Design Directory Ireland was commissioned as part of Irish Design 2015 (ID2015), a year long initiative which promoted Irish design and its economic growth in Ireland and internationally. The overall goal of this project was to create a comprehensive and searchable register of over 1000 designers, design companies, architectural practices and makers in Ireland. The project was designed and developed in 2016 and will be a long-standing product of ID2015.
Designed at IBM Studios Dublin in 2015/16, Design Directory Ireland is an online portal that showcases all registered designers from Ireland on one single platform. Users of Design Directory Ireland can search for a specific designer or company, browse through disciplines and locations, or keep up to date with the industry by accessing various resources including reports, articles and guides.