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Ms Aoife Mullane, Class of 2009, was named in the Sunday Independent’s 30 Best and Brightest Young Entrepreneurs List published yesterday.

Aoife is a graduate of NCAD and catapulted to success with her unique textile designs.  A chair that featured in her final collection at her graduate show was put on display in Brown Thomas and caught the attention of architects looking to collaborate with her on large high-end projects.

She said, “At the time, I was applying for buying jobs and they were all telling me, you look like you have your own brand here.”    She began to build a clientele – one being Dragons’ Den star Norah Casey, who went on to win RTE TV Show Home of the Year.  Clients now include the Alex Hotel and Oslo Beauty Salon on Mespil Road.  Mullane was also selected to showcase her work at Maison et Objet, an upmarket homeware trade show in Paris, this January.