Cultural and artistic appreciation is never far from The Willow Tea Rooms Trust and this was made obvious when the Trust’s office was transformed into a pop-up gallery to showcase some excellent artwork. The work was a collaboration between 3rd Year Glasgow School of Art Interior Design students based in Glasgow and at their campus in Singapore. The exhibition itself was designed by 2nd Year Interior Design students.
This International focus was made to compare the living conditions of a typical Glasgow dwelling to that in Singapore — a real insight into the cramped conditions and compromises the country makes in order to satisfy comfortable living. Students initially invited guests along for the debut viewing before opening 215 to the public the following day.
It was an eye-opener of a project and once more went to show that the future of the Willow Tea Rooms is one which the Trust and building will remain strongly linked to artistic and cultural events to benefit the people and visitors of Glasgow. in as many ways as possible.