Launch of Dublin Design Map

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On Monday 28th January at 11.15 a.m. the Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí, will launch a new PIVOT Dublin Design Map in City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2. The Map lists over 200 eclectic interesting and independent places to enjoy in Dublin, recommended by designers who live and work in the city.
The Map is available for view on the PIVOT Dublin website map.pivotdublin.com and free printed fold out copies are available in outlets around the city centre The Map will be updated to include new Designer listings as people are invited to suggest more venues for inclusion on the website.
The Lord Mayor said “This is the first time that this type of design guide for Dublin city has been published. You can view the map online or pick up a limited edition hard copy around town. The map means the Dublin design community can highlight interesting and little known aspects of the city to a national and international audience of city and design enthusiasts.”
Dublin City Architect, Ali Grehan said “With PIVOT Dublin we promote design as a resource that can help us grow and this includes doing projects that showcase our design talent. Our Map is aimed at visitors and Dubliners alike and reveals a hidden and happy side to Dublin– a world of independently run design shops and experiences in the city centre. We hope people will suggest more places to include on the map site.”
Graphic design studio Conor and David who produced the PIVOT Dublin Design Map will be in attendance as will representatives from the Design community whose premises appear on the map. Copies will be distributed on the day and a large reproduction of the Map will be on display in City Hall on a new mobile exhibition unit designed by CAST Architecture which will be used for PIVOT Dublin pop up exhibitions throughout the year.
For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170
Further information is available on www.pivotdublin.com
Notes to the Editor:
About PIVOT Dublin
PIVOT Dublin is a design promotion project initiated in 2009 by Dublin City Council. Born out of Dublin’s bid to be designated World Design Capital 2014, PIVOT Dublin has established itself as a focus for design initiatives and helped create a resurgence of interest in Irish design.
PIVOT Dublin connects design to community. It is an open platform for collaborative projects that explain, demonstrate and celebrate design’s positive impact on social, cultural and economic life. PIVOT Dublin represents design in all its diversity and across disciplines - from architecture to interaction, fashion to service, craft to visual communication.
A process of contribution, collaboration and conversation
A key value of the PIVOT Dublin project lies in the process of contribution, collaboration and conversation. A story has emerged through engagement across business, political, social and creative sectors about design opportunities to help Dublin grow. These include advancing product design - from indigenous craft to digital products and programmes; improving the quality and experience of our urban environment and infrastructure; developing Dublin’s appeal as a design destination and communicating the value of design to the end user.
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