About

Design Partners is a product design and innovation agency. Our mission is to elevate human potential. We collaborate with the world’s most innovative brands to create future product experiences that empower and inspire people. From first responders, video gamers, specialist surgeons, to craft makers; our design, UX and engineering experts bring ideas to life that enable people to achieve incredible things.

Leadership

History

For over 35 years we have been collaborating with the world's most innovative brands to elevate human potential. Here are some of our milestones.

Timeline
 
1984

Founded

Design Partners founded in Fassaroe House. Creates a new range of large appliances for the European market for Frigidaire.

 
1986

Design for the Home

Began a 30+ year strategic relationship with Hanson & Terraillon brands, designing products and experiences for the home and for the health and well-being category.

 
1994

Strategic Relationships

Began 25+ years strategic relationship with Logitech, collaborating across multiple product categories to innovate and to humanise technology.

 
1995

Best of the Best

Design Partners wins Best of Red Dot Design Award for the Logitech Trackman Live - a category-defining product.

 
1996

HIV Rapid Testing Kit

Designed Uni-Gold HIV Test Unit with Trinity Biotech. With millions of units made and still in production, the point-of-care test consists of high-quality immunoassays to aid in the diagnosis of HIV, STDs, respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases.

 
1998

Longevity in Design

Designed Party Grill for Campingaz brand that is still in production today, 20 years later. A winner of multiple awards including the Design Week, I.D. Annual Review, Good Design & Glen Dimplex Product Design Award.

 
1999

User Experience Design

Collaborating with Welch Allyn on improving healthcare professional products from emergency defibrillators to pocket tools for GPs.

 
2002

Best Selling for Over a Decade

Design of the MX518 - best-selling gaming mouse for over a decade.

 
2003

Le Creuset in MoMa

Design of the Screwpull flagship range, now sold in the MoMa store - a landmark product that continues to sell. We are delighted that MoMa has recognised the beauty of what we have achieved.

 
2004

Smartphone Product of the Year

The Handspring Treo - the world's best-selling smartphone, complete with camera, mp3 player, and internet access. Voted I-D Magazine Product of the year

 
2005

Gesture Control at MoMa

Design of the revolutionary physical and digital experience for the MXAir Gesture Control device, winner of multiple international awards and exhibited in New York's Museum of Modern Art.

 
2006

World's First Instant-On Laptop

Design of the Palm Foleo - A revolutionary idea that spawned the tablet generation.

 
2006

Renewable Power

Design of the world's first rechargeable peripherals.

 
2007

Smart Health

Innovating in healthcare with patented designs for smart medication reminders.

 
2007

Gaming Domination

Reinvigorates the G-Series brand, which includes designing the world's best-selling gaming keyboard and world's best-selling gaming headset.

 
2008

Fashion Meets Technology

A pioneering step towards humanising technology - the iPad Folio - as much a fashion accessory as a tool for productivity.

 
2008

One Billion

More than one billion people have put their hands on peripherals we designed.

 
2009

Masters of Light

Established a new mark-of-excellence for Corning's Optical Cables.

 
2009

The Smart Home

Working with Nest on their flagship, category-defining, first product - the Nest Learning Thermostat.

 
2010

Fashion, Colour & Millenials

Our trend research helped Logitech triple their peripheral business by introducing colour, vibrancy, and personality into their core line-up.

 
2010

Redefining the iPad

Design Partners' pro-active design approach helps to redefine the iPad as a productivity tool.

 
2011

Lifetime Achievement

Brian receives the IDI Lifetime Achievement Award.

 
2011

Defining New Categories

Calor defines a new category in the barbecue industry with their family-oriented offering.

 
2012

Wallpaper Magazine

The History Chair, by Cathal Loughnane, Peter Sheehan, and W/Workshop, selected for Wallpaper's prestigious Handmade exhibition in Milan, during Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

 
2012

Connected Living

Design Partners wins multiple awards for connected health and connected home products in collaboration with our Clients Healthbeacon and Silvair and Terraillon.

 
2012

Wearable Tech

Controversial launch of Bemo the social media, wearable camera - sparking important conversations of privacy and sharing.

 
2013

Global Gaming

Design Partners collaborate with Logitech G to refresh their entire brand and product range, creating best-sellers in Gaming Headsets, Mice and Keyboards.

 
2013

Optimising the Earth's Resources

Collaboration with Tomra to redesign and optimise their entire machine user interfaces for sorting machinery. IDSA award winner in Digital Design.

 
2014

Most Awarded

Design Partners ranked in the Top Ten Design Offices for iF awards worldwide.

 
2014

New Studio Opens

A custom-built, state of the art studio and prototyping facility. Designed to reflect our culture and optimise our creativity.

 
2015

ISO 13485 Certified

Our Healthcare Team becomes ISO-13485 certified. The team believes in addressing medical needs in a way that is empowering and empathic to patients and caregivers.

 
2015

Year of Irish Design

Design Partners exhibits alongside other incredible designers, creators, and makers in Milan, New York, Eindhoven, and Dublin. #ID2015

 
2015

Best Selling in the World

Design Partners collaborate with Logitech G to create the G502 - the best selling gaming mouse in the world.

 
2016

TIME Best Inventions

Arc Devices is chosen as one of TIME Magazine's best inventions of 2016.

 
2017

Design with Global Impact

Design Partners collaboration with Arc Devices, Tomra and Logitech G selected for exhibit celebrating design with global impact.

 
2018

IDEA GOLD

Design Partners' collaboration with Logitech's amazing design team resulted in the prestigious IDEA GOLD award.

