Celebrating & sharing exceptional objects & ideas for the everyday through exhibitions, conversations & commissions.
Over the last 4 years, DES has commissioned a series of drinking fountains. The latest is Dixon, an eye-catchingly good looking fountain for our contemporary age. Created by Mirrl of Glasgow, here fountaineer Simon Harlow talks design inspiration & colour ways.
DES has long wanted to revive the drinking fountain and celebrate outstanding design and provide free and clean drinking water. In 2019 we invited Tania Kovats and collaborating artists Laura Aldridge and James Rigler to design a fountain fit for our contemporary age.
Design Exhibition Scotland’s OPEN CALL to design a park bench was inspired by a wish to celebrate all that the public bench offers: the joy of sitting down, the great outdoors and of course the chance to pause for thought and take in a view. Partnering with Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute, the selected benches were shown at Mount Stuart last summer before travelling on to V&A Dundee earlier this year.Read on
DES has curated a series of showcases celebrating material exploration & innovation. Design for Our Times was first seen at London Design Festival in 2021 later touring to V&A Dundee.