V&A Dundee
Exhibition On now until Tuesday, 15 September 2043

Scottish Design Galleries

The heart of V&A Dundee, dedicated to telling the extraordinary story of Scottish design

  • Dates

    On now until Tuesday, 15 September 2043

  • Scottish Design Galleries

  • Free

Explore the everyday relevance of design and how it improves our lives, experience the processes that underpin it and discover little-known stories of Scottish design with international impact.

Ranging from architecture to fashion, healthcare to furniture, and engineering to video game design, around 300 exhibits have been drawn from the V&A’s world-famous collections of art, design and performance, as well as museums, private collections and designers across Scotland and the world. Curated in collaboration with V&A South Kensington, our Scottish Design Galleries will explore Scotland’s design landscape, historically and today.

Exhibition Highlights

This pistol is signed by the gunsmith Alexander Campbell and was made between 1740 and 1760.

This pair of classic Hunter ‘wellies’ dates from the 1980s, when the utilitarian boots became associated with the fashionable urban middle and upper classes.

Linoleum elephant sculpture designed by Eduardo Paolozzi as a promotional case for a 1972-73 catalogue from Michael Nairn & Co.

A 15th century book of illuminated manuscripts, made in Rouen in northern France around 1480 for a Scottish owner.

With more than 2,500 cushion-shaped, single-cut, circular-cut and rose-cut diamonds, this tiara features a pair of ‘en tremblant’ wings is constructed using wire-coiled springs so that they move slightly when worn.

This lavish chair was designed by artist Robert Home, the son of an eminent Berwickshire army surgeon.

This bookcase was designed by George Logan to be exhibited at the 1901 Glasgow Exhibition.

snap40 is a wearable device that uses artificial intelligence to monitor a hospital patient’s vital signs, alerting physicians and nurses via wireless technology if there is a problem.

This dress was part of Holly Fulton’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection.