Wallbeds of Ireland (01-8649165, wallbeds.ie) is offering Bargain Hunter readers who present today’s column 10 per cent off its range. At the top end is this single foldaway model (107cm), with a desk and shelving unit that can be tidied away by closing the door, a locker unit, and integrated lighting. The unit (264cm by 210cm by 53cm) is handcrafted in Ireland and is available in oak (pictured), maple, beech or walnut finishes. Reduced from €2,995 to €2,695, including delivery and fitting. Its basic design, which has a melamine finish and comes in several colours, is down from €1,450 to €1,305. All the prices include fitting, and delivery within the greater Dublin area. Delivery costs outside of Dublin vary. Offer ends September 25th.
Study is driven by coffee breaks so start the college term on a stylish note with these owl-motif bone-china Sabichi mugs. A set of four is reduced from €39 to €11.90 at all Debenhams stores and online (debenhams.ie).
Howard’s Storage World, in Carrickmines, Dublin 18 (01-294 8003, hsw.ie) is offering Bargain Hunter readers who present today’s column 15 per cent off its notice boards (down from €12.95 to €11) and its easy-build chrome click-together wall unit (272cm by 220cm by 46cm) and accompanying desk (183cm by 90cm by 46cm). The wall unit is down from €663 to €564. The desk with side shelf is down from€261 to €222. Offers end September 25th.
Coffee and tea are student staples. Stock Design, on South King Street, Dublin 2 (01-6794317) is offering students who present today’s column and a valid student card 15 per cent off all products, including the Dreamfarm Teafu, available in a selection of colours and perfect for squeezing out every last drop of tea from your tealeaves. Down from €16.50 to €14. Offer ends October 31st.
Expert Electrical is offering Bargain Hunter readers who present today’s column 10 per cent off X Mini speakers, a 6cm high device that packs 2.5 watts of sound and can be used with any device that has a headphone jack. The Uno is down from €39.99 to €35.99 and the Max is down from €59.99 to €53.99. Outlets at Arnotts (arnotts.ie); Ashbourne Retail Park (01-8359637), Co Meath; and Newgrange Business Park (041-983 7302), Donore Road, Drogheda, Co Louth. Offer ends September 25th.
Harvey Norman has a techie bundle reduced from €599 to €399, ideal for a student. It includes an Asus X501 15in laptop with 4GB of ram, a 320GB hard drive and Windows 8 (normally €399); this Canon printer/scanner and copier (normally €49); a laptop bag (normally €49.99); a cordless mouse (normally €12.99) and a 16GB USB key (normally €19.99). This bundle includes a two-year product care warranty on top of the one-year manufacturer warranty you receive when you purchase a laptop. Offer ends September 29th.
TRENDING: Established 50 years abo by the Irish State in response to an influential design audit led by Kaj Franck, Kilkenny Design Workshops, oversaw the birth of iconic products such as Holger Strom’s IQ light.Vernacular, an exhibition showing the best of Irish design talent, which opens today at the London Design Festival, pays tribute to this heritage. On show will be Derek Wilson Ceramics, Woodenleg, lighting by Donna Bates Design and Andrew Clancy, linen by 31 Chapel Lane, stone carvings by Aileen Anne Brannigan and baskets by Alison Fitzgerald. The show will include Gray Chair 5.12 by Dublin-based duo Designgoat, in tribute to designer Eileen Gray and originally commissioned by the National Craft Gallery of Ireland. Pictured is the DC Armchair by O’Driscoll Furniture (01671 1069, odfurniture.com), upholstered with Donegal tweed by Molloy and Sons. The exhibition can also be seen at the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny from October 25th.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . DESKS: This space-saving folding desk (135cm by 105cm by 58cm) and matching chair (78cm by 50cm by 56cm) from Marks and Spencer (marksandspencer.com) is made from solid bamboo and bamboo veneer and costs €339.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . DESKS: This Cornell flamingo-pink desk (125cm by 61cm by 89cm, including shelf) is made of plywood and has a painted veneer finish. It costs £279 (about €332), excluding delivery, from UK company made.com. It is also available in robin-egg blue and ash.
THREE OF THE BEST . . . DESKS: This Ikea (ikea.ie) Micke desk is designed for children but will look playful in any setting. Slim in size (100cm by 75cm by 50cm), it has a cable outlet at the back to tidy away and costs €65.