Open Call – design a park bench
Design Exhibition Scotland is delighted to be partnering Mount Stuart Trust on the Isle of Bute in an open call to design a prototype public park bench. We invite proposals from designers, artists & architects either working collaboratively or as individuals who are based in Scotland.
The open call celebrates all that the public bench offers – the joy of sitting outside, the great outdoors & public space; the chance to pause for thought, take in a view, read a book & eat a sandwich or a place to meet with friends. And of course, the public bench should celebrate good design & well-crafted materials.
Entries for this competition are now closed!
What happen’s next?
Four proposals will be selected from the submissions received. The selected designers / design teams will be given £500 to support the development of the proposal over a period of 6 weeks. Susanna Beaumont will support this period of development as required.
28 March 2022
The selected designers / design teams will be invited to present their worked up designs. If the designs are sufficiently developed, each of the four proposals will be awarded £1000 to take their design to prototype.
May / June 2022
Fabrication of prototype benches.
Installation of prototype benches at Mount Stuart.