My husband David and I started our journey in Irish design back in 2013, when we were given the opportunity to showcase our initial collections (Rubyhues Jewellery and Christoffersen Photographic Art) at The Design Loft in Powerscourt Estate. At that stage The Design Loft was in its infancy, and over the years since it has gone from strength to strength and now showcases over 40 different Irish designers and makers, all in the stunning surroundings of Powerscourt Estate. In November 2016 the owners of The Design Loft moved on to pastures new and, having been part of The Design Loft for three years, we were thrilled to be able to take up the baton and carry on the wonderful ethos of this truly special shop.
Since November, we have given the shop a bit of a facelift and are now rebranding and developing our online presence. We have introduced a great many new emerging Irish designers to the gallery and are thrilled to showcase their talent in such a unique setting.
The house and grounds at Powerscourt are some of the most beautiful in the world (and that's National Geographic saying this - not just me!) and we hope you'll join us soon. Have a cup of tea in the café, a walk in the fabulous gardens, and then pop up to see us in The Design Loft!
- Heather Walsh
Now, from June 2017, The Design Loft is also online!
If you can't make it out to us in Enniskerry then you can still browse our fantastic group of local makers from home.
We're always bringing new designers into The Design Loft and the range available online will be expanding over the next while - this is just our initial online offering, so watch this space!
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