2 December 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Three Monaghan designer-makers are featured on, a new global online platform for the very best of Ireland’s design and craft – Cooper Handcrafted Furniture, based in Clones, Helen Steele, based in Emyvale, and Mullan Lighting Design, based in Mullan Village.

Developed by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, provides consumers around the world with inspiration, images and stories about talented Irish designers and their work.

The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland has launched the new web platform dedicated to showcase the work of Ireland’s leading designers and craftspeople. aims to provide consumers the world over with inspiration, images and stories about talented Irish designers and their work.

Visitors to the site can browse Irish products across three categories – Home & Gift, Fashion & Accessories and Jewellery – and then link directly to purchase from maker websites or approved stockists such as Arnotts, the Kilkenny Group, Brown Thomas, Irish Design Shop, Makers & Brothers and Stonechat as well as international retailers, including Heal’s, The New Craftsmen and Wolf & Badger in the UK, The Citizenry in the US and Stór in Tokyo. The site also lists where purchases can be made in-store.

Highlighting beautiful work by talented Irish makers, from jewellers and fashion designers to ceramicists and furniture makers, shares the breadth and quality of Irish design and will continually evolve as further designers and their work are showcased. The site features curated collections to assist consumers in finding unique gifts for the festive season and throughout the year, providing ideas and information on the makers, their inspiration and their work.

Commenting on the launch of, Karen Hennessy, Chief Executive of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, said: “This new site forms part of DCCoI’s strategic goal to increase awareness of Irish design and craft at home and abroad, capitalising on the growing international reputation of the sector in recent years. Design Ireland has been developed as a premium brand to celebrate and champion the wonderful contemporary work being produced all over the island of Ireland. We hope consumers will be inspired to seek out and purchase unique Irish designed and made work throughout the year, but particularly over the coming weeks as they shop for gifts this Christmas.” features a broad range of Irish brands. Several of the featured companies are new to…

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