 
2019

TIME Best Inventions

G502, the world's best selling gaming product chosen as one of TIME Magazine's best inventions.

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Our Clients

  • Samsung
  • Hollister
  • Huawei
  • Panasonic
  • Medtronic
  • Logitech
  • ResMed
  • Honeywell
  • Google
  • Abbott
  • HP
  • Philips
  • WelchAllyn
  • Silvair
  • Corning
  • Harman
  • Tomra
  • UE
  • Alienware
  • Philip Morris
  • SCJohnson
  • An Post
  • Dell
  • Terraillon

Awards

See below a selection of prestigious design and innovation awards that we are proud to have won with our clients.

2019 Time Best of InnovationsLogitech G502 2019 IDEA GOLDLogitech MX Vertical 2019 Red Dot Logitech G Pro 2019 Red Dot Logitech MX Vertical 2019 Red Dot Honeywell Searchzone Sonik 2019 iF AwardiQOS Platform 1 2019 iF AwardHoneywell Searchzone Sonik 2018 Red Dot x 6Flair, Logitech 2018 iF Awards x 7Terraillon, Flair, Logitech 2018 Good Design Logitech G Pro 2018 Good Design Logitech MX Ergo 2018 Good Design FEI Thermofisher Explorer 4 2018 Good Design Cosmed QNRG 2018 IDALogitech MX Vertical 2018 IDALogitech MX Ergo 2018 IDALogitech Powerplay Charging System 2017 Red DotLogitech Powerplay Charging System 2017 Red DotLogitech MX Master 2s 2017 Red DotLogitech G413/G433 2017 Red DotLogitech MX Ergo 2017 Red DotFlair ORO 2017 iF AwardLogitech Powerplay Charging System 2017 iF AwardLogitech MX Master 2s 2017 iF AwardLogitech G413/G433 2017 iF AwardFlair ORO 2017 iF AwardHarmen Acendo Vibe 2017 iF AwardTerraillon Homni 2017 Good DesignArc Insta Temp MD Thermometer 2017 Good DesignFEI Helios NanoLab DualBeam 2017 Good DesignFEI Manual User Interface 2017 Good DesignFlair ORO 2017 Good DesignTerraillon Homni 2017 Good DesignHoneywell Sensepoint XRL/XCL 2017 Good DesignPhilip Morris IQOS 2.4+ 2017 Good DesignTerraillon R-Series 2017 Good Design3Dconnexion Space Mouse Enterprise 2017 Good DesignLogitech Powerplay Charging System 2017 Good DesignLogitech G413/G433/G233 2017 Good DesignLogitech M720 2017 IDIHarmen Acendo Vibe 2017 Red DotLogitech G810 2017 Red DotLogitech G Prodigy Series 2017 Red DotLogitech M720 2017 Red DotHoneywell Sensepoint XRL/XCL 2017 Red DotArc Insta Temp MD Thermometer 2017 Red DotLogitech Pro Gaming Mouse 2017 iF AwardHoneywell Sensepoint XRL/XCL 2017 iF AwardArc Insta Temp MD Thermometer 2017 iF AwardFEI Manual User Interface 2017 iF AwardFEI NanoLab Dual Beam 2017 iF Award3Dconnexion Enterprise/CadMouse 2017 iF AwardLogitech Pro Gaming Mouse 2017 iF AwardG900 Gaming Mouse 2017 iF AwardProdigy Series ( Honeybadger ) 2016 Good Design ChicagoG900/G810 Gaming Mouse 2016 Good Design ChicagoMX Anywhere 2 Mobile Mouse 2016 IDIG900 Gaming Mouse 2016 Red DotMX Anywhere 2 Mobile Mouse 2016 Red DotMX Master Wireless Mouse 2016 iF AwardMX Master Wireless Mouse 2016 Time Magazine Best InnovationsArc Insta Temp MD Thermometer 2016 IDA Pro Gaming Mouse 2016 IDA Logitech M720 2015 iF AwardCricut Explore 2015 iF AwardLogitech M280/M320 2015 Red DotResMed S+ 2015 Red DotG910 Orion Spark 2015 Red DotLogitech M280/M320 2015 IDAG402 Hyperion Fury 2015 IDAG302 Daedalus Prime 2015 IDAG910 Orion Spark 2015 3 CES Innovation HonoreesLogitech G Portfolio 2014 Janus de l’industrieTerraillon Web Coach Pop 2014 Good Design AwardCricut Explore 2014 Good Design AwardResMed S+ 2014 Good Design AwardSpaceMouse Wireless 2014 Good Design AwardIlluminated Living Room Keyboard 2014 Good Design AwardX-300 Bluetooth Speaker 2014 Good Design AwardG402 Hyperion Fury 2014 Good Design AwardG502 Proteus Core 2014 Good Design AwardUltrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air 2014 IDI AwardCricut Explore 2014 iF AwardCalor Mini BBQ 2014 iF AwardSpaceMouse Wireless 2014 iF AwardFabricSkin Keyboard Folio 2014 iF AwardG602 Wireless Gaming Mouse 2014 iF AwardT650 Wireless Touchpad 2014 iF AwardK810 Illuminated Keyboard 2014 iF AwardT630 Ultrathin TouchMouse 2014 Red DotSpaceMouse Wireless 2014 Red DotK830 Living Room Keyboard 2014 Red DotG602 Wireless Gaming Mouse 2014 Red DotT630 Ultrathin TouchMouse 2014 Red DotT630 Ultrathin TouchMouse 2014 2 CES HonoreesLogitech Portfolio