XVI TALLINN DESIGN FESTIVAL
20.09.—26.09.2021
SOS DESIGN
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20.09.2021

20.09.2021
"TRAVELLING TALKS"

"Travelling Talks" is the first in a series of events introducing inspiring people who have promoted cultural life all over Estonia. Often stemming from grassroots movements, these citizen initiatives have enriched culture and brought life into remote places that are situated away from regional capitals.


After the introduction from Ilona Gurjanova, the founder of Tallinn Design Festival, the Buddhist monks living in Aegna, Slovenian urbanist Matej Nikšič, Mari Kalkun from Viitina, Ave Alavainu from Kärdla, the rejuvenator of Põhjala Factory Liisi Serk, Aljona Suržikova from Käru and Taavi Tamberg from Lindi Külaselts present their stories. The event is part of the European project SMOTIES (Human Cities - Creative works with small and remote places).

The event will be moderated by the designer Karl Joonas Alamaa.

#travellingtalks
#humancities
#smoties
#EUbestparctice
humancities.eu/smoties/
20.09.2021
16th Tallinn Design Festival Opening 
Mon 20.09.2021 at 18:00

@ Põhjala tehas, Marati 5, 11713, Tallinn
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Schedule:

At 15:00 / Doors of the XVI Tallinn Design Festival are open!

At 15:00 / Travelling Talks lecture series (Fourth hangar)

At 18:00 / Official opening of the XVI Tallinn Design Festival

At 18:00 / Opening of the international exhibition "SOS Design" (First hangar)

At 18:30 / Opening of the display of design- and architecture schools (Sixth hangar)

At 19:00 / Opening of the exhibition of Estonian sustainable design "Second Chance" (Hangar Institute)

At 19:30 / Opening of the international graphic design exhibition "ABSURD" (Big hangar)

At 20:00 / Show of lighting design "Future Cemetery" (Fourth hangar)

The official opening of the XVI Tallinn Design Festival will take place on the grounds of the Põhjala Factory, which has already become quite homey to the festival.


Lovers of design will have plenty to explore on Monday, September 20, as this year's #Disainiöö, which focuses on extraordinary and life-saving SOS design, will launch at 15:00 with the Travelling Talks lecture series in the Big hangar of Põhjala, where we’ll hear inspiring people who have promoted local life and culture.


Towards the evening other corners of the old rubber factory will be toured, since through two floors the international main exhibition "SOS Design", the latest display of local design and architecture schools, the exhibition of Estonian sustainable design "Second Chance" and the international graphic design exhibition "ABSURD" will be opened.


The opening evening will end with a lighting design show "Future Cemetery”, which will reflect on the topic of tomorrow’s graveyards. Spiritual, beautiful and gospel-like, during the festival people can also take part in the collection of ideas by leaving their descriptions of future resting places in the Idea-gathering Urn.
20.09.2021
International EXHIBITION "SOS DESIGN"
As the main exhibition of XVI Tallinn Design Festival, SOS Design selectively represents the works of shortlisted designers from the 2020 Global Design Graduate Show and takes place in cooperation with the world's only digital platform for university graduates ARTSTHREAD. Despite a difficult year for the graduates, the exhibition provides excellent solutions from more than 10 countries to curb the worldwide chaos, while also giving hope for the future of our creative industries.

The examples are plenty: developing a connection with nature and increasing urban biodiversity by involving botany in digital architectural production; sustainable water management solutions; projects on disaster relief, refugees, the elderly, violence, agriculture, and even sex life in pandemic conditions.

#sosdesign




20.09.2021
"Second Chance" - Exhibition of Estonian sustainable design
Everything new is well-forgotten old! Exhibition “Second Chance” demonstrates how recycling turns used items into new attractive products which help to save limited resources and protect the environment: here you'll find jewelry made of Toyota car glass; copper earrings from small change; colored coats from Soviet children's blankets or heart-shaped brooches from Soviet enamel pots; recycled jeans´ yarn sweaters; coats made of military tents; seats of skateboard or recycled plastic bottles; old leather jackets turned into bags etc. Estonia is one of the countries that has effectively dealt with recycling during the Soviet occupation.

At the exhibition you can see design solutions from such well-known Estonian designers as Marit Ilison, Reet Aus, Kairi Lentsius, Angela Orgusaar, Urmas Lüüs, Sille Luiga, Kalli Sein, Raili Keiv, Margot Vaaderpass, Tarmo Luisk, Elmet Treier, SEOS, Igor Volkov, Eva-Karlotta Tatar, Leonardo Meigas, Anne Türn and Laura Saks. The tableware and accessories designed by the students of ceramics, glass, jewelry and wrought iron at the Estonian Academy of Arts for the Fotografiska restaurant will also be presented. The premiere of the exhibition was at the Venice Design Biennale on June 11—20, 2021. The curator of the exhibition and the author of the visuals is Ilona Gurjanova, the exhibition was designed by Leonardo Meigas.

#secondchance
#venicedesignbiennale
20.09.2021
DISPLAY OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS 
This year’s festival’s - the main focus of which is to draw attention to the growing social and communal role of design in the world - exhibitions and debates yet again include the contribution of multiple design and architecture schools. The displayed works of Tartu Art School, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn University Haapsalu College, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy and Estonian Academy of Arts all address the search for innovative solutions in an age where there seem to be more problems than ideas. But design education claims the opposite!

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TARTU ART SCHOOL

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Tartu Art School has evolved into an outstanding learning environment for up-and-coming experts in the design field. Having received a valuable vocational education in our school, our graduates are ready to help solve complex issues and simplify crisis situations with their design skills. The exhibition includes outstanding works of design from Tartu Art School’s 2020/21 academic year, which are only a fragment of the body of work that has been created during the last 70 years.

tartukunstikool.ee/en
@tartuartschool

__________________________________

PALLAS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

The aim of a designer's work is to find the best solution to the problem. When the world is hit by a crisis, it mobilizes both designers and design students. Life may seem to stop to a bystander, but in reality it only means a pause before solutions are found and implemented. A crisis can be a designer's inspiration. This year Pallas's exhibition deals with finding solutions to several problems - unused or wasteful use of materials, forgetting one's roots in globalization, and the design for this year's Design Festival, which got a fresh look thanks to the work of one of our graduates. The success of the solutions is, of course, determined by the post-crisis perspective.

pallasart.ee/en/
@korgem_kunstikool_pallas

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TALLINN UNIVERSITY HAAPSALU COLLEGE

The emphasis in the Craft Technologies and Design curriculum is on people-centered, sustainable design, based on understanding user needs and creative problem solving. An important part of the curriculum is to guide students to entrepreneurship. When creating new product concepts, we highly value sustainable solutions that take into account the principles of the circular economy. All projects follow the principle of "from idea to implementation" and are completed in close cooperation with the target group. The exhibition introduces examples of courseworks and diploma theses.

tlu.ee/haapsalu/kasitootehnoloogiad-ja-disain
@tehnoloogiadjadisain

__________________________________

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU VILJANDI CULTURE ACADEMY

The Estonian native crafts specialities of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy combine excellent craftsmanship, knowledge of heritage, and creative thought. Our activities aim to apply the values found in the heritage in a responsible and sustainable way to the service of modern society. As part of the university, we value research and development. At the applied higher education level, you can study in the fields of Estonian native textile, metalwork, and construction, at the master's level, creative applications of cultural heritage and teaching skills.

kultuur.ut.ee/en
facebook.com/rahvuslik

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EAA Accessory Design - Application of Traditional Leather Decoration Techniques on Alternative Materials

New materials are emerging in the design world due to a demand for sustainable and plant-based alternatives. However, it creates a problem for designers who use different leather decoration techniques. In his thesis Anari Västrik tries to find out how to preserve these techniques on these alternative materials, what kind of changes need to be made in the application process and how do the materials justify their usage.


The materials were chosen on the basis of being new or not yet being available on the market - to see how they endure the techniques. In order to present the outcome as clearly as possible an overview is given, showing the application of decoration on vegetable tanned leather from which these techniques are derived from. To truly put the alternatives on a test Anari created a set of footwear, which is the most challenging act towards the material. For his work Anari received the best accessory design student award, his supervisor was Marta Moorats. Used techniques: stamping, cliché print, modelling, marbling, gilding.


artun.ee/en/curricula/leather-art/
@eka_aksessuaar

__________________________________

EAA Jewellery and Blacksmithing - JOINT

Blacksmithing has been an essential part of architecture, but modern steel profiles demand a totally new vocabulary. During our JOINT course we concentrate on industrial steel materials with complicated shapes that need a new approach to integrate blacksmithing into contemporary cityscape. Every joint is an open possibility that is waiting to become a railing, furniture detail or a sculpture.

artun.ee/en/curricula/jewellery-and-blacksmithing/
@eaajewelleryandblacksmithing

__________________________________

EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact

Exhibition “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact” introduces EAA’s design research project where the new knowledge is extracted from the design process and experience. The exhibition connects recent works of researchers, doctoral students and Master students of EAA which deal with alternative futures of textile, fashion and interaction design. The shown prototypes, for example, enhance the wearer’s self-confidence through sound vibration (in collaboration with TLU), alter the wearer’s self-perception through movement, extend the understanding of empathy when dealing with digital communication channels, and raise the value of mending as well as healing.

EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact"
20.09.2021
International Graphic Design Exhibition "Absurd"

The exhibition “ABSURD” was completed for the annual event series dedicated to graphic design. The 2021 traditional competition of the Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival received a total of 446 works from 234 authors from all over the world. A jury of professionals selected 85 final works through a tight screen. The subject of the absurd is dissected on the basis of the authors’ personal views and design beliefs on a very wide scale, from innocent bizarreness to sharp political remarks.


HGDF 2021
exhibitions are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the city of Haapsalu, the Estonian Association of Graphic Designers.

ekgl.ee

20.09.2021
Children’s Area SOS: Pipelines
In the children's area "Pipelines" it is possible to discover the play potential of pipe constructions. The meandering tubes invite you to tie strings or play limbo. The joyous sea of strings covering the floor adds the necessary softness to the room. Infinite amounts of laces can be tied together so that the whole children's area becomes one large spider web. Here, by crawling up and down between the lines, can any child regardless of height skillfully hide.

On Saturday, September 25, fun workshops, which are suitable for children at least 5 years old, will take place throughout the day. To register, email to evaliisaky@gmail.com.

#lasteala
#toruliiniid
20.09.2021
Show and exhibition of lighting design “Future Cemetery”

At the initiative of many lighting designers, Future Cemetery will serve ideas and guesses on the topic of graveyards of tomorrow.


What will a cemetery look like in the future? What elements can one encounter there, which technologies will it contain, what opportunities will the cemeteries offer? Are the cemeteries of the future a different sort of garden? What design elements could find application in the graveyards of the future and what flowers would grow there in a hundred years?


Visitors have the opportunity to participate in the collection of ideas themselves by dropping their dreams or surreal descriptions of cemeteries in the Idea-gathering Urn, thus generating ideas for a new version or further development of the Future Cemetery.


Authors: Andri Luup, Ilvar Piisk, Allan Lahe, Anne Türn, Toomas Täht, Anna Kristin McCarthy, Margus Kontus etc.


Producer: Valgusfestival.
20.09.2021
Exhibition of Italian architecture & TalTech’s projects
During the festival, Põhjala’s Fifth hangar will be occupied by displays of Italian architecture and TalTech projects on the one side, and by Poznan University of Life Sciences exhibition “From Words to Actions” on the other. Italian Design Day will also take place in the Fifth hangar on Wednesday, September 22, when Dario Donato, the Italian architect and the founder and design principal of Spatialconnection(s), in cooperation with TalTech will take the visitors on the tracks of designing urban environments for the future. Topical poster exhibition and short films will also be displayed.

Among the multiple student projects of TalTech’s Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture it is possible to learn about space architecture: specifically about the possibility of building human habitats on Mars and the importance of autonomous building methods on the Red Planet, which is discussed in Anna Solts' master's thesis (supervisor Jaan Kuusemets).
20.09.2021
“The False Reality of Fusion Memory"

“The False Reality of Fusion Memory” is an audiovisual augmented reality artwork influenced by time perception theories of Mihály Csíkszentmihály.


This installation is inspired by the flow theory and the individual's understanding of time experienced while creating memories that produce automatic behavior patterns. How these experiences tend to be recognized and replicated within the life cycle of individual consciousness. Is there an opportunity to learn from these repetitions, or are they just a playground for genetic memory that exists outside our understanding of time?


Do we notice time passing when our brain is occupied with motivating tasks that require unconscious behavioral responses simulated by external factors? Are our emotional responses reality or just an echo of genetic and cultural memories?


Timelessness is a state of bliss that we don't knowingly experience, but it is when we are the happiest.


