Aberdeen will be represented in a top design museum when it opens its doors early next year.
North-east jeweller Naomi Mcintosh will work with a team to produce a product to be displayed at the V&A in Dundee as part of the institution’s Scottish Design Relay.
Participants will be asked to design items that take inspiration from Aberdonian designer James Cromar Watt, an architect and jeweller associated with the Scottish arts and crafts movement.
Naomi said: “The Scottish Design Relay is a wonderful project and shows that the world of design can be opened up and approached in different ways.
“For me, heritage is really interesting and so is collaboration – this project has both. I love working with other people as that’s when the most interesting things happen.
“The relay involves different and varied ways of looking at design and I’m really excited to see the results.”
Those taking part will undergo a series of workshops designed in partnership with North East Scotland College and Gray’s School of Art.
Participants will study James Cromar Watt’s enamel plaque designed in 1900 and the young people will use new 3D fabrication technology to produce their new design.
The finished product could be anything from a building design to a pair of earrings.
The project aims to tap into the creativity of designers by exploring Scotland’s heritage.
Mhairi Maxwell, V&A Dundee project co-ordinator, said: “This is a real opportunity to connect young people to their design heritage and create something that could have a hugely positive impact on their community.
“For the Aberdeen leg of the relay, we have chosen an exhibit that will form part of V&A Dundee’s permanent galleries to inspire the young people.
“All the objects in the Scottish Design Relay have a special link to the communities and help tell a part of Scotland’s largely untold design story.”