As a family business originally founded in Cork under the name JP Glass, the company started life as a manufacturer of domestic linens. Following a move to Dublin in the early Sixties, JP Glass first began supplying soft furnishings to the hotel market in the 1980s. A family company, it quickly established a rapport with many of Dublin’s finest establishments.
As the Irish hotel industry evolved to become largely operated by chains, the firm gained a wealth of experience in the global market and showed remarkable resilience in surviving the subsequent economic downturn. By 2013, the newly rebranded GDC Ireland was back where it belonged, at the forefront of interior design and fit-out for the Irish and UK hospitality industry.
Today, GDC Ireland works alongside some of the most prestigious brands in the global hotel business and has been involved in refurbishing some of the UK and Ireland’s most iconic properties.
At GDC we are passionate about great design. With almost 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, we know that design has the power to transform perceptions, to shape experiences, and to streamline processes. Our refurbishment projects are design led from start to finish. An experienced team of interior designers and project managers collaborate to ensure our work strikes a careful balance between panache and practicality, style and substance, every time.
Bespoke manufacturing allows us to take the interior concept to the next level of originality as well as delivering unrivalled efficiency for our clients. With both the design and the manufacturing process under our control, we can achieve impressive results even on the tightest of time frames. A deep knowledge of the hospitality industry gained over many years means we understand the requirement for highly professional, unobtrusive installation services and we pride ourselves on our ability to work with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption. Our fitting teams are all employed by GDC to ensure the highest standards both in terms of site safety and finish.
From the moment an order is placed with GDC, each job is assigned its own dedicated project manager to ensure progress remains on time, on budget and within the brief. We offer a bespoke service for every client, whether they require complete project management and a turnkey finish, or prefer to take a more hands-on, collaborative approach. A family-run company, GDCs directors are fully active within the sales team and derive great satisfaction from working closely with clients on a daily basis to ensure ultimate peace of mind.