We've racked up a fair number of miles the last few months: taking part in the second annual Dundee Design Festival; a flying trip to Edinburgh; Inverness for Xpo North; Edinburgh for The Fruitmarket Design Market and a photoshoot in Glasgow. It's exhausting just recalling it all!
First up, the Dundee Design Festival. We were selected to exhibit some of our blankets as part of an exhibition called 'Factory Floor' which aimed to show the length and breadth of manufacturing across Scotland. From large-scale manufacturing and fabrication to small in-house micro-manufacturers there was a broad range of mediums and techniques being celebrated in glass, ceramics, furniture, accessories and textiles. We previewed some new blankets designs, both much much larger than our Wave Blankets, so it was quite exciting to see them in out on show. For those who came to the festival - you got to see a sneak peek of what we'll be showing later this year at London Design Festival!
The DDF, in its second year was a brilliantly curated festival, with curation led by Sion Parkinson and layout/display by the brilliant Old School Fabrications (who also produced the shipping container which housed Local Heroes). The entire festival was housed in an old printing mill in the industrial part of Dundee which sits right in the city centre. The building is still owned by DC Thomson but its remained empty for many many years. At the opening night we heard that the building is going to be turned into a creative hub, with co-working spaces and workshops. It's such an exciting time for Dundee right now.
Thanks for having us Dundee Design Fest and a huge congratulations to all the team! Can't wait to visit again next year.