Darragh Casey is a 3D designer maker who works between product, furniture, interior and architecture disciplines.
‘Making’ plays a vital element in Darragh’s design approach as he seeks to merge traditional craft practices with developing digital manufacturing processes. He has vast multi-disciplinary industry experience in product, furniture, architecture, ceramics and sculpture studios. Darragh worked with Thomas Heatherwick (London) as the lead designer maker for over 4 years. Here he played a key role in supporting the studio’s ideation and design development phases. Notable projects include the development of an extruded terracotta bench as well as several major international projects including Google Headquarters (London and California), Changi Airport (Singapore) as well as projects in Japan, Abu Dhabi and across Europe.
He has a BA (hons) in Art & Design Education (ceramics) from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) Dublin as well as an MA Design (Furniture) from Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design London. His practice combines provocative commentaries on design and society. His MA project used the typology of the shelf as a way of subverting our relationships with furniture and reassessing the idea of the ‘user’. The project has been internationally exhibited and his first book ‘Shelving the Body’ was published in 2014.
He works with clients and collaborators such as BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (Dublin), Noumena (Spain), Apparatu (Spain), Antony Gormley (London), NCAD (Dublin), Van Cleef & Arpel (London), Vogue (UK), Mascotte (Russia), Camper Shoes (Spain), Central St Martin’s (London).
Darragh is passionate about education and regularly runs his own courses. He has lectured in NCAD Dublin, Central St Martin’s London, and is currently a lecturer in IED Barcelona.