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Explores the channels and online platforms available to craft and design enterprises to access the marketplace.
There are 42 entries for Marketplaces. Click the title for further details.
September - General Public & Buyers
London Design Festival, Earls Court, London
As one of the world’s most important design trade events, 100% Design is the commercial cornerstone of the annual London Design Festival. The show attracts exhibitors, visitors, designers and press from around the world.
February - Traders & Buyers
Contemporary giftware, tableware, contemporary handmade products, interior products. It attracts around 140,000 trade visitors a year who come to Ambiente to compile their assortments.
22 Powerscourt Townhouse,
South William St, Dublin 2
01 679 9268
Article was opened in 2010 by John Adams and offers a beautifully edited range of contemporary tableware and decorative home accessories. It stocks stock the work of many talented, contemporary Irish designers.
September/February - Buyers
With all types of home and gift products available at one time, in one place, this is the ultimate opportunity for suppliers to showcase their current ranges, launch new products and meet those all important customers – both current and new.
June - General Public/Families
Phoenix Park, Dublin
The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland presents an exciting range of craft experiences at Bloom including workshops, interactive installations, demonstrations and a retail area selling only Irish-made work.
September (Chicago), April (Secaucus) - Buyers & Niche Market
Celtic Marketplace Trade Show is organised and hosted by the North American Celtic Trade Association (NACTA), the trade association for the Celtic Market in North America. NACTA’s mission is to facilitate communication among businesses involved in the Celtic market in the USA and Canada and to develop and implement programs of value to its members.
March/April - General Public, Buyers & Collectors
RCA in London
Ceramic Art London provides a unique showcase for contemporary studio ceramics, featuring work from leading national and international makers.
May - General Public, Buyers & Collectors
Saatchi Gallery, London
COLLECT is a highlight in the cultural calendar for anyone passionate about buying the very best in contemporary craft. This prestigious fair presents a selection of UK and international galleries representing dynamic work by their portfolio of artists.
Church Street, Cahir, Tipperary
052 744 1473
Showcase for quality handcrafted items from the South East of Ireland.
September - Buyers & Interior Designers
Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London
Interior design show for professionals - a major trade show for soft furnishings and home products.
June (Basel), December (Miami) - Buyers & Collectors
Basel, Switzerland & Miami, Florida
Major event for design collectors with a focus on one off or limited edition design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce.
Cornmarket Street, Cork
(021) 427 9420
A retail / gallery outlet with in-house designers and workshop. The gallery currently features a wide range of contemporary, handmade jewellery to glass design and woodturning.
48-49 Nassau Street, Dublin 2
01 474 1011
DESIGNYARD is the leading showcase for contemporary jewellery and applied arts in Ireland.
Buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies on Etsy, the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace.
Folksy is a place to buy hand-crafted gifts and handmade or commercial supplies.
December - General Public
Ireland's largest craft and design fair, held just before the Christmas season, showcasing over 500 designers, artists and craftspeople.
October - General Public
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is recognised as one of the leading retail events for contemporary craft in the UK, attracting over 6,000 visitors with collective exhibitor sales of over £200K.
January - Traders, Buyers
Handmade in Britain was established over a decade ago by engineer-turned-designer Piyush Suri, advocate of everything handmade. After working for a few years in the industry, he single-handedly built his initiative to support and promote British designer-makers.
41 a/b Drury Street, Dublin 2
Industry offers an evolving collection of carefully curated objects, furniture and wares for the home and everyday life.
February - Professional Audience, Watch Manufacturers, Jewellers & Dealers
Inhorgenta Munich presents itself as an international trade fair for watches, jewellery, precious stones, pearls and technology.
Ireland's Showcase brings together a collection of Irish-made, Irish-designed jewelry, pottery, ceramics, art and sculpture and much more.
41 Drury Street, Dublin 2
+353 (01) 679 8871
Irish Design Shop stocks the best of Irish design including ceramics, woodwork, textiles, jewellery and furniture. Clare and Laura provide a selection of best quality, design-led products, all produced by makers living in Ireland.
Kilkenny Design Centre, Castle Yard, Kilkenny
056 7722 118
Kilkenny Design Centre offers an unrivalled selection of Irish handcrafted gifts.
October - General Public
One Marylebone NW1 4AQ, London
The Design and Craft Fair is organised by the team that has run the highly successful Brighton Art Fair since 2004 and MADE - Brighton's Design and Craft Fair since 2006.
