Design in Motion exhibition reaches London

19 June 2015

The first travelling exhibition from V&A Museum of Design Dundee will make its final stop in London this weekend after notching up 3,500 miles from the Western Isles to Campbeltown in Kintyre.

Design in Motion has taken the work of seven of Scotland’s most exciting contemporary designers and studios around Scotland, stopping at more than 70 locations and welcoming 10,000 visitors. The 18-week tour provided audiences with an early taste of V&A Dundee, a stunning £80 million building currently under construction on the Scottish city’s waterfront, ahead of opening in 2018.

Visitors to Cromwell Road this weekend (20 and 21 June 2015) will have the opportunity to see works of contemporary design from leading fashion designer Holly Fulton, jeweller Lynne MacLachlan and innovative product designer and artist Geoffrey Mann. Also featured are the groundbreaking digital works of Anarkik3D and Digital Design Studio, interactive lace by textile innovators Sara Robertson and Sarah Taylor and the beautifully immersive ‘Strawberry Thief’ game from Sophia George (former Game Designer in Residence at the V&A).

More than 10,000 people have boarded the custom built gallery in a bus to see the exhibition ahead of its final stop in London. As well as public venues including Glasgow Science Centre and the Scottish Parliament, the tour has engaged with future designers in 39 schools and 16 colleges and universities across Scotland.

The tour is a collaboration with the Travelling Gallery, and funded by players of People's Postcode Lottery.
Philip Long, Director of V&A Dundee, said

“We’re delighted to bring Design in Motion to London for its final weekend in order to share this outstanding show of contemporary design with visitors to the V&A in South Kensington.

“Design in Motion has been a huge success in terms of raising awareness of the new museum, increasing the profile of design across Scotland and inspiring young people to consider it as a varied and exciting career choice.

“To feature such a range of talented designers who are leading the way and successfully making a living in their chosen fields is inspirational to audiences. It’s a story we are proud to share.“

Alison Chisholm, Travelling Gallery Curator, said: “After visiting more than 70 locations and covering thousands of miles in towns, cities and remote communities across Scotland, we’re looking forward to taking Design in Motion to London. It will be a brilliant opportunity for us to share our work and reach new audiences, and it is exciting for us to tour outside Scotland for the very first time.”

Design in Motion will be situated outside the V&A, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL, 10am-5pm on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2015.

The Design in Motion films, commissioned to accompany the exhibition, can be accessed on theV&A Dundee Vimeo site.


Design in Motion will be at the V&A, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL, 10am-5pm Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2015.

Links to all designers work can be found on: