We were absolutely delighted to be presented with a
Best Product Award- Jewellery Category-Highly Commended at this years Showcase Ireland.
What a surprise! Thrilled, chuffed and thrilled again!
Winners of the annual Showcase Awards were announced at Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo®, which took place at the RDS in Dublin . Showcase 2020 was officially opened on Sunday, 19th January by Dr. Orlaigh Quinn, Secretary General of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, and the awards were presented by Louise Allen, Managing Executive of Design & Crafts Council Ireland.
Now in its 44th year, Showcase is one of Ireland’s most important international trade fairs, with new season collections being unveiled by over 400 creative brands, including more than 50 debuting at the four-day event this year. Buying teams from over 2,760 retail businesses across the world are visiting the RDS to discover unique, authentic, contemporary products designed and made in Ireland, many of which are exclusive to the show. The main international markets for this trade-only show are the UK, USA, Mainland Europe and the Far East.
Louise Allen, Managing Executive of Design & Crafts Council Ireland, said: “It’s wonderful to see hundreds of creative brands from throughout Ireland connect with retail buyers from all over the world at this busy and vibrant trade fair. The productive activity among Irish designers and makers as they network with buyers is testament to the positivity and desire among retailers for high-quality Irish designed and crafted products worldwide. Every year, our Showcase awards programme encourages makers to innovate and develop new and exciting products, and 2020 is no exception when it comes to quality, craftsmanship and creativity among the awards contenders. Sincere congratulations to all our award recipients, runners-up and those who were highly commended.”
JEWELLERY: The Showcase Best Product Award in the jewellery category went to Filip Vanas Designs .
Highly commended in this category were Inner Island for its neckpiece and ring and Connemara-based Lynsey de Burca for her neckpiece and earring set.
Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo® is one of the country’s largest international trade shows. The annual event attracts the buying teams from over 2,760 retailers from across the world, including Ireland, the UK, USA, Mainland Europe and the Far East, generating sales orders of over €20 million during the four days of the show. Showcase is presented on behalf of Design & Crafts Council Ireland, with support from Enterprise Ireland in promoting the trade show internationally through their network of offices overseas, and the Local Enterprise Offices nationwide. More than 400 Irish brands are exhibited at the fair, including emerging Irish businesses supported by their Local Enterprise Offices. Showcase is for trade attendance only. showcaseireland.com
About Design & Crafts Council Ireland
Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI) is the national agency for the commercial development of Irish designers and makers, stimulating innovation, championing design thinking and informing Government policy. DCCI’s activities are funded by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation via Enterprise Ireland. DCCI currently has 59 member organisations and over 3,000 registered clients. dcci.ie