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New Benches to be installed at Mount Stuart

New Benches to be installed at Mount Stuart

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!

July 2022
Installation of prototype benches at Mount Stuart.

The selection panel will include Sophie Crichton Stuart, creative director, Mount Stuart Visual Arts; Sophie McKinlay, director of programme, V&A Dundee; artist & designer, James Rigler & Susanna Beaumont, director, Design Exhibition Scotland. Design Exhibition Scotland plans to tour the prototype benches to other locations across Scotland in Autumn 2022. We will also explore the possibility taking a prototype park bench into wider production.