The Souvenir Project, specially commissioned by Irish Design 2015 and curated by Jonathan Legge, Makers & Brothers, looks to question what an Irish souvenir might be. It presents a collection of contemporary objects with meaning and depth that explores the local context, championing creative collaborations between Irish designers and makers.

WHAT
• A collection of nine contemporary Irish souvenirs that explore the local
context and questions what a souvenir might be. Playful, useful or simply
curious – a gathering of objects with meaning and depth, commissioned by
ID2015 and curated by Jonathan Legge, Makers & Brothers.
WHERE
• Rochelle School, Shoreditch, London.
• One of the most interesting and exclusive new destinations of this year.

WHEN
• Monday 22 – Tuesday 27 September 2015 – London Design Festival.

WHO
• Over 20 of Ireland’s best designers and makers including Tom de Poar,
Stephen Pearce, Johnny Kelly, Superfolk, J Hill’s Standard, Nicholas Mosse,
Conor+David all creating new original work.

SOUVENIRS
• The objects in development include: A honey pot where the clay for the
pot and the contents all come from the same field. A collection of crystal
vases cut with a series of patterns to represent different Irish terms for rain.
A traditional spongeware plate that subtly celebrates the recent marriage
equality referendum. A bespoke tool, designed for the production of an
original cocktail made whiskey, clover and bog myrtle.

More details here: www.irishdesign2015.ie