Idea and realization: Taavi Varm
Sound design: Ville Hyvonen

varmstudio.com
#varmstudio
20.09.2021
From words to actions. Quick guide to public space friendly to all
As the number of seniors rises worldwide modern public spaces need a radical change to reduce ageism and be friendly to all. What if regions and cities knew how to redesign the public space to meet the needs of their senior citizens, and benefit from happier, healthier and more active seniors in their communities? What if this knowledge could be shared freely to create more sustainable, more inclusive and more beautiful Europe?

Exhibition by Department of Furniture Design, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland.

baltsenior.com
@baltsenior
#baltsenior
#madewithinterreg
20.09.2021
Jewelry art exhibitions and evening chats in A-Gallery

A-Gallery is a gallery that represents the widest selection of Estonian art jewellery. A-Gallery is a unique shopping space where you can meet the artwork from over 80 different artists. Our purpose is to represent professional jewellery artists and designers, creating an outstanding display of studio jewellery, unique pieces and exhibition works.


20.09 18.00 Artists conversation on the topic "New again and new use in jewelry" with Sille Luiga, Andrei Balašov, Urmas Lüüs and Kaia Ansip.


22.09 17.30 Liina Lelov’s and Valdek Laur’s lecture on "Politicality in Jewelry".


24.09 17.00 Tour of A-Gallery and of Andrei Balašov’s "Warm summer" and "Treasures from the sea", guided by Katarina Kotselainen and Helle Ly Tomberg.


25.09 15.00 Marita Lumi’s
zither skirt concert.

agalerii.ee
@a.galerii
#agalerii #taaskasutus
20.09.2021
Old Town Gallery Store Estonian Design House+
On the initiative of the Estonian Association of Designers, a new kind of showroom featuring the work of many Estonian designers has been opened in Tallinn Old Town: the two floors of Suur-Karja 14 are filled with carefully selected fashion and interior design brands that are guided by sustainability. The display includes sportswear and lingerie made of recycled fibers from fishing nets, shoes and bags made of deer skin, tennis shoes originating from car tires and furnishing products made of felt.



The newly opened gallery shop Estonian Design House + hosts the work of, for example, Eve Hanson, August, Piret Loog, Tanel Veenre, Kelpman Textile, Süsimust, New Vintage by Kriss, Reet Aus, KIRA Shoes, Karl Joonas Alamaa, Stella Soomlais.



Estonian Design House+

fashion & home

www.facebook.com/estoniandesignhousePLUS

www.estoniandesignhouse.com



20.09.2021
Solaris Design Street

Solaris Shopping Centre invites you to visit Solaris Design Street from 20 to 26 September to check out the innovative products offered in our design shops!

Did you know that TRIWA x Humanium watches are made from gathered illegal firearms? Fifteen per cent from the sales of each watch is donated to charity to improve life and reduce violence in conflict areas. Pinqponq backpacks are made from collected plastic bottles. Birkenstock sandals are 100% vegan. In BestBrands, HUNTER rain boots made of 100% natural rubber are available. — All of this and many other interesting stories are waiting for you at Solaris Centre’s Design Street.

solaris.ee
@solariskeskus
#solariskeskus
#solarisondisain
20.09.2021
ELKE x Muuto Webinar: Turning ideas into successful products
ELKE Mööbel and Danish design company Muuto invite to design talks Webinar on September 22. Silke Fodge, design manager at Muuto talks about the design process in Muuto, collaboration with leading designers and working with colours. Muuto is rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition characterized by enduring aesthetics, functionality, craftsmanship and an honest expression. Muuto’s ambition is to deliver new perspectives on Scandinavian design with its product range including furniture, lighting and accessories - all of which you can see in ELKE Mööbel showroom.

@elkemoobel
#elkemoobel
#elkemööbel
#muuto
20.09.2021
Thulema’s new product series x prof Martin Pärn “An Office is no longer an Office”

During the Tallinn Design Festival there’s a unique opportunity to listen to and discuss new office alternatives with professor Martin Pärn, since on Tuesday, September 21 a discussion “An Office is no longer an Office” will take place in Thulema showroom. With one and a half years of the pandemic we have experienced office work becoming asynchronous, happening from distance regardless of the place and time. What does this new situation mean for companies when reshaping their work environments to support this new way of working, however, is still largely an unanswered question. — A question of design.


At the same time the launch of Thulema’s new product series will take place in Thulema showroom, which is open to all who respect good design from 20.09 to 24.09.2021 at 10—18, on Tuesday September 21 however at 10—20.

thulema.ee
@thulemafurniture

21.09.2021

21.09.2021
Design Talk "I am a designer"

Already for the eight time, led by the Estonian Designers’ Union, a spirited chat night "I am a Designer" will take place as part of the #Disainiöö  where the beloved creative minds will introduce their work and ways of thinking as well as share their experiences, both good and bad, as it may prove to be valuable knowledge for others in the field.

The evening will be filled with surprises, new faces and fascinating stories!


The creative minds that will perform are:
Kriss Eglite
Karl Joonas Alamaa
Kersti Mikkov
Anna Chirkova
Raili Keiv


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Free!

XVI Disainiöö / Tallinn Design Festival "SOS DESIGN"
20.09 - 26.09 2021

www.tallinndesignfestival.com
www.edl.ee



21.09.2021
International EXHIBITION "SOS DESIGN"
As the main exhibition of XVI Tallinn Design Festival, SOS Design selectively represents the works of shortlisted designers from the 2020 Global Design Graduate Show and takes place in cooperation with the world's only digital platform for university graduates ARTSTHREAD. Despite a difficult year for the graduates, the exhibition provides excellent solutions from more than 10 countries to curb the worldwide chaos, while also giving hope for the future of our creative industries.

The examples are plenty: developing a connection with nature and increasing urban biodiversity by involving botany in digital architectural production; sustainable water management solutions; projects on disaster relief, refugees, the elderly, violence, agriculture, and even sex life in pandemic conditions.

#sosdesign




21.09.2021
"Second Chance" - Exhibition of Estonian sustainable design
Everything new is well-forgotten old! Exhibition “Second Chance” demonstrates how recycling turns used items into new attractive products which help to save limited resources and protect the environment: here you'll find jewelry made of Toyota car glass; copper earrings from small change; colored coats from Soviet children's blankets or heart-shaped brooches from Soviet enamel pots; recycled jeans´ yarn sweaters; coats made of military tents; seats of skateboard or recycled plastic bottles; old leather jackets turned into bags etc. Estonia is one of the countries that has effectively dealt with recycling during the Soviet occupation.

At the exhibition you can see design solutions from such well-known Estonian designers as Marit Ilison, Reet Aus, Kairi Lentsius, Angela Orgusaar, Urmas Lüüs, Sille Luiga, Kalli Sein, Raili Keiv, Margot Vaaderpass, Tarmo Luisk, Elmet Treier, SEOS, Igor Volkov, Eva-Karlotta Tatar, Leonardo Meigas, Anne Türn and Laura Saks. The tableware and accessories designed by the students of ceramics, glass, jewelry and wrought iron at the Estonian Academy of Arts for the Fotografiska restaurant will also be presented. The premiere of the exhibition was at the Venice Design Biennale on June 11—20, 2021. The curator of the exhibition and the author of the visuals is Ilona Gurjanova, the exhibition was designed by Leonardo Meigas.

#secondchance
#venicedesignbiennale
21.09.2021
DISPLAY OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS 
This year’s festival’s - the main focus of which is to draw attention to the growing social and communal role of design in the world - exhibitions and debates yet again include the contribution of multiple design and architecture schools. The displayed works of Tartu Art School, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn University Haapsalu College, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy and Estonian Academy of Arts all address the search for innovative solutions in an age where there seem to be more problems than ideas. But design education claims the opposite!

__________________________________

TARTU ART SCHOOL

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Tartu Art School has evolved into an outstanding learning environment for up-and-coming experts in the design field. Having received a valuable vocational education in our school, our graduates are ready to help solve complex issues and simplify crisis situations with their design skills. The exhibition includes outstanding works of design from Tartu Art School’s 2020/21 academic year, which are only a fragment of the body of work that has been created during the last 70 years.

tartukunstikool.ee/en
@tartuartschool

__________________________________

PALLAS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

The aim of a designer's work is to find the best solution to the problem. When the world is hit by a crisis, it mobilizes both designers and design students. Life may seem to stop to a bystander, but in reality it only means a pause before solutions are found and implemented. A crisis can be a designer's inspiration. This year Pallas's exhibition deals with finding solutions to several problems - unused or wasteful use of materials, forgetting one's roots in globalization, and the design for this year's Design Festival, which got a fresh look thanks to the work of one of our graduates. The success of the solutions is, of course, determined by the post-crisis perspective.

pallasart.ee/en/
@korgem_kunstikool_pallas

__________________________________

TALLINN UNIVERSITY HAAPSALU COLLEGE

The emphasis in the Craft Technologies and Design curriculum is on people-centered, sustainable design, based on understanding user needs and creative problem solving. An important part of the curriculum is to guide students to entrepreneurship. When creating new product concepts, we highly value sustainable solutions that take into account the principles of the circular economy. All projects follow the principle of "from idea to implementation" and are completed in close cooperation with the target group. The exhibition introduces examples of courseworks and diploma theses.

tlu.ee/haapsalu/kasitootehnoloogiad-ja-disain
@tehnoloogiadjadisain

__________________________________

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU VILJANDI CULTURE ACADEMY

The Estonian native crafts specialities of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy combine excellent craftsmanship, knowledge of heritage, and creative thought. Our activities aim to apply the values found in the heritage in a responsible and sustainable way to the service of modern society. As part of the university, we value research and development. At the applied higher education level, you can study in the fields of Estonian native textile, metalwork, and construction, at the master's level, creative applications of cultural heritage and teaching skills.

kultuur.ut.ee/en
facebook.com/rahvuslik

__________________________________

EAA Accessory Design - Application of Traditional Leather Decoration Techniques on Alternative Materials

New materials are emerging in the design world due to a demand for sustainable and plant-based alternatives. However, it creates a problem for designers who use different leather decoration techniques. In his thesis Anari Västrik tries to find out how to preserve these techniques on these alternative materials, what kind of changes need to be made in the application process and how do the materials justify their usage.


The materials were chosen on the basis of being new or not yet being available on the market - to see how they endure the techniques. In order to present the outcome as clearly as possible an overview is given, showing the application of decoration on vegetable tanned leather from which these techniques are derived from. To truly put the alternatives on a test Anari created a set of footwear, which is the most challenging act towards the material. For his work Anari received the best accessory design student award, his supervisor was Marta Moorats. Used techniques: stamping, cliché print, modelling, marbling, gilding.


artun.ee/en/curricula/leather-art/
@eka_aksessuaar

__________________________________

EAA Jewellery and Blacksmithing - JOINT

Blacksmithing has been an essential part of architecture, but modern steel profiles demand a totally new vocabulary. During our JOINT course we concentrate on industrial steel materials with complicated shapes that need a new approach to integrate blacksmithing into contemporary cityscape. Every joint is an open possibility that is waiting to become a railing, furniture detail or a sculpture.

artun.ee/en/curricula/jewellery-and-blacksmithing/
@eaajewelleryandblacksmithing

__________________________________

EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact

Exhibition “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact” introduces EAA’s design research project where the new knowledge is extracted from the design process and experience. The exhibition connects recent works of researchers, doctoral students and Master students of EAA which deal with alternative futures of textile, fashion and interaction design. The shown prototypes, for example, enhance the wearer’s self-confidence through sound vibration (in collaboration with TLU), alter the wearer’s self-perception through movement, extend the understanding of empathy when dealing with digital communication channels, and raise the value of mending as well as healing.

EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact"
21.09.2021
International Graphic Design Exhibition "Absurd"

The exhibition “ABSURD” was completed for the annual event series dedicated to graphic design. The 2021 traditional competition of the Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival received a total of 446 works from 234 authors from all over the world. A jury of professionals selected 85 final works through a tight screen. The subject of the absurd is dissected on the basis of the authors’ personal views and design beliefs on a very wide scale, from innocent bizarreness to sharp political remarks.


HGDF 2021
exhibitions are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the city of Haapsalu, the Estonian Association of Graphic Designers.

ekgl.ee

21.09.2021
Children’s Area SOS: Pipelines
In the children's area "Pipelines" it is possible to discover the play potential of pipe constructions. The meandering tubes invite you to tie strings or play limbo. The joyous sea of strings covering the floor adds the necessary softness to the room. Infinite amounts of laces can be tied together so that the whole children's area becomes one large spider web. Here, by crawling up and down between the lines, can any child regardless of height skillfully hide.

