The pleasures of objects that last a lifetime by Beautiful Materials.

Beautiful Materials is a Glasgow-based design studio established by Nicola Atkinson, artist and entrepreneur. The design studio is enthusiastically committed to the delivery of well-conceived and sustainable objects for a lifetime of use. Beautiful Materials is where production, design and entrepreneurship meet. Its philosophy is to consider that customers are participants and not just consumers, which enables the stunning designs to be created. With this in mind, the studio never has to compromise its vision or values. Each object and approach created is rooted in personal history that enables it to be beautiful, sustainable and long-lasting.

Nicola Atkinson Graduated from Brighton University with distinction and is the founding director of NADFLY. Beautiful Materials was established in October 2018.

Nicola Atkinson is an acclaimed interdisciplinary artist who has led the development of environmental and participatory public art both in Scotland and internationally. She is the founder and the director of NADFLY a pioneering artist studio specialising in place making and social engagement. Making large-scale work to influence and empower a public audience. The interventions influence behaviour change, reestablish community identities and form active relationships with the built environment.

Opening: 3 May 6-8pm

Exhibition: 4-19 May, 10am-4pm

Event / talk: 2pm, Sunday 12 May


Christopher McEvoy, Weaver & Designer @mcevoytextiles
Josh Armstrong, Artistic Director of @objetacreative; Lecturer in Contemporary Performance Practice at the RCS
Gillian Stewar,t  Bookbinder & Designer @juju BOOKS
Arne Wern, Furniture maker & Designer @threefourfivefurniture
Nich Smith, Lighting Designer @NichSmithlightingdesign

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