In 2018 Local Heroes were invited to select and install a collection of contemporary design and craft for the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon’s personal office at the Scottish Parliament.
Envisaged as a temporary collection, the ten pieces acted as talking points for visitors and guests of the First Minister. As an evolving collection, it will continue to provide an opportunity to promote the Scottish design and craft industry, its processes and its people.
“Scotland is home to world class artists and designers and I’m proud to be able to support the sector through the Local Heroes project. I welcome visitors from both home and abroad and across the public and private sectors to my office at parliament and it’s a privilege to help raise the profile of Scotland’s exceptional design expertise. The initial collection has already been positively received, with well-deserved praise from visitors. I look forward to welcoming further collections in the future.” – Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister
From fine ceramics, glass and furniture to high tech jewellery and product design engineering, this initial collection demonstrates innovation and the highest quality design and craft.
You can read more about the project in this article by Dezeen.
The First Minister’s Local Heroes Collection is made possible with the support of the National Lottery through Creative Scotland