Showcase 2014 features the best of Irish design with products from over 400 exhibitors. Ideally you would need two or three days to go around and see it all. Although I had only one day to get to it this year I had done my homework before going and had pinpointed the people I absolutely wanted to meet.
It is always a real treat to attend the show as the choice and variety of Irish-made products is outstanding. I went to it on the opening day with fellow designer and fashionista Naomi who has a great eye for spotting the unusual and the quirky.
We stopped at the stands of some of the makers that I stock in Handmade Design Studio such as ArtySmarty creator Angela Cutlhill, Matt Jones, Sarah Mc Kenna, Orla Barry, Blaithin Ennis among others. I discovered their exciting and on trend new collections and cannot wait to receive them in the shop.
I also met some really interesting and friendly new craftmakers whom I had not metbefore and was truly inspired by their unique products.
The beautifully crafted, high quality items soon to be found in Handmade Design Studio are:
- Natural and colourful luxury soaps by Baressential
- Urban-inspired fine silk scarves by Katie Brown
- And much more …
If you are ever coming to Mullingar, come and have a peek!