If you’re looking to take away an innovative and interesting piece of Dublin with you, then look no further than designist on George's Street.
Offering the most interesting of Irish and international product design, this shop is full of items you never knew you needed, alongside gorgeously patterned crockery and fascinating toys.
The storefront of designist — Photo courtesy of Designist
The ethos of the shop, created by Barbara Nolan and Jennie Flynn, is to get the consumer to re-engage with the products they buy. Far from being mass-produced and ten-a-penny, designist’s range features uniquely designed objects that have a story and a face behind them. The duo seek to sell things that are both functional and affordable, while retaining character.
Recently, the shop has begun creating special boxes for Valentine’s, Mother’s and Father’s Days to offer something a little different from the usual flowers and socks fare gift recipients have come to expect. These ideas are what sets designist apart from the masses: they want to give a more personal experience to the shopper.
You’ll find everything from aprons to homeware, calendars to toys and all sorts of other gifts here. And you’ll be supporting real designers when you buy.
If you want to take away an authentic piece of modern Dublin design, then designist should be a definite stop on your shopping map.
The shop offers unique gifts galore — Photo courtesy of Designist