‘Showcase’ award for Roscommon designer

Roscommon designer, Una Burke, was announced as the Design & Crafts Council Ireland Award winner at Showcase 2022, Ireland’s Creative Expo, which took place at the RDS in Dublin this past week.

  Una also demonstrated her work at the expo’s Makers’ Studio, which as a first for the event this year.

  The annual show has established itself as a must-see trade event, attracting buyers from Ireland and overseas, including UK, USA, Mainland Europe and Asia, all keen to see the latest designs from Ireland’s top brands and craft producers.

  Showcase is an international launch pad for the 318 Irish designers, manufacturers and craftspeople who will be unveiling their new season collections across fashion, jewellery, home and giftware during the four-day event.   

A particular emphasis is placed on new products to market, providing retailers with opportunities to discover and stock up on the latest design-led products, many of which are unique to the show.

  Mary Palmer, Chair of Showcase, said: “Showcase marks one of the most important events in the design and crafts sector’s calendar. For many, this is their first trade show of the year, a chance to launch their new collections and secure orders for the year ahead. Attracting buyers from Ireland and around the world, Showcase’s strength lies in its unique identity and high quality display of Irish design and crafts. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in Showcase 2022, you are helping to support and grow our sector”.

  Exhibitors selected for the Showcase Best Product Awards 2022 were chosen by judges including Brian McGee, DCCI. The judges nominated the ‘Best Product’ in each of their categories and each category produced a Best Product Award and Highly Commended awards. The overall Best Product Award at Showcase 2022 was chosen by the Showcase judging panel.

  The Overall Winner of the Showcase Best Product Award was Molloy and Sons.