Celebrating exceptional objects & ideas for the everyday through an on-going programme of projects, commissions, conversations & our online journal, DES.

Upcoming online – Thurs 10 February, 6.15pm. Agents of Change: Designing for Our Times, as part of a programme of events celebrating the exhibition Design for Our Times curated by Design Exhibition Scotland, currently on at V&A Dundee.

OPEN CALL – design a park bench

OPEN CALL
Design Exhibition Scotland is delighted to be collaborating with Mount Stuart Trust on the Isle of Bute in a celebration of the park bench. Our Open Call invites design proposals for a perfect park bench – the selected benches will be shown at Mount Stuart in the Summer of 2022. Pictured here is Rose Wylie’s painting Park Bench, courtesy the artist & David Zwirner.

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Design for Our Times

EXHIBITION
Celebrating material exploration & experimentation, Design for Our Times has opened at V&A Dundee. Showcasing work by seven designers, artists & inventors from across Scotland, it rethinks materials & making. Design for Our Times is curated by Design Exhibition Scotland.

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Dixon goes public . . . & soon to Europe!

DESIGN INNOVATION
DES has collaborated with Mirrl of Glasgow on an eye-catchingly good looking fountain for the contemporary age. So here’s Dixon, a strikingly fresh fountain installed outside South Ken tube in London. And what’s more Dixon is to tour Europe as part of Plastics: Remaking Our World in 2022. Mirrl’s Simon Harlow & Lewis Harley here talk about the inspiration behind the designing of Dixon.

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Catch up with DES Events

DES EVENTS
Dark nights in . . so catch up with our Studio Visits via Zoom & lively online conversations. Hear from Harry Morgan, Mirrl, Tania Kovats, Frances Priest, James Rigler & Laura Aldridge & the making of their drinking fountain (pictured). Listen to lively conversations between designers, architects & academics who are all exploring fresh ideas, new materials & a brighter future.

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