On Saturday, September 25, fun workshops, which are suitable for children at least 5 years old, will take place throughout the day. To register, email to evaliisaky@gmail.com.

#lasteala
#toruliiniid
21.09.2021
Show and exhibition of lighting design “Future Cemetery”

At the initiative of many lighting designers, Future Cemetery will serve ideas and guesses on the topic of graveyards of tomorrow.


What will a cemetery look like in the future? What elements can one encounter there, which technologies will it contain, what opportunities will the cemeteries offer? Are the cemeteries of the future a different sort of garden? What design elements could find application in the graveyards of the future and what flowers would grow there in a hundred years?


Visitors have the opportunity to participate in the collection of ideas themselves by dropping their dreams or surreal descriptions of cemeteries in the Idea-gathering Urn, thus generating ideas for a new version or further development of the Future Cemetery.


Authors: Andri Luup, Ilvar Piisk, Allan Lahe, Anne Türn, Toomas Täht, Anna Kristin McCarthy, Margus Kontus etc.


Producer: Valgusfestival.
21.09.2021
Exhibition of Italian architecture & TalTech’s projects
During the festival, Põhjala’s Fifth hangar will be occupied by displays of Italian architecture and TalTech projects on the one side, and by Poznan University of Life Sciences exhibition “From Words to Actions” on the other. Italian Design Day will also take place in the Fifth hangar on Wednesday, September 22, when Dario Donato, the Italian architect and the founder and design principal of Spatialconnection(s), in cooperation with TalTech will take the visitors on the tracks of designing urban environments for the future. Topical poster exhibition and short films will also be displayed.

Among the multiple student projects of TalTech’s Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture it is possible to learn about space architecture: specifically about the possibility of building human habitats on Mars and the importance of autonomous building methods on the Red Planet, which is discussed in Anna Solts' master's thesis (supervisor Jaan Kuusemets).
21.09.2021
“The False Reality of Fusion Memory"

“The False Reality of Fusion Memory” is an audiovisual augmented reality artwork influenced by time perception theories of Mihály Csíkszentmihály.


This installation is inspired by the flow theory and the individual's understanding of time experienced while creating memories that produce automatic behavior patterns. How these experiences tend to be recognized and replicated within the life cycle of individual consciousness. Is there an opportunity to learn from these repetitions, or are they just a playground for genetic memory that exists outside our understanding of time?


Do we notice time passing when our brain is occupied with motivating tasks that require unconscious behavioral responses simulated by external factors? Are our emotional responses reality or just an echo of genetic and cultural memories?


Timelessness is a state of bliss that we don't knowingly experience, but it is when we are the happiest.


Idea and realization: Taavi Varm
Sound design: Ville Hyvonen

varmstudio.com
#varmstudio
21.09.2021
From words to actions. Quick guide to public space friendly to all
As the number of seniors rises worldwide modern public spaces need a radical change to reduce ageism and be friendly to all. What if regions and cities knew how to redesign the public space to meet the needs of their senior citizens, and benefit from happier, healthier and more active seniors in their communities? What if this knowledge could be shared freely to create more sustainable, more inclusive and more beautiful Europe?

Exhibition by Department of Furniture Design, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland.

baltsenior.com
@baltsenior
#baltsenior
#madewithinterreg
21.09.2021
Test ride and tour the city with Ampler e-bikes

Ampler Bikes makes lightweight e-bikes for urban commuters. Riding an Ampler is easy - you simply cycle, as the bikes look and feel just like regular bicycles. We invite you to take part of Ampler city tours on Thursday and Friday starting at 19:00. If you already own an Ampler, then bring it with you or if you don´t, then we will happily lend you one of our bikes. The tour will last about an hour.


Ampler Bikes won the Design Applier of the Year award at the Estonian Entrepreneurship Awards in 2020. Come by our showroom and take an Ampler for a test ride!

amplerbikes.com
@amplerbikes
#amplerbikes
21.09.2021
ERKI Fashion Show 2021 collections exhibition

ERKI Fashion Show, an insane event for EKA (prev ERKI) students that started in 1982, has now become one of the most popular and craziest fashion art events in Estonia. This year, ERKI Fashion Show took place for the 34th time at Patarei Sea Fortress where every designer had the opportunity to show their creation on an independent showcase.


Thirteen sets from the collection of each designer who made it to the ERKI Fashion Show will be presented at Rotermanni 6. Some of the collections for example got their inspiration from logging, migraine attacks, Muhu locals, playgrounds as well as from hair diseases.

artun.ee/erki-moeshow
@erkimoeshow
#erki #erkimoeshow #erkimoeshow2021

21.09.2021
The first tour to Naked Island co-workshop

Naked Island is a workshop building open to all participants and it\s located in Paljassaare. It is a modern and comfortable working and creative environment for people who need to weld, saw, drill, cast, screw, but why not also to design, model, invent, knit or restore.


Naked Island is run by Rael Artel and Bruno Kadak, who are working to ensure that a completely new co-working workshop in the Estonian context opens its doors to users in September 2021.


As part of Tallinn Design Festival, the first public excursion to the Naked Island building will take place and everyone who wishes can get acquainted with the possibilities of the workshop.

nakedisland.eu
@nakedisland
21.09.2021
Old Town Gallery Store Estonian Design House+
On the initiative of the Estonian Association of Designers, a new kind of showroom featuring the work of many Estonian designers has been opened in Tallinn Old Town: the two floors of Suur-Karja 14 are filled with carefully selected fashion and interior design brands that are guided by sustainability. The display includes sportswear and lingerie made of recycled fibers from fishing nets, shoes and bags made of deer skin, tennis shoes originating from car tires and furnishing products made of felt.



The newly opened gallery shop Estonian Design House + hosts the work of, for example, Eve Hanson, August, Piret Loog, Tanel Veenre, Kelpman Textile, Süsimust, New Vintage by Kriss, Reet Aus, KIRA Shoes, Karl Joonas Alamaa, Stella Soomlais.



Estonian Design House+

fashion & home

www.facebook.com/estoniandesignhousePLUS

www.estoniandesignhouse.com



21.09.2021
Solaris Design Street

Solaris Shopping Centre invites you to visit Solaris Design Street from 20 to 26 September to check out the innovative products offered in our design shops!

Did you know that TRIWA x Humanium watches are made from gathered illegal firearms? Fifteen per cent from the sales of each watch is donated to charity to improve life and reduce violence in conflict areas. Pinqponq backpacks are made from collected plastic bottles. Birkenstock sandals are 100% vegan. In BestBrands, HUNTER rain boots made of 100% natural rubber are available. — All of this and many other interesting stories are waiting for you at Solaris Centre’s Design Street.

solaris.ee
@solariskeskus
#solariskeskus
#solarisondisain
21.09.2021
ELKE x Muuto Webinar: Turning ideas into successful products
ELKE Mööbel and Danish design company Muuto invite to design talks Webinar on September 22. Silke Fodge, design manager at Muuto talks about the design process in Muuto, collaboration with leading designers and working with colours. Muuto is rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition characterized by enduring aesthetics, functionality, craftsmanship and an honest expression. Muuto’s ambition is to deliver new perspectives on Scandinavian design with its product range including furniture, lighting and accessories - all of which you can see in ELKE Mööbel showroom.

@elkemoobel
#elkemoobel
#elkemööbel
#muuto
21.09.2021
Thulema’s new product series x prof Martin Pärn “An Office is no longer an Office”

During the Tallinn Design Festival there’s a unique opportunity to listen to and discuss new office alternatives with professor Martin Pärn, since on Tuesday, September 21 a discussion “An Office is no longer an Office” will take place in Thulema showroom. With one and a half years of the pandemic we have experienced office work becoming asynchronous, happening from distance regardless of the place and time. What does this new situation mean for companies when reshaping their work environments to support this new way of working, however, is still largely an unanswered question. — A question of design.


At the same time the launch of Thulema’s new product series will take place in Thulema showroom, which is open to all who respect good design from 20.09 to 24.09.2021 at 10—18, on Tuesday September 21 however at 10—20.

thulema.ee
@thulemafurniture

21.09.2021
Wire sculpture workshop
During Tallinn Design Festival art venue Kopli FOOR is hosting wire structure workshops. In the workshop the participants will create a bicycle, using wire bending technique. Make a bicycle for your home to serve as a nice interior element or gift it to a good friend!

@koplifoor
@maalikas

22.09.2021

22.09.2021
Clothing Design Show D_O_M – "DESIGN IS IN FASHION"

During Tallinn Design Festival an exceptional event of presenting clothing design D_O_M – DESIGN IS IN FASHION takes place. The audience will be part of a spectacular show that opens up brand concepts.

Through attractive and conceptual show D_O_M there are presented clothes that are worked through in the same manner as design products generally. Garment, the closest layer to our body, determine the health, freedom of movement, safety, general wellbeing of a person. Estonian designers always seek for the best innovations and strive for quality in every aspect. Designed apparel is something that lasts, is worth to repair and devise.

D_O_M production
Piret Mägi
piret@disainioo.ee

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Fennecfit focuses on producing durable, sustainable, ethical and long-lasting activewear with an outstanding design. Clothes are made by analysing and following the needs of an active woman: style, functionality and endurance.


The brand is determined to choose recycled fabrics, biodegradable and recycled packaging. The ethical production of the clothes takes place in Portugal and Italy with our excellent partners.


Founder of Fennecfit Birgit Kool: "The people I relate to, and the surroundings inspire me deeply. Throughout time I’ve gotten ideas and inspiration from life around me."


Special thanks to the family, Nicolai, Robin and the Fennecfit family around the world!


fennecfit.com
@fennecfit

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“Instead of focusing on her race, age or occupation we visualise a woman who strives to become the best version of herself, keeping her head held high based on her own life values.”


Human Highness is a luxury sustainable womenswear brand that started its journey by creating empowering capes for women - believing in elegance with a touch of a super heroic upliftment.


Being handcrafted and painstakingly tailored in Estonia, collaborating with other female artisans, using natural or deadstock materials, produced by demand with slower pace and off season production. Their handwoven wool fabrics are made by talented women of Kango Textile..


From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Merle Saal, Julia Shashkina, Mai-Liis Sipria, Vivika Sopp, Nataliya Sukhorukova, Rita Assor and many others who have helped the Human Highness brand.


human-highness.com
@human_highness
#humanhighness

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Excitingly imperfect, sustainably beautiful and consciously wild: the Cervo Volante brand turns the residual leather of carefully regulated and sustainably hunted red deer from Switzerland and Estonia into unique and durable products. The hides are treated according to the strictest ecological criteria and traditional handicrafts. Thus, they are completely breathable, anti-allergic and always smell good. Their leather is one of the few in the world that is treated so consistently ecologically. Each product carries a commitment to style, nature and heritage. Scars, skin folds and scratches on the skin are like wabi-sabi - traces of wildlife and a sign of authenticity.

cervovolante.com
@cervo_volante

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It is a matter of choice to make a difference – re-create and re-use instead of waste.

BalticSeaBlue collection is created by upcycling post-consumer textile waste from the hospitality sector. Each piece has been sorted carefully. The fabrics were dyed in different shades inspired by the Nordic sea's greyish blue palette.


Xenia: "I dream that all of us could appreciate the work of others: like the work of the farmer who harvests the cotton, and appreciate the water used to produce fibre. I dream that we learn not to exploit but to collaborate. Not to waste but to create. Not to pollute but to clean instead. I dream of BalticSeaBlue."

Textile: "I am not wasted, I am beautiful."


Shoes of the show by Kira.

Many thanks to Katri Link, Tallink!

xeniajoost.com
@xeniajoostdesign

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Creative director Piret Mägi

Co-organizer Karin Järvet

Staging Anni Zupping

Lighting artist Reelika Palk

Sound artist Kenn-Eerik Kannike

Visual artist Carmen Seljamaa

Backstage manager Anne Rinne

Videos Ernesto Redondo Vergara

Beauty makers KEVIN.MURPHY and Couleur Caramel

Welcome drinks Mionetto and Haage Water

Thank you Woola and Biopakid

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#D_O_M
#designisinfashion
#disainonmoes
#TallinnDesignFestival

22.09.2021
Italian Design Day x Design Tech Dialogue

The Italian Design Day 2021 will take place in Tallinn on September 22, with a Live Design Tech Dialogue “Artisans of InnovatiON” led by Arch. Dario Donato, Design Principal at Spatialconnection(s). The event is organized by the Italian Embassy in Tallinn, in collaboration with the Estonian Association of Designers.


An active conversation with students and professionals on current technologies for producing unconventional design will help to define the impact of architecture. A special focus will be put on the relationship between design and a sustainable creative and business process.


