With another design job for an Irish national institution created by a non-Irish studio, is it time to look at the tender process and how Irish design approaches and engages with it?
When it comes to design on an international stage, Irish designers and studios punch above their weight. We’re a small nation that is well represented both in individual designers that have worked on huge branding and design projects, as well as studios with clients on a local and international level.
Our need to look abroad for work — whether on an individual basis as an emigrant, or as a business looking to expand — has always been about seeking more opportunities than are available at home. Opportunities with bigger clients, a wider audience, the desire to learn from different cultures and exposure to new ways of working.