Tipperary Crystal is an Irish design legend, and has become synonymous with high-end designs and excellent quality, creating modern and classical collections in crystal. Tipperary Crystal is widely acclaimed for its chandeliers with over 50 different styles in the current collection. Chandeliers may be customized to a customer’s specific requirements.
Internationally-renowned Irish fashion designer Louise Kennedy has become synonymous with modern sophistication and elegant design.
Her magnificent designs for Tipperary Crystal combine age-old Irish craft with sublime contemporary design. According to Louise, the essence of style is “relaxed simplicity”. Her distinguished client list includes Andie MacDowell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Ferguson, Anjelica Huston, Yasmin Le Bon, Kylie Minogue, Enya, Sofia Milos and Meryl Streep.
Modern Irish crystal designIn 1999 Louise began her design collaboration with Tipperary Crystal, creating her acclaimed collection of stemware and giftware. Since then the collection has become the fastest growing brand of designed crystal in the Irish marketplace, with an ever-increasing following in the UK and US markets.
In April 2005 she launched her spectacular chandelier and lighting collection to international acclaim.
Throughout her work, there is an emphasis on the highest standards of workmanship and fabrication, which appeal to those who value discrete luxury and contemporary glamour.
Her designs are classic yet timeless. Ireland’s first female President, Mary Robinson chose to wear a Louise Kennedy design for her inauguration in 1990.
In 1997 Louise was chosen to design the uniforms for Aer Lingus. It is a testament to Louise’s classic designs that the airline’s uniforms still look so stylish more than a decade later.
In Ireland, her clothing is available at her headquarters in Dublin’s Merrion Square, as well as Brown Thomas Dublin and selected boutiques. Her London flagship store in Belgravia epitomises her elegant and sophisticated style. The fashion label is also stocked in Harrods.
The crystal glass collection designed by wine connoisseur Patrick Guilbaud and brought to you by Tipperary Crystal allows a glass to become an instrument of perfect pleasure for any wine enthusiast.
Patrick Guilbaud moved from France to Ireland in 1981, and quickly established himself as Ireland's top restaurateur.
Michelin Star StandardRestaurant Patrick Guilbaud sets the standards by which others are judged. His restaurant in the Merrion Hotel was the first in the country to receive two Michelin stars, and has won many other national and international awards.
So it was only natural that Patrick’s pursuit of perfection would lead to his collaboration with Tipperary Crystal to create a range of perfect wine glasses.
Every wine has its own unique characteristics. The shape and quality of the glass affects how the wine is delivered to the nose and palate so that its personality can be fully appreciated.
Patrick’s designs use the finest clear crystal, giving optimum clarity and an unimpaired view. Each shape is determined by the nature of the wine.
These range from the Grand Cru (the large structure of this glass gives breathing space for such full-bodied wines) to the Sauvignon (where the glass is shaped to deliver the identifiable bouquet to the nose, and delicate ripeness of the grape to the centre of the palate).
Irish golfing legend Christy O'Connor Senior knows much about trophies - he has had plenty of first-hand experience of them over recent decades.
Christy was the natural first choice for Tipperary Crystal to collaborate with in designing a range of cut-glass trophies for presentation at golfing, and other events.
The Benchmark in Classic Trophy DesignsThroughout his very long sporting career Christy achieved a level of consistent success matched by very few others.
This is reflected in the Tipperary Crystal Christy O’Connor Senior Collection, which has become a benchmark in classic trophy designs.
During a career that spanned four decades, Christy won 24 titles on the European Tour, including the 1956 and 1959 British Masters and 20 international tournaments, including 10 Irish PGA titles.
He also won eight times on the European senior circuit and participated in 10 Ryder Cup teams for Great Britain and Ireland, as well as Ireland’s winning team in the Canada Cup. Christy was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2009.
Sporting successes run in the O’Connor clan. When his nephew of the same name also became a top golfer and started winning his own trophies, they started being referred to as Christy O’Connor Senior and Christy O’Connor Junior respectively.