Studio AAD &
John McLaughlin Architects
The Cabinet of Modern Irish Life
Nov 20 -
Studio Aad is a Dublin design consultancy that works with clients of all sizes and from a wide range of sectors, using design to help them shape their projects. Building on a project’s core strengths, Studio Aad works across disciplines to deliver ideas, solve problems and build tools that help clients to explain, engage and make an impact. The studio is founded on an entrepreneurial spirit and for the first 5 years of business the team also had a successful clothing brand that sold in stores across Europe and Asia, from Urban Outfitters to Colette in Paris and Journal Standard in Tokyo.
This experience provided a unique and holistic insight for the design practice. Passionate advocates of creativity as a catalyst, the Studio Aad team invests time and money in the development of studio and community projects such as the charity site Grow and the social project Where We Are. Studio Aad is also a founding member of the 100 Archive, a site dedicated to mapping the quality and diversity of Irish communication design with the aim of providing a strong context for its development.
Studio AAD is een ontwerpadviesbureau dat interdisciplinair werkt om ideeën te leveren, problemen op te lossen en hulpmiddelen te bouwen die klanten helpen uitleggen, uitnodigen en indruk maken. Studio AAD is ook een van de oprichters van 100Archive, een site gericht op het in kaart brengen van de kwaliteit en diversiteit van Ierse communicatievormgeving, met als doel een sterke context te bieden voor de ontwikkeling daarvan. Studio AAD presenteert Connections, een expositieoplossing in capsulevorm om internationaal te toeren voor Irish
John McLaughlin Architects
John McLaughlin Architects is a design focused studio based in Dun Laoghaire. Their practice works at many different scales and across a wide range of project types. They are particularly interested in connections between architecture and the wider landscape and built environment. They design masterplans, landscapes, buildings, houses, public art and exhibitions. Prior to establishing the practice in 2010, John was director of architecture with the Dublin Docklands Authority where he was responsible for the design of many of the public spaces in the docklands including the Grand Canal Harbour District.
Taking their inspiration from Irish modern architects and designers, their designs have been noted for their beauty, understated elegance and playfulness. They have received many awards and have participated in a number of exhibitions. John curated the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 titled Shifting Ground, and (with Gary A. Boyd) he curated and designed the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 titled Infra Éireann.
The Cabinet of modern Irish design is like a window on Ireland – I wanted to bring breadth to how people understand Irish Design. I’m thinking of it as a glimpse of modern Ireland through the lens of design. I imagined it like a kitchen dresser, the eclectic backdrop to family life; and that let me bring in quite disparate things that nevertheless have a relationship through how we use them, how they give us a sense of who we are.
The Cabinet features work by:
Theme - LIFE
Science stamps, design by Detail
Animation Ireland stamps
Literature stamp postcard, design by the Stone Twins
Illustrators Ireland flyer, design by Unthink
Keep Sketch notebook, design by Dave Comiskey
Calendar by Project Twins for Irish Design Shop
Science Gallery Annual Report, design by Detail
3FE take away cup, design by Conor & David
Theme - EAT
Jameson St. Patricks Day 2015 edition, label by Steve Simpson
Trivet by Superfolk
Elements Low Glass by J.HILL’s Standard
Cuttings grappa glass by J.HILL’s Standard
Cake Café napkins, design by Pony
Theme - INHABIT
Quarry House by Clancy Moore architects, images by Alice Clancy
Jeffry’s House by Emma Mannion and Thomas O’Brien, Ards Forest Park, Co. Donegal
House 1 by TAKA architects, images by Alice Clancy
Theme - READ
Eoin McHugh - Augury book from Douglas Hyde Gallery, design by Peter Maybury
A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton
The Dublin Review 58, design by Atelier David Smith
SET zine, design by Paul Guinan