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Design Exhibition Scotland celebrated exceptional objects for the everyday. A pioneering project, DES presented the work of over 20 designers and artists working in a range of materials and processes, to create objects such as tables, chairs, lights and flooring. Engaging in pertinent issues surrounding function, sourcing and sustainability, Design Exhibition Scotland’s aim is clear – to invite debate and champion excellence and exploration. 


Past Events

DES Tours
Saturday 12 May 4 – 6pm
Drop in and meet James Rigler, Chalk Plaster, Nick Ross and curator Susanna Beaumont for informal conversations on making and designing.

Sunday 13 May 4 – 6pm
Drop in and meet Ellie Carr-Smith, Simon Harlow, Mirrl and curator Susanna Beaumont for informal conversations on making and designing.

DES Debates
Monday 14 May 5 – 7.30pm

Brings together contemporary designers and energetic thinkers to exchange ideas and provoke conversation. Led by Prof Christopher Breward, speakers include designers Ineke Hans, Max Lamb and Geoffrey Mann; curator Annemartine van Kesteren and writer Grant Gibson, plus provocations from exhibiting designers and artists.

Curator & Producer Susanna Beaumont Coordination Leigh Hazzard-Burgess & Phoebe Angel Development Diana McMicking Design & Print Out of the Blueprint Broughton Street signage Katherine Snow.

Design Exhibition Scotland gives huge thanks to its supporters, sponsors and funders.
DES Supporters: Campbell Armour & Angus McLeod; Claude Badion & James Robinson; Gameeda Barnard; Mollie Beaumont; Rob Bruce & Fiona Burnett; John Bute; Sophie Crichton Stuart; Rosanna Forbes; Robin Hardie; Pete Irvine; George Morris; Imogen Reed; Lucy Stanistreet; Stella Tennant; Philippa Woodcock and those who wish to remain anonymous. DES also thanks Kitty Anderson; Toby Anstruther; Ben Divall; Helen Miles; Stephen Palmer; Dame Seona Reid; Helena Ward; Nicky Wilson and Alex Dove; Gavin Strang; John Mackie and all at Lyon & Turnbull.