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Factory Floor

An exhibition celebrating makers, materials and machines.

Annika Frye, Ariane Prin, Chalk, Dawn Youll, Florence Dwyer, Foldability, Hilary Grant, James Rigler, Lynne MacLachlan, Studio Glithero, Studio Silo, Thing Thing and Trakke.

West Ward Works is a charged atmosphere in which to host an exhibition on contemporary design and making.

For the second ever Dundee Design Festival we use the rich backdrop of this former print works as context in which to describe what making means now and to bring you closer to the tools, materials and processes of contemporary design.

Factory Floor brings together 14 designers working across ceramics, furniture, interiors, jewellery, product, textiles, and healthcare design. What connects their work is a shared curiosity to test materials and explore new techniques.

The exhibition marks a moment where designers are busy mixing forms of production, combining craft and industrial processes in a hybrid of the very old and the very new.

Playful, raw, and hugely inspiring, Factory Floor invites you to explore some of the most inspiring objects and ideas emerging from studios, workshops and factories around the world.

Want to know more? Join exhibition curator Siôn Parkinson for a guided tour of Factory Floor on Thursday 25 May, 10.30am, in Gallery 1.

Open daily 25 - 29 May – 10.00 - 17.00 – Gallery 1 – FREE