Meet The Maker

Meet the local makers

Meet the Maker 2024 is an interactive series showcasing Ireland’s most loved makers and designers. Through live craftmaking, immersive storytelling, and engaging experiences in store, we invite you to join us at Kilkenny Design, Nassau St, Dublin 2 this summer every Friday between 12PM-2PM. Get ready to be inspired, educated, and enthralled as we uncover the stories behind the hands that bring imagination and creativity to life. Don’t miss our calendar of activity below.

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McNutt of Donegal

Established in 1953 by Bill McNutt who sought to bring employment to the north west coast of Ireland, he trained many locals and spread his love of weaving throughout the community. McNutt of Donegal is now one of Ireland's leading woollen mills, run by his son William, interiors have a sustainable focus and international fanbase.

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JANDO

JANDO is an acclaimed art and design studio renowned for its vibrant and contemporary prints that capture the essence of iconic Irish landmarks and cultural symbols. Combining bold colors with intricate details, JANDO's artwork brings a modern twist to familiar scenes, infusing them with energy and creativity.

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Nunaïa

Nunaïa Skincare is a luxury organic Irish skincare brand founded by Nicola Connolly that harmonizes ancient botanical wisdom with modern scientific innovation. Founded on the principles of sustainability and holistic wellness, Nunaïa offers a range of high-performance, ethically sourced products designed to nourish and rejuvenate the skin.

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K Kajoux

K Kajoux Jewellery creates exquisite handcrafted designs that blend elegance with individuality. Each piece is meticulously created in maker Kay Lyng's county Kilkenny studio using high-quality materials, including semi-precious gem stones, ensuring both beauty and durability.

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Max Benjamin

Max Benjamin Candles is a luxury Irish fragrance brand known for its beautifully crafted, high-quality scented candles and diffusers that elevate any space with their exquisite scents. Hand-poured in county Wicklow using 100% natural wax and lead-free wicks, each candle ensures a clean, even burn. Perfect for gifting or personal indulgence, Max Benjamin Candles offer a touch of elegance and tranquility to any home.

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Fab Cow by Francis Leavey

Francis Leavey is a celebrated Irish artist renowned for his imaginative and uplifting creations. Each piece features distinctive, whimsical designs that blend vibrant colors with meaningful themes, often inspired by Irish culture and landscapes. Fab Cow’s artwork captures the beauty and spirit of everyday moments, offering a unique perspective that resonates with a wide audience.

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Maureen Lynch

Maureen Lynch is a distinguished Irish jewellery designer celebrated for her timeless and elegant creations. Her work is characterized by its meticulous craftsmanship and the use of high-quality materials, including precious metals and gemstones. Each piece in Maureen Lynch's collection embodies a sophisticated blend of classic and contemporary design elements, making her jewelry versatile and enduring.

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SEABODY

SEABODY Skincare is a premium Irish brand that harnesses the potent benefits of marine biotechnology to create innovative, high-performance skincare products. Founded by Helena McMahon in Tralee, Kerry, each formulation is enriched with bioactive compounds derived from sustainably harvested seaweed, renowned for their rejuvenating and nourishing properties. SEABODY Skincare offers a luxurious, science-backed approach to beauty, promoting radiant and healthy skin while prioritizing sustainability and environmental responsibility.

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Inis

Inis Fragrance is a beloved perfume brand known for its signature scent inspired by the energy and beauty of the sea. Crafted in Ireland, Inis captures the refreshing and invigorating essence of the ocean with its unique blend of citrus, marine, and floral notes. The fragrance is light, clean, and uplifting, evoking a sense of natural vitality and coastal freshness.

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Karen Wilson

Artist Karen Wilson is renowned for her captivating and emotive creations. Her work features a distinctive style that blends vibrant colors with intricate details, often inspired by nature and everyday life. Each piece evokes a sense of warmth and connection, drawing viewers into a world of beauty and imagination. Karen Wilson’s art is perfect for those looking to add a unique and heartfelt touch to their space, offering a visual experience that resonates on a deeply personal level.

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Green Angel

Green Angel was founded in 2006 by Chris and Mary Mitchell when they saw a need for a natural skincare brand that really works. Green Angel are passionate about having a holistic approach that leaves the whole body revitalised and enriched with luxury skincare inspired by the Irish sea.

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