Wednesday 24 July 2013

360 degree, rotaing sculpture photography.

Two of the Tower's finest, Elizabeth O'Kane and Ayelet Lalor, have recently been working in collaboration with commercial photographer, Karl Martini, in having some of their sculptures photographed in rotation.


Sylvan, Concrete and Steel, by sculptor Ayelet Lalor

Giant Irish Deer, bronze, by sculptor Elizabeth O'Kane

"I feel this technique is very suited to showcase sculpture because it communicates elements such as texture and gives the pieces a tactile feel. I'm very happy to have had these beautiful sculptures to showcase my photographic process." Karl Martini

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Friday 19 July 2013

Craft/Design studio lease for sale in The Design Tower, Dublin.

Are you an artist or designer looking for a studio in the heart of Dublin's new creative hub? This is your rare opportunity to purchase a nine year renewable lease in The Design Tower, Trinity Centre, Dublin Docklands.

 View of the Grand Canal basin opposite The Design Tower

This historic building is home to a community of designers and makers which currently include jewellers, fine artists, an instrument maker, a leather-worker and a bronze sculptor as well as paper / textile / painting conservation artists.

This building, formally known as the IDA, has been recently bought by Trinity College, who are keen to support and promote the arts.

The large studio (410 sq ft approx) would suit a professional designer, maker or artist. This building has an industrial lift, 24hr studio access and includes free parking.

The current set-up facilitates a workshop area as well as a generous showroom.

A visit to the building will show the diversity of layouts possible to suit different disciplines.

The 6th floor studio overlooks Pearse Street and the docklands basin.

For further information or to arrange a viewing please contact Aisling on 01 670 8476

The Design Tower (seen left) and views from the 6th floor studio

Have a look at a short film about The Design Tower community! This piece captures the the skills and personalities of the artists and designers as well as the creative neighbourhood where we are located! 

The Design Tower website has information on all the businesses.

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Its Summer in the City on Grand Canal Quay!

Check out the Irish Village Food Market located just outside The Design Tower, every Wednesday from 12 noon - 2.30pm,  every week of the year.

During the hot weather the Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, opposite our studios, have opened their gates for customers to enjoy their picnics on the piers and dip their toes in the water. Here you can relax in the sun and enjoy the spectacular architectural delights of Grand Canal Quay, and also the occasional antics of local kids jumping into the water off nearby bridges!

Irish Village Food Market, Wednesdays on Grand Canal Quay outside the Design Tower

Picnics enjoyed at Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre

Don't forget to pop up to our studios after lunch to see local arts, crafts and fine design, such as this watercolour painting of the view from The Design Tower, by artist Elizabeth O'Kane.

Grand Canal Quay III, Watercolour by Elizabeth O'Kane

And watch this space for The Design Tower's next Group Exhibition later this year in The Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, inspired by Grand Canal Quay.

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