The Scottish show

Exhibition  /  29 Oct 2008  -  08 Feb 2009
Published: 04.11.2008
Marianne Anderson. Earrings: Untitled, 2007. Oxidized silver, pearl, granat. Marianne Anderson
Earrings: Untitled, 2007
Oxidized silver, pearl, granat
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The Scottish Show Switzerland presents a selection of work by designers from The Scottish Show 07, an exhibition curated by The Lighthouse for the Six Cities Design Festival, 17 May – 3 June 2007.
The Scottish Show Switzerland is an exhibition of 15 of Scotland’s most exciting designers. Working across a variety of disciplines and with varying levels of experience they have been selected because their work is refreshing and spirited, connected not only by geography but also by an ability to diversify in their approach.

The Scottish Show Switzerland allows different design disciplines to exhibit their ideas and products collectively with a strong aesthetic language. The Lighthouse asked the participating designers to create a series of installations that challenge conventional systems of display and encourage them to think of new ways to promote themselves and their work. The result is a sequence of encounters for the visitor where the context of the object or idea is vital and the show is experienced rather than observed. The exhibition inhabits the first floor, circulations spaces and WC’s of MUDA C, with a mix of work already in existence and newly commissioned pieces that can be used and enjoyed. Exhibits are installed so as to relate to the architecture of the building whilst still communicating their function.

The Scottish Show originated at the 43rd Annual Salone Internationale del Mobile in Milan 2004. Against this backdrop the inaugural exhibition set out to develop a new platform for Scottish designers to promote themselves at key international markets and to new audiences. Since then The Scottish Show has appeared at the London Design Festival in 2005 and at The Lighthouse in 2005 and 2007 with a new mix of designers involved in each show.
Beca Lipscombe. : Untitled. Beca, LipscombeModel from the collection autumn/winter 2007-08. Beca Lipscombe
: Untitled

Beca, Lipscombe
Model from the collection autumn/winter 2007-08
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Ostreet. Piece: Desperate gents, 2007. Ceramics. Ostreet
Piece: Desperate gents, 2007
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Donna Wilson. Piece: Set for table, 2007. Wool. diam. 30 cm. Donna Wilson
Piece: Set for table, 2007
diam. 30 cm
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