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Bernat Klein: Design Matters

28 Mar 2023
19:30 - 20:30

Free, with optional donation

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Bernat Klein at Netherdale Mill, circa 1963 – 64.

© A.L. Hunter photography

Bernat Klein at Netherdale Mill, circa 1963 – 64.

© A.L. Hunter photography

Join curator Lisa Mason in this online event to discuss the legacy of visionary textile designer Bernat Klein and discover how his design ethos is inspiring designers working today.

In a career spanning over 40 years, Bernat Klein designed fabrics for fashion and interiors and worked as a colour consultant and industrial designer. His design philosophy influenced fashion, fine art, interior design, architecture and colour theory, and continues to inspire artists and designers today. 

Lisa Mason, curator of the current Bernat Klein: Design in Colour exhibition, is joined by contemporary designers Kestin Hare, Kirsty McDougall and Sam Reich to discuss Klein’s legacy as a designer, educator and theorist, as well as his enduring belief in design as a force for good in society.

This online event includes an audience Q&A.

 Oil painting entitled Tulip, Bernat Klein, 1962.

National Museums Scotland holds the archive of this visionary textile designer, comprising over 4,000 items, including garments, textiles, paintings and press material.

Taking part

  • This event is for those aged 14 and over.  
  • This event includes automatic captioning.
  • A recording of the event will be made available if you’re not able to join us on the night. 
  • The event will be hosted on Zoom. To book, please register your name and e-mail address via Eventbrite in the website link.   
  • Please note that you need only book one ticket (either an attendee ticket or an attendee with donation ticket) per household/e-mail address. Prior to the event you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to join.  
  • Following the talk there will be an audience Q&A session. 
  • Please note this event will be recorded but your cameras and microphones will automatically be switched off.


This event includes automatic captioning.


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