Authenticity in design is vital, so make it count

Authenticity in design is vital, so make it count View Gallery
KLD’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired café at the Vaults on Thomas Street, a new theatrical museum that depicts Irish history

Figures as influential as Le Corbusier and Verner Panton knew instinctively that design has the power to change the world, writes Róisín Lafferty

In this digital age, it’s more important than ever to focus on original design ideas and concepts. With the ubiquity of visual media and so much access to endless streams of inspiration from the likes of Instagram and Pinterest, it is easy to get swept up recreating beautiful things that have already been seen. Design should have more depth than a pretty styled picture. Instagram and social media have enabled people to venture into a more creative sphere, but is there a risk that everything is becoming too similar?

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