November - General Public
Corn Exchange, Brighton
MADE - Brighton's Design and Craft Fair is organised by the team that has run the highly successful Brighton Art Fair since 2004: artist and printmaker Sarah Young and adminstrator Jon Tutton.
January/September - Buyers
Maison et Objet is a major French trade fair for interior design. Held bi-annually, it has been described as "among the three most important European events for interior design and interior products”.
01 829 1694
Home store, dining, gifts, quality furniture, bed and bath, storage solutions, kitchen products.
February/March - London - Buyers
Mid Century Modern is an event that showcases pieces from current British designers (such as Ed Carpenter, Hortense Suleyman and Michelle House) as well as design classics (such as the Eames, Panton and Arne Jacobsen).
January / August - Buyers & Trend Researchers
Javits Center, Piers 92 + 94, New York
Drawing 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and 80+ countries, the NY Now is produced twice annually by GLM Shows and is open to the trade only. Held in January and August in New York City, the Fair hosts 2,800 exhibiting companies showcasing the very best lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum.
May/June - Buyers
Pulse is the summer's largest design focused retail gift, homeware and lifestyle show. With over 10 years’ experience in the design market, Pulse attracts and serves the needs of thousands of retailers year on year.
December - General Public
Old Truman Brewery, London
The Renegade Craft Fair (RCF) is a large-scale marketplace event, showcasing the work of contemporary indie-craft artists. Featuring hundreds of artists at a time, vendors travel from all over to sell their handmade goods and original artwork. RCF is held in urban epicentres of creative indie-entrepreneurship throughout the US and abroad – including Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, and London (UK).
Autumn / Spring - Buyers
Scotland's Trade Fair Spring offers a huge selection of the very best giftware ranging from design-led products to volume gift collections from over 500 Scottish, UK and continental ranges.
Shopify is a hosted ecommerce solution that allows you to set up and run your own online store.
January - Buyers
Showcase, Ireland's Creative Expo and the country's largest international trade fair is recognised as the leading gift show in Ireland, with more than 450 exhibitors from craft makers to designers. The four-day tradeshow attracts over 5,000 domestic and overseas buyers.
West Yorkshire, UK and online store
+ 44 (0)1 422 847 435
Snug is a contemporary craft and photography gallery stocking ceramics, wood, jewellery, paper cuts and prints by some of the UK's leading makers. Snug now also has an online shop.
April / November - Galleries & Dealers
New York & Chicago
The Annual Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair is a gallery-presented, international art exposition dedicated to bridging the worlds of design, decorative and fine art. Works by emerging and established artists and designers are available for sale by premier galleries and dealers.
Storenvy is a marketplace and store platform for the world's most unique businesses. Shop thousands of indie merchants or open your own store for free.
September - Buyers, Trend Researchers, Media & General Public
London Design Festival, Old Truman Brewery, London
Tent London is one of the largest design trade shows taking place during the London Design Festival each September.
The Irish Furniture and Homewares Show gives Irish & UK businesses in the furniture trade the opportunity to do business in a relaxed environment, and provides attendees a welcome environment to see new products, innovative ideas and avail of exclusive deals and discounts from the businesses on show.
September/January - Buyers & Trend Researchers
Top Drawer attracts buyers from all over the UK and around the globe. Each year, over 15,000 visitors come through the doors to select from the thousands of products on display. Pulse London has moved to Top Drawer.
Phone: 353 - 1 - 855 3777
LEADING SUPPLIERS TO THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, WITH TRADE LINKS WORLDWIDE.
TWI Office & Showrooms in Dublin, Ireland is the nerve centre of a unique supply service for the Textile Manufacturing Trade with over 5,000 products available from stock. Whether you are a large textile producer, a small rural clothing firm or a design work-shop.
TWI can meet all your requirements, "from cutting room to catwalk".
22a North Main Street,
053 912 3787
This unique concept offers you a design centre showcasing the best in Irish and international giftware and design.
DCCoI’s key partnerships deliver further support and advice for craft and design enterprise.
There are 16 entries for Partners. Click the title for further details.
The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts, working in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.
Chambers Ireland is the country's largest business organisation, with 60 member chambers representing over 130,000 businesses throughout the island of Ireland.
The mission at Cockpit Arts is to support and promote talented designer-makers from all backgrounds through all stages of their career through our incubation programme and online resources.
The Crafts Council's goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.
Culture Ireland is the national body for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide.
