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PROFILE

Dean Brown is a Scottish Designer based in London. He designs and makes objects, installations and visitor experiences, with a dedication to understanding context, materials & process. Aspiring to create unconventional things for conventional reasons - key projects include a Porcelain Vase collection that depicts a 300 year old colour library, a flat-pack Museum designed to travel, a textile waterfall and a speculative lighting project based on a craft manifesto.

Alongside his own practice Dean was a resident and senior consultant for Fabrica (2010-2014) a Design Research Centre based in Treviso, Italy. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Milan Furniture Fair, London Design Festival, the V&A, The Aram Gallery and Design Museum, London. For projects commissions and freelance work please feel free to get in touch.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

09.16 LDF 2016, South East Makers Club. Transit Vases. London, UK

05.16 Schloss Hollenegg for Design. The Archive & The Rumpelkammer. Graz, AT

03.16 The Aram Gallery. Unread Messages. London, UK

11.15 The Aram Gallery. Prototypes and Experiments VIII. London, UK

10.15 PAD London. Sèvres. A Matter of Colour. London, UK

06.15 Galerie de Sèvres. A Matter of Colour. Paris, FR

05.15 Unikat. The 7 Lamps of Making, w/Fabrica. Graz, AT

09.14 Ace Hotel. Dilemma, w/Fabrica. London, UK

09.14 LDF 2015, Victoria & Albert Museum. The 7 Lamps of Making, w/Fabrica. London, UK

04.14 Milan Design Week. Hot & Cold, w/Fabrica. Milan, IT

09.13 LDF 2013. Shrines as part of “Visual Objects for the Home”. London, UK 

04.13 Milan Design Week. Castello Di Masino Vessel, w/Fabrica. IT 

04.12 Milan Design Week. Villa Nechi, Uplifting Carafes, Objet Colore & Préféré, w/Fabrica. IT 

03.12 Design Museum. Colors Magazine Exhibition, w/Colors Magazine. London, UK 

01.12 Design Museum Helsinki. Mobile Museum, w/Fabrica. FI 

07.11 Victoria & Albert Museum. Mobile Museum, w/Fabrica. London, UK 

04.11 Milan Design Week. Mobile Museum & Complementary Vase, w/Fabrica. Milan, IT 

05.10 Folk Art Museum. Down Side Up, w/Fabrica. New York, USA 

04.10 Milan Design Week. Sheildhall Lamp & Downside Up, w/Fabrica. IT 

02.09 TEI 09 Conference. The Table with a View and Audio Can. Cambridge, UK

 

SELECTED TALKS

10.15 Maker Assembly. Victoria & Albert Museum. London, UK

09.15 It's Nice That - Nicer Tuesdays. Protein. London, UK

09.14 Near Now Talks Series. Broadway. Nottingham, UK

09.14 British Council - Design Connections 10x10. LimeWharf Machines Room. London, UK