Based in London, Darragh Casey’s practice continually seeks ways of challenging our habits, norms and routines.
Originally from Cork, Casey graduated from NCAD Dublin with a BA in Art & Design Education. After developing a practice as both an artist and educator he moved to London in 2010 to complete an MA in Design (furniture) from Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design.
His MA project ‘Shelving the Body’ was immediately recognised for its alternative design thinking and was awarded a ‘Future Makers’ Grant from the Craft Council of Ireland and was also short listed for a ‘Nova Award – The Lowe and Partners award for fresh creative talent’ as well as being regularly exhibited, collected and commissioned. This work addresses the typology of the shelf with a physical consideration for the figure, subverting our relationships with furniture and reassessing the idea of the ‘user’. He recently published his first book, "Shelving the Body" with Soapbox Press which documents the work from his MA research to today.
Casey manages his own freelance design consultancy with clients including Harley St Clinic, Camper Shoes, Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, Vogue UK and Van Cleef & Arpels as well as private clients. Casey also gives workshops and talks around his projects and critical design thinking topics.
|2014||“Tros Emporda Design Experience”||Brots / O-cults, Spain|
|- Critical Design Talk|
|“Shelving the Body” - Book published||Soapbox Press, London|
|2013||“Scarcity Project” with Paulo Goldstein||V&A, London|
|“Future Makers” Exhibition (Crafts Council of Ireland)||NCAD, Dublin|
|“Thicker than Water” Exhibition||Byam Shaw, London|
|“Future Map 12” Exhibition||Central St Martin’s, London|
|University archive||Central St Martin’s, London|
|2012||Shelf Portrait Commission||Private Client|
|Private Commission||Harley St Clinic, London|
|Designers Block Exhibition||London|
|Private Commission||Jeremy Till (Head of Central St Martins)|
|MA Graduate Show||Central St. Martin’s, London|
|2011||“Design in a Context of Cultural Change”||Camper Installation, Spain|
|Vogue UK – Bond St Project||Van Cleef & Arpels, London|
|London Design Festival||University of the Arts, London |
|2009||Annual Exhibition||Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin|
|Sculpture in Context||National Botanic Gardens Dublin|