It’s one of the events we’re most looking forward to this spring.
Design POP, Ireland’s first food and design festival, will see homegrown designers and food producers creating custom pavilions across Cork city from May 17th-19th.
Six designers have been paired with six food producers to create bespoke installations that will pop up all over town in a new free food and design trail.
Now DesignPOP has released the list of collaborating creatives for 2019.
Ready? They are:
1. Shane O’Driscoll & Banana Melon Kitchen
Having exhibited in The National Gallery of Ireland and Áras an Uachtaráin, Cork printmaker and visual artist, Shane O’Driscoll brings his signature designs to a collaboration with Suzanna Melinn’s socially conscious plant-based food company, Banana Melon Kitchen to create a pavilion in Emmet Place.
2. Conor Merriman & SOMA
Irish graphic designer, illustrator and Design POP brand creator, Conor Merriman is partnering with Cork’s favourite coffee spot, SOMA for a custom structure in Bishop Lucey Park.
3. Luke Hickson & My Goodness
With the aim of bringing more vegan and healthy food options to Cork, My Goodness is teaming up with Australian born Luke Hickson from Cork agency, Meitheal Design to create a custom pavilion on the boardwalk, Lapp’s Quay over the festival weekend.
4. Alex Pentek & Applebee Bakes
Large scale outdoor international artist Alex Pentek is collaborating with Applebee Bakes – experts in handcrafted bespoke cakes on a beautiful installation on Cornmarket Street.
5. Alan Macilwraith & Good Day Deli
The pavilion on Nano Nagle Place will be created by the neighbourhoods renowned Good Day Deli founded by Kiwi eco-warriors, Clare and Kristin and talented Corkonian Alan Macilwraith from JCA Architects.
6. Fíor Studios & All Full Up
With groups of creatives from multidisciplinary design collective, Fíor Studios, the pavilion in Elizabeth Fort will offer up Organic Hand-pressed Nut Milks from the team at All Full Up in incredible surrounds.
A full schedule of workshops, speakers and exhibitions will also be running in iconic locations across Cork city. To stay on top of the latest news, updates and schedule announcements, visit the website.