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Six designers were selected in 2018 to design an installation structure, or pavilion, for each of the six different locations. These six designers have joined forces with six Cork based food and drink producers to create a bespoke space that supports the ethos of each brand in a highly designed structure.
Shane O’Driscoll X
Cork native, Shane O’Driscoll is an Irish Printmaker and visual artist who practices mainly in screen printing. Shane studied Visual Communications and has exhibited his work internationally and throughout Ireland. His pieces can be found in The National Gallery of Ireland and more recently, Áras an Uachtaráin. Themes running through his work include records of his travels and painting a contemporary picture of the world today. ‘’In the creation of my prints, I enjoy reducing the subject matter to a minimal state, then introducing bright contemporary colour ways, to give additional weight to the composition.’’
Banana Melon Kitchen is a plant-based Cork company run by food stylist and chef Suzanna Melinn. They promote a wellness approach to their meals, creating food with the intention to have a positive impact on mind, body and health. Banana Melon Kitchen even make sweet treats that most find hard to believe are all natural. BMK are passionate about creating vibrant, beautiful plant-based food that doesn't compromise on flavour, taste or satisfaction.
Alex Pentek X
Alex Pentek is swiftly growing his national and international acclaim by creating large scale site specific work and gallery based works on temporary mediums and sound performances. His interests are specific to science, origami and music which can be explored in both a practical and philosophical level. “I aim to create openly challenging and engaging work that communicates on a visual, intuitive level by basing the ideas, forms and material on my reaction to a chosen location.” Pentek’s work provides an immersive experience, creating works that are larger than life, working collaboratively with architects, engineers, fabricators and contractors to realise a project that continuously challenges his own set of skills.
Applebee Bakes is a small scale production bakery located in Douglas, Cork. The company was created by Anna and is her way of incorporating her creativity into food. Their homemade and handcrafted signature cakes are designed uniquely for each individual. Each cake is expertly decorated to ensure they look as good as they taste.
Bishop Lucey Park
Conor Merriman X
Conor Merriman is a freelance illustrator and designer, with a BA in Visual Communications from NCAD. He has illustrated all over Ireland, along with working in London, Spain, France, Italy and Belgium. He has produced artwork for film posters and brand-related content for global distribution. Working over many disciplines such as portraiture, branding, product design speed illustrations, art direction and web design, Conor is able to design and create depending on the client’s needs. He has lectured and hosted workshops in The National Gallery of Ireland.
SOMA Coffee Company is a high-grade speciality Coffee Roaster & Cafe based on Tuckey Street, Cork city. SOMA is run by siblings Irene and Damien Twohig, along with Alex Bruce. They focus on sustainable and ethically sourced speciality coffee which is roasted and brewed all under one roof. They offer a delicious selection of brunch, lunch and sweet treat options. SOMA has been nominated as a finalist in ‘The Irish Cafe Awards 2019’ through public vote. They have also created a coffee stout through collaboration with Rising Sons Brewery Cork.
Fíor Studios X
All Full Up
Fíor studios is a multidisciplinary design collective that allows a group of designers from different design backgrounds to collaborate on all-encompassing design experience. Communicating and collaborating with different people from different design backgrounds means that everyone approaches a design challenge from a different perspective and therefore the problem is tackled in a new and innovative way. Fíor studios have architects, graphic designers, illustrators and designers based in the fine arts industry and the ambition to grow with more diverse designers. Brand clarity and strength is a key focus for Fíor Studios so that the architecture, interior design and branding are true to a consistent concept. As one design team, they have the ability to cater to all stages of the design process allowing them to be highly efficient during all stages of the project.
All Full Up
With her background in Digital Marketing and Event Management, Noretta Brosnan made the decision to leave her career with the intention to explore the industry of food. It was of great importance that she worked with the top performing cafes promoting fresh organic produce, nourishing meals, happy environments and positive vibes. Noretta started her own organic hand pressed nut milk business having spent 2 years in Melbourne learning the trade. She wanted her milk to be completely plant-based as she saw the wonderful healing effects it can have on our bodies. These homemade nut milks are 100% natural with no additives, stabilisers or chemicals. They are also gluten-free and vegan-friendly and are sold in reusable, recyclable glass bottles.
Nano Nagle Place
JCA Architects X
Good Day Deli
Alan Macilwraith has a BSc (Hons) in Architecture from the University College Cork and has been working with JCA Architects for almost 7 years. JCA has expanded to incorporate the disciplines of architectural conservation, retail and passive house design. The in-house expertise in all these areas allows JCA to provide full design and project management services from concept stage to completion. JCA is a vibrant practice with a broad skill base comprising architects, project managers, architectural conservation consultants, architectural technologists and graphic artists with supporting administration providing comprehensive and rapid design and execution process.
Good Day Deli
Natives of New Zealand, Clare and Kristin have lived in Ireland since 2009 and have been passionate about providing sustainable foods to the Cork public for the past 5 years. With a combined 18 years of experience, their wish is to spread their love of good food and their values to protect the environment. Kristin applies his Cook Island heritage to food sourcing, preparation and providing a community environment through food. Clare’s professional experience in environmental economics, natural resource management and food chains provides her knowledge of the interdependencies between food and the environment. Good Day Deli wants to inspire, happy, healthy and sustainable lifestyles in Ireland by empowering people to make good food choices that will boost health and wellbeing, elevate local producers, champion animal welfare and protect the environment now and for future generations.
Meitheal Design X
Meitheal Design was established back in 2003 and include a diverse range of experienced and younger Irish and international architects, planners, project managers and secondary discipline specialists. Originally from Sydney, Luke Hickson moved to Ireland and is now a strong contributor to the Irish creative design community. Luke has worked closely in reimagining projects and brings a wealth of international experience to the team.
My Goodness is a health-focused business that specialises in vegan, raw, sugar-free, gluten-free and fermented probiotic products. Virginia hailing from Dallas, Texas co-founded My Goodness with her husband Donal O’Gara. Finding a gap in the food market in Cork, she decided she was going to solve the lack of vegan-friendly food on offer. The production of My Goodness is ethically and environmentally conscious. My Goodness is happy to see that veganism is widely available and hopes that all businesses will eventually cater for vegan diets.