Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things

3.04.2015 –
14.06.2015

ID2015 Design Hub at Dublin Castle

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 1pm – 5pm

We use them every day. They influence our lives. They number in the billions. They are so common that we rarely even think about them: the Hidden Heroes of everyday life. Be it a towel, a tea bag or a zipper, these objects are classics. Typically based on an idea that was both simple and ingenious, they have often remained essentially unaltered for decades. Due to their constancy, efficient use of materials and great utility, they are the utmost examples of sustainability and functional aesthetics. 

An exhibition from Vitra Design Museum in cooperation with Hi-Cone, Hidden Heroes presents over thirty everyday items, telling their history and demonstrating the enormous significance they have today, both conceptually and economically. Hidden Heroes can also be experienced through the companion online exhibition at www.hidden-heroes.net

Hidden Heroes runs at the ID2015 Design Hub until June 14th.

We are open throughout Easter and on Bank Holidays -  Bring the family along to explore this playful exhibition, and then get making, sketching and designing with our YOUNG DESIGNERS TOOLKIT.


CURATORS TALK: What Makes Design Genius?

13 June, noon

Dr Jochen Eisenbrand, Chief Curator at Vitra Design Museum introduces the Hidden Heroes exhibition and talks about finding the genius in design for the everyday.

BOOKING: https://whatmakesdesigngenius.eventbrite.ie

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FAMILY DAYS: Design Workshops

Alternate Saturdays 10.30am and 12noon        

11 April: Ideate & Create with Jess Lockhart
25 April: Alphabet Design with Noelle Cooper
9 May: LED Lamps with Tara Whelan
23 May: Carton Constructions with Gina Faustino
6 June: Circuits & Switches with Fiona Byrne

10.30am: 5-8 yrs | 12noon: 9-13 yrs     BOOKING: designhub@irishdesign2015.ie

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DESIGN BITES: Lunchtime Talks Series

Alternate Thursdays 1.15pm - 1.45pm

16 April: Lisa Godson, NCAD – Hidden Heroes of Irish design
30 April: O’Donnell + Tuomey – A Space for Architecture
14 May: Aidan Madden, Arup – Structural Safety:
Assessments in Garment Factories
28 May: Frank Long, Frontend – Optimising Interaction
11 June: James Leckey, Leckey – Design that Improves Lives

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DESIGN SESSIONS: Workshops for adults

Alternate Saturdays, 2pm

11 April: Design Goggles with Jess Lockhart
25 April: Just My Type with Noelle Cooper
9 May: 3D Print Lab with Tara Whelan
23 May: Tetragami with Gina Faustino
6 June: Technology & Universal Design with Fiona Byrne

For designers, makers and creative dabblers  BOOKING: designhub@irishdesign2015.ie

ID2015 Design Hub at Dublin Castle

Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 1pm – 5pm

ID2015 Design Hub @ Dublin Castle

2 Palace Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin City, Ireland

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