Connections is a multi-part travelling exhibition of Irish design touring Irish Embassies and Consulates around the world — Learn more

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Connections consists of a capsule exhibition, a design library and the Design Island photographic exhibition, collectively showcasing the work of over 50 Irish designers and design companies. The exhibition was developed by Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) in partnership with the Trade Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to highlight the quality of Irish design abroad, to forge links with the international design community, drive job creation and grow our export market. 

Connections is part of a programme of linked Irish Embassy network and Enterprise Ireland events that support ID2015’s presence at design festivals and architectural biennales around the world in 2015.

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Paris / New York / Shanghai / Prague / Chicago / Milan / London / Vilnius / Edinburgh / Stockholm...

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Recent Events

  • Embassy of Ireland, Warsaw

    29 Feb–7 Mar

    Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

  • Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago

    22 Jan–18 Mar

    Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

  • Embassy of Ireland, Vienna

    14–24 Dec

    Stilwerk Vienna

  • Embassy of Ireland, Hanoi

    23 Nov–4 Dec

    Vietnam National University

    Danang University of Architecture


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
& Enterprise Ireland

Irish Design 2015 is extremely grateful to the Trade Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Embassy network, as well as Enterprise Ireland for their invaluable support and partnership. Participating Embassies and Consulates are hosting one or more of the Connections exhibitions to promote Irish design in their area of accreditation and to facilitate the development of new relationships with industry representatives, key buyers and influencers and international media. Enterprise Ireland are facilitating linkages to Ministerial Trade Missions and supporting the development of design-focused Feasibility Studies and Market Study Visits to help bring the best of Irish design to international markets, creating opportunities to connect with existing and new customers, access key decision makers, increase sales in international markets and exchange ideas.