Creators of a new tradition

When we think of furniture makers, silversmiths and rug designers, women’s names might not immediately come to mind. Catherine Healy highlights the work of the best makers in the country

5th March, 2017
‘Menisci’ bowl, €4,000 by Cara Murphy at

Most graduates struggle to find their feet in the post-college landscape, but Aoife Mullane managed to set up her own business just seven months after leaving NCAD. The 26-year-old Wicklow-based designer has since made quite the name for herself in industry circles, picking up awards including, most recently, the Showcase 2017 craftsmanship prize from the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.

A Mullane Design, a one-woman operation founded in January 2016, specialises in bespoke textile products...

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