Logo: Bristol 650 - celebrating 650 years of Bristol's status as a cityAs part of Bristol 650, our exhibition Design Icons: Made in Bristol, highlights the work of some of Bristol’s best design companies.

Aardman, Amalgam, Kinneir Dufort, Limbs & Things and Xylotek reveal what they design and make, how they came into being, and how being in Bristol helps them flourish.

Time: All talks run from 17:00-19:00

Location: The study room, Stradling Gallery, 48 Park Row BS1 5LH

Admission: £15, including a glass of wine – tickets must be booked in advance via our online booking system.


Photo: Osnaburgh Pavillions by Luke Hayes

Specialists in the design and delivery of advanced timber structures working with architects, engineers and directly with clients

Website: Xylotek

Wed 20 September

Logo: Xylotek

Talk by Charley Brentnall, Xylotek Founder

Aardman Animations

Image: Aardman Animations team with their creations Wallace and Morph

The world famous, four times Academy Award® winning animation studio, creators of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and Morph

Wed 27 September

Logo: Aardman Animations

Talk by Peter Lord, Aardman Animations Founder

Limbs & Things

Photo: Ultrasound and anatomically accurate shoulder by Limbs & Things

Makers of medical task trainers and simulators to train healthcare practitioners to become more competent and confident professionals

Website: Limbs & Things

Wed 11 October

Logo: Limbs & Things

Talk by Margot Cooper,  Limbs & Things Founder


Website: Amalgam

Wed 18 October


Logo: Amalgam

Talk by Chris Conlon, Director of Amalgam

Kinneir Dufort

Photo: eClean™ Next Generation Bedside Cabinet designed by Kinnear Dufort and Bristol Maid and made by Hospital Metalcraft Limited, United Kingdom, July 2010

Website: Kinneir Dufort

Wed 25 October

Kinneir Dufort

Logo: Kinneir Dufort

Talk by Craig Whitehead, Chief Design Officer at Kinneir Dufort

We gratefully acknowledge help from all our exhibition partners, Patrons and Friends and particularly the exhibition’s sponsor, Peter Lord of Aardman Animations.