Design Island - The Cream of Irish Design

Design Island (formerly The Cream of Irish Design) is a network of Designer Makers who produce products for the interiors market. Design Island was established in 2006 in order to develop each other’s progress in business by networking and group marketing of each other's complimentary styles and disciplines in lighting, furniture, rugs, glass and associated materials.

To fulfil the Design Island mission the group required the medium of exhibition to push out the concept of good design and manufacture happening in Ireland. Design Island’s first main exhibition happened in Interior Design + Art fair 2009 under the Cream of Irish Design title. As international development became more important for the group they decided to re-brand to Design Island to create a brand which would be applicable to all of Ireland, North and South, and which drew from Ireland’s strengths of culture, history and craft heritage.


Exhibitions, promotion, support, development.

Who Can Join 

Irish designers and makers who are interested in developing one another’s business progression and exhibiting.