Guest speakers will be:

Mr. Ubaldo Spina, researcher, industrial designer and coordinator of Design page of the Magazine “Il Giornale dell’Architettura” and co-curator of SOS Design Conference at Tallinn Design Festival 2021;

Dr. Francesco De Luca, M. Arch. PhD TalTech University, Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies;

and a welcome message from Mr. Daniele Rampazzo, Ambassador of Italy to Estonia, will open the event.


The Italian Design Day was launched in 2017 by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Italian Trade Agency, La Triennale di Milano Foundation, Association for Industrial Design Foundation, Collezione Compasso d’Oro, FederlegnoArredo, Salone del Mobile Milano and Altagamma Foundation.

#itaaliadisainipäev
#italiandesignday
22.09.2021
International EXHIBITION "SOS DESIGN"
As the main exhibition of XVI Tallinn Design Festival, SOS Design selectively represents the works of shortlisted designers from the 2020 Global Design Graduate Show and takes place in cooperation with the world's only digital platform for university graduates ARTSTHREAD. Despite a difficult year for the graduates, the exhibition provides excellent solutions from more than 10 countries to curb the worldwide chaos, while also giving hope for the future of our creative industries.

The examples are plenty: developing a connection with nature and increasing urban biodiversity by involving botany in digital architectural production; sustainable water management solutions; projects on disaster relief, refugees, the elderly, violence, agriculture, and even sex life in pandemic conditions.

#sosdesign




22.09.2021
"Second Chance" - Exhibition of Estonian sustainable design
Everything new is well-forgotten old! Exhibition “Second Chance” demonstrates how recycling turns used items into new attractive products which help to save limited resources and protect the environment: here you'll find jewelry made of Toyota car glass; copper earrings from small change; colored coats from Soviet children's blankets or heart-shaped brooches from Soviet enamel pots; recycled jeans´ yarn sweaters; coats made of military tents; seats of skateboard or recycled plastic bottles; old leather jackets turned into bags etc. Estonia is one of the countries that has effectively dealt with recycling during the Soviet occupation.

At the exhibition you can see design solutions from such well-known Estonian designers as Marit Ilison, Reet Aus, Kairi Lentsius, Angela Orgusaar, Urmas Lüüs, Sille Luiga, Kalli Sein, Raili Keiv, Margot Vaaderpass, Tarmo Luisk, Elmet Treier, SEOS, Igor Volkov, Eva-Karlotta Tatar, Leonardo Meigas, Anne Türn and Laura Saks. The tableware and accessories designed by the students of ceramics, glass, jewelry and wrought iron at the Estonian Academy of Arts for the Fotografiska restaurant will also be presented. The premiere of the exhibition was at the Venice Design Biennale on June 11—20, 2021. The curator of the exhibition and the author of the visuals is Ilona Gurjanova, the exhibition was designed by Leonardo Meigas.

#secondchance
#venicedesignbiennale
22.09.2021
DISPLAY OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS 
This year’s festival’s - the main focus of which is to draw attention to the growing social and communal role of design in the world - exhibitions and debates yet again include the contribution of multiple design and architecture schools. The displayed works of Tartu Art School, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn University Haapsalu College, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy and Estonian Academy of Arts all address the search for innovative solutions in an age where there seem to be more problems than ideas. But design education claims the opposite!

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TARTU ART SCHOOL

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Tartu Art School has evolved into an outstanding learning environment for up-and-coming experts in the design field. Having received a valuable vocational education in our school, our graduates are ready to help solve complex issues and simplify crisis situations with their design skills. The exhibition includes outstanding works of design from Tartu Art School’s 2020/21 academic year, which are only a fragment of the body of work that has been created during the last 70 years.

tartukunstikool.ee/en
@tartuartschool

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PALLAS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

The aim of a designer's work is to find the best solution to the problem. When the world is hit by a crisis, it mobilizes both designers and design students. Life may seem to stop to a bystander, but in reality it only means a pause before solutions are found and implemented. A crisis can be a designer's inspiration. This year Pallas's exhibition deals with finding solutions to several problems - unused or wasteful use of materials, forgetting one's roots in globalization, and the design for this year's Design Festival, which got a fresh look thanks to the work of one of our graduates. The success of the solutions is, of course, determined by the post-crisis perspective.

pallasart.ee/en/
@korgem_kunstikool_pallas

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TALLINN UNIVERSITY HAAPSALU COLLEGE

The emphasis in the Craft Technologies and Design curriculum is on people-centered, sustainable design, based on understanding user needs and creative problem solving. An important part of the curriculum is to guide students to entrepreneurship. When creating new product concepts, we highly value sustainable solutions that take into account the principles of the circular economy. All projects follow the principle of "from idea to implementation" and are completed in close cooperation with the target group. The exhibition introduces examples of courseworks and diploma theses.

tlu.ee/haapsalu/kasitootehnoloogiad-ja-disain
@tehnoloogiadjadisain

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UNIVERSITY OF TARTU VILJANDI CULTURE ACADEMY

The Estonian native crafts specialities of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy combine excellent craftsmanship, knowledge of heritage, and creative thought. Our activities aim to apply the values found in the heritage in a responsible and sustainable way to the service of modern society. As part of the university, we value research and development. At the applied higher education level, you can study in the fields of Estonian native textile, metalwork, and construction, at the master's level, creative applications of cultural heritage and teaching skills.

kultuur.ut.ee/en
facebook.com/rahvuslik

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EAA Accessory Design - Application of Traditional Leather Decoration Techniques on Alternative Materials

New materials are emerging in the design world due to a demand for sustainable and plant-based alternatives. However, it creates a problem for designers who use different leather decoration techniques. In his thesis Anari Västrik tries to find out how to preserve these techniques on these alternative materials, what kind of changes need to be made in the application process and how do the materials justify their usage.


The materials were chosen on the basis of being new or not yet being available on the market - to see how they endure the techniques. In order to present the outcome as clearly as possible an overview is given, showing the application of decoration on vegetable tanned leather from which these techniques are derived from. To truly put the alternatives on a test Anari created a set of footwear, which is the most challenging act towards the material. For his work Anari received the best accessory design student award, his supervisor was Marta Moorats. Used techniques: stamping, cliché print, modelling, marbling, gilding.


artun.ee/en/curricula/leather-art/
@eka_aksessuaar

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EAA Jewellery and Blacksmithing - JOINT

Blacksmithing has been an essential part of architecture, but modern steel profiles demand a totally new vocabulary. During our JOINT course we concentrate on industrial steel materials with complicated shapes that need a new approach to integrate blacksmithing into contemporary cityscape. Every joint is an open possibility that is waiting to become a railing, furniture detail or a sculpture.

artun.ee/en/curricula/jewellery-and-blacksmithing/
@eaajewelleryandblacksmithing

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EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact

Exhibition “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact” introduces EAA’s design research project where the new knowledge is extracted from the design process and experience. The exhibition connects recent works of researchers, doctoral students and Master students of EAA which deal with alternative futures of textile, fashion and interaction design. The shown prototypes, for example, enhance the wearer’s self-confidence through sound vibration (in collaboration with TLU), alter the wearer’s self-perception through movement, extend the understanding of empathy when dealing with digital communication channels, and raise the value of mending as well as healing.

EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact"
22.09.2021
International Graphic Design Exhibition "Absurd"

The exhibition “ABSURD” was completed for the annual event series dedicated to graphic design. The 2021 traditional competition of the Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival received a total of 446 works from 234 authors from all over the world. A jury of professionals selected 85 final works through a tight screen. The subject of the absurd is dissected on the basis of the authors’ personal views and design beliefs on a very wide scale, from innocent bizarreness to sharp political remarks.


HGDF 2021
exhibitions are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the city of Haapsalu, the Estonian Association of Graphic Designers.

ekgl.ee

22.09.2021
Children’s Area SOS: Pipelines
In the children's area "Pipelines" it is possible to discover the play potential of pipe constructions. The meandering tubes invite you to tie strings or play limbo. The joyous sea of strings covering the floor adds the necessary softness to the room. Infinite amounts of laces can be tied together so that the whole children's area becomes one large spider web. Here, by crawling up and down between the lines, can any child regardless of height skillfully hide.

On Saturday, September 25, fun workshops, which are suitable for children at least 5 years old, will take place throughout the day. To register, email to evaliisaky@gmail.com.

#lasteala
#toruliiniid
22.09.2021
Show and exhibition of lighting design “Future Cemetery”

At the initiative of many lighting designers, Future Cemetery will serve ideas and guesses on the topic of graveyards of tomorrow.


What will a cemetery look like in the future? What elements can one encounter there, which technologies will it contain, what opportunities will the cemeteries offer? Are the cemeteries of the future a different sort of garden? What design elements could find application in the graveyards of the future and what flowers would grow there in a hundred years?


Visitors have the opportunity to participate in the collection of ideas themselves by dropping their dreams or surreal descriptions of cemeteries in the Idea-gathering Urn, thus generating ideas for a new version or further development of the Future Cemetery.


Authors: Andri Luup, Ilvar Piisk, Allan Lahe, Anne Türn, Toomas Täht, Anna Kristin McCarthy, Margus Kontus etc.


Producer: Valgusfestival.
22.09.2021
Exhibition of Italian architecture & TalTech’s projects
During the festival, Põhjala’s Fifth hangar will be occupied by displays of Italian architecture and TalTech projects on the one side, and by Poznan University of Life Sciences exhibition “From Words to Actions” on the other. Italian Design Day will also take place in the Fifth hangar on Wednesday, September 22, when Dario Donato, the Italian architect and the founder and design principal of Spatialconnection(s), in cooperation with TalTech will take the visitors on the tracks of designing urban environments for the future. Topical poster exhibition and short films will also be displayed.

Among the multiple student projects of TalTech’s Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture it is possible to learn about space architecture: specifically about the possibility of building human habitats on Mars and the importance of autonomous building methods on the Red Planet, which is discussed in Anna Solts' master's thesis (supervisor Jaan Kuusemets).
22.09.2021
“The False Reality of Fusion Memory"

“The False Reality of Fusion Memory” is an audiovisual augmented reality artwork influenced by time perception theories of Mihály Csíkszentmihály.


This installation is inspired by the flow theory and the individual's understanding of time experienced while creating memories that produce automatic behavior patterns. How these experiences tend to be recognized and replicated within the life cycle of individual consciousness. Is there an opportunity to learn from these repetitions, or are they just a playground for genetic memory that exists outside our understanding of time?


Do we notice time passing when our brain is occupied with motivating tasks that require unconscious behavioral responses simulated by external factors? Are our emotional responses reality or just an echo of genetic and cultural memories?


Timelessness is a state of bliss that we don't knowingly experience, but it is when we are the happiest.


Idea and realization: Taavi Varm
Sound design: Ville Hyvonen

varmstudio.com
#varmstudio
22.09.2021
From words to actions. Quick guide to public space friendly to all
As the number of seniors rises worldwide modern public spaces need a radical change to reduce ageism and be friendly to all. What if regions and cities knew how to redesign the public space to meet the needs of their senior citizens, and benefit from happier, healthier and more active seniors in their communities? What if this knowledge could be shared freely to create more sustainable, more inclusive and more beautiful Europe?

Exhibition by Department of Furniture Design, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland.

baltsenior.com
@baltsenior
#baltsenior
#madewithinterreg
22.09.2021
Test ride and tour the city with Ampler e-bikes

Ampler Bikes makes lightweight e-bikes for urban commuters. Riding an Ampler is easy - you simply cycle, as the bikes look and feel just like regular bicycles. We invite you to take part of Ampler city tours on Thursday and Friday starting at 19:00. If you already own an Ampler, then bring it with you or if you don´t, then we will happily lend you one of our bikes. The tour will last about an hour.


Ampler Bikes won the Design Applier of the Year award at the Estonian Entrepreneurship Awards in 2020. Come by our showroom and take an Ampler for a test ride!

amplerbikes.com
@amplerbikes
#amplerbikes
22.09.2021
Jewelry art exhibitions and evening chats in A-Gallery

A-Gallery is a gallery that represents the widest selection of Estonian art jewellery. A-Gallery is a unique shopping space where you can meet the artwork from over 80 different artists. Our purpose is to represent professional jewellery artists and designers, creating an outstanding display of studio jewellery, unique pieces and exhibition works.


20.09 18.00 Artists conversation on the topic "New again and new use in jewelry" with Sille Luiga, Andrei Balašov, Urmas Lüüs and Kaia Ansip.


22.09 17.30 Liina Lelov’s and Valdek Laur’s lecture on "Politicality in Jewelry".


24.09 17.00 Tour of A-Gallery and of Andrei Balašov’s "Warm summer" and "Treasures from the sea", guided by Katarina Kotselainen and Helle Ly Tomberg.


