**BREAKING NEWS* *IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Paul Smith exhibition is coming to Glasgow
Today (19 November 2015) The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, has announced that it will bring the world famous “Hello My Name is Paul Smith” exhibition to Glasgow early next year, launching to the public from 21 January.
Debuted at the Design Museum in London in 2013/14 and touring earlier this year to Modemuseum Hasselt in Belgium, “Hello, My Name is Paul Smith” invites you into Paul Smith’s world; a world of fashion, creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty.
It draws on Paul's personal archive, from the company's beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today. The exhibition will explore how 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 and offer a unique insight into the magnificent mind of Paul Smith.
Paul Smith, designer, 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 exhibition begins with a recreation of his first shop - a compact three-metre-by-three-metre space that he opened in Nottingham in 1970. The display will also feature a makeshift version of the designer's office, known for being a myriad of curiosities, full of objects collected from his many travels, as well as artwork, bikes and books. Other highlights come by way of a recreation of his design studio, a collection of his greatest collaborations (which span cars to Evian bottles) and a look at his many unique shop designs from around the world.
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 until 20 March, 2016. Tickets are £6 adults and £4 child/concession.
The Lighthouse is offering a special exclusivity package for businesses which would like to host a private event in The Lighthouse during the exhibition. This is an opportunity for lifestyle businesses to align themselves with a world renowned prestigious brand.
Donna Loveday, head of curatorial, Design Museum finished: “The Design Museum has a longstanding relationship with The Lighthouse. I am delighted that we have the opportunity to present “Hello, My Name is Paul Smith” at The Lighthouse. The exhibition had the highest visitor figures for an exhibition in the Design Museum's history and I am sure that it will receive an equally positive response when it opens in Glasgow.”
With support from Glasgow City Council and Creative Scotland. A touring exhibition from the Design Museum, London.
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