As Irish makers continue to take an increasingly prominent position on the international stage, these leading stores are bringing the best of homegrown and global design to the country’s consumers.
Set in the effervescent cultural hub that is the Latin Quarter of Galway, Coffeewerk + Press is a craft shop and café with a clear objective: ‘to showcase the overlap between Irish and international art and design over the perfect cup of coffee’. This hugely popular neighbourhood store is beloved by all who crave quality design as much as, if not more than, their daily caffeine fix. And the tastefully stocked upstairs shop – brimming with locally made Tweed Project totes, ferm LIVING wire baskets and Arran Street East pottery and anything else you could possibly hope for – is the perfect place to find it.
One of the capital’s favourite home interiors shops, Article in Dublin’s Powerscourt Centre is special. Its ceiling is still embossed with the original plasterwork from when the space was the dressing room of the Viscount Powerscourt in 1780, and you get the feeling he would approve of its current use. Visitors here peruse the stock thoughtfully – including towering shelves of delicate ceramics and tableware – and speak in hushed tones, treating each carefully chosen article with the reverence it deserves.
Article, Powerscourt Centre, Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin, Ireland, +353 1 679 9268
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