Scotland: Craft & Design 2017

21 Sep - 24 Sep 2017

Sophie Mutevelian

The Scotland: Craft & Design pavilion returned with a stellar showcase of the best makers working in Scotland today. The pavilion championed the innovative spirit, exceptional craftsmanship and world-class reputation of Scottish contemporary craft.   


London Design Fair
First Floor / Hall T4-A
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
E1 6QR
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10:00am - 6:00pm

Visitors explored inventive and unorthodox glass sculptures alongside carefully crafted ceramics. Revelled in bold textiles and multimedia pieces, rejoiced in meticulously designed furniture and bask in the glow of beautiful lighting. The Pavilion debuted new and fascinating work from Scottish makers in an international show exclusive. 

Craft Scotland and Emergents were thrilled to present this second country showcase. Once more, the pavilion featured a custom-made stand designed by award-winning Scottish design studio, GRAS. They won the prestigious Grand Prix award at The Drum’s Scottish Design Awards for the Scotland: Craft & Design 2016 pavilion design.

In 2016 the reception for the Scotland: Craft & Design pavilion was immense. The makers and the pavilion generated media coverage in the Guardian, Financial Times, Crafts Magazine and Elle Decoration, to name a few. Following the show, over half of our makers reported press coverage, made links with new buyers and stockists, and more than a third gained new gallery representation.

Held at the Truman Brewery in the creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair was a four-day industry event that is the highlight of the annual London Design Festival. The Fair brought together 500 exhibitors from 28 countries, including independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions and galleries. It attracted over 27,000 influential retailer buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and the design-savvy public.

The selection panel:

  • Jimmy Macdonald: Founder and Director, London Design Fair (Tent London & Super Brands London)
  • Jo Scott: Project Manager, Craft Scotland
  • Pamela Conacher: Director, Emergents
  • Dr Stacey Hunter: Design curator and Director of Local Heroes
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