Our mission

Do you know exactly what kind of [insert furniture] you want, but nothing in the stores meets your requirements? Or do you have this awkward space in your home that just won’t look good? Or are you looking for innovative design solutions to make life fit into your city apartment? Or do you have these awesome old floor boards from your granny’s cottage that you would like to use for something?


Regardless of the problem, we can help you. We dare you to design, and help you transform your dreams and ideas into actual pieces of furniture or design solutions.


Dare to Design is a Design Agency that ​works out of a pure love for the design and manufacture of high-quality furniture and interiors, with a passion for unique and outside-the-box thinking. Our mission is to help you make your home your castle, and we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding your expectations.

Who are we?


Dare to Design was founded in 2018 by Irish designer Garry Normoyle in Helsinki. But Garry who, and what is an Irish designer doing in Helsinki?​

Garry studied Furniture making Technology in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Letterfrack, Ireland. After graduating with highest Honours in 2008, Garry gained experience in designing custom made furniture, museum display cases and fitness products in Boston (US), Limerick (Ireland) and Edinburgh (Scotland).


In 2016 love (for a woman, as well as design) brought Garry to Helsinki. The Finnish appreciation for design inspired Garry to fulfill a dream and found Dare to Design in 2018.