Liminal - Irish design at the threshold | ID2015 flagship show at Design Hub, Dublin Castle

20.11.2015 –

Irish Design 2015

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm

The evolving flagship exhibition from ID2015, Liminal – Irish design at the threshold, arrives in Dublin after its tour of design weeks in Eindhoven, Milan and New York. The exhibition features over 20 designers, companies and studios involved in collaborations across disciplines.


Presenting a pivotal chapter in Irish design, Liminal explores, identifies and showcases Irish creativity, and how designers, companies and studios are moving across disciplinary boundaries and the limits of what design has been, into what design can become. As design increasingly seeks to create holistic experiences and narratives, Ireland is placed to play a significant role in 21st century design, helping meet the challenges of tomorrow. The exhibition demonstrates Irish design excellence across disciplines and considers the possibilities for the future.


Explore the projects and collaborations in Liminal.

View the designers' biographies.


The exhibition will be supported by a programme of talks, workshops, tours and events throughout its run.



Join our gallery mediators for an introduction to the exhibition, exploring some of their favourite works.


CURATORS TALK: Sunday 6 Dec, 12.30pm

Join Louise Allen, Alex Milton and Angela O’Kelly to get an insight into Liminal, discussing the exhibition curation, development and collaborations.


DESIGN BITES: Thursdays, 1.15pm - 1.45pm

Lunchtime talks from innovative, award winning designers about new projects and collaborations.

26 Nov             An Irish Design Journey with Alex Milton, Irish Design 2015

3 Dec               Mapping the State: Design as a Tool for Organisational Change with Ciarán ÓGaora, Zero-G

10 Dec            The Ogham Wall: Architecture & Object with Grafton Architects and Graphic Relief


DESIGN SESSIONS*: Saturdays, 2pm

Experiment with a new skill in these workshops for designers, makers and creative dabblers.

28 Nov             Laser Cut Wearables with Genevieve Howard

12 Dec             Intro to Animation with Cartoon Saloon



Our educators introduce students to design through an engaging exhibition talking-tour and invite you to book a class workshop:

Primary               Line Shape Pattern

Secondary          ARCKIT: Modular Homes

Third Level          ARCKIT: Streetscape


FAMILY DAYS*: Saturdays, 10.30am + 12noon

Explore design ideas and processes through talking, drawing and making.

28 Nov                 Festive Cut-Outs with Genevieve Howard

12 Dec                 Character Design with Cartoon Saloon



Drop-in with the family to discover design through Liminal:

Liminal Explorer    Become a design detective, seeking out exciting visual designs

ARCKIT Play         Test out your architectural design ideas with ARCKIT


ARCKIT CITY BUILD:     28 Dec – 30 Dec, 2pm – 4.30pm

Drop-in during the holidays to help design and build our ARCKIT city!


*Booking required:

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