Saturday 24 February 2018

Five of the most aspirational stands at this weekend's House 2017 in the RDS Newsdesk Newsdesk

The interiors event of the year, House 2017, kicks off in Dublin's RDS this weekend, and there's never going to be a better opportunity to gather ideas, information and inspiration.

Showcasing leading Irish and international designers, the second annual event is sure to provide an abundance of interior inspiration for those aspiring to create their dream space.

Top designers, architects, artists, craftsmen, trend professionals, furniture and home improvement geniuses will gather under one roof this weekend, but of course there were some that caught our wandering eye more than others.

Five of the most aspirational stalls at this years House 2017

Zelouf and Bell

What? Studio furniture makers

Where? Stall - C2

Studio furniture makers Zelouf and Bell have brought a heavy dose of inspiration to the RDS this year. The National Museum of Ireland has recently acquired three of their pieces for its permanent collection. The pair have been creating furniture to commission since 1992 in their Irish workshop and are currently involved in the redesign of Michelin-starred Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.


Orla Walsh

What? Artist

Where? Stall F17

Orla was first discovered selling her 'ketchup' paintings in Dublin's St Stephen's Green, when a corporate lawyer for Heinz purchased six for the company's global headquarters in the US. Since then, the artist has become famous for her iconic pop art images of Irish brands including Tayto, Guinness and Jacobs and is also selling marvellous prints at her stand in the art loft.

Orla Walsh


What? Rugmakers

Where? Stall D19

For 25 years Denis Kenny, owner of and maker of Ceadogan, has been committed to the craft of rug-making and brings his team's stunning pieces to this year's House 2017. The business has been collaboration with leading Irish artists and textile designers and their stunning stand is certainly worth a look.


Shane Holland Designs

What: Lighting

Where: Stall A2

Based in Co. Meath, Shane Holland Designs is one of the country's most aspirational lighting creators. The pieces are inspired by nature and unusual materials are often used to create timeless but functional collections. Holland manages to effortlessly pair the traditional values of craftsmanship with contemporary design.



What: Premium domestic appliances

Where: Stall C2

Always a favourite, the Smeg UK stall is worth a visit at this year's House 2017.

Established in 1989, the has been supplying premium domestic appliances for over 20 years.

Check out a wide range of innovative appliances includes ovens, hobs, range cookers and extractor hoods as well as an expanding range of small appliances, refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers.​


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