Monday, 7 May 2012

Design for Life Raffle

A group of Irish designers - led by Jenny Walsh - have come together to raffle a wide range of objects and services in aid of Cystic Fibrosis research in Dublin's Beaumont Hospital. So far over 20 designers and creatives have donated prizes for the raffle including furniture, textiles, jewellery and photography services, such as the striking green side tables above by Klimmek - Henderson. My favourite of the prizes on offer has to be the skipping rope by Nick Barker of UpCycle, below. Made entirely of PET bottles harvested and reprocessed in Ireland - even the rope itself - it's a really attractive product: proof of how fresh and new recycled objects can feel, and evidence of the immense potential of seemingly ordinary raw materials.

So for a chance to win some top-notch Irish design while supporting a really great cause, visit for more information on the prizes and to buy tickets! Tickets are available now for €5 or €10 for three from the website. The draw will take place on 7 June (exactly one month from now) and the prizes will be on display in the Irish Design Shop in the RHA, Dublin 2 from 1 to 7 June if you need any more convincing, though I hope you don't :)