Design Pop: Talks and panel discussion schedule..


Talks and panel discussion schedule

Design POP will also host over 15 events at the outdoor festival HQ – The Courtyard at Cork Printmakers, Lavitt Gallery, and Backwater Studio on Wandesford Quay:



3:45 - 4:25 pm: Kari Cahill - TALK


5:00 - 5:40 pm: The Project Twins - TALK


6:10 - 6:50 pm: Fiona Kearney. - TALK supported by Cork Chamber of Commerce



11:00 - 11:45 am: Brid O’ Donovan and OHK 

Panel discussion titlePlating Up with Local Produce - Telling A Story with Food Through Photography & Styling.


12:15 - 1:00 pm: THE BIG IDEA presents Kim Mackenzie - Doyle, Jonathan Leahy Maharaj, Eugene Canavan and Amy McKeogh.

1:00 - 1:20 pm: The BIG IDEA Q&A


2:00 - 2:40 pm: Ernest Cantillon (Kinsale Gin and Red Earl whiskey), Tony Speight (WCC roastery) and Laura Edgerton

Panel discussion title:"The Launch"- Launching a new brand and the creative process behind it.


3:10 - 3:40 pm: Studio Anois - TALK


4:10 - 4:50 pm: Jenny- Rose Clarke (Toonsbridge) and Kate Ryan (

Panel discussion title: In conversation with Toonsbridge dairy and the real olive company


5:20 - 6:00 pm: ARDU + MASER supported by Pat McDonnell paints.


RIAI + DESIGN POP present 

4:00 - 4:45 pm in CCAE (Cork Centre for Architectural Education) 

Alastair Hall from Hall McKnight Architects, Sandra O’Connell (RIAI) and Tony Duggan (Cork City council)



11:00 - 11:45 am: Kate O’Neill (The visual loop), Niamh McCabe (Nimcake) and Cathy Angelini (Cathy Flamingo)

Panel discussion title: Interior design - Design and creativity how it impacts our everyday lives.


12:15 - 1:00 pm; Declan O’Flynn (O’Flynns sausages), Tim Stone (Popsicle) and Laura Edgerton

Panel discussion title: Diversifying - The power and importance of diversifying your brand. TALK supported by Local Enterprise Office Cork City


1:30 - 2:10 pm: Simon Roche (HMH/ Bureau), Shane O’Driscoll and Jimmy Rennick(Design Partners)

Panel Discussion title: "The impact creativity has on our lives"- What creativity means to you and everyone else.


2:40 - 3:20 pm: Architect at the edge presents: "Rural + Urban Architecture; how covid-19 has impacted how we live. Frank Monahon (AATE), Alan Macilwraith (JCA) and Rae Moore (Atelier Rae).


4:00 -4:45 pm: Behind the pavilions with all the architects, designers and food producers for a conversation about creating the pavilion.



Design Pop’s annual ‘Milking Stool’ exhibition returns, sponsored by Abbey Woods. This exhibition is a celebration and showcase of the diverse talent of furniture designers throughout Ireland. By challenging each designer to embody their unique design style through the medium of the humble milking stool. This is a unique opportunity to create a modern reinterpretation of this traditional form.

The furniture pieces will be sold through the Design POP website, allowing members of the public and visitors to the exhibition to purchase a stool over the duration of the festival.


RIAI along with Cork City Council will present an exhibition of some of the architecture competition entries for the Bishop Lucey Park redesign.  This will be located in the Cork Centre for Architectural Education. 


Tickets are now on sale for all events, early booking is advised due to limited capacity allowing for social distancing. For full details visit


Design POP is made possible with generous support from Cork City Council and LEO Cork City.


Twitter / @designpopcork