If you’re in the mood for a great foodie event with a trendy twist, make sure to keep your calendar clear from 22nd to 24th May when Design Pop will take place around various locations in Cork City.
Following its hugely successful debut in Spring 2019, Design Pop brings together six top Irish designers to create six pop-up installation structures which will go on display in various locations across the city over three days. Each designer is paired with a Cork-based food or drink producer to create a bespoke space which the public is invited to explore and interact with.
Apart from the exciting new designs and food trail across the city, the festival hosts a jam-packed programme of exhibitions, talks and workshops, which will take place both within the designed structures and in more unusual spaces around Cork. This allows artists, creatives, food stylists, producers, designers, and makers to discuss and showcase their work processes.
In 2019 designers Shane O’Driscoll, Alan Macilwraith, Fíor studios, Meitheal Architects, Conor Merriman, and Alex Pentex teamed up with food specialists Banana Melon, Good Day Deli, All Full up, My Goodness, Soma and Applebee cakes.
“Design Pop’s first year was a huge success and a wonderful experience for all involved,” Festival Director Amay McKeogh, an architect with a masters degree from University College Cork, said. “Design Pop celebrated Cork, Design and Food in new and exciting ways. I am really looking forward to seeing how we build on the success of last year and to see what is created this year by all the talented collaborators.
“Our ambition is to make Design Pop the number one cultural, creative and design-led event in Ireland and it seeks to establish Cork as the heart of it all.”
The new pairings will be revealed in the next few weeks, so be sure to keep an eye on Design Pop’s website to be the first to hear who they are.