In addition to this exceptional accolade, in September 2018, the only V&A museum anywhere in the world outside London will open there. It will be the first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland: an international centre for design, a place of inspiration, discovery and learning.
Visitors to the V&A will experience the remarkable story of design past, present and future and be able to enjoy the museum’s permanent displays and changing exhibitions showcasing the very best of design from around the world.
Designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, V&A Dundee stands at the centre of the £1 billion transformation of the Dundee waterfront. Inspired by the dramatic cliffs along the east coast of Scotland, the building stretches out into the River Tay, reconnecting the city with its historic waterfront, a major new cultural development for Scotland and the UK.
ellihome is benefiting from the new energies that have been building up around these exciting developments, tapping into the city’s talent, developing new partnerships there and joining in the many conversations about the vital contribution design makes to all our lives. We’re looking forward to getting involved in their Design for Business initiative and as a design led Scottish Business, even showcasing our designs there.
Scotland’s long history is full of examples of design genius. In the 19th century Robert Stephenson and his family combined architecture with impressive engineering in their lighthouses and Thomas Telford opened up the country – and particularly the countryside – with a network of roads, bridges, docks and canals. The 20th century is even richer, including the designers Jean Muir and Bill Gibb who helped create the fashions of the 1960’s.
We’re proud to be a part of Scotland’s 21st Century design community!
Published on 01 June 2018