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  • Winning Partnerships

    More Red Dot Awards for our design collaborations

    We were delighted to be able to celebrate our Red Dot 2018 wins with our clients, Merlyn and Moocall, at the Red Dot Gala Event in Essen, Germany, this week.

    The event showcased all the winners from around the world and was a fabulous event full of world class design and designers. You can see some of the pictures from the night HERE.

    For all the hard work that is done in bringing groundbreaking new products to market, it is nice on occasion to celebrate with the NPD team in a manner that befits. Roll on next year!

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  • Boosting Innovation. Transforming Business.

    Space. Brand. Stories. We've grown up quite a bit.
    Speakers Panel at Bigger Insights, Bigger Impact, Dolmen Design

    Bigger Insights. Bigger Impacts. An event by Dolmen Design

    Space. Brand. Stories.
    We’ve grown up quite a bit.

    Not only did we launch our new studio space, we also launched our new brand, alongside our new service offering: Discovery™.

    Speakers on the night, from Teleflex, Guinness, Clevamama, Merlyn Showering and Moocall, shared stories on how Discovery has helped transform their businesses.

    For those of you who couldn’t make it we would be happy to welcome you to our new studio and show you how we make ideas work.

    If you are interested in how our ‘Discovery™’ process can help you to boost innovation and transform your business, GET IN TOUCH.

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    3D Printing, Fabrication, Product Design, Workshop

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    Guinness, Harp, Product Design Studio demonstration

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  • Sent to Coventry to talk about design

    Join us at stand A26 in the Ricoh Arena Oct 19-20th

    We will be showcasing Dolmen designed products, developed for a number of multinational clients, at this years’ Engineering Design Show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

    Come meet us at stand A26 and learn about how we developed ground breaking products for clients like Cook Medical, Respironics, Vasorum, Teleflex, Stryker, Hollister and more.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Join us in celebrating 25 years in business

    A quarter century of great product design all piled into one week

    Back in 1991, around a humble kitchen table, the idea that was Dolmen came to life. Now, 25 years later, we have grown to become the country’s top product design and innovation consultancy.  We feel like this is a good time to celebrate.

    And celebrate we will! During Design Week in November we will be hosting a pop-up product design studio in the wonderful Fumbally Exchange on Dame Lane. Here we will be showcasing the best of our designs from the past 25 years. You may be surprised at what you find within.

    We are also hosting a public event, a student competition to win a paid internship and a HPSU event, as well as something rather special and private for our clients and stakeholders.

    You can find out more information here: https://www.dolmen.ie/25years/

    We hope to see you there. Its going to be epic!

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  • Dolmen team makes an impact at Red Dot Awards

    On the red carpet in Germany, celebrating 25 years

    On the 4th of July we celebrated a double event: Dolmen and Klas Telecom winning yet another Red Dot award and our company reaching 25 years in business.

    In order to mark the occasion appropriately we took the whole company to Essen in Germany to soak up the atmosphere of the Red Dot awards and get a closer look at what other leading design companies of the world are doing. It was an inspirational day and evening, seeing up close the latest innovations in design and meeting other designers from around the world.

    It was also a great event to celebrate the successful partnership between ourselves and Klas Telecom. Having Frank and Mark from Klas there with us to celebrate the win was a wonderful way to cap the last few years of intensive product development and significant growth. We are really looking forward to what the future holds for this innovative company.

    You can see more information on our award winning Voyager8 here.

    Also, this will not be the end of our 25th birthday celebrations. Keep your eyes peeled for more special events in the autumn.

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  • Klas act wins the double

    Our Voyager 8 design secures the Red Dot award for 2016

    We are delighted to announce that the Voyager 8 design for Klas Telecom has been awarded a Red Dot for product design in 2016. We focused on material innovation to deliver an ultra-compact and lightweight hand luggage version of a bulky 19″ rack frame. You can read more about the Voyager 8 here.

    This is the second year running that our partnership with Klas Telecom has resulted in award winning work, with the Voyager ECK winning in last years competition. It is also the third year in a row for us to win a Red Dot:

    2016: Voyager8 for Klas Telecom

    2015: VoyagerECK for Klas Telecom

                Moocall for Moocall

    2014: Careclip for Motech

     

     

     

     

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  • Come visit us at Med Tech Innovation, Coventry, April 20-21

    We will be at stand #33 in the Ricoh Arena

    Martin (Medical Director) and Frances will be manning the Dolmen stand (#33) at this years Med  Tech Innovation showcase at the Coventry Ricoh Arena from the 20th to the 21st of April.

    Come visit us at the stand to learn more about how we design medical devices for our clients, from early stage discovery through to design for manufacture and everything in between.

    We will have some examples of our work to show you and can talk you through our proven and validated process for the development of IP rich, award winning medical devices.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • We are speaking at Medtec Europe on April 14th

    Come meet us to learn more about Med Tech and Digital convergence.

    Frances will be speaking this Thursday 14th April at the Medtec Europe show in Stuttgart.

    Her talk will be on the Digital Health stage (Hall 5) at 11:45 and will focus on: “Patient Focused Product Design: integrating smart devices with a deep understanding of the end user.”

    Please do join us to learn more about how we develop medical devices for our countless clients around the world.

    If you would like to meet Frances on the 14th please contact her directly HERE.

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  • Ignition Racing speed to National Finals!

    Ignition beat all competitors to place for National Finals this April in Dublin's RDS

    We are delighted that our Dolmen sponsored F1 team has beaten all competitors to be placed for the National Schools F1 competition this April in Dublin.

    All the judges were hugely impressed with the team’s work, with the portfolio judge (who judges at the World Finals) even taking the Ignition Portfolio to show the other judges “how it should be done”.

    We are just delighted that the Dolmen ORANGE has blazed through the competition to win! In the photo you can see our car racing against another car who placed 3rd in the Worlds last year. What a win!

    Best of luck to the team in their mission to win the Nationals. And then… well the world is their oyster!

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  • Winning work in Universal Design

    Our work in Energy and Tourism services has won an international award.

    Dolmen’s work with Universal Design has beaten off competition from 320 other submissions to be awarded a Zero Project Award.

    Work that we completed with the NDA and the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design has been recognised by the Zero Project Awards. The formal announcement of the win happened at the UN in Vienna from the 10th to the 12th of February 2016.

    We did a body of work developing toolkits for the Energy and Tourism sectors in relation to Universal Design and the Tourism sector work has been recognised as best in class. We are delivering workshops around Ireland over the past year in the area of Tourism and have just recently rolled it out in the UK with Visit England.

    The Zero Project received 333 Innovative Policy nominations from 100 different countries around the world. Of these, the Zero Project expert network selected 12 policies that measurably advance the right of persons with disabilities to be included in education and/or access information , communication and technology. The Irish Standard I.S. 373:2013 on Universal Design for Customer Engagement in Tourism Services, 2013 was one of these shortlisted winning innovative policies.

    The toolkits we developed for the Energy and Tourism sectors are an easy to follow approach to ensuring Universal Design is integrated into all service touchpoints. The rollout of the tourism toolkit has been hugely successful to date and we look forward to the further development of our work in the area of the Energy Sector.

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