Today, it was announced that Ireland’s cultural hub, Cork, is to play host to a hybrid festival of food and design from May 17th-19th, 2019. Design POP is set to merge innovative design with local and international food and drink experiences in a collaborative pop up festival with events and exhibits taking place in various iconic locations across the city.
Celebrating talent in both disciplines, Design POP will see six of Ireland’s leading designers working closely with six top local food producers to create bespoke installations that will pop up across Cork city centre for the duration of the festival.
The three day showcase brings together Ireland’s creative community by initiating collaboration through these innovative pavilions. The festival will also engage the public through a program of pop-up events in venues around the city through workshops, showcases, exhibitions, lectures and demonstrations. Design POP will showcase a number of emerging and established designers, creatives and foodies to the public seeking unique contemporary art & design.
Design POP embraces the existing bold aesthetic and character of the chosen locations around Cork city and amplifies them through the specially created pavilions. The weekend’s event program will give artists, creatives, food producers, designers and makers a platform to discuss and showcase their work processes in a weekend that will not only celebrate innovation and creativity, but also Cork.
Speaking on the announcement founder of Design POP, architect and Cork native, Amy McKeogh commented, “Given the huge successes that both Milan and Clerkenwell Design week have become, I know a design festival has the ability to engage with the public and establish Cork as a destination for creative talent. I’m really excited to highlight the amazing food and design innovation we have in Ireland and to hopefully inspire the next generation to think boldly.”
The full line-up of designers, food producers and speakers will be announced over the coming weeks. For more information on Design POP, visit www.designpop.ie