Scotland Re:Designed launches interior design exhibition and award in Dundee

Scotland Re:Designed (SR:D) has selected Dundee to be the location of their new interiors exhibition. A truly collaborative affair, with the support of DJCAD, Fleet Collective and Creative Dundee, the exhibition will showcase Scottish design talent to industry, and the public, in a location buzzing with creativity.

Staged within The Vision Building Scottish, or Scotland based, textile, wallpaper, lighting, soft furnishings, furniture designers and interior designers are all invited to apply to exhibit at this inaugural event. The event, supported in part by Creative Scotland, will allow designers and makers the opportunity to present and sell to the public, plus there will be a focus on media and buyer appointments, including the potential to interact with SR:D Interior mentors, including:

William Knight

William is the show director of two of the UK’s high profile design events: the country’s largest contemporary design exhibition, 100% Design and the leading independent design festival Clerkenwell Design Week. As the Deputy Director of the London Design Festival for eight years, William has extensive knowledge of establishing brands, large scale events and the positioning of design content within both commercial and cultural contexts, advising on promotional, product and strategic development.

Professor Mike Press

Chair of Design Policy within the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Mike Press has written and researched widely on design, innovation, contemporary craft and the management of creativity, speaking at conferences worldwide. He was a member of the selection panel for the Design Council’s Millennium Products, and is a former Chair of the European Academy of Design. Current research interests include design entrepreneurialism, craft and design innovation, and social design.

Ella Doran

Ella is an award winning designer-entrepreneur who has been running her own East-London based business since graduating from college in the early 90s. Because of her extensive experience in design, manufacturing and selling she is also a sought-after mentor, a role she has always been happy to take on. Ella is a fellow of the RSA.

 SRD 2013 HN Catwalk

Designers will be able to purchase exhibition space, at significantly subsidised rates, and confirmed exhibitors will then be considered by our respected mentors, who will award one graduate, one emerging and one established designer or brand the opportunity to exhibit at no cost.

The three selected designers or makers will then also be considered for a grant award of £1000.00 towards showing at Clerkenwell Design Week or 100% Design in 2016. The winner will be announced at the VIP opening reception on Thursday 8th October.

What follows will be 2 days of industry, media and public engagement, including an exclusive pop-up shop and a learning discussion with some of the UK’s most respected design experts and mentors.

Mike Press, Chair of Design Policy within the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, had this to say on the event:

“Design and the creative industries are vital to both the culture and economy of Scotland, and especially Dundee. Scotland Re:Designed has already proven its value in connecting designers with business, and raising the profile of Scottish design. 

Bringing this event to Dundee – the UK’s only UNESCO City of Design – both celebrates the city’s vibrant creative economy, and showcases some amazing home-grown talent. Simply put, it’s the must-attend event of the year.”

Designers and makers are invited to book exhibition space at: http://scotlandredesigned.com/events/dundee-interiors