25.09 15.00 Marita Lumi’s
zither skirt concert.

agalerii.ee
@a.galerii
#agalerii #taaskasutus
22.09.2021
ERKI Fashion Show 2021 collections exhibition

ERKI Fashion Show, an insane event for EKA (prev ERKI) students that started in 1982, has now become one of the most popular and craziest fashion art events in Estonia. This year, ERKI Fashion Show took place for the 34th time at Patarei Sea Fortress where every designer had the opportunity to show their creation on an independent showcase.


Thirteen sets from the collection of each designer who made it to the ERKI Fashion Show will be presented at Rotermanni 6. Some of the collections for example got their inspiration from logging, migraine attacks, Muhu locals, playgrounds as well as from hair diseases.

artun.ee/erki-moeshow
@erkimoeshow
#erki #erkimoeshow #erkimoeshow2021

22.09.2021
Old Town Gallery Store Estonian Design House+
On the initiative of the Estonian Association of Designers, a new kind of showroom featuring the work of many Estonian designers has been opened in Tallinn Old Town: the two floors of Suur-Karja 14 are filled with carefully selected fashion and interior design brands that are guided by sustainability. The display includes sportswear and lingerie made of recycled fibers from fishing nets, shoes and bags made of deer skin, tennis shoes originating from car tires and furnishing products made of felt.



The newly opened gallery shop Estonian Design House + hosts the work of, for example, Eve Hanson, August, Piret Loog, Tanel Veenre, Kelpman Textile, Süsimust, New Vintage by Kriss, Reet Aus, KIRA Shoes, Karl Joonas Alamaa, Stella Soomlais.



Estonian Design House+

fashion & home

www.facebook.com/estoniandesignhousePLUS

www.estoniandesignhouse.com



22.09.2021
Solaris Design Street

Solaris Shopping Centre invites you to visit Solaris Design Street from 20 to 26 September to check out the innovative products offered in our design shops!

Did you know that TRIWA x Humanium watches are made from gathered illegal firearms? Fifteen per cent from the sales of each watch is donated to charity to improve life and reduce violence in conflict areas. Pinqponq backpacks are made from collected plastic bottles. Birkenstock sandals are 100% vegan. In BestBrands, HUNTER rain boots made of 100% natural rubber are available. — All of this and many other interesting stories are waiting for you at Solaris Centre’s Design Street.

solaris.ee
@solariskeskus
#solariskeskus
#solarisondisain
22.09.2021
ELKE x Muuto Webinar: Turning ideas into successful products
ELKE Mööbel and Danish design company Muuto invite to design talks Webinar on September 22. Silke Fodge, design manager at Muuto talks about the design process in Muuto, collaboration with leading designers and working with colours. Muuto is rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition characterized by enduring aesthetics, functionality, craftsmanship and an honest expression. Muuto’s ambition is to deliver new perspectives on Scandinavian design with its product range including furniture, lighting and accessories - all of which you can see in ELKE Mööbel showroom.

@elkemoobel
#elkemoobel
#elkemööbel
#muuto
22.09.2021
Thulema’s new product series x prof Martin Pärn “An Office is no longer an Office”

During the Tallinn Design Festival there’s a unique opportunity to listen to and discuss new office alternatives with professor Martin Pärn, since on Tuesday, September 21 a discussion “An Office is no longer an Office” will take place in Thulema showroom. With one and a half years of the pandemic we have experienced office work becoming asynchronous, happening from distance regardless of the place and time. What does this new situation mean for companies when reshaping their work environments to support this new way of working, however, is still largely an unanswered question. — A question of design.


At the same time the launch of Thulema’s new product series will take place in Thulema showroom, which is open to all who respect good design from 20.09 to 24.09.2021 at 10—18, on Tuesday September 21 however at 10—20.

thulema.ee
@thulemafurniture

22.09.2021
Wire sculpture workshop
During Tallinn Design Festival art venue Kopli FOOR is hosting wire structure workshops. In the workshop the participants will create a bicycle, using wire bending technique. Make a bicycle for your home to serve as a nice interior element or gift it to a good friend!

@koplifoor
@maalikas

23.09.2021

23.09.2021
International CONFERENCE "SOS DESIGN"
XVI Tallinn Design Festival international conference:
SOS DESIGN
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The international conference SOS Design, which will take place within the framework of the Tallinn Design Festival on Thursday, September 23, has this time focused on the crisis topic. The conversation will revolve around the crucial role of design in resolving changes and crises in society. In the context of the pandemic, the role of crisis planning is more important than ever. In addition to the pandemic, there are other global problems that require urgent intervention: the economic crisis, global warming, the energy crisis, poverty, and also the mental crisis.


The conference will feature emergency experts such as Ubaldo Spina; health care specialist Ain Aaviksoo and Alessia Buffagni, who will talk about the need to bring emergency design into design education and Dario Donato with his presentation of a vision of the future spatial experience. We will also hear examples from Mask Architects to alleviate the intolerable climate in Dubai, Paul Mendieta’s presentation on sustainable water management, industrial designer Helene Steiner’s demonstration of products for biotechnology and Henry Glogau's talk on portable solar distiller.

Register HERE!

#sosdesign

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10.00 Gathering with coffee


10.15 Introduction

Ilona Gurjanova

Moderator / Founder of Tallinn Design Festival / President of Estonian Association of Designers


10.30 “Towards a Resilient Society: Bringing Design for Emergencies into Design Education”

Alessia Buffagni

Ph.D. candidate in Design Sciences / Research Fellow and Teaching Assistant at Istituto Universitario di Architettura Venezia / Research interests in in gerontechnology and design for health and wellbeing.


11.00 “VaccineGuard. How to marry Covid certificates and dignity?”

Ain Aaviksoo

Chief Medical officer / Healthin OÜ / Guardtime OÜ


11.30 “CONTAIN - Rapid-response testing and sequencing labs”

Helene Steiner

Biotech Research Park t/a OpenCell / MDes Bauhaus University, MA Royal College of Art


12.00 Lunch


12.45 “From Design to Live to Design to Survive: Scenarios, Projects and Visions”

Ubaldo Spina

Researcher / Industrial Designer / Design Page Coordinator at "Il Giornale dell’Architettura"


13.15 “Rendering Tomorrow’s Spatial Experiences”

Dario Donato

Founder and Design Principal of Spatialconnection(s)


13.45 Abu Dhabi challenge competition: "I-Breathe Just" for emergency apparatus for Covid cases and “Artificial Breathing Palm Structure in Dubai”

Öznur Pınar Çer, Danilo Petta

Mask Architects


14.25 ArtsThread Graduate Competition. “Deploy - Access to Water”

Paul Mendieta

Imperial College London / Royal College of Art / Deploy Tech Ltd


15.00 ArtsThread Graduate Competition. Portable Solar Distiller
Henry Glogau
Architect at GXN, the green innovation unit of 3XN

15.20 Panel

Moderator Ubaldo Spina


23.09.2021
International EXHIBITION "SOS DESIGN"
As the main exhibition of XVI Tallinn Design Festival, SOS Design selectively represents the works of shortlisted designers from the 2020 Global Design Graduate Show and takes place in cooperation with the world's only digital platform for university graduates ARTSTHREAD. Despite a difficult year for the graduates, the exhibition provides excellent solutions from more than 10 countries to curb the worldwide chaos, while also giving hope for the future of our creative industries.

The examples are plenty: developing a connection with nature and increasing urban biodiversity by involving botany in digital architectural production; sustainable water management solutions; projects on disaster relief, refugees, the elderly, violence, agriculture, and even sex life in pandemic conditions.

#sosdesign




23.09.2021
"Second Chance" - Exhibition of Estonian sustainable design
Everything new is well-forgotten old! Exhibition “Second Chance” demonstrates how recycling turns used items into new attractive products which help to save limited resources and protect the environment: here you'll find jewelry made of Toyota car glass; copper earrings from small change; colored coats from Soviet children's blankets or heart-shaped brooches from Soviet enamel pots; recycled jeans´ yarn sweaters; coats made of military tents; seats of skateboard or recycled plastic bottles; old leather jackets turned into bags etc. Estonia is one of the countries that has effectively dealt with recycling during the Soviet occupation.

At the exhibition you can see design solutions from such well-known Estonian designers as Marit Ilison, Reet Aus, Kairi Lentsius, Angela Orgusaar, Urmas Lüüs, Sille Luiga, Kalli Sein, Raili Keiv, Margot Vaaderpass, Tarmo Luisk, Elmet Treier, SEOS, Igor Volkov, Eva-Karlotta Tatar, Leonardo Meigas, Anne Türn and Laura Saks. The tableware and accessories designed by the students of ceramics, glass, jewelry and wrought iron at the Estonian Academy of Arts for the Fotografiska restaurant will also be presented. The premiere of the exhibition was at the Venice Design Biennale on June 11—20, 2021. The curator of the exhibition and the author of the visuals is Ilona Gurjanova, the exhibition was designed by Leonardo Meigas.

#secondchance
#venicedesignbiennale
23.09.2021
“Stalker” pop-up museum at Noblessner
Jaanika Arum's "Echo in Silence" is a room-based sound installation to be interpreted as an ode to abandoned landscapes. The pop-up museum's permanent exhibition consists of cinematographer and director Arvo Iho's unique photos and film from the cult classic "Stalker" sets. The showroom of the project “Zone” exhibits the drafts of planned art and sci-fi park in "Stalker" sets and Ida-Virumaa's post industrial areas, it also presents a view on "Stalker" film legacy in Estonia.

Raul Kurvitz, artistic director
Indrek Leht, producer

stalkerthemepark.ee
@stalkerthemepark
#stalkerthemepark
23.09.2021
DISPLAY OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS 
This year’s festival’s - the main focus of which is to draw attention to the growing social and communal role of design in the world - exhibitions and debates yet again include the contribution of multiple design and architecture schools. The displayed works of Tartu Art School, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn University Haapsalu College, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy and Estonian Academy of Arts all address the search for innovative solutions in an age where there seem to be more problems than ideas. But design education claims the opposite!

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TARTU ART SCHOOL

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Tartu Art School has evolved into an outstanding learning environment for up-and-coming experts in the design field. Having received a valuable vocational education in our school, our graduates are ready to help solve complex issues and simplify crisis situations with their design skills. The exhibition includes outstanding works of design from Tartu Art School’s 2020/21 academic year, which are only a fragment of the body of work that has been created during the last 70 years.

tartukunstikool.ee/en
@tartuartschool

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PALLAS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

The aim of a designer's work is to find the best solution to the problem. When the world is hit by a crisis, it mobilizes both designers and design students. Life may seem to stop to a bystander, but in reality it only means a pause before solutions are found and implemented. A crisis can be a designer's inspiration. This year Pallas's exhibition deals with finding solutions to several problems - unused or wasteful use of materials, forgetting one's roots in globalization, and the design for this year's Design Festival, which got a fresh look thanks to the work of one of our graduates. The success of the solutions is, of course, determined by the post-crisis perspective.

pallasart.ee/en/
@korgem_kunstikool_pallas

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TALLINN UNIVERSITY HAAPSALU COLLEGE

The emphasis in the Craft Technologies and Design curriculum is on people-centered, sustainable design, based on understanding user needs and creative problem solving. An important part of the curriculum is to guide students to entrepreneurship. When creating new product concepts, we highly value sustainable solutions that take into account the principles of the circular economy. All projects follow the principle of "from idea to implementation" and are completed in close cooperation with the target group. The exhibition introduces examples of courseworks and diploma theses.

tlu.ee/haapsalu/kasitootehnoloogiad-ja-disain
@tehnoloogiadjadisain

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UNIVERSITY OF TARTU VILJANDI CULTURE ACADEMY

The Estonian native crafts specialities of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy combine excellent craftsmanship, knowledge of heritage, and creative thought. Our activities aim to apply the values found in the heritage in a responsible and sustainable way to the service of modern society. As part of the university, we value research and development. At the applied higher education level, you can study in the fields of Estonian native textile, metalwork, and construction, at the master's level, creative applications of cultural heritage and teaching skills.

kultuur.ut.ee/en
facebook.com/rahvuslik

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EAA Accessory Design - Application of Traditional Leather Decoration Techniques on Alternative Materials

New materials are emerging in the design world due to a demand for sustainable and plant-based alternatives. However, it creates a problem for designers who use different leather decoration techniques. In his thesis Anari Västrik tries to find out how to preserve these techniques on these alternative materials, what kind of changes need to be made in the application process and how do the materials justify their usage.


