The aim of Bothy Stores is to commission new and innovative work that takes their starting point from the existing Bothy Project bothies. Each product will be specific to its given bothy, with designers undertaking research residencies to devise products that respond to the bothy’s environment and purpose.
The first collection of products for Bothy Stores have been commissioned by curator Katy West. The Pioneers is a range of six commissions from artists and designers that consider notions around Survival – Protection – Comfort. These designers have created products 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. Throughout 2016 Bothy Stores ran a series of public events to offer participants an opportunity to engage with these designers as their products developed. The Pioneers is supported by Creative Scotland.