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Make Works: Tom Pigeon

We've collaborated with Make Works to showcase the stories behind our products. Today we catch up with Kirsty Thomas, Creative Director of design studio, Tom Pigeon.

From prints to jewellery, stationery to textiles, Fife-based creative studio Tom Pigeon design simple pieces that bring a sense of enjoyment to their owners. They also take on a range of creative commissions and consultancy work.

Find out more about their inspiration, process and beautiful studio in the video below.

Having started in education and then building up a craft business, they now run a studio designing jewellery, prints and stationery.

Tom Pigeon's studio

Through their work, they combine flat planes of colour with shiny surfaces, whether that's brass in jewellery or foil in prints.

Tom Pigeon's studio

Inspired by Kengo Kuma’s design of our building, as well as the surrounding landscape, they have designed a range of earrings, bracelets and cufflinks. Made in solid brass and Formica laminate, they are hand-crafted in East Neuk, Scotland.

Tom Pigeon's V&A Dundee jewellery range

Two new prints were also designed for this collection, reflecting the shapes and colours of our building and the landscape beyond.

Tom Pigeon's V&A Dundee prints

Make Works Collaboration

To help tell the stories behind some of the wonderful collaborations in our shop, we have been working with leading Scottish design studio Make Works.

Originating in Scotland and extending throughout the UK, Make Works now have an international reach, including regions in the UAE and Sweden.

Make Works source local manufacturers, workshops and materials, beautifully capturing the people behind them and making them available through their open access platform. Since 2013, Make Works have visited and documented almost 200 factories and manufacturers, encouraging those in the creative industries to have work made locally or independently.

With their profound knowledge of Scotland’s creative industries and talent for storytelling, Make Works are the perfect partner to showcase a selection of our retail collaborations.