DES 2018

Design Exhibition Scotland 2018

The inaugural edition of Design Exhibition Scotland took place in May 2018 at Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh. It celebrated the work of 23 designers and artists from across Scotland and supported the two site-specific commissions – a tie-dyed wall hanging by Rachel Adams and sculptural seating by Andrew Miller.

Rachel Adams‘ vast tie-dyed wall-hanging and Andrew Miller‘s brilliantly sculptural configuration of benches, linked by powder-coated coloured steel frames.
Rachel Adams Elevation 2018 Tie-dyed linen, 260 x 590 cm
Andrew Miller Terrace 2018 Douglas fir, powder-coated steel frames & Refraction 2014 Douglas fir, powder-coated steel frames

Andrew Miller Terrace 2018 (detail)
Rachel Adams Elevation 2018, Tie-dyed linen, with thanks to Peter Greig & Co Ltd, Kirkcaldy
Steff Norwood Mobile Library 2018, Steel, plywood, spray paint (left)
James McLardy In the Grip 2018, Laquer, wood, rubber webbing (right)
James McLardy In the Grip (detail)
Goodd Ltd / Uncontrollable Urge Rendezvous 2018, Aluminium, steel, lacquered MDF
Nick Ross
Last of the Free Chair (Artefact #12) 2018 Corsehill sandstone
60 x 35 x 70 cm
James Rigler Console Tables 1 & 11 2018 Slip-cast, press moulded & glazed ceramic, metal leaf, wood
Stool / Table / Block 2018 Slip-cast, press moulded & glazed ceramic, metal leaf, wood
David Watson The Govan Orkney Chair 2018, Scottish oak and Bute tweed (left)
Alice Jacobs Utility Stacker 2018, CNC cut and hand finished FSC birch plywood, Alice Jacobs Utility with Arms 2018, CNC cut and hand finished FSC birch plywood (right)
Jennifer Gray Landscape for the Dinner Table, Surface Tiles & Condiment Set Utopia range, 2016 / 2018, Jesmonite, brass inlay & solid brass spheres
David Watson The Govan Orkney Chair 2018, Scottish oak and Bute tweed (left)
Bernie Reid
Rugs, 2016 (ongoing)
Spray paint on vinyl
Dimensions variable
Scott Jarvie The Wire Chair 2007 Printed steel, one-off prototype 
Simon Harlow Angus STR / MC 2018, walnut & poplar, Mirrl Polished Solid, 2018 birch plywood, polyester resin, Mirrl Monolith 2018 birch plywood, polyester resin
Bernie Reid Rug (ongoing) spray paint on vinyl Ellie Carr-Smith Woolarch 2017 – 18 Sheep’s wool and potato starch composite 
Ellie Carr-Smith Woolarch (wool chair detail) 2017 – 2018 Sheep’s wool and potato starch composite 
Chalk Plaster Intonaco Marble Stool, 2018
Gypsum plaster with Marshall’s Intonaco Binder
35 x 48 cm
Chalk Plaster Intonaco Marble Stool, 2018 (detail)
Harry Morgan Sand Play, 2018 concrete

Huge thanks to DES Supporters; Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh and to our sponsors Bellfield Brewery, Edinburgh; Bute Fabrics; Edinburgh Gin; Peter Greig & Co Ltd, Laing’s Foundry, Lochgelly and Arnold Clark, Glasgow.

Design Exhibition Scotland is funded by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland‘s Open Project Fund; DES Supporters; The Inches Carr TrustCraft ScotlandThe University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh College of Art; the Embassy of the Netherlands, London and Timorous Beasties

Photography Ruth Clark | Andrew Miller | Alex Dove