TRÍONA is a new Irish design brand encompassing a life-long appreciation of Irish craft and design, and a commitment to quality craftsmanship.
Inspired by life along the Northwesterly edge of Ireland, where the beauty of rugged landscapes and seascapes dictates our daily musings and adventures, TRÍONA works with a community of like-minded designer-makers, creative trailblazers and collaborators to bring you designs du dernier cri.
Founded by Creative Director Tríona O’Donnell, a keen linguist and educator, the Sligo native has spent time travelling the globe to far-flung places like South America, Africa and Europe, collecting inspiration and ideas.
In early 2013, O’Donnell founded popular blog modafix.ie to share her creative pursuits, her style and interest in design, as well as documenting the stories of some of the creative people she met and admired along the way. Her blog led to writing for local media and appearances on TG4 and RTE - giving her a national profile.
Designing something of my own was always something I wanted to realise. With the blog, came an invitation to design my very own jewellery collection, so I grabbed the opportunity with both hands, a bench pin and an anvil.
In her latest collection, Silver Linings, O’Donnell partners with goldsmith Soraya Ricalde of Leitrim Sculpture Centre and sculptor Marion Fink of Counties of Ireland Jewellery to create her delicate, resolved designs. Each piece is handmade in Ireland at Leitrim Sculpture Centre.
TRÍONA designs have been described as memorable and modern, feminine and refined, skilful design.