Souvenir Project for the Scottish Show in Switzerland, MUDAC, Lausanne

Paul Kerlaff (Designer), Alex Milton

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


‘The Scottish Show Switzerland’ was curated by The Lighthouse Programme Team to bring together Scotland's most creative designers, celebrating and promoting the vibrancy and vitality of the Scottish Design Industry. The selection panel requested submissions from across all the design disciplines, and after an intensive review and selection process 15 designers were invited to create a series of installations that would challenge conventional systems of display.

In collaboration with Alex Milton, Paul Kerlaff was commissioned to design and manufacture tables and benches for 'My Souvenir', simultaneously an interactive installation, research device and merchandise factory. Conceived as a ‘production line’ of tables containing raw materials, visitors could interpret, model, construct and package their own statuette/souvenir. More commonly used in concrete shuttering, the smooth phenolic film faced plywood was treated as a high end cabinet making material in the tables and seating.

Other exhibitors included Timorous Beasties previously shortlisted for the Design Museums Designer of the Year prize, Donna Wilson the British Design Awards Designer of the Year 2010 and ISO, creators of the BBC iPlayer. The exhibition attracted over 7000 visitors during its three month run, was accompanied by a catalogue designed by Graphical House, and also recorded in a short film by Mandarine Films commissioned by MUDAC, which can be viewed at:
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLausanne
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2008
EventScottish Show in Switzerland - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 29 Oct 20088 Feb 2009


  • Scottish
  • Show
  • Switzerland
  • Mon
  • Souvenir


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