to starting this conversation with you over the course of the festival.

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Saturday 5th November

Design Dinner

General Merchants Cafe (361)

Join us at General Merchants 361 on Ormeau Road for our Design Dinner. Upon arrival you will receive a signature cocktail created especially for Design Week and enjoy a 3 course sharing supper with a glass of wine. We are delighted to collaborate with UsFolk for our illustrated placemats.

As well as getting a delicious dinner, we’re delighted to welcome Belfast-based commercial illustrator, Paul Ryding as our keynote speaker.

Paul’s work continually examines the human figure; what can be expressed and communicated, sometimes involuntarily by the topographical landscape of the face. He has also continued to promote ethical practices within the Illustration industry as a lecturer and an external adviser for the Association of Illustrators. He has also held several talks on contemporary illustration as well as writing for a number of journals including Varoom magazine. Paul will be talking all things Trump with his new illustration project. Join us for some topical design discussion and a great evening out!

Join us from 7.30pm for dinner at 8pm.

Saturday 5th November