New design talent from Scotland

Designing for the Future, a new exhibition at The Lighthouse in Glasgow, draws together the most promising design talent from Scotland’s 2011 design degree shows.

Recovery Toolkit, by Mark Kobine
Recovery Toolkit, by Mark Kobine

Showcasing projects from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Edinburgh College of Art, Gray’s School of Art and The Glasgow School of Art, the show features concepts responding to issues around sustainability, health, education and equality.

Glasgow School of Art’s Ben Pawle will be exhibiting projects including a condom wrapper that can be opened with one hand, designed for those suffering from hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body).

Recovery Toolkit, by Mark Kobine
The Transformation Game, for children suffering from hermiplegia, by Benjamin Pawle

Meanwhile Edinburgh College of Art’s Mark Kobine has designed a ‘Recovery Toolkit’ aimed at helping people recover from depression, and Natalia Lozano, from Gray’s School of Art, has created the ‘Eat ‘n’ Gone’ range of edible food packaging, designed to eliminate waste.

Designing for the Future is coming to the Lighthouse following a showing at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of London Design Festival, and has evolved from an exhibition held at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh earlier this year.

Recovery Toolkit, by Mark Kobine
Flat-pack charity shop, by Karen MacPherson

Designing for the Future is at The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1, from 1-29 November.

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