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Design Exhibition Scotland celebrates  exceptional objects for the everyday. A pioneering project, DES launched in Edinburgh in May 2018 with an exhibition of work by over 20 designers and artists. Working with a range of materials and processes, to create objects such as tables, chairs and lights, the designers and artists engaged in pertinent issues surrounding function, sourcing and sustainability. Also vital to Design Exhibition Scotland is DES Debates which bring together contemporary designers and energetic thinkers to exchange ideas and provoke conversation. 

Design Exhibition Scotland is now, thanks to support from Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund, working towards a second edition to be held in June 2019

Design is an expansive field and of course we continue to consider how Design Exhibition Scotland should and could evolve. To support our research, open up discussion and country-wide collaboration and exchange, Design Exhibition Scotland is currently inviting notes of interest from designers, artists, makers and those engaged in design. We would like to hear more about your practice and your ideas and share our ambitions for DES 2019. Please email Susanna Beaumont by 21st December 2018 on info@designexhibitionscotland.co.uk 

Design Exhibition Scotland’s aim is clear – to raise the visibility of contemporary design, invite debate, encourage exploration and excellence and engage a wide audience.

Design Exhibition Scotland is curated & produced by Susanna Beaumont.

Terrace, 2018 by Andrew Miller
Douglas Fir, powder-coated steel frames 

Design Exhibition Scotland commissioned Andrew Miller to make a site-specific seating installation for DES 2018. Responding to the architecture of the space Miller, a Glasgow based artist who studied at Glasgow School of Art, designed Terrace, a brilliant sculptural configuration of highly worked planes of Douglas Fir that provided a place to gather, sit or lean.

Photos Andrew Miller / Ruth Clark