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Rocha, John (1953–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Hong Kong-born fashion designer of Portuguese and Chinese descent, Rocha was a psychiatric nurse before studying fashion at Croydon College of Design and Technology, London. His graduate show featured Irish fabrics and in 1977 he moved...

Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) (1972–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) was a professional body of design practitioners including those working in design promotion and education. The IDI was originally founded as the Society of Designers in Ireland (SDI) in 1972...

National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin (1971–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, was established by the Irish Parliament through the National College of Art and Design Act (1971). The College traces its earliest origins to the Royal Dublin Society’s Schools...

Irish Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Other than the north-east, where industries such as ship-building and rope-making were established in the nineteenth century, most of Ireland did not undergo widespread industrialization, remaining a largely agrarian economy until at least...

Treacy, Philip (1967–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Treacy is an Irish milliner, Galway-born and London-based. He studied fashion in Dublin (NCAD) and millinery in London (RCA). His work is highly conceptual and straddles both art and fashion—particularly his hats, known as “head...

Waterford

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...George and William Penrose established Waterford as a center of glass production in Waterford, Ireland, in 1783. The Waterford Glass House produced cut, engraved, and molded glass vessels and chandeliers of the highest quality...

Institute of Creative Advertising and Design Awards (ICAD) (1958–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD) was an Irish organization founded in 1958 as the Institute of Creative Advertising by a group that included designers Jan de Fouw and Jarlath Hayes. Its mission statement...

Kiely, Orla (1963–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Irish textile, fashion, homeware, and accessory designer who was born in Dublin, and living and working in London, Kiely studied printed textiles at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, and knitwear design at the Royal...

Kilkenny Design Workshops Ireland (1963–88)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Set up in 1963, shortly after Ireland moved from a protectionist economic policy to one of free trade, Kilkenny Design Workshops (KDW) formally opened in November 1965 with the goal of promoting better design at a national level...

Gray, Eileen (1878–1976)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Irish furniture designer, architect, and lacquerwork specialist who was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, and who lived and worked in France, Gray was a highly innovative designer who excelled in solutions for small, domestic spaces...