The materials were chosen on the basis of being new or not yet being available on the market - to see how they endure the techniques. In order to present the outcome as clearly as possible an overview is given, showing the application of decoration on vegetable tanned leather from which these techniques are derived from. To truly put the alternatives on a test Anari created a set of footwear, which is the most challenging act towards the material. For his work Anari received the best accessory design student award, his supervisor was Marta Moorats. Used techniques: stamping, cliché print, modelling, marbling, gilding.


artun.ee/en/curricula/leather-art/
@eka_aksessuaar

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EAA Jewellery and Blacksmithing - JOINT

Blacksmithing has been an essential part of architecture, but modern steel profiles demand a totally new vocabulary. During our JOINT course we concentrate on industrial steel materials with complicated shapes that need a new approach to integrate blacksmithing into contemporary cityscape. Every joint is an open possibility that is waiting to become a railing, furniture detail or a sculpture.

artun.ee/en/curricula/jewellery-and-blacksmithing/
@eaajewelleryandblacksmithing

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EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact

Exhibition “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact” introduces EAA’s design research project where the new knowledge is extracted from the design process and experience. The exhibition connects recent works of researchers, doctoral students and Master students of EAA which deal with alternative futures of textile, fashion and interaction design. The shown prototypes, for example, enhance the wearer’s self-confidence through sound vibration (in collaboration with TLU), alter the wearer’s self-perception through movement, extend the understanding of empathy when dealing with digital communication channels, and raise the value of mending as well as healing.

EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact"
23.09.2021
International Graphic Design Exhibition "Absurd"

The exhibition “ABSURD” was completed for the annual event series dedicated to graphic design. The 2021 traditional competition of the Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival received a total of 446 works from 234 authors from all over the world. A jury of professionals selected 85 final works through a tight screen. The subject of the absurd is dissected on the basis of the authors’ personal views and design beliefs on a very wide scale, from innocent bizarreness to sharp political remarks.


HGDF 2021
exhibitions are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the city of Haapsalu, the Estonian Association of Graphic Designers.

ekgl.ee

23.09.2021
Children’s Area SOS: Pipelines
In the children's area "Pipelines" it is possible to discover the play potential of pipe constructions. The meandering tubes invite you to tie strings or play limbo. The joyous sea of strings covering the floor adds the necessary softness to the room. Infinite amounts of laces can be tied together so that the whole children's area becomes one large spider web. Here, by crawling up and down between the lines, can any child regardless of height skillfully hide.

On Saturday, September 25, fun workshops, which are suitable for children at least 5 years old, will take place throughout the day. To register, email to evaliisaky@gmail.com.

#lasteala
#toruliiniid
23.09.2021
Show and exhibition of lighting design “Future Cemetery”

At the initiative of many lighting designers, Future Cemetery will serve ideas and guesses on the topic of graveyards of tomorrow.


What will a cemetery look like in the future? What elements can one encounter there, which technologies will it contain, what opportunities will the cemeteries offer? Are the cemeteries of the future a different sort of garden? What design elements could find application in the graveyards of the future and what flowers would grow there in a hundred years?


Visitors have the opportunity to participate in the collection of ideas themselves by dropping their dreams or surreal descriptions of cemeteries in the Idea-gathering Urn, thus generating ideas for a new version or further development of the Future Cemetery.


Authors: Andri Luup, Ilvar Piisk, Allan Lahe, Anne Türn, Toomas Täht, Anna Kristin McCarthy, Margus Kontus etc.


Producer: Valgusfestival.
23.09.2021
Exhibition of Italian architecture & TalTech’s projects
During the festival, Põhjala’s Fifth hangar will be occupied by displays of Italian architecture and TalTech projects on the one side, and by Poznan University of Life Sciences exhibition “From Words to Actions” on the other. Italian Design Day will also take place in the Fifth hangar on Wednesday, September 22, when Dario Donato, the Italian architect and the founder and design principal of Spatialconnection(s), in cooperation with TalTech will take the visitors on the tracks of designing urban environments for the future. Topical poster exhibition and short films will also be displayed.

Among the multiple student projects of TalTech’s Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture it is possible to learn about space architecture: specifically about the possibility of building human habitats on Mars and the importance of autonomous building methods on the Red Planet, which is discussed in Anna Solts' master's thesis (supervisor Jaan Kuusemets).
23.09.2021
“The False Reality of Fusion Memory"

“The False Reality of Fusion Memory” is an audiovisual augmented reality artwork influenced by time perception theories of Mihály Csíkszentmihály.


This installation is inspired by the flow theory and the individual's understanding of time experienced while creating memories that produce automatic behavior patterns. How these experiences tend to be recognized and replicated within the life cycle of individual consciousness. Is there an opportunity to learn from these repetitions, or are they just a playground for genetic memory that exists outside our understanding of time?


Do we notice time passing when our brain is occupied with motivating tasks that require unconscious behavioral responses simulated by external factors? Are our emotional responses reality or just an echo of genetic and cultural memories?


Timelessness is a state of bliss that we don't knowingly experience, but it is when we are the happiest.


Idea and realization: Taavi Varm
Sound design: Ville Hyvonen

varmstudio.com
#varmstudio
23.09.2021
From words to actions. Quick guide to public space friendly to all
As the number of seniors rises worldwide modern public spaces need a radical change to reduce ageism and be friendly to all. What if regions and cities knew how to redesign the public space to meet the needs of their senior citizens, and benefit from happier, healthier and more active seniors in their communities? What if this knowledge could be shared freely to create more sustainable, more inclusive and more beautiful Europe?

Exhibition by Department of Furniture Design, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland.

baltsenior.com
@baltsenior
#baltsenior
#madewithinterreg
23.09.2021
Tour of exhibition “Classics. Ivo Lill"

Ivo Lill was one of the most unique and bright authors working with glass. The co-curator of the exhibition, Irene Lill, who works as a professor of construction management in TalTech on a daily basis, will guide the tour and the peculiarities of Ivo Lill’s versatile work. With the help of her mathematical knowledge, Ivo Lill, who worked mainly in cold processing technology, was able to create many of his more complex monumental works.

The basis of the exhibition is largely the vast collection of the artist's family, which is complemented by the works in the museum's collection and archive materials. The exhibition features almost 150 works, which is the largest overview of Ivo Lill's work.

#disainimuuseum
#ivolill
23.09.2021
Tallinn Design House takes a bow to Estonian Design

TDH presents a photo and video project “Kummardus” (: a bow) that introduces modern Estonian design through its roots in native heritage.

During the last year over 50 iconic Estonian design brands have come together to tell a synergic story about nature, traditions, and their influence on design. The photo and video shoots took place in meaningful locations throughout all the seasons.

The AD of the project Piret Puppart will introduce the heritage and culture of Estonia and how modern design is influenced by it. For the first time, the photos and videos will be presented.

tallinndesignhouse.com
@tallinndesignhouse
@kummardus
#kummardus #eestidisain #estoniandesign
#tallinndesignhouse #tdhcollab #visitestonia

23.09.2021
Test ride and tour the city with Ampler e-bikes

Ampler Bikes makes lightweight e-bikes for urban commuters. Riding an Ampler is easy - you simply cycle, as the bikes look and feel just like regular bicycles. We invite you to take part of Ampler city tours on Thursday and Friday starting at 19:00. If you already own an Ampler, then bring it with you or if you don´t, then we will happily lend you one of our bikes. The tour will last about an hour.


Ampler Bikes won the Design Applier of the Year award at the Estonian Entrepreneurship Awards in 2020. Come by our showroom and take an Ampler for a test ride!

amplerbikes.com
@amplerbikes
#amplerbikes
23.09.2021
ERKI Fashion Show 2021 collections exhibition

ERKI Fashion Show, an insane event for EKA (prev ERKI) students that started in 1982, has now become one of the most popular and craziest fashion art events in Estonia. This year, ERKI Fashion Show took place for the 34th time at Patarei Sea Fortress where every designer had the opportunity to show their creation on an independent showcase.


Thirteen sets from the collection of each designer who made it to the ERKI Fashion Show will be presented at Rotermanni 6. Some of the collections for example got their inspiration from logging, migraine attacks, Muhu locals, playgrounds as well as from hair diseases.

artun.ee/erki-moeshow
@erkimoeshow
#erki #erkimoeshow #erkimoeshow2021

23.09.2021
Old Town Gallery Store Estonian Design House+
On the initiative of the Estonian Association of Designers, a new kind of showroom featuring the work of many Estonian designers has been opened in Tallinn Old Town: the two floors of Suur-Karja 14 are filled with carefully selected fashion and interior design brands that are guided by sustainability. The display includes sportswear and lingerie made of recycled fibers from fishing nets, shoes and bags made of deer skin, tennis shoes originating from car tires and furnishing products made of felt.



The newly opened gallery shop Estonian Design House + hosts the work of, for example, Eve Hanson, August, Piret Loog, Tanel Veenre, Kelpman Textile, Süsimust, New Vintage by Kriss, Reet Aus, KIRA Shoes, Karl Joonas Alamaa, Stella Soomlais.



Estonian Design House+

fashion & home

www.facebook.com/estoniandesignhousePLUS

www.estoniandesignhouse.com



23.09.2021
Solaris Design Street

Solaris Shopping Centre invites you to visit Solaris Design Street from 20 to 26 September to check out the innovative products offered in our design shops!

Did you know that TRIWA x Humanium watches are made from gathered illegal firearms? Fifteen per cent from the sales of each watch is donated to charity to improve life and reduce violence in conflict areas. Pinqponq backpacks are made from collected plastic bottles. Birkenstock sandals are 100% vegan. In BestBrands, HUNTER rain boots made of 100% natural rubber are available. — All of this and many other interesting stories are waiting for you at Solaris Centre’s Design Street.

solaris.ee
@solariskeskus
#solariskeskus
#solarisondisain
23.09.2021
ELKE x Muuto Webinar: Turning ideas into successful products
ELKE Mööbel and Danish design company Muuto invite to design talks Webinar on September 22. Silke Fodge, design manager at Muuto talks about the design process in Muuto, collaboration with leading designers and working with colours. Muuto is rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition characterized by enduring aesthetics, functionality, craftsmanship and an honest expression. Muuto’s ambition is to deliver new perspectives on Scandinavian design with its product range including furniture, lighting and accessories - all of which you can see in ELKE Mööbel showroom.

@elkemoobel
#elkemoobel
#elkemööbel
#muuto
23.09.2021
Thulema’s new product series x prof Martin Pärn “An Office is no longer an Office”

During the Tallinn Design Festival there’s a unique opportunity to listen to and discuss new office alternatives with professor Martin Pärn, since on Tuesday, September 21 a discussion “An Office is no longer an Office” will take place in Thulema showroom. With one and a half years of the pandemic we have experienced office work becoming asynchronous, happening from distance regardless of the place and time. What does this new situation mean for companies when reshaping their work environments to support this new way of working, however, is still largely an unanswered question. — A question of design.


At the same time the launch of Thulema’s new product series will take place in Thulema showroom, which is open to all who respect good design from 20.09 to 24.09.2021 at 10—18, on Tuesday September 21 however at 10—20.

thulema.ee
@thulemafurniture

23.09.2021
Wire sculpture workshop
During Tallinn Design Festival art venue Kopli FOOR is hosting wire structure workshops. In the workshop the participants will create a bicycle, using wire bending technique. Make a bicycle for your home to serve as a nice interior element or gift it to a good friend!

@koplifoor
@maalikas

24.09.2021

24.09.2021
PechaKucha Night TALLINN
PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe.

PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming. 20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging. Spurring authentic connections.

PechaKucha is the ideal tool to share passions and drop some knowledge. Global innovators use the PechaKucha platform to create powerful, visually-compelling stories that move audiences in less than 7 minutes.

Representative of PechaKucha Night Tallinn this year is Svetla Gocheva.

Performing are:
Vira Takinada
Xenia Joost
Aarushi Kalra
Laura Mai
Hansel Tai
Beata Fabisiak
Kairi Getman



#pechakuchanights
#pechakuchatallinn

https://pechakuchatallinn.ee/

24.09.2021
International EXHIBITION "SOS DESIGN"
As the main exhibition of XVI Tallinn Design Festival, SOS Design selectively represents the works of shortlisted designers from the 2020 Global Design Graduate Show and takes place in cooperation with the world's only digital platform for university graduates ARTSTHREAD. Despite a difficult year for the graduates, the exhibition provides excellent solutions from more than 10 countries to curb the worldwide chaos, while also giving hope for the future of our creative industries.

The examples are plenty: developing a connection with nature and increasing urban biodiversity by involving botany in digital architectural production; sustainable water management solutions; projects on disaster relief, refugees, the elderly, violence, agriculture, and even sex life in pandemic conditions.

#sosdesign




24.09.2021
"Second Chance" - Exhibition of Estonian sustainable design
Everything new is well-forgotten old! Exhibition “Second Chance” demonstrates how recycling turns used items into new attractive products which help to save limited resources and protect the environment: here you'll find jewelry made of Toyota car glass; copper earrings from small change; colored coats from Soviet children's blankets or heart-shaped brooches from Soviet enamel pots; recycled jeans´ yarn sweaters; coats made of military tents; seats of skateboard or recycled plastic bottles; old leather jackets turned into bags etc. Estonia is one of the countries that has effectively dealt with recycling during the Soviet occupation.

