Welcome to DES

DES is a new online journal. An off-shoot of Design Exhibition Scotland, we celebrate a wide community of ideas, news & views, to inspire exchange, fresh & free thinking & new possibilities. Since our launch in April, we have published 6 editions — scroll down to read. As to the future, we hope to present DES seasonally with the next issue coming out this Autumn.

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On the Road

Stacey Hunter climbs aboard Passenger to meet curators & artists Kerianne Quick & Jess Tolbert, to discuss their project for Munich Jewellery Week

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Travels by Design / Grimsay Boat

Episode Three – The Grimsay Boat, its making & its history. Helen Voce heads to the Western Isles in her latest dispatch on boat-building

A DESign ONline commission

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Questions & Answers / Formafantasma

Designers Formafantasma explore materials, their origins, use and impact. In their latest exhibition Cambio, currently ‘on-hold’ at the Serpentine Galleries in London, they look at the life and after-life of trees.

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Oyster shells, salt & the Firth of Forth

Chalk Plaster are plasterers and keen experimenters. Here Steven Blench, one half of Chalk Plaster, reveals their latest explorations along the shores of the Firth of Forth.

A DESign ONline commission

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Woof

Kate Morgan writes about the process and practice of chair caning, and how this newly-learnt skill is offering sound and rhythm in a quiet Glasgow interior.

A DESign Online commission.

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Questions & Answers / Christopher Breward

“I’ve always been a closet Ivor Novello fan, ‘We’ll Gather Lilacs’ has both a seasonal and epochal relevance right now!’ DESign Online speaks to Christopher Breward, newly-appointed director of the National Museums of Scotland.

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Travels by Design

Episode One – The life & times of the Sanquhar Glove. Helen Voce’s first dispatch in a series that explores place and making from around Scotland.

A DES ONline commission.

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Scotianavian Project: Northern Grace

Rachel Simmonds explores the common currency of Scottish and Scandinavian architecture, looking at the work of Reima & Railia Pietila and Basil Spence.

A DESign ONline commission.

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At Home . . with Walac

Walac, a Glasgow-based design studio, launches The Room. A timely online offering giving users the opportunity to design countless interiors using Walac’s designed objects.

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Questions & Answers / Peter Holmes

‘When I say I am an upholsterer, I often get a blank expression. You can see people turning the word over in their head, slightly puzzled. It’s funny, every day most of us sit on upholstered furniture’. DESign ONline speaks to upholsterer, Peter Holmes.

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STACK by Andrew Miller

Glasgow-based artist, Andrew Miller launches his layered sculpture light, STACK, commissioned by Little & Large Editions.

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