Now Stocked in the V&A Dundee

You will probably have heard about a very special thing that happened in Dundee last month. The much anticipated V&A Dundee opened its doors to the public and I'm sure architect Kengo Kuma must have been delighted with the response. People came in their droves, queued round the magnificent museum of design to gain access to Dundee's new 'living room for the City'

The exterior of the V&A Museum Dundee. Photo by Niki Fulton

Kengo Kuma captivated the imaginations of many local primary school children on a special tour the day before the museum opened to the public. Judging by their faces, I'm quite sure it will be a day they will never forget.

Kengo Kuma delighting local primary school children in the V&A Dundee

Interior of V&A Dundee. Photo by Niki Fulton


The museum opened with a fascinating, beautiful and very glamorous exhibition, Ocean Liners, Speed and Style.

Ocean Liners Speed & Style V&A poster

And it is with much pleasure I can tell you Breton Signal silk scarf and Eclipse silk tie are both being stocked in the exhibition shop.

Breton Signal silk scarf in the V&A shop Dundee

My personal highlight of the Ocean Liners exhibition, having spent a good part of my career specifiying contemporary furniture (often manufactured by Cassina) was seeing the armchairs designed by Gustavo Pulitzer in 1959 and manufactured by the Italian company Cassina for the ocean liner Augustus.

Gustavo Pulitzer armchairs in the V&A Dundee

The Scottish Design galleries is a space you could visit time and again as it highlights the incredibly diversity of designs that have emanated from Scotland. From Cartier's diamond tiara commissioned by the Duchess of Roxburghe in 1935 to the travel costume for Padmé Amidala in Star Wars Episode 2, Attack of the Clones designed by Glasgow born designer Trisha Biggar, not to mention the restored Oak Room designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh the variety really takes your breath away. 

diamond tiara V&A Dundee

Travel Costume for Padme Amidala in Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones. Photo Niki Fulton

So I am absolutely delighted to have work inside this stunning new building, the V&A Dundee. The Ocean Liners Speed & Style exhibition is on until Sunday 24th February 2019.