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Scottish designers to be showcased at London festival

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Image caption Scott Jarvie is one of the designers representing V&A Dundee at the festival

Nine Scottish designers and companies will represent Dundee's V&A museum at this year's London Design Festival.

Northern Lights will showcase the work of designers who have chosen to stay in Scotland to build their careers.

Products on show range from hand-crafted wooden furniture to ceramic jewellery.

Organisers said the show would highlight the "increasing confidence" designers felt in basing their businesses in Scotland.

Product and furniture designer Scott Jarvie said: "London Design Festival will be the centre of the design universe in September, so I'm thrilled to be part of the V&A Dundee show, exhibiting alongside leading lights in contemporary Scottish design.

"The V&A in London has been a great inspiration and influence on my work as a designer, since being captivated by the place as a child. "

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Image caption Hayley Scanlan will showcase her womenswear designs

The London Design Festival was first staged in 2003 and includes more than 400 events and exhibitions.

Philip Long, director of V&A Dundee, said: "We are delighted with the calibre, ambition and volume of submissions we received to exhibit as part of Northern Lights.

"London Design Festival allows us to highlight these most exciting contemporary product designers, showcase their ideas and ingenuity, and give them an opportunity, whether they are an established or emerging designer, to raise their profile internationally."

The full list of designers and companies taking part in Northern Lights is:

  • Angus Ross, bespoke furniture
  • Beth Lamont, ceramic jewellery and accessories
  • Hayley Scanlan, womenswear
  • Instrmnt, minimalist watches and products
  • Isabelle Moore, contemporary chairs and swings
  • KellyDawn Riot, sustainable menswear
  • LAT_56, premium performance travel luggage
  • Scott Jarvie, product and furniture design
  • Tom Pigeon, simple, crafted products.

The show runs from 17 to 25 September at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington.

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