Forge is a creative initiative started by three design led businesses; Rosemary Ryan of The Malthouse Design Centre , Elizabeth Fingleton of Klickity and Simon Keogh of Urban Assembly.It is a one day design forum taking place on Saturday, November 2nd, which aims to connect product designers with Irish manufacturers to promote collaboration among them.
Forge aims to establish clear routes to market for product designers by capitalising on existing Irish manufacturing bases leading to mutually beneficial relationships. This one day event will offer a platform which helps manufacturers expand the possibilities beyond their everyday operations to discover a new pathway to growth through collaboration with designers. There are significant opportunities to share design and manufacturing insider knowledge, co-create products and work together to bring them to market.
Forge acts as the starting point to achieve this through informal group discussions and presentations from experienced designers and manufacturers. Speakers on the day will include Paddy Tobin from Nadura Design and head of the design programme at GMIT Letterfrack, Furniture designers Peter McCann and Steurt Padwick and founder of the very resourceful website, FindItMakeIt, Tara Whelan.
Forge will take place in The Coachhouse, Dublin Castle this Saturday, Novemeber 2nd. Tickets are available to buy from the Forge Dublin website at a discount price of €50.00 if booked before Thursday 31st. An event all designers and manufacturers should not miss.
Hope to see you all there,