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Calling on Laois upcyclers to get involved in Ireland’s premier interior design event

Launch of house 2019. Pictured at Café en Seine at the launch of house 2019, Ireland’s premium interior design event, were (l to r) Architect Hugh Wallace, Interior architect Róisín Lafferty, Architect Dermot Bannon, Interior designers Suzie McAdam and Amanda Hilton Sawyer. All five are speaking at house, which takes place from 24th to 26th May at the RDS, Dublin. Tickets are on sale now at www.house-event.ie Photograph: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Laois upcyclers can show how they “bring life to a tired piece of furniture” by having their upcycled piece showcased front and centre at Ireland’s premium interior design event.

House returns to the RDS Dublin for its fourth year from 24th to 26th May.

There will be 160 hand-picked exhibitors and sponsors; and various stages.

Some of these include the Inspiration Stage, the Trend Talks stage, and an Upcycling Area, where attendees can gain insights and advice from high-profile speakers.

House’s upcycling area is one of the busiest and most popular parts of the show and now upcyclers from Laois 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.

Two overall winners will be chosen onsite over the weekend.

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.

Laois exhibitors will also be present at this year’s event, including: Zealouf and Bell Furniture in Vicarstown and Alan Meredith Studio in Mountmellick.

House is organised by Independent News & Media (INM), publisher of Ireland’s largest newspaper titles and digital channels.

Commenting today, Cliona Carroll, Sponsorship and Events Manager at INM, said: “We’ll have a dedicated upcycling space and a focus on sustainability across all stages, and – as usual – our 160 exhibitors will include the best Irish designers, manufacturers and on-trend interior solutions.

“Each year house always attracts a range of people from right across Ireland who may be interested in interior design, doing up a room or working on a refurbishment project or simply want to enjoy a day out. We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors from Laois and beyond again this year.”

To enter the house 2019 Novice Upcycling Competition, click here.

Entries close on Thursday, 9th May and entrants must be available to show their entry from the 24th – 26th May 2019 (all shortlisted pieces must be delivered on Thursday 23rd May and are to be collected on Sunday 26th May after 5pm).

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