National curatorial studio Local Heroes has brought together some of Scotland’s most exciting emerging designers, in a collaboration with V&A Dundee
Lead image by Julie Howden
With 2021 tagged as ‘the year of the Daytripper’, it seems in keeping that a new design collaboration on the riverfront at V&A Dundee will spotlight limited-edition items that celebrate summer.
The Local Heroes project, curated by V&A Dundee Design Champion Stacey Hunter, is all about supporting Scottish design and includes eight of Scotland’s designers-to-watch. ‘Daytrippers’, which runs until the end of September, will see contemporary, limited-edition souvenirs sold in scenic style outside V&A Dundee.
“We’ve worked with some of Scotland’s most interesting and creative designers to create products that are perfect for a trip to the beach, a picnic in the park or can help to make your windowsill or garden into a little paradise for local wildlife,” says Hunter.
Souvenirs on sale include bold and fun, jacquard-woven beach towels by designers Kate Scarlet Harvey, Lauren Morsley and Katie Smith, while Shweta Mistry, Fiona Moon and Klara Sormark have each designed a bespoke wildflower seed box featuring native flowers to support local wildlife.
‘Daytrippers’ at V&A Dundee is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm on the plaza. On wet weather days, ‘Daytrippers’ will be located inside the museum