Design Pop 2021

Pat McDonnell Paints are proud to support Design Pop 2021

Seven pavilions featuring collaborators Maser, Currabinny Foods, CCAE, Ballymaloe, PlayNice Studio, The River Lee + many more, PLUS over 15 outdoor events at Wandesford Quay 

Design Pop 2019 - Sponsored by Pat McDonnell Paints

Design Pop 2019 - Sponsored by Pat McDonnell Paints

Cork city’s architecture, design and food festival, Design POP, is set to return to the streets of Cork and online this August 27th - 29th. Enjoy architecture, food, and design through a series of architectural pavilions, events, talks, exhibitions, and conversations.

Pat McDonnell Paints were delighted to connect with Design Pop in their inaugural year of 2019 and are proud to continue our support of this fantastic initiative through material sponsorship of thier pavilions into their 2021 programme. 

This year’s programme is its biggest yet – the festival has already announced seven architect, designer and food collaborations working on seven different outdoor pavilions which will be situated in different locations around Cork city: Mark Horgan and River Club Bar at The River Lee Hotel; Play Nice studio and Currabinny at Wandesford Quay; Cook Architects and Ballymaloe foods at Elizabeth Fort; Alan Macilwraith of JCA Architects and Good Day Deli at Nano Nagle Place; Maser and Crawford Gallery Café at Emmett Place; Wilson Architects and Naturally Nourished at Penrose Dock; CCAE and Blackrock Castle Observatory at Blackrock Castle.

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. 

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

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