Daytrippers! Local Heroes for V&A Dundee

Daytrippers! is a collaboration between V&A Dundee and Local Heroes that supports designers by commissioning collectable, limited edition souvenirs.

We’ve christened 2021 ‘the year of the daytripper’ and we’ve worked with contemporary designers based in Scotland to create products that will help to make your window boxes into a mini-paradise for local wildlife; or are perfect for a trip to the beach and a picnic in the park.

Kate Scarlet Harvey, Lauren Morsley and Katie Smith have each designed a bold and beautiful beach towel that will bring a burst of colour to your beach or poolside presence. Fiona Moon, Klara Sormark and Shweta Mistry have each designed a bespoke seed box featuring native wildflowers that support local wildlife, from Angus-based Scotia Seeds.

Aymeric Renoud of Draff worked with Martin Baillie to design custom mobile displays. Two iconic Christiania Copenhagen cargo bikes have been carefully adapted to display our special commissions. Come and see them for yourself as they traverse the V&A Dundee plaza, where you can find out more about the designers from our friendly ambassadors and purchase your own collectable souvenir.

Opening hours are Thursday to Monday 12 pm to 5 pm (weather permitting) but may be updated during summer. The last day of the project is  Monday 27th of September.

The Daytrippers! collection are all limited editions and are available exclusively at V&A Dundee plaza or at the V&A Dundee Online Shop


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The Future of Home
A chandelier with 'monstera leaves' (Urpflanze) hangs from the ceiling. A fluted marble-effect, mustard-coloured cylindrical side table (Chalk Plaster); a de stijl inspired dining chair (Mirrl); and a sheet of white surface material speckled with colourful inclusions (Mirrl) are all arranged in front of a minimalist backdrop of white boards.

The Future of Home
– Local Heroes at London Design Festival 2021

The Future of Home by Local Heroes showroom at London Design Festival 2021 celebrated Scotland’s contemporary design scene. Part of the prestigious Brompton Design District, designers from 15 studios and brands that embody Scotland’s dynamic design culture, were invited by curator Stacey Hunter to exhibit new work in a special collection marking five years since the first Local Heroes exhibition. ⁠⁠

Reflecting on an increased fluidity between our home and our workspace, The Future of Home offered a fresh take on modern interiors. Over 40 new products, from furniture and lighting to textiles and collectible craft were brought together to create spaces of comfort and style that also reflect the hybrid needs of flexible working. ⁠

The Future of Home offered a vision of a future where interiors are fun, beautiful, and tactile. A platform for critical discussion, and acquisition, the exhibition presented product launches from a new generation of designers.⁠

As seen in:

Elle Decoration
It's Nice That
Design Milk
House & Garden
Design Week
Interior Design
FAD Magazine
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This exhibition was made possible with the support of the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Creative Scotland - Lottery Funded
Brompton Design District
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