Andrew Miller | Twilight 6, 2019 | frosted perspex and metal | Photo: courtesy of the artist
And then there is Mirrl, a new solid material, crafted in Glasgow who will be collaborating with the celebrated London-based designer, Adam Nathaniel Furman to create a new range of sitting. While the Edinburgh-based, ever-exploratory Harry Morgan, who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2014 will show vessels made of pewter, once a ubiquitous but now rarely seen material. At DES 2018 Morgan showed Sand Play, an intriguing column vessel that stood proud on a plinth in front of L & T’s neoclassical façade. Made in collaboration with Laing’s Foundry in Fife, it was an example of a time-honoured techniques being harnessed by contemporary practitioners. Moreover, Morgan, we are thrilled to announce, was recently selected for this year’s prestigious Loewe Craft Prize.
Frances Priest | Tiled Corridor, 2018 | installation view The Royal Edinburgh Hospital |
Photo: Shannon Tofts Photography
DES 2019 will also show design at work. Last year Alice Jacobs, a Glasgow-based designer, graduate of Glasgow School of Art and founder of Flux, debuted her Utility Stacker. A brilliantly pragmatic and pleasing chair, it was CNC cut (this is a ‘computer numerical controlled’ cutting machine) and made from FSC birch plywood. It caught the eye of Architecture & Design Scotland, a Scottish Government agency. A conversation took off and Jacobs was invited to tender for a job designing and producing furniture for a primary school in East Renfrewshire. She was successful and this spring Jacobs will deliver a specially designed, needs-specific furniture, developed through workshops with pupils and teachers to the school.
This summarises brilliantly the raison d’etre of Design Exhibition Scotland: to introduce outstanding designers to a wider world. DES 2019 will once again bring together outstanding practitioners and energetic thinkers to exchange ideas and celebrate the contemporary.
DESIGN EXHIBITION SCOTLAND
FRIDAY 28 JUNE TO TUESDAY 2 JULY 2019
10am to 6pm daily except Monday 1 July 10am - 5pm
DES Debates will be held on Monday 1 July 5.30 - 8pm.
Design Exhibition Scotland is free and open to all.
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Design Exhibition Scotland is curated and produced by Susanna Beaumont.