Blog

  • A Triple Irish Success Story

    For the second time in 2 years Dolmen has been awarded two Red Dot Awards for excellence in Product Design.

    Quoting the President of the Red Dot Awards, Professor Dr Peter Zec:

    “With your entries, you showed uncompromising competency and considerable courage and have measured yourself successfully against the best in the industry.”

    We were awarded the prestigious and highly contested Red Dot Product Design Awards for the design and development of the VoyagerECK for Klas Telecom and the MooCallfor MooCall Sensors.

    We are delighted that collaborations with innovative and successful Irish companies led to such success, not just the international award recognition, but also the business impact that our partners are seeing. In this Year of Irish Design, it is great to see strong design collaborations lead to strong market presence and business success. We make ideas work.

    [Press Release]

    Reddot2015


    designsoftheyear

    More
  • A Night at the Moooseum

    One of 76 nominees across 6 categories: We’ve been shortlisted for Design of the Year 2015

    On Tuesday 24th of March the Design Museum in London officially opened its’ Designs of the Year 2015 exhibition and our Director Chris and Senior Designer Lyndsey were over to celebrate the inclusion of the Dolmen designed MooCall device.

    The design was nominated by Alex Milton, Programme Director of Irish Design 2015, after it was awarded the Grand Prix 2014 at the Irish Design Awards. It is the first time an Irish product design has been featured in the Design Museum and it has garnered much press attention:

    http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/feb/19/designs-of-the-year-design-museum

    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-32042425

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32016398

    http://www.irishdesign2015.ie/news/single/

    More
  • IDI Grand Prix Winners 2014

    With the Year of Irish Design just around the corner, we’re mooooving a little early

    The Institute of Designers in Ireland is a community of design professionals that brings together designers from different sectors all across Ireland. The IDI design awards are a prestigious event in the Irish Design calendar promoting and recognising design excellence. The awards night was held on Thursday 20th November.

    This year we were delighted to be awarded the Grand Prix for 2014 for the Moocall SMS calving Alert Sensor.

    Not only that, but we had 4 projects shortlisted overall for the awards. We were overwhelmed to receive a highly commended in its category for the VoyagerECK, highly commended in Universal design category for the O2 Careclip and category Winner for the Moocall SMS calving Alert Sensor. A big thanks to everybody involved.

    IDI-LOGO

    moocall-in-situ

    More
  • Leaders of Lean

    Dolmen lead the way in Lean Product Development

    Sean McNulty CEO of Dolmen has been certified and licenced by IRDG to be a leader of the world renowned ‘Lean Product Development’ process as championed by American writer and expert consultant Ron Mascateli. This approach has been proven to lead to a more effective, efficient and speedier Product Development and Innovation process across many industries. Through us you can benefit from the techniques and templates perfected over 30 years’ experience. Funding support is available for qualifying companies from Enterprise Ireland’s Lean Business Offer under Lean Start, Lean-Plus and Lean Transform. IDA clients may also qualify for training support.

    Get in touch for more information.

    irdg


    EnterpriseIrelandLogo4web

    More
  • Rewarding clever design

    Dolmen clips another prestigious Red dot Design award to its belt

    The red dot awards, one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions has just announced this year’s winners. Dolmen’s entry, the Careclip has received one of this year’s awards for design excellence.

    At the cutting edge of telehealth, Careclip is an independence aid and communication device for the older worried or less able in society. Up against some of the biggest medical players in the market today, Careclip’s compact size, multi-functionality and clever design considerations allow it to shine above the rest.

    With 19 different categories, and 4,662 submissions, the red dot awards are only awarded to the best. The red dot jury consists of a team of 40 experts who assess the quality of the entries with the utmost care and attention before coming to their decision. This strategy mirrors how we work at Dolmen, from idea through to concept development and beyond we work with our clients giving care and due attention to ensure the best possible product design outcome for our clients.

    red dot award winner 2014


    Careclip-award winner 2014

    More
  • Mentoring for Success

    The 2013 Laureates have been announced…

    Leonora O’Brien, the founder and CEO of the Irish technology start-up Pharmapod, has won the top European prize in The Global Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards.

    Last June, Pharmapod, and O’Brien, was selected as one of the 18 Cartier finalists from more than 1,200 applicants around the world Pharmapod was one of only three European start-ups nominated and the only Irish start-up on Cartier the final list.

    Lenora O’ Brien, now winner of the 2013 Laureates Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, was mentored by Dolmen. 

    Congratulations Leonora!

    More
  • Med in Ireland

    Ireland’s Medical Showcase this October

    On Wednesday 23rd October we’re going to be at the National Convention Centre for Med In Ireland where we will be exhibiting our latest skills and expertise. Med In Ireland is Enterprise Ireland’s largest medical technologies event and is a high-profile national showcase for the entire spectrum of the Irish Medical Technologies Sector.

    We have been involved in Medical Design for over 20years. We have been Developing solutions for SME’s and multinational companies in Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Orthopaedic, Ophthalmic and more recently the Telehealth markets. We hope to see you there.

    To find out more about this event visit enterprise Ireland.

    More
  • We fuse smart innovation with lean efficiency

    Lean innovation gives your team a more efficient and faster approach to identify customers unmet and undiscovered needs.

    We use a proven structured ideation process to quickly verify and validate these needs and reduce uncertainties. Ensuring you develop the right services and products that give you the advantage. We’re an Enterprise Ireland approved lean consultancy, working with EI to provide their subsidised Lean Business Offer.

    Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

    More
  • We’re going to MEDTEC UK

    The UK’s leading event for medical device manufacturers

    1-2 May 2013, West Hall, Olympia, London, UK Find us at stand 411

    Find out more

    More
  • Not just one Award, but two

    at this years red dot competition in Germany

    The red dot is globally renowned as a quality symbol for excellence in design.  Each year, designers and manufacturers from all over the world submit over 4,500 entries to the competition.

    Dolmen’s entries of Nualight Zest and Ash Crystal were both awarded the Red dot based on excellence in functionality, ergonomics and aesthetics, however the primary measure for success in the competition is the degree of innovation behind each product. Dolmen specialises in working with our clients to bring innovative thinking to new product development and these latest two awards underline our track record.

    We’ve been recognised for our design excellence internationally over the years, here are just a few.

    Awards

    More