As an enterprising charity, the Design Council's work places design at the heart of creating value by stimulating innovation in business and public services, improving the built environment and tackling complex social issues.
Partnerships and results in Comenius, Leonardo Da Vinci and Grundtvig programmes.
Preserve craft heritage:
The Institute of Designers in Ireland is the professional body representing the interests of Irish designers.
Develop a network of clusters with relevant partners to support growth and development of the crafts sector:
Your Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business. With 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland, there is a Local Enterprise Office (LEO) not far from you.
Your Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business, as well as a wide range of experience, skills and services. In particular, Local Enterprise Offices offer:
Nesta is an independent charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life.
The Wheel is a support and representative body connecting community and voluntary organisations and charities across Ireland.
The Western Development Commission (WDC) is a statutory body that was set up to promote both social and economic development in the Western Region (Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Clare) by:
* Ensuring that government policy is directed at improving the social and economic situation in the region
* Developing projects in tourism, industry, marine, renewable energy, technology and organic agri-food, and so on
* Operating the €32 million Western Investment Fund (WIF) to provide loans and equity to business and local communities in the West of Ireland
The WCC’s mission seeks to bring crafts and craftspeople into the mainstream of life, connecting with the past through maintaining inherited traditions and looking into the future through the use of modern technology to experiment, innovate and reach out to new markets.
Provides links and tips in sourcing studios and building relationships with raw materials suppliers and manufacturers.
There are 35 entries for Facilities. Click the title for further details.
Local and social 3D Printing, around the corner.
Watergrasshill Business Park
Tel: 021 489 2612
Packaging, customised to order and to buy online.
Sales and Account Director
Mobile: 086 8037301
Tel: 01 880 9150
Fax: 01 880 9125
Packaging / Boxes / Prototypes
Unit A2, Three Rock Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18
Tel: 01 295 7137
Packaging, customised to order: boxes, glass bottles, jars and plastic packaging.
39 Cookstown Industrial Estate, 3rd Avenue, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Phone: 01- 462 4058
Packaging / Boxes / Prototypes / Litho laminating
Unit 9, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Laser, router and diecutting services with over 25 years experience in the industry. With state of the art equipment, experienced staff and a commitment to customer service, Camplex aims all work towards meeting manufacturing needs.
CarveOn, Unit 7, Rathgorragh, Kill, Co. Kildare
Phone: 083 1922724
Laser engraving on wood and leather.
Ceardlann, Spiddal. Co. Galway
Here you will find 10 craft workers designing, creating, making and selling their work. This unique and very accessible craft village, also is called the Spiddal Craft Centre, Ceardlann in Irish.
Bunree Industrial Estate, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Collins Plastics design and fabricate a wide range of plastic sheet products including display stands, brochure and window displays, collection boxes, menu holders, signs, shop displays, machine guards etc. They also provide specialised custom services for unique items where required.
NSC Campus, Mahon, Cork
CorkBIC is a private sector-led organisation, specifically set up to identify and build knowledge intensive companies based on promising technology and capable innovative people.
Clontygora, Muirhevnamor, Eastern Bypass
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Tel: 042 9385720
Creative Spark: Louth Creative Community Hub is a dedicated creative training and workspace facility for County Louth and the north-east.
Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare
Tel: 087 7571262
Professional art, craft and design photography. Specialist photographer for crafters, designers and artists.
Malahide Road Industrial Park, Newtown, Dublin 17
Tel: 01 847 0044
Packaging and customised-to-order bags.
Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Donegal Craft Village has become a showcase for contemporary arts and crafts in the county. There are seven workshops clustered around a central courtyard.
Tel: 023 8842111
Corrugated packaging, wood packaging, foam packaging and accessories.
1st Floor, The Tower, Trinity Technology & Enterprise Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Tel: 01 6713111
Dublin Business Innovation Centre (Dublin BIC) assists and provides advice to new business projects and access to seed capital to selected enterprises.
The Guinness Enterprise Centre is a dynamic community of high potential businesses. The centre is a hub of entrepreneurial enterprises and business and investment support services. The centre is suitable to a wide range of businesses.
Unit 14-16 Beechlawn Industrial Complex, Greenhills Road, Dublin 12
Tel: +353 1 4502 852
Litho Printing: Printing / Diecuts / Spot UV Varnish (Quantities of more than 200+)
9/10 Crag Crescent, Clondalkin Industrial Estate, Dublin 22
Phone: 01 457 0336
J.R. Labels specialise in manufacturing and supplying plain and printed self adhesive labels in many formats from plain white up to all colour print on the widest variety of materials available, both adhesive and non-adhesive.
