Scottish Album of the Year Award Design Commission

Since 2019, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award 2020 Design Commission has been curated by Local Heroes.

In 2021 Glasgow-based Still Life created the awards using recycled plastic bottle tops. In 2020 we invited Glasgow-based Rekha Barry to create Triumph, a marbled jesmonite trophy in the shape of an arch which also acts a candleholder. And in 2019 Edinburgh-based Emma McDowall created distinctive cast concrete awards, inspired by the basalt cliffs of Edinburgh’s Salisbury Crags.

Developed by The Scottish Music Industry Association, The SAY Award is one of Scotland’s most ambitious and lucrative arts prizes. With £20,000 awarded to the winning album and nine runners-up prizes of £1,000, The SAY Award champions the strength and diversity of Scotland’s musical output and the vital, enduring relationship it shares with the world of design.



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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

This exhibition was made possible with the support of the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Creative Scotland - Lottery Funded
Brompton Design District
New York City Jewelry Week