Glasgow design consultancy Tank Design heads the list of nominees for next month’s Scottish Design Awards, with nominations in six categories, including that of Scottish designer of the year for director Stuart Gilmour.
Nominations were announced at Glasgow’s Lighthouse Building last Tuesday, having been scrutinised by a nine-strong international judging panel. It included jury chairman and Studio Dumbar founder Gert Dumbar, Met Studio creative director Alex McCuaig, Conran Design Group creative director David Chaloner, Post Denmark design co-ordinator Lise Ladegaard and Design Week editor Lynda Relph-Knight. The awards are open to projects with designers or clients based in Scotland.
Other consultancies in the running to collect prizes at the ceremony on 26 May include Smarts with four nominations, Tayburn, Pentagram Design and EH6 Design Consultants, each with three, and Pointsize and 999 Design with two apiece.
The other two nominees in the designer of the year category are Michael Fraser from EH6 and Pointsize’s Nicky Regan.
Event organiser Gordon Young says: “The Scottish Design Awards prove that in design terms Scotland can compete with the best in Europe, if not the world. Our jury says the work here compares favourably with the best design they have seen anywhere.
There is no doubt that in the future, Scottish design will become a regular export commodity.”