brendan joseph
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brendan joseph
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I'm Brendan Joseph. I live and work in Dublin, Ireland. My inspirations are Rooted in the Beauty of the world around me, which I distil by developing weaves that replicate phenomena within nature.

Working from his studio in Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland, Brendan Joseph creates timeless wearable stories.

Our stories are woven in Ireland and the British Isles from the finest silk, linen and cashmere yarn and each pocket square, bow tie, necktie, scarf and shawl is crafted by hand in Ireland.

Each piece tells the story of a special place through both sight and touch, in unique braille-like woven surfaces.

One of the weaving methods Brendan Joseph has developed imitates the incredible natural dance of light on water, with colours changing exactly as that source does in every fractal of natural light. They are heirlooms, transcending seasons and trends, yours to cherish, enjoy and gift in their laser-engraved wooden gift boxes.

A card with words and images evokes the story for the recipient. 


Brendan Joseph's Journal

Highlights

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2017

Selected for Ireland's National Craft Portfolio 2017-2018

Selected for Design Ireland @ Showcase Ireland, 2017

2016

Finalist in the AIB Irish Times Startup Academy
Selected as one of 10 Finalists out of 430 Startup Companies that entered.

Selected for Creative Island @ Showcase Ireland, 2016

Selected for Ireland's National Craft Portfolio 2015-2016

Exhibited at National Craft Awards in RDS Dublin & National Museum of Ireland, Co Mayo

Featured in Liminal at National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

2015

Winner of Enterprise Ireland CSF Irish Design 2015 Investment Award
One of just 5 awards out of over 80 entries in a Design Led Business Funding Call.

Exhibited at Solomon Fine Art Christmas Show

Exhibited in Irish Design 2015 Official Group Show, Portfolio: Textiles @ Solomon Fine Art

Winner of Highly Commended Award for Irish-woven Linen & Silk Bow-Tie,
Best Accessories Product at Showcase 2015

Selected for Creative Island @ Showcase Ireland, 2015

Finalist, Kerry Fashion Week Image Magazine Irish Fashion Awards,
Accessories Designer of the Year

Selected for 'The Edit' curated fashion show at Showcase Ireland 2015

Signature of Ireland Silk Scarf purchased by Design & Crafts Council as official gift for President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, presented during opening ceremony.

Featured in Liminal, Irish Design 2015 Flagship Exhibition at  Milan Fashion Week, New York Design Week, Eindhoven Design Week, and at the Coach House in Dublin Castle.

2014

Exhibited at National Craft Awards in RDS Dublin & Hunt Museum, Limerick

Shortlisted for CCOI Future Makers Award 2014

2013

Finalist for Accessory Designer of the Year at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards

Showed at RDS Craft Competition & Travelling Exhibition to Omagh & Ballymena

Featured Designer in VSO Chic @ Shelbourne charity fashion show

2012

Shortlisted for CCOI Future Makers Award 2012

2011

Travelled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti and built working weaving loom from scrap material

Golden Fleece Award Merit Prize

2010

BDes Honours Degree Textile Design (Weave) from the National College of Art and Design

Showed first group of Handwoven Scarves in linen, cashmere and silk at NCAD Graduate Show

Exhibited in Graduate Showcase at Knitting & Stitching Show at the RDS


Get in Touch

IE: +353 86 384 1722 
UK: +44 7511 822 812

brendan@brendanjoseph.com

With President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina Higgins at Brendan Joseph, Stand C86, Showcase 2015 in the RDS, Dublin.

With President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and 'Dublin from the Hills' Woven Silk Scarf, official gift from DCCOI at opening of Showcase 2015.

At the KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards 2015, Europe Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry

'Signatures of Ireland' & 'Liffey at Night'  at Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2013, image: divmedia.ie


'Dublin Bay' with an outfit by Lennon Courtney at Chic at the Shelbourne for VSO Ireland, image: Colin Mulcahy

The Brendan Joseph line of handmade scarves, bow-ties and woven wearable art explores and distills the play of landscape and light in nature.

Each piece is handcrafted in Ireland in the natural fibres of Cashmere, Silk & Linen.

I began as a hand-weaver and then scaled this methodology into mill-woven commercial lines, and after two years of research, began test marketing in late 2013, with my commercial operation launching in 2015 at the Showcase Ireland Trade Fair. 

My ’Dublin From The Hills’ woven silk scarf was purchased by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and presented as the official gift to President Higgins during the opening ceremony.  As part of the year of Irish Design 2015, my work was showcased in all three Doyle Collection hotels in London, and was included in the ID2015 Flagship exhibition 'Liminal', which exhibited in Milan, New York and Eindhoven.

My work is included in the National Craft Portfolio, and has been featured in all major national publications including Sunday Independent, Irish Times, as well as Cara Magazine, Architectural Digest (USA), Sunday Times (UK), and has been featured on RTÉ Nationwide.

We are stocked in Dylan Hotel and The Westbury Hotel in Dublin,  as well as four further stockists in Cork, Kerry & Wexford. 

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Brendan Joseph with Audrey Wells MBE, Mayor of Ballymena, Dara O'Leary, RDS Arts Administrator, & Members of RDS Arts Committee.

'Idiranda', Silk & Wool, 2009

'Glass', Silk & Linen, 2015

'Sunrise over an Irish Bogland (2012)', Handwoven Heirloom Artpiece.

'Dublin Bay' / 'Horizonless', The source flowing into 1000 threads in the warp on the loom as they await the 5,800 rows of weft, each placed by hand in a process taking over 40 hours.