The Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture invited us to produce a small display and accompanying brochure for an official visit to Tokyo in 2018. Scottish Design in Japan presented a selection of work by five contemporary designers who enjoy successful business relationships in Japan. Scotland is becoming increasingly renowned for its contribution to international design. While tradition and heritage remain a focal point in the popular imagination – our country’s diversity, pluralism and connectedness to global networks is represented by our contemporary design and craft sectors.
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.
This exhibition was made possible with the support of the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.