NEWS & INSIGHTS

London Design Festival 2018

  This September London was taken over by exhibitions, events and installations celebrating all things design. On behalf of Tap, Ciaran, Alice, Conor and Sarah took the time to visit the festival to further our knowledge on the design industry. Below...

Wellness, Can Design Really Make Us Feel Better?

Recently, at TAP, we have noticed that more and more designers are exploring the concept of wellness of the mind and body. In the age of digital overload, lack of sleep, sometimes unrealistic personal and professional expectations, we are asking can design...

What’s Happening in Retail? A Spotlight on Pet Stores

We at TAP have noticed Pet shops are upping their game when it comes to retail design. As somewhere we used to visit out of necessity for dog or cat food, design hasn’t played a huge role in terms of driving sales. Only recently, with the rise of Instagram...

Sustainability in Retail Space

Today's consumer is educated and can respect eco-ethical efforts in their retail experiences. Incorporating environmental sustainability into your business will not only save internal cost, but the informed customer has been shown to spend more in...

Berlin State of Mind

With its fierce creativity and ‘anything goes’ attitude towards design, Berlin has become more of a state of mind than a city. Recently our design team spent a couple of days in the hub of Germany known for its avant-garde art and delicious food! There. Is. So. Much....

Whats new in Retail? Septemeber 2018

TAP Retail Picks - September 18 The retail sector is evolving very fast, it can often be difficult to keep up. We like to stay informed at TAP and we like to keep you informed too. These are some of our top picks for what is going on in retail at the...

5 Food to Go Insights from Our Trip to London

Want to know what’s trending in Food to Go retail right now? Our design team flew to London last week for a whistle-stop tour of the UK’s most innovative food retailers to find out. The tour was focused on Food to Go, a space that’s rapidly innovating and...

Why Good Office Design Can Enhance Your Business

We spend about eight hours a day in our place of work - that’s a massive chunk of our lives. No one wants to spend their working life in a dreary, grey cubicle. There’s a growing realisation (and a host of research) that shows how a well-designed office...

Offset 2018

If you weren't busy this weekend at Offset meeting your design heros or finding new heros. The Tap team was out in force to soak up the lurid creativity seeping from the Bord Gais Theatre. This year we found a lot of parallels between speakers in terms of...

TAP Office Spaces

Our clients often ask us to look at re-designing their office spaces. From adding inspirational branding and colour to reconfiguring their workspace to make better use of the space, our office refreshes make a huge difference to staff performance and...

Say Hello To… Alice Greene

A graduate from Limerick School of Art & Design, Alice brings a distinctive enthusiasm to the team that possibly stems from her love of musicals and growing up in Australia. Alongside being an accomplished brand designer, she’s adept in editorial design and has a...

London Design Week

From the 16th to the 24th of September London was taken over by exhibitions, events and installations celebrating all things design. On behalf of Tap, Sarah took the time to visit the festival to further our knowledge on how the design industry is growing and...

Euroshop 2017

People often ask me, where do you get your inspiration? How do you keep coming up with new, fresh ideas? When you’re passionate about what you do, you live new ideas every day, whether it’s being out and about or being online. But a show like Euroshop in...

TAP attend the Centra Conference in Kerry

We were delighted to be back in Kerry this weekend to attend the Centra Conference at the Malton Hotel. This insightful two day event gave us a chance to understand what’s coming across all areas of the Centra brand in 2017. It was fantastic to engage with retailers...

The Phenomenon Of The Retail Playground

Shopping isn’t just shopping any more. The modern consumer wants an emotional experience when they are parting with their cash. Brands are looking to connect with the customer. To do so, retail brands are investing millions in building relationships with...

TAP make their mark in one of Dublin’s greatest buildings…

Late last year, Las Fallon from the Dublin Fire Brigade approached TAP with a challenging exhibition project to commemorate the Fire Brigade’s involvement in the 1916 uprising. Working with Source Design on the graphic design for this project, TAP...

Keeping It Local…

There is a growing social awareness amongst consumers where they have  an emotional need to be part of something bigger than themselves. This has led to brands reevaluating how their stores can offer value – more than just their products – by serving as...

Reinforce Brand Values By Bringing Your Environment To Life

High footfall areas like receptions and meeting rooms provide ideal platforms to positively reinforce brand values. TAP were approached to reinvigorate the ambience of these corporate spaces. We elevated the forgotten wall surfaces to create statement...

TAP Scoop Gold For Work On SuperValu Flagship Store

TAP are absolutely delighted to be crowned gold winners with Household Design at the recent ARE/POPAI design awards in Las Vegas for their work on the SuperValu’s flagship store in Blackrock.   With the brand proposition “Real Food, Real People” at...