Guests at the launch of house 2019
A Donegal exhibitor has been added to the line-up for house 2019, Ireland’s premier interior design event.
Koko Designs which is based in Ramelton, will be showcasing its design products to visitors.
The three-day event returns to the RDS Dublin for its fourth year from May 24t to 26. This year’s line-up features architects Dermot Bannon and Hugh Wallace, interior designers Suzie McAdam and Amanda Hilton Sawyer, alongside interior architect Róisín Lafferty.
There will also be 160 hand-picked exhibitors and sponsors; and various stages, including the Inspiration Stage, the Trend Talks stage, and an Upcycling Area, where attendees can gain insights and advice from high-profile speakers. Members of the Interiors Association will deliver Design Clinics at the event, where attendees can receive one-to-one advice from professional interior designers.
To coincide with the launch of the event, house released survey findings highlighting key concerns for Ireland’s interiors industry. The survey was completed by members of the Interiors Association, a support network for the interior architecture and design communities.
Cheap imports, fast fashion and our “throwaway” culture were identified by survey respondents as the most negative trends impacting on the design industry. On a more positive note, respondents predicted sustainability will play a key role in purchasing decisions in the coming years, pointing to increased demand for responsible design, biophilic design, and locally-sourced and handcrafted products.
A growth in public appreciation for quality design was also highlighted as a positive, with respondents citing the continued popularity of interiors-focused media programmes, outlets and events – and their impact on public perceptions of design.