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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, James Rigler, Laura Aldridge, Frances Priest & many more. Listen to lively conversations between designers, architects & academics who are all exploring fresh ideas, new materials & a brighter future.

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Cinema Paradiso

ARCHITECTURE
Cromarty’s new cinema cuts a brilliant architectural dash. Sitting beside Cromarty Firth, it is testimony to a community-led initiative & outstanding contemporary architecture. Susanna Beaumont speaks to Cromarty Community Cinema’s architect, Lynne Sproull.

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Questions & Answers / Catharine Rossi

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Catharine Rossi, curator of Night Fever at V&A Dundee & Craft Scotland’s recent Craft & Cultural Conversations, shares insights into 1960’s Italian nightclubs, her favourite disco hits & the kitchen gadget she couldn’t do without.

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