Unit C & D, JFK Drive, JFK Industrial Estate, Bluebell, Dublin 12
Telephone: (01) 4194000
Monahan Road, Cork
Telephone: (021) 4964111
Unit F2, Eastway Business and Industrial Park, Ballysimon Road, Limerick
Telephone: (061) 316850
Suppliers of many types and forms of metal (mostly non-ferrous) and plastics to artists and craftspeople from our three branches - Dublin, Cork and Limerick - which also have cutting aND folding facilities. Items can be manufactured and polished to specific requirements in Dublin.
Raheen Business Park, Limerick
Tel: + 353 61 229333
Packaging, customised to order.
Unit 506B, Northwest Business Park Phase 2, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15
Tel: 01 861 2253
Wholesale gift and packaging specialists.
Unit 8 Unidare Industrial Estate, Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
Phone: 083 43468 or 086 43286
Diecuts / Special Finishing / Spot UV / Foil Blocks
Mornington, Co. Meath
Leinster Laser offers a complete custom cutting, engraving and design service for artists, craftspeople and hobbyists alike. They offer a turnkey service which is carried out in-house to ensure quality and customer satisfaction.
M50 Webstore is ideal for companies that want to outsource storage and handling, order fulfilment, pick ‘n’ pack, kitting and assembly, in bound container unloading, drop shipping, e-commerce fulfillment and seasonal order processing.
We work hard to ensure a fast, cost effective, and accurate third party order processing service. M50Webstore, Dublin is your ideal base to service order bound for Ireland, UK, Europe and the World!
Fortmill, Ardagh, Co. Longford
Tel: 087 824 9783
An Irish supplier of postal packaging and accessories.
Make yourself and your business remarkable with business cards, minicards and more from MOO
Unit 16, Tolka Valley Business Park, Ballyboggan Road, Finglas, Dublin 11
Tel: 00353 1 8602222
Mob: 00353 87 6818339
Contact: Paddy Gallagher
Litho printing: Printing / Diecuts / Spot UV varnish (quantities of more than 200+)
Shapeways.com is the world's leading 3D printing marketplace and community.
Unit 1B, Industrial Park, Cork Road, Waterford City
South East Business & Innovation Centre supports the generation and development of new innovative enterprises by providing tailored business consultancy services in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and South Tipperary.
Neil Lennon T/A Studio Lugh
Phone: 043 333 8062
Mobile: 087 195 7721
Product photographer specialising in jewellery photography.
The Dock Arts Centre, St. George’s Terrace, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Leitrim Design House is a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting the development and success of designer/makers and artists working in the creative sector.
New website work in progress.
Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
Tel: (01) 230 0558
The Picture Works is a Communications Company using media and technology to create impact and connections Out of Home.
Prides itself on printing superior quality greeting cards, postcards, business cards, posters and bespoke items.
29 Fitzwilliam Street Upper
Office: +3531 539 7279
Mob: +35386 101 0203
VideoTree create video content that helps you sell more online. Innovative product videos showcase the real value of your work in an engaging and effective way and corporate videos provide an insight for your visitors about who you are and the reason they should buy from you.
Galway Technology Centre, Mervue, Galway
WESTBIC is the official EC Business & Innovation Centre in the Border, Midland & Western region of Ireland providing tailored support to innovative enterprise through the initial stages, from concept to commercialisation.
A directory of craft and design websites to keep your craft and design enterprise up-to-date and innovative.
There are 8 entries for Global. Click the title for further details.
Creative Bug aim to be your go-to source for online art and craft instruction. We’ve gathered some of the most inspiring designers and crafters to bring video workshops right to your screen.
Provides articles and online courses for small craft and design businesses.
Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
Liberty is one of the last great emporiums for innovative and eclectic design. Situated in the heart of London since 1875, it remains to this day the destination of choice for the savvy and sophisticated shopper. The blog reflects this aesthetic of their love for high-end innovative and eclectic design and crafted products.
LinkedFinance offers trustworthy small businesses a new viable alternative to borrowing from the banks.
MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.
Thingiverse is a place for you to share your digital designs with the world. They believe that just as computing shifted away from the mainframe into the personal computer that you use today, digital fabrication will share the same path.
Waag Society, institute for art, science and technology, develops creative technology for social innovation.
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Champion for the promotion and development of design-led contemporary craft in Northern Ireland.FOLLOW ON TWITTER
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