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who we are

designfolk is a multi-disciplinary design led studio that provides interior design, architecture, branding and project management services. We work with trusted partners to make our clients experience an easy and seamless process.

The design team was created and is led by Carol O’Grady and Louis Fowler, who between them have worked both locally and globally, are multi award winning and have over 30 years’ experience across all sectors of the design industry.  Austin Butler, our recently appointed brand director with 20 years experience in all forms of creative communication, heads up the branding division.

 

our experience:

designfolk has considerable and wide ranging experience; from small refurbishments to large multi-phased fit-out programs across workplace_ retail_ hospitality + residential sectors locally and internationally.

 

WORKPLACE

 

Arvato Finance
Insurance Institute Of Ireland
Informatica
The Axis
Concern Worldwide
Murex
Standard Life
Barclays
Wood and Grieve Engineers
APP Transfield Services
Fashion House
Worldport
IIS
Brookfield
Siemens
MIBI
Insurance Ireland
Irish Dairy Board

HOSPITALITY

 

ESPA Riga
ESPA @ the g Hotel
Ozone Health & Fitness
LA Fitness
Heythrop Park Resort
IHG
Crowne Plaza,
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Menzies Hotels
Kingsgate Properties
Lusail Development (Qatar)
Hyatt
Sofitel
Linstow AS
353 Restaurant and Bar
The Public House Kitchen and bar
Plateau
La Sirena
Peploe’s
Kylemore Food Group
AYA

RETAIL

 

Dunnes Stores
An Post
Bonavox
Ladybird
Lomac tiles
Peter Nygard
Sherry Fitzgerald
Scotch Hall
Emobile
Marks & Spencer
Debenhams
McDonalds
St.Anne’s Golf Club
Garnish Island Visitors Reception

BRAND

 

AIB
Alpha One Foundation
Ardkeen Quality Food Stores
Arnotts
Carbery Ingredients
Concern Worldwide
Currency Fair
Diageo
Glanbia
House of Oireachtas
Iris O’Brien Foundation
Irish College of General Practioners
National Forum On Europe
Nualight
Nutritia
Peter Mark
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Stratigos
TASC
The Art’s Council
Waterford Stanley
Wells House & Gardens
Yoga Studios Dublin

 

design to delivery we can provide exactly what your project needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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what we do

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designfolk has been created out of a passion for designing and delivering remarkable workplace, hospitality, retail + residential environments. At our core we are a team of experts in our respective fields who believe that successful, innovative design is a result of the right people collaboratively working under one key client contact.

The strength in our offer is both holistic and practical. It comes from our vast global experience which can be measured both in years and the numerous awards we have been privileged to win. It comes from our fresh thinking, both in terms of our passion for pushing the boundaries of design and in our business model; which is aimed at providing our clients with the best possible outcome, working flexibly to suit their individual needs, budget and timeframe.

 

 

our mission

At designfolk our mission is simple, we strive to deliver excellence and to make our clients happy.

We are a young enthusiastic studio that is passionate about what we do. Our mission is to add value to our client’s brands and environments through innovative and effective design solutions.

 

we do this with passion and professionalism.

 

 

 

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workplace

At designfolk we understand workplace and the developments happening globally that are creating more productive, effective and exciting workspaces. We have a collective wealth of experience in creating and delivering all types of workplace solutions from large corporate fitouts to small office refurbishments.

Here’s a quick snapshot of some successfully delivered workplace projects undertaken by the designfolk team.

 

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The Insurance Institute of Ireland, Insurance Ireland and MIBI fit-out, Dublin

 

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The Insurance Institute of Ireland, Insurance Ireland and MIBI fit-out, Dublin

 

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The Insurance Institute of Ireland, Insurance Ireland and MIBI fit-out, Dublin

 

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The Insurance Institute of Ireland, Insurance Ireland and MIBI fit-out, Dublin

 

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The Insurance Institute of Ireland, Insurance Ireland and MIBI fit-out, Dublin

 

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IIS Office fit-out, Kildare

 

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Wood and Grieve Engineers, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Woodhead

 

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Wood and Grieve Engineers, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Woodhead

 

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Wood and Grieve Engineers, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Woodhead

 

