We are the champions
GLASGOW’S design scene is flourishing and a Merchant City space is transformed into a futuristic retail showroom to show off designers; innovative wares. Made In Glasgow by Local Heroes is the aptly titled showcase of high-quality design created to coincide with the hosting of the Berlin/Glasgow 2018 European Championships and unites a selection of the city’s leading designers in a bold exhibition.
Showcasing more than 30 products, including 12 exclusive commissions, the events celebrates designs that are emblematic of Glasgow’s creative energy. Special commissions include the Glasgow Raincoat by Love and Squalor x Alice Dansey-Wright, a Banana Bumbag from Trakke and a pair of Merino blanket scarves by Green Thomas in exclusive LOCAL and HERO colourways.
The events is part of the cultural programme running alongside championships and builds upon the success of the 2016 international design exhibition Local Heroes at Edinburgh Airport curated by Dr Stacey Hunter. Hunter comments: “Glasgow is where the majority of Scotland’s flourishing independent design community is based. Our events offer a unique opportunity for tourists and residents to appreciate and purchase souvenirs that celebrate Glasgow’s contemporary design landscape.”
Clive Gillman, director of creative industries at Creative Scotland, says: “Made In Glasgow by Local Heroes gives visitors and locals to see that beyond the homogenous high street lies a wealth of local brilliance. Glasgow is a city with a rich identity of creativity, boldness and energy.
“Walk through a space between houses and you’ll find a yard with a roller shutter, a blockwork wall and tin roof within which a jeweller, a printer, or a fashion designer is making the thing that will express the future style and creative edge of this great city. We’re really excited to be supporting this design showcase in celebration of Glasgow’s hosting of the European Championships.”
Made In Glasgow by Local Heroes was made possible with funding from Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council. It runs until August 12.
For more information go to www.localheroes.design
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Made in Glasgow by Local Heroes is being staged in the heart of the Merchant City