Ail+El

Ail+El

Childhood friends Aileen Balfe and Eleanor McCaughey, have always been working on creative projects of some sort together. In 2013 they launched their collaborative label Ail+El, the aim was to create art pieces for the home. Greatly influenced by their previous public art collaborations, they take inspiration from architecture, graffiti and street art to create functional and contemporary pieces of homeware. Aileen has a background in Furniture and Textile Design, whereas Eleanor trained in Graphic Design and Fine Art. Together they create a range of concrete planters and tealight holders, printed textiles and prints.

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Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey established Irish Design Shop in 2008. A love of Irish craft and good design led these two jewellers to set up a retail space which offered customers both. Irish craft was witnessing a revival at this time, with a new breed of Irish designer/maker producing exciting, design-led products which embraced traditional and new techniques.

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Our Story

Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey established Irish Design Shop in 2008. A love of Irish craft and good design led these two jewellers to set up a retail space which offered customers both. Irish craft was witnessing a revival at this time, with a new breed of Irish designer/maker producing exciting, design-led products which embraced traditional and new techniques.

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