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We're inviting Glasgow School of Art (GSA) postgraduate design students to upcycle three Vitra classics from our Glasgow hotel, breathing new life to these timeless pieces.

the brief
the brief

sustainability meets art

We're taking three pieces of our classic Vitra furniture and inviting GSA students to redesign them using material from local supplier, Bute Fabrics. A panel of experts will then choose three winning ideas to be upcycled into truly unique items. One piece will remain at citizenM Glasgow and the other two will be up for grabs on Artsy to fund future sustainable design education at GSA. Keep checking this page to follow the full story.

meet the panel

Claudia Abt

Claudia is citizenM's design guru. She joined us in 2018 as a trained architect and now leads the global design department. Her experience includes 14 years at Nike, transforming retail spaces into true brand experiences.

Patrick Macklin

Macklin is a man of many talents. He co-founded Lapland, he collaborates with SpaceKraft and his work is exhibited internationally. Today, Patrick is head of Interior design at GSA – a leading school in creative disciplines.

Christian Grosen Rasmussen
Christian Grosen Rasmussen

Christian is Vitra's Chief Design Officer, responsible for developing new designs while cultivating classics. His experience includes Head of Design at Fritz Hansen and Director of Design & Product Development at Muuto.

Sarah Douglas

Did you hear? Sarah is the first female Editor-in-Chief at Wallpaper* – and has been since 2017. Now, she's 'Queenpin', maintaining the magazine's reign as the world’s most important design and lifestyle publication.

Cat Hemingway

Unrelated to the famous author, Cat is the UK Contract Sales Manager at Bute Fabrics. The Scottish textiles company is steeped in history dating back to 1947 and takes inspiration from the country's wild, heather-covered landscapes. Cat has been with Bute Fabrics for nearly a decade.