At the exhibition you can see design solutions from such well-known Estonian designers as Marit Ilison, Reet Aus, Kairi Lentsius, Angela Orgusaar, Urmas Lüüs, Sille Luiga, Kalli Sein, Raili Keiv, Margot Vaaderpass, Tarmo Luisk, Elmet Treier, SEOS, Igor Volkov, Eva-Karlotta Tatar, Leonardo Meigas, Anne Türn and Laura Saks. The tableware and accessories designed by the students of ceramics, glass, jewelry and wrought iron at the Estonian Academy of Arts for the Fotografiska restaurant will also be presented. The premiere of the exhibition was at the Venice Design Biennale on June 11—20, 2021. The curator of the exhibition and the author of the visuals is Ilona Gurjanova, the exhibition was designed by Leonardo Meigas.

#secondchance
#venicedesignbiennale
24.09.2021
“Stalker” pop-up museum at Noblessner
Jaanika Arum's "Echo in Silence" is a room-based sound installation to be interpreted as an ode to abandoned landscapes. The pop-up museum's permanent exhibition consists of cinematographer and director Arvo Iho's unique photos and film from the cult classic "Stalker" sets. The showroom of the project “Zone” exhibits the drafts of planned art and sci-fi park in "Stalker" sets and Ida-Virumaa's post industrial areas, it also presents a view on "Stalker" film legacy in Estonia.

Raul Kurvitz, artistic director
Indrek Leht, producer

stalkerthemepark.ee
@stalkerthemepark
#stalkerthemepark
24.09.2021
DISPLAY OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS 
This year’s festival’s - the main focus of which is to draw attention to the growing social and communal role of design in the world - exhibitions and debates yet again include the contribution of multiple design and architecture schools. The displayed works of Tartu Art School, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn University Haapsalu College, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy and Estonian Academy of Arts all address the search for innovative solutions in an age where there seem to be more problems than ideas. But design education claims the opposite!

__________________________________

TARTU ART SCHOOL

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Tartu Art School has evolved into an outstanding learning environment for up-and-coming experts in the design field. Having received a valuable vocational education in our school, our graduates are ready to help solve complex issues and simplify crisis situations with their design skills. The exhibition includes outstanding works of design from Tartu Art School’s 2020/21 academic year, which are only a fragment of the body of work that has been created during the last 70 years.

tartukunstikool.ee/en
@tartuartschool

__________________________________

PALLAS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

The aim of a designer's work is to find the best solution to the problem. When the world is hit by a crisis, it mobilizes both designers and design students. Life may seem to stop to a bystander, but in reality it only means a pause before solutions are found and implemented. A crisis can be a designer's inspiration. This year Pallas's exhibition deals with finding solutions to several problems - unused or wasteful use of materials, forgetting one's roots in globalization, and the design for this year's Design Festival, which got a fresh look thanks to the work of one of our graduates. The success of the solutions is, of course, determined by the post-crisis perspective.

pallasart.ee/en/
@korgem_kunstikool_pallas

__________________________________

TALLINN UNIVERSITY HAAPSALU COLLEGE

The emphasis in the Craft Technologies and Design curriculum is on people-centered, sustainable design, based on understanding user needs and creative problem solving. An important part of the curriculum is to guide students to entrepreneurship. When creating new product concepts, we highly value sustainable solutions that take into account the principles of the circular economy. All projects follow the principle of "from idea to implementation" and are completed in close cooperation with the target group. The exhibition introduces examples of courseworks and diploma theses.

tlu.ee/haapsalu/kasitootehnoloogiad-ja-disain
@tehnoloogiadjadisain

__________________________________

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU VILJANDI CULTURE ACADEMY

The Estonian native crafts specialities of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy combine excellent craftsmanship, knowledge of heritage, and creative thought. Our activities aim to apply the values found in the heritage in a responsible and sustainable way to the service of modern society. As part of the university, we value research and development. At the applied higher education level, you can study in the fields of Estonian native textile, metalwork, and construction, at the master's level, creative applications of cultural heritage and teaching skills.

kultuur.ut.ee/en
facebook.com/rahvuslik

__________________________________

EAA Accessory Design - Application of Traditional Leather Decoration Techniques on Alternative Materials

New materials are emerging in the design world due to a demand for sustainable and plant-based alternatives. However, it creates a problem for designers who use different leather decoration techniques. In his thesis Anari Västrik tries to find out how to preserve these techniques on these alternative materials, what kind of changes need to be made in the application process and how do the materials justify their usage.


The materials were chosen on the basis of being new or not yet being available on the market - to see how they endure the techniques. In order to present the outcome as clearly as possible an overview is given, showing the application of decoration on vegetable tanned leather from which these techniques are derived from. To truly put the alternatives on a test Anari created a set of footwear, which is the most challenging act towards the material. For his work Anari received the best accessory design student award, his supervisor was Marta Moorats. Used techniques: stamping, cliché print, modelling, marbling, gilding.


artun.ee/en/curricula/leather-art/
@eka_aksessuaar

__________________________________

EAA Jewellery and Blacksmithing - JOINT

Blacksmithing has been an essential part of architecture, but modern steel profiles demand a totally new vocabulary. During our JOINT course we concentrate on industrial steel materials with complicated shapes that need a new approach to integrate blacksmithing into contemporary cityscape. Every joint is an open possibility that is waiting to become a railing, furniture detail or a sculpture.

artun.ee/en/curricula/jewellery-and-blacksmithing/
@eaajewelleryandblacksmithing

__________________________________

EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact

Exhibition “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact” introduces EAA’s design research project where the new knowledge is extracted from the design process and experience. The exhibition connects recent works of researchers, doctoral students and Master students of EAA which deal with alternative futures of textile, fashion and interaction design. The shown prototypes, for example, enhance the wearer’s self-confidence through sound vibration (in collaboration with TLU), alter the wearer’s self-perception through movement, extend the understanding of empathy when dealing with digital communication channels, and raise the value of mending as well as healing.

EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact"
24.09.2021
International Graphic Design Exhibition "Absurd"

The exhibition “ABSURD” was completed for the annual event series dedicated to graphic design. The 2021 traditional competition of the Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival received a total of 446 works from 234 authors from all over the world. A jury of professionals selected 85 final works through a tight screen. The subject of the absurd is dissected on the basis of the authors’ personal views and design beliefs on a very wide scale, from innocent bizarreness to sharp political remarks.


HGDF 2021
exhibitions are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the city of Haapsalu, the Estonian Association of Graphic Designers.

ekgl.ee

24.09.2021
Children’s Area SOS: Pipelines
In the children's area "Pipelines" it is possible to discover the play potential of pipe constructions. The meandering tubes invite you to tie strings or play limbo. The joyous sea of strings covering the floor adds the necessary softness to the room. Infinite amounts of laces can be tied together so that the whole children's area becomes one large spider web. Here, by crawling up and down between the lines, can any child regardless of height skillfully hide.

On Saturday, September 25, fun workshops, which are suitable for children at least 5 years old, will take place throughout the day. To register, email to evaliisaky@gmail.com.

#lasteala
#toruliiniid
24.09.2021
Show and exhibition of lighting design “Future Cemetery”

At the initiative of many lighting designers, Future Cemetery will serve ideas and guesses on the topic of graveyards of tomorrow.


What will a cemetery look like in the future? What elements can one encounter there, which technologies will it contain, what opportunities will the cemeteries offer? Are the cemeteries of the future a different sort of garden? What design elements could find application in the graveyards of the future and what flowers would grow there in a hundred years?


Visitors have the opportunity to participate in the collection of ideas themselves by dropping their dreams or surreal descriptions of cemeteries in the Idea-gathering Urn, thus generating ideas for a new version or further development of the Future Cemetery.


Authors: Andri Luup, Ilvar Piisk, Allan Lahe, Anne Türn, Toomas Täht, Anna Kristin McCarthy, Margus Kontus etc.


Producer: Valgusfestival.
24.09.2021
Exhibition of Italian architecture & TalTech’s projects
During the festival, Põhjala’s Fifth hangar will be occupied by displays of Italian architecture and TalTech projects on the one side, and by Poznan University of Life Sciences exhibition “From Words to Actions” on the other. Italian Design Day will also take place in the Fifth hangar on Wednesday, September 22, when Dario Donato, the Italian architect and the founder and design principal of Spatialconnection(s), in cooperation with TalTech will take the visitors on the tracks of designing urban environments for the future. Topical poster exhibition and short films will also be displayed.

Among the multiple student projects of TalTech’s Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture it is possible to learn about space architecture: specifically about the possibility of building human habitats on Mars and the importance of autonomous building methods on the Red Planet, which is discussed in Anna Solts' master's thesis (supervisor Jaan Kuusemets).
24.09.2021
“The False Reality of Fusion Memory"

“The False Reality of Fusion Memory” is an audiovisual augmented reality artwork influenced by time perception theories of Mihály Csíkszentmihály.


This installation is inspired by the flow theory and the individual's understanding of time experienced while creating memories that produce automatic behavior patterns. How these experiences tend to be recognized and replicated within the life cycle of individual consciousness. Is there an opportunity to learn from these repetitions, or are they just a playground for genetic memory that exists outside our understanding of time?


Do we notice time passing when our brain is occupied with motivating tasks that require unconscious behavioral responses simulated by external factors? Are our emotional responses reality or just an echo of genetic and cultural memories?


Timelessness is a state of bliss that we don't knowingly experience, but it is when we are the happiest.


Idea and realization: Taavi Varm
Sound design: Ville Hyvonen

varmstudio.com
#varmstudio
24.09.2021
Garage48 x Digital Construction 2021

Digital Construction 2021 will take place for the third time to team up to build a 48-hour prototyping platform for the digitalisation of the construction industry.

We welcome architects and developers, BIM specialists, contractors, building materials producers, software engineers, UI/UX designers, data scientists, business visionaries, students, young professionals and marketers from Estonia, Finland and worldwide!

24.09.2021
From words to actions. Quick guide to public space friendly to all
As the number of seniors rises worldwide modern public spaces need a radical change to reduce ageism and be friendly to all. What if regions and cities knew how to redesign the public space to meet the needs of their senior citizens, and benefit from happier, healthier and more active seniors in their communities? What if this knowledge could be shared freely to create more sustainable, more inclusive and more beautiful Europe?

Exhibition by Department of Furniture Design, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland.

baltsenior.com
@baltsenior
#baltsenior
#madewithinterreg
24.09.2021
Emerante x Public Photo Shoot of Eve Hanson’s Autumn 2021 Collection
A public photo shoot of Autumn 2021 Collection by the fashion designer Eve Hanson, who has been awarded with two Golden Needles and a Silver Needle, will take place in Emerante Interior Salon. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the process of taking professional fashion photos while also getting acquainted with Eve's latest models - the salon will be open to visitors from 10 until 22. After photographing the collection, it is possible to take a closer look at Eve's work, try it on and pose for the photographer.

NB! The possibility of personal posing is limited and pre-registration is required.

emerante.ee
evehanson.com
@emerantesisustus
@evehansondesign
24.09.2021
“All That Is Solid Melts into Air”
In the polished speed of virtual bodies, everything that is solid melts into air. Imagining a beam of Xenon headlights modeling the boundaries of our desires. Scratched metal surface as an act of geometric vandalism. Everything that was and everything that could have been, seen through the rearview mirror. The starting point of the joint exhibition of the three artists is the connection of place-sensitive issues with a material-based approach reflected in territoriality and social constraints. Exhibition will remain on display until October 8.
24.09.2021
Artist Talk with Tarmo Luisk at exhibition “Less is less"

The exhibition by Tarmo Luisk is carried by the controversies of overconsumption, economic growth and green turn. Instead of manifesting he is declaiming through objects converging simplicity, polyfunctionality, emotionality and independence as the main keywords.

Objects with an industrial vibe designed by Luisk are in their modularity subject to universal rationality, at the same time smartly referring to the notions of the past. Exhibited objects have been designed during the last few years and are exhibited for the first time.


24.09.2021
Test ride and tour the city with Ampler e-bikes

Ampler Bikes makes lightweight e-bikes for urban commuters. Riding an Ampler is easy - you simply cycle, as the bikes look and feel just like regular bicycles. We invite you to take part of Ampler city tours on Thursday and Friday starting at 19:00. If you already own an Ampler, then bring it with you or if you don´t, then we will happily lend you one of our bikes. The tour will last about an hour.


