Kildare upcyclers called to show case their handy work

House competition

Paula Campbell

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Kildare upcyclers called to show case their handy work

Dermot Bannon and the House team

Kildare upcyclers can show how they bring life to a tired piece of furniture by having their upcycled piece showcased front and centre at House in the RDS.

House returns to the RDS Dublin for its fourth year from 24 to 26 May, 2019. There will be 160 hand-picked exhibitors and sponsors; and various stages, including the Inspiration Stage, the Trend Talks stage, and an Upcycling Area, where attendees can gain insights and advice from high-profile speakers.

Kildare exhibitors will also be present at this year’s event, including: Dunleavy Bespoke based in Caragh, The Orchard in Celbridge, Earthridge International in Maynooth and artist Karen Hickey from Celbridge.

According to organisers House’s upcycling area is one of the busiest and most popular parts of the show and now upcyclers from Kildare can get in on the act by entering a competition to showcase a piece that they’ve upcycled at home.

The house team will select six shortlisted entrants to showcase their pieces at the event and two overall winners will be chosen onsite over the weekend. While novice upcyclers have the chance to be showcased at house 2019 later this month

This year’s house line-up features architects Dermot Bannon and Hugh Wallace, interior designers Suzie McAdam and Amanda Hilton Sawyer, alongside Róisín Lafferty. Members of the Interiors Association will deliver Design Clinics at the event, where attendees can receive one-to-one advice from professional interior designers.

To enter the house 2019 Novice Upcycling Competition, visit https://www.house-event.ie/upcycling-area. Entries close on Thursday, May 9 and entrants must be available to show their entry from May, 24– 26, 2019 all shortlisted pieces must be delivered on Thursday, May 23.

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