Public Invited to Design Street Furniture for Grafton Street

Dublin City Council invites artists and designers to submit their ideas for three unique pieces of street furniture which will showcase the new-look Grafton Street. The pieces are:

  • A seat for the top of Grafton Street (between St. Stephen’s Green and Chatham Street)
  • 12 unique art works which will also function as bollards
  • One design for a set of 10 ‘perch seat bollards’

The public Art Competition is open to all Irish and international designers and artists. Individuals or teams can apply for one or more of the three commissions. The council will shortlist five designs for each of the three categories.

Dublin City Council will host a briefing session on the competition at the City Walls Space, Woodquay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin 8 at 11am on 7th November as part of Design Week. An edited film of this session will be posted on shortly afterward. To book a space please email

To download a copy of the brief see:

The closing date for Stage 1 is at 1.00 pm on Thursday, 5th of December 2013.

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About Grafton Street

Grafton Street was named after Henry FitzRoy, The 1st Duke of Grafton, he was the illegitimate son of Charles II of England who owned land in the area and was developed from a country lane by the Dawson family in 1708, after whom the parallel Dawson Street is named.

Grafton Street runs from the top of St. Stephen's Green to (Trinity) College Green.