Innovation is born from the creative exchange of ideas.
The ReFound – Forge Project brings together three product designers and two manufacturers from across N. Ireland to encourage creative ideas and share knowledge. Initiated by Belfast-based furniture design boutique ReFound, the project was conceived to connect Irish designer-makers with the manufacturing industry, to promote the sharing of expertise and to champion Irish product design. Through beautiful imagery, sketches and prototypes, this new exhibition will tell the story of these collaborations and their creation of a new design idea or way of working which will work to inform a new product in the future. The project and accompanying exhibition is an exercise in exploring the links between artistry and industry and the possibilities within.
The exhibition will launch with a special evening event at ReFound on Thurs 13th March 2014 6-8pm, featuring an informal presentation by Northern Irish artist-designer Rachel O’Neill, followed by Q&A with participating designers on their experiences; encouraging wider debate on the creative dialogue between design and industry.
Please come along to the launch event and bring your design-keen friends for an evening of insight, discussion and discovery…..
If you wish to attend the launch evening, RSVP essential as limited space available – please RSVP to Georgia@refoundonline.com by 11th March 2014.
The exhibition continues until 12th April 2014 at ReFound, 7 Wellington Place, Belfast, BT1 6GB
Opening hours: Fri, Sat 10 – 5pm, Thurs 10 – 7pm
About Rachel O’Neill:
Rachel O’Neill is a Northern Irish artist & designer working at the interface between art and design, using a variety of tactile materials to create wonderfully playful one-off installations and limited edition pieces for corporate and private interiors and special events. Her work has been exhibited in the UK, New York and further afield.
Supported by the Creative Industries Innovation Fund