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Brompton Design District | London Design Festival until Sunday 26 September 2021. Daily 10 – 6pm. All welcome, free.

Garage, 15A Cromwell Place Mews, London SW7 2LA.

Shroom, a tree shelter made of mycelium developed by recent Glasgow School of Art graduate, Catriona Brown. Installation shot from DES’s current showcase at Brompton Design District.

Celebrating fresh ideas and tireless exploration, DES makes its debut at Brompton Design District as part of London Design Festival 2021 with Design for our Times – Material Innovation & Drinking Fountains. Showcasing projects from five diverse design initiatives working across Scotland today, Design for our Times champions the energy of creators and makers who, fired by a wish to make a difference, question established norms, challenge time-honoured materials and think afresh about ‘waste’.

Design for our Times, installation view at the Garage, Brompton Design District. Image © Andy Stagg

Sharing insights into what inspires and fuels this innovation, Design for our Times illuminates the design process: the journey taken from incubating an initial idea, through to developing prototypes and onwards, to wide production.

Supported by Creative Scotland through the National Lottery.

Dixon drinking fountain by Mirrl of Glasgow located outside South Kensington tube in London. Image Brompton Design District ©Andy Stagg.