Ordinary Objects: Extraordinary Design

17:30 to 19:00 on 22 May 2019

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Ordinary Objects: Extraordinary Design
James McLardy In the Grip, 2018 Lacquer, wood, rubber webbing 60 x 81 x 60 cm Photo Ruth Clark

From the chairs we sit on, to the lights we sit under and the tables we eat off, we encounter design in our everyday lives. But what is good design in the contemporary age and why does it deserve support and celebration?

Last year curator Susanna Beaumont launched Design Exhibition Scotland. A pioneering project, DES sets out to raise the profile of exceptional everyday objects and the work of contemporary designers. Addressing issues of function, sourcing and sustainability, DES aims to invite debate and champion contemporary design excellence and exploration.

In the run-up to the second edition of Design Exhibition Scotland, Susanna will join Dovecot director Celia Joicey to talk about her ambitions for design in Scotland and the importance of supporting today’s designers.

Design Exhibition Scotland (DES) champions design excellence and exploration. The second edition of DES opens 28 June and runs until 2 July at Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh.

Tickets £12 (+ booking fee)
17:30 – Enjoy complimentary admission to Orla Kiely A Life in Pattern*
18:00 – Talk begins
19:00 – Event ends

*Complimentary admission to the exhibition until 6pm – you are welcome to arrive earlier if you would like more time.

Every ticket sold supports the work of The Dovecot Foundation to advance visual art, craft and design in all its forms.

Image: James McLardy In the Grip, 2018, Lacquer, wood, rubber webbing 60 × 81 × 60 cm. Photo Ruth Clark

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