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Scottish Design Awards 2024: Silver Award Winners


Last week, we celebrated the Scottish Design Awards 2024, where two exceptional projects by GRAS received Silver Awards in the Interior Design and Print Design categories.

GRAS was honoured with the Interior Design Silver Award for Buff at St Ninian’s Manse in Leith, Edinburgh. This project involved the meticulous transformation of office spaces within the A-listed former St Ninian’s Manse, believed to be the oldest building in Leith. The client’s aim was to cultivate a serene oasis conducive to expanding the studio’s offerings towards contemplative wellbeing rituals. The project encompassed internal redecoration and bespoke furniture fabrication, drawing on GRAS’s fruitful collaboration with Edinburgh’s artisan, Daniel Brophy. The material palette for this refined intervention was neutral, tactile, and naturally sourced. Marble paint was applied to the lime-plastered internal stone walls to accentuate their elemental feel. Bespoke joinery was crafted from Scottish Oak and Limestone, while more conventional storage cabinetry used powder-coated steel and painted timber.

GRAS also received the Print Design Silver Award for “The Gathering Hand,” a publication created to accompany studio’s inaugural furniture and objects collection. This publication celebrates the physical act of creation and the tactile nature of the making process. Designed in collaboration with Kurt Green, its minimalist layout focuses on themes of craftsmanship, collaboration, and material exploration. Carefully curated photographs by Eline Willaert, Gabriela Silveira, and Shaun Barton provide a rare glimpse into artisanal workshops and the techniques used in the making process. The publication highlights four collaborators, each chosen for their expertise in specific materials: hand textured cork by Studio Corkinho, smoked oak by Namon Gaston, crazed glass by Edmond Byrne, bead-blasted Portland Whitbed by Albion Stone. The publication was printed by Kestrell Press, featuring G.F. Smith’s Colorplan in Bitter Chocolate for the cover and Zen Pure White for the pages, with a saddle-stitched spine by Crawford Bookbinders.

Read more about The Gathering Hand and buff at St Ninian’s Manse via our Selected Work page.