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Wood and Grieve Engineers, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Woodhead

 

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APP Transfield Services

, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Woodhead

 

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APP Transfield Services

, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Woodhead

 

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APP Transfield Services, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Woodhead

 

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108 St. Georges Terrace, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Woodhead

 

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The Axis, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working with Design Squared

 

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The Axis, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working with Design Squared

 

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The Axis, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working with Design Squared

 

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Murex, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working with Douglas Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

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Hospitality

The designfolk team have an abundance of hospitality experience ranging from small cafes, restaurants, hotels to award winning 5 star spas. We track global developments, trends and best practice to ensure that we have a current and relevant understanding on what’s happening around the world.

Here’s a quick snapshot of some successfully delivered hospitality projects undertaken by the designfolk team.

 

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The Public House, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Habitat 1

 

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The Public House, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Habitat 1

 

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The Public House, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Habitat 1

 

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The Public House, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Habitat 1

 

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The Public House, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Habitat 1

 

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ESPA, Riga

 

project undertaken while working in Douglas Wallace

 

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ESPA, Riga

 

project undertaken while working in Douglas Wallace

 

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353 Bar & Restaurant, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Habitat 1

 

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353 Bar & Restaurant, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Habitat 1

 

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353 Bar & Restaurant, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Habitat 1

 

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353 Bar & Restaurant, Perth

 

project undertaken while working with Habitat 1

 

 

 

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Retail

At designfolk we understand the continually changing nature of retail design and the power of brand identity. We have worked on a wide range of projects in this sector from department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, multiple store brand rollouts to small stand-alone independent retailers across the fashion, grocery, finance and telecoms sectors. We have helped to develop brand identities and created brand guidelines. We are committed to providing our retail clients with a holistic solution that ultimately adds value to their product and brand.

Here’s a quick snapshot of some successfully delivered retail projects undertaken by the designfolk team.

 

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Dunnes Stores, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working in Douglas Wallace

 

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Dunnes Stores Dublin

 

project undertaken while working in Douglas Wallace

 

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Dunnes Stores, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working in Douglas Wallace

 

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Dunnes Stores, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working in Douglas Wallace

 

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Lomac Tiles, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working in Douglas Wallace

 

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Lomac Tiles, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working in Douglas Wallace

 

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Fashion House, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working with Lewis & Hickey

 

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Fashion House, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working with Lewis & Hickey

 

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Bonavox, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working with Design Squared

 

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Bonavox, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working with Design Squared

 

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Sonae, Portugal

 

project undertaken while working with Design Squared

 

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Sonae, Portugal

 

project undertaken while working with Design Squared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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brand

The designfolk team work with our brand and strategy experts with a view to building meaningful strategic & creative approaches to solve specific business and brand issues.

Here’s a quick snapshot of some successfully delivered branding projects undertaken by the designfolk team.

 

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Nutricia Advanced Medical Ltd – Booklets

 

 

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Nutricia Advanced Medical Ltd – Activity Packs for Children

 

 

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Nutricia Advanced Medical Ltd – Various printed collateral

 

 

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Nutricia Advanced Medical Ltd – Series of Low Protein Recipe Books

 

 

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Hewlett Packard, Leixlip, Dublin

 

 

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Hewlett Packard, Leixlip, Dublin

 

 

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Hewlett Packard, Leixlip, Dublin

 

 

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Hewlett Packard, Leixlip, Dublin

 

 

 

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The Cove, Skerries, Co. Dublin

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Red Torch Ginger, Dublin/h4>

rcpi

RCPI, No.6 Kildare Street, Dublin

peckish

Peckish, gourmet office delivery

nfoe

National Forum On Europe

korkys

Korky’s, Dublin & Cork

 

dublin_brewer

Dublin Brewer

concern

Concern Worldwide, Dublin

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Benoit’s Chocolate Factory, Dublin

 

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Trevor Hart, Photographer

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The Axis, Dublin

 

project undertaken while working with Design Squared

 

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ESPA Riga

 

project undertaken while working with Douglas Wallace

 

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ESPA  Riga

 

project undertaken while working with Douglas Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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designfolk

Level 3

8 Crow Street

Dublin 2

Telephone


+353 1 4309549

Email


info@designfolk.ie