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Paul Smith exhibition heading to The Lighthouse

By on November 19, 2015
Portrait of Paul by James Mooney

The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, is bringing the world famous “Hello My Name is Paul Smith” exhibition to Glasgow in January.

Drawing on Smith’s personal archive, from the company’s beginnings in Nottingham to international prominence today, the exhibition will explore the designer’s unique creative intuition, together with an understanding of the roles of designer and retailer, have laid the foundations for the company’s lasting success.

Paul Smith said: “I’ve always had an affection for Glasgow based on the city’s strong art heritage and its wonderful link with creativity. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the School of Art and just the whole atmosphere of the place is fantastic and so I’m delighted to be taking the exhibition to The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture.” 

The Lighthouse’s Ian Elder, who has worked with the Design Museum and Paul Smith to co-ordinate the exhibition said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring such a renowned exhibition to Glasgow. It will attract visitors from across Scotland and we are preparing to welcome over 10,000 people to the exhibition.”

* The exhibition runs from January 21 until March 20. Tickets £6 , £4 child/concession. Ticket sales go live tomorrow, Friday at 1pm.

Main pic of Paul Smith by James Mooney.  See the exhibition trailer here via The Lighthouse’s YouTube channel.


  • Hello, My Name is Paul Smith was on display at the Design Museum from 15 November, 2013 until 22 June, 2014 and attracted 111,000 visitors. It then travelled to Mode Museum Hasselt, Belgium 26 February – 7 June, 2015 and attracted 40,000 visitors; its most successful exhibition in 25 years.
  • The exhibition will take place during the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
  • Paul Smith is Britain’s foremost designer. He is renowned for his creative spirit, which combines tradition and modernity. Famous for its clothing and accessories collections, Paul Smith specialises in an inventive use of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge design to create beautifully made, desirable, modern pieces.
  • The Design Museum is building the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design, its work encompasses all elements of design, including fashion, product and graphic design. Since it opened its doors in 1989 the museum has displayed everything from an AK-47 to Lady Gaga’s Gareth Pugh-designed bin bag dress. It has staged over 100 exhibitions, welcomed over five million visitors and showcased the work of some of the world’s most celebrated designers including Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, Jonathan Ive, Miuccia Prada, Frank Gehry, Eileen Gray and Dieter Rams. The Design Museum is relocating from its current home at Shad Thames to the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington, west London. The project is expected to be completed by 2016.


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