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V&A Dundee launches Tea Green Pop-Up Design Store

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V&A Dundee has partnered with Tea Green, a Dundee-based pop-up events platform, to support independent designers at the Tea Green Pop-Up Design Store.

The design store, which opened this week, will connect shoppers with 30 of Scotland’s best independent designers. It follows last year’s Festive Design Market.

Supporting independent designers has never been more important, and the design store will showcase the best of Scottish design, including ceramics, illustrations, jewellery and textiles.

Tea Green Pop-Up Design Store will be open until January 2021, and items range from £2.40 for Juniper Press cards to £228 for Vicki Higginson’s blown glass decanters.

“With physical events not being possible this year, we remain committed to doing all we can to support the amazing community of creative talent working in Scotland.

Pop-Up Design Store open until January 2021

“And with 30 designers on show, the Pop-Up Design Store is most definitely a feast for the eyes” said Tea Green founder Joanne MacFadyen.

Items at the shop include Beth Lamont’s ceramic jewellery, as well as illustrations and prints from Juniper Press inspired by Scottish landscapes and Scandinavian folk art.

In addition, the shop is selling contemporary patchwork by Fun Makes Good, leatherwork and screen printing from S. K. WORKS, and homeware and jewellery by Kimberly Armstrong Glass.

V&A Dundee previously revealed its first fashion collaboration with designer Kerrie Alexander and textile innovators Halley Stevensons in the form of the Dundee Raincoat.

Jewellery, prints and interiors at V&A Dundee

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The limited-edition raincoat is a modern-day unisex number. Made using waterproof waxed cotton, it is inspired by Dundee’s innovation, creativity and resilience.

Mona also launched this year’s winter collection using its museum workers as models, an innovative solution to saving money during the costly coronavirus crisis.

Meanwhile, the V&A plans to make 103 retail and visitor experience staff redundant, which amounts to approximately 10 percent of its overall workforce, due to “the ongoing impact of COVID-19”.

Images: V&A Blog

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A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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