Designing the future: This year's Future Makers

Future Makers, the bursary programme, now a decade old, has given early support to some of the nation’s most gifted designers. This year’s crop is as dazzling and singular as ever

16th June, 2019
Izzy’s winning outfit

Do the names Natalie B Coleman, Una Bourke and Alison Conneely ring a bell? Each is an Irish designer whose daring work has drawn international praise, and each is a past recipient of a Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) Future Makers Award.

Future Makers got going a decade ago, and in that time the bursary programme has awarded €285,000 in supports to 252 Irish designers and craftspeople. Applicants come from a broad range...

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