The Pioneers is a range of commissioned products that take their starting point from the existing Bothy Project bothies. Each product is specific to its given bothy, with designers undertaking research residencies to devise products that respond to the bothy’s environment and purpose. Curated by Katy West the collection considers notions around Survival – Protection – Comfort.
The products are made in Scotland in studios, workshops, and factories, using traditional skills and innovative techniques, highlighting Scotland’s pioneering legacy of craft traditions and innovations in materials, production and manufacture. Bothy Stores ran a series of public events to offer participants an opportunity to engage with these designers as their products developed. Supported by Creative Scotland.