The second edition of DES took place once again in Lyon & Turnbull’s splendid Edinburgh showroom in June 2019. Showcasing the work of 33 designers and artists from across Scotland, DES explored materials and processes; creating, designing and making functional objects, such as tables and chairs. DES 2019 also included a number of commissioned pieces, including a vast wall hanging by Leith-based artist Bernie Reid & DES commissioned drinking fountains by Tania Kovats & Laura Aldridge & James Rigler.
Laura Aldridge & James Rigler
Adam Nathaniel Furman & Mirrl
Claire Barclay & Laura Spring
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Arrange Whatever Pieces Come Your Way
Images Ruth Clark | Shannon Tofts | Alan Dimmick | Johnny Barrington | James Robertson
Huge thanks to DES Supporters, Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh and to our sponsors Craven Dunnill Jackfield; Verdant Spirit Co, Dundee; Bellfield Brewery, Edinburgh; Fever-Tree and Arnold Clark, Glasgow
DES 2019 was funded by the National Lottery throughCreative Scotland’s Open Project Fund; DES Supporters; The Inches Carr Trust; Craft Scotland; The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh College of Art; the Embassy of the Netherlands, London and Timorous Beasties.