Ampler Bikes won the Design Applier of the Year award at the Estonian Entrepreneurship Awards in 2020. Come by our showroom and take an Ampler for a test ride!

amplerbikes.com
@amplerbikes
#amplerbikes
24.09.2021
Jewelry art exhibitions and evening chats in A-Gallery

A-Gallery is a gallery that represents the widest selection of Estonian art jewellery. A-Gallery is a unique shopping space where you can meet the artwork from over 80 different artists. Our purpose is to represent professional jewellery artists and designers, creating an outstanding display of studio jewellery, unique pieces and exhibition works.


20.09 18.00 Artists conversation on the topic "New again and new use in jewelry" with Sille Luiga, Andrei Balašov, Urmas Lüüs and Kaia Ansip.


22.09 17.30 Liina Lelov’s and Valdek Laur’s lecture on "Politicality in Jewelry".


24.09 17.00 Tour of A-Gallery and of Andrei Balašov’s "Warm summer" and "Treasures from the sea", guided by Katarina Kotselainen and Helle Ly Tomberg.


25.09 15.00 Marita Lumi’s
zither skirt concert.

agalerii.ee
@a.galerii
#agalerii #taaskasutus
24.09.2021
ERKI Fashion Show 2021 collections exhibition

ERKI Fashion Show, an insane event for EKA (prev ERKI) students that started in 1982, has now become one of the most popular and craziest fashion art events in Estonia. This year, ERKI Fashion Show took place for the 34th time at Patarei Sea Fortress where every designer had the opportunity to show their creation on an independent showcase.


Thirteen sets from the collection of each designer who made it to the ERKI Fashion Show will be presented at Rotermanni 6. Some of the collections for example got their inspiration from logging, migraine attacks, Muhu locals, playgrounds as well as from hair diseases.

artun.ee/erki-moeshow
@erkimoeshow
#erki #erkimoeshow #erkimoeshow2021

24.09.2021
Old Town Gallery Store Estonian Design House+
On the initiative of the Estonian Association of Designers, a new kind of showroom featuring the work of many Estonian designers has been opened in Tallinn Old Town: the two floors of Suur-Karja 14 are filled with carefully selected fashion and interior design brands that are guided by sustainability. The display includes sportswear and lingerie made of recycled fibers from fishing nets, shoes and bags made of deer skin, tennis shoes originating from car tires and furnishing products made of felt.



The newly opened gallery shop Estonian Design House + hosts the work of, for example, Eve Hanson, August, Piret Loog, Tanel Veenre, Kelpman Textile, Süsimust, New Vintage by Kriss, Reet Aus, KIRA Shoes, Karl Joonas Alamaa, Stella Soomlais.



Estonian Design House+

fashion & home

www.facebook.com/estoniandesignhousePLUS

www.estoniandesignhouse.com



24.09.2021
Solaris Design Street

Solaris Shopping Centre invites you to visit Solaris Design Street from 20 to 26 September to check out the innovative products offered in our design shops!

Did you know that TRIWA x Humanium watches are made from gathered illegal firearms? Fifteen per cent from the sales of each watch is donated to charity to improve life and reduce violence in conflict areas. Pinqponq backpacks are made from collected plastic bottles. Birkenstock sandals are 100% vegan. In BestBrands, HUNTER rain boots made of 100% natural rubber are available. — All of this and many other interesting stories are waiting for you at Solaris Centre’s Design Street.

solaris.ee
@solariskeskus
#solariskeskus
#solarisondisain
24.09.2021
ELKE x Muuto Webinar: Turning ideas into successful products
ELKE Mööbel and Danish design company Muuto invite to design talks Webinar on September 22. Silke Fodge, design manager at Muuto talks about the design process in Muuto, collaboration with leading designers and working with colours. Muuto is rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition characterized by enduring aesthetics, functionality, craftsmanship and an honest expression. Muuto’s ambition is to deliver new perspectives on Scandinavian design with its product range including furniture, lighting and accessories - all of which you can see in ELKE Mööbel showroom.

@elkemoobel
#elkemoobel
#elkemööbel
#muuto
24.09.2021
Thulema’s new product series x prof Martin Pärn “An Office is no longer an Office”

During the Tallinn Design Festival there’s a unique opportunity to listen to and discuss new office alternatives with professor Martin Pärn, since on Tuesday, September 21 a discussion “An Office is no longer an Office” will take place in Thulema showroom. With one and a half years of the pandemic we have experienced office work becoming asynchronous, happening from distance regardless of the place and time. What does this new situation mean for companies when reshaping their work environments to support this new way of working, however, is still largely an unanswered question. — A question of design.


At the same time the launch of Thulema’s new product series will take place in Thulema showroom, which is open to all who respect good design from 20.09 to 24.09.2021 at 10—18, on Tuesday September 21 however at 10—20.

thulema.ee
@thulemafurniture

24.09.2021
Wire sculpture workshop
During Tallinn Design Festival art venue Kopli FOOR is hosting wire structure workshops. In the workshop the participants will create a bicycle, using wire bending technique. Make a bicycle for your home to serve as a nice interior element or gift it to a good friend!

@koplifoor
@maalikas

25.09.2021

25.09.2021
Design Street

As a tradition, the autumn design market will again be a part of the festival weekend: to explore the Design Street no driver’s license is needed as there's plenty of room for wanderers on foot! Walk through the streets and discover lots of great fashion-, accessory-, product- and interior design.

Over a hundred designers and design brands will occupy the main hangar of Põhjala. In addition to a pleasing experience, it is a great opportunity to learn about the designers and the stories behind the products and purchase some of the best design with special prices for yourself and your loved ones.


Apply to become a resident of Design Street here!
More information:  krista@disainioo.ee






25.09.2021
International EXHIBITION "SOS DESIGN"
As the main exhibition of XVI Tallinn Design Festival, SOS Design selectively represents the works of shortlisted designers from the 2020 Global Design Graduate Show and takes place in cooperation with the world's only digital platform for university graduates ARTSTHREAD. Despite a difficult year for the graduates, the exhibition provides excellent solutions from more than 10 countries to curb the worldwide chaos, while also giving hope for the future of our creative industries.

The examples are plenty: developing a connection with nature and increasing urban biodiversity by involving botany in digital architectural production; sustainable water management solutions; projects on disaster relief, refugees, the elderly, violence, agriculture, and even sex life in pandemic conditions.

#sosdesign




25.09.2021
"Second Chance" - Exhibition of Estonian sustainable design
Everything new is well-forgotten old! Exhibition “Second Chance” demonstrates how recycling turns used items into new attractive products which help to save limited resources and protect the environment: here you'll find jewelry made of Toyota car glass; copper earrings from small change; colored coats from Soviet children's blankets or heart-shaped brooches from Soviet enamel pots; recycled jeans´ yarn sweaters; coats made of military tents; seats of skateboard or recycled plastic bottles; old leather jackets turned into bags etc. Estonia is one of the countries that has effectively dealt with recycling during the Soviet occupation.

At the exhibition you can see design solutions from such well-known Estonian designers as Marit Ilison, Reet Aus, Kairi Lentsius, Angela Orgusaar, Urmas Lüüs, Sille Luiga, Kalli Sein, Raili Keiv, Margot Vaaderpass, Tarmo Luisk, Elmet Treier, SEOS, Igor Volkov, Eva-Karlotta Tatar, Leonardo Meigas, Anne Türn and Laura Saks. The tableware and accessories designed by the students of ceramics, glass, jewelry and wrought iron at the Estonian Academy of Arts for the Fotografiska restaurant will also be presented. The premiere of the exhibition was at the Venice Design Biennale on June 11—20, 2021. The curator of the exhibition and the author of the visuals is Ilona Gurjanova, the exhibition was designed by Leonardo Meigas.

#secondchance
#venicedesignbiennale
25.09.2021
“Stalker” pop-up museum at Noblessner
Jaanika Arum's "Echo in Silence" is a room-based sound installation to be interpreted as an ode to abandoned landscapes. The pop-up museum's permanent exhibition consists of cinematographer and director Arvo Iho's unique photos and film from the cult classic "Stalker" sets. The showroom of the project “Zone” exhibits the drafts of planned art and sci-fi park in "Stalker" sets and Ida-Virumaa's post industrial areas, it also presents a view on "Stalker" film legacy in Estonia.

Raul Kurvitz, artistic director
Indrek Leht, producer

stalkerthemepark.ee
@stalkerthemepark
#stalkerthemepark
25.09.2021
DISPLAY OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS 
This year’s festival’s - the main focus of which is to draw attention to the growing social and communal role of design in the world - exhibitions and debates yet again include the contribution of multiple design and architecture schools. The displayed works of Tartu Art School, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn University Haapsalu College, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy and Estonian Academy of Arts all address the search for innovative solutions in an age where there seem to be more problems than ideas. But design education claims the opposite!

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TARTU ART SCHOOL

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Tartu Art School has evolved into an outstanding learning environment for up-and-coming experts in the design field. Having received a valuable vocational education in our school, our graduates are ready to help solve complex issues and simplify crisis situations with their design skills. The exhibition includes outstanding works of design from Tartu Art School’s 2020/21 academic year, which are only a fragment of the body of work that has been created during the last 70 years.

tartukunstikool.ee/en
@tartuartschool

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PALLAS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

The aim of a designer's work is to find the best solution to the problem. When the world is hit by a crisis, it mobilizes both designers and design students. Life may seem to stop to a bystander, but in reality it only means a pause before solutions are found and implemented. A crisis can be a designer's inspiration. This year Pallas's exhibition deals with finding solutions to several problems - unused or wasteful use of materials, forgetting one's roots in globalization, and the design for this year's Design Festival, which got a fresh look thanks to the work of one of our graduates. The success of the solutions is, of course, determined by the post-crisis perspective.

pallasart.ee/en/
@korgem_kunstikool_pallas

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TALLINN UNIVERSITY HAAPSALU COLLEGE

The emphasis in the Craft Technologies and Design curriculum is on people-centered, sustainable design, based on understanding user needs and creative problem solving. An important part of the curriculum is to guide students to entrepreneurship. When creating new product concepts, we highly value sustainable solutions that take into account the principles of the circular economy. All projects follow the principle of "from idea to implementation" and are completed in close cooperation with the target group. The exhibition introduces examples of courseworks and diploma theses.

tlu.ee/haapsalu/kasitootehnoloogiad-ja-disain
@tehnoloogiadjadisain

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UNIVERSITY OF TARTU VILJANDI CULTURE ACADEMY

The Estonian native crafts specialities of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy combine excellent craftsmanship, knowledge of heritage, and creative thought. Our activities aim to apply the values found in the heritage in a responsible and sustainable way to the service of modern society. As part of the university, we value research and development. At the applied higher education level, you can study in the fields of Estonian native textile, metalwork, and construction, at the master's level, creative applications of cultural heritage and teaching skills.

kultuur.ut.ee/en
facebook.com/rahvuslik

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EAA Accessory Design - Application of Traditional Leather Decoration Techniques on Alternative Materials

New materials are emerging in the design world due to a demand for sustainable and plant-based alternatives. However, it creates a problem for designers who use different leather decoration techniques. In his thesis Anari Västrik tries to find out how to preserve these techniques on these alternative materials, what kind of changes need to be made in the application process and how do the materials justify their usage.


The materials were chosen on the basis of being new or not yet being available on the market - to see how they endure the techniques. In order to present the outcome as clearly as possible an overview is given, showing the application of decoration on vegetable tanned leather from which these techniques are derived from. To truly put the alternatives on a test Anari created a set of footwear, which is the most challenging act towards the material. For his work Anari received the best accessory design student award, his supervisor was Marta Moorats. Used techniques: stamping, cliché print, modelling, marbling, gilding.


artun.ee/en/curricula/leather-art/
@eka_aksessuaar

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EAA Jewellery and Blacksmithing - JOINT

Blacksmithing has been an essential part of architecture, but modern steel profiles demand a totally new vocabulary. During our JOINT course we concentrate on industrial steel materials with complicated shapes that need a new approach to integrate blacksmithing into contemporary cityscape. Every joint is an open possibility that is waiting to become a railing, furniture detail or a sculpture.

artun.ee/en/curricula/jewellery-and-blacksmithing/
@eaajewelleryandblacksmithing

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EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact

Exhibition “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact” introduces EAA’s design research project where the new knowledge is extracted from the design process and experience. The exhibition connects recent works of researchers, doctoral students and Master students of EAA which deal with alternative futures of textile, fashion and interaction design. The shown prototypes, for example, enhance the wearer’s self-confidence through sound vibration (in collaboration with TLU), alter the wearer’s self-perception through movement, extend the understanding of empathy when dealing with digital communication channels, and raise the value of mending as well as healing.

EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact"
25.09.2021
Painting the Community Artpiece!

We all think about a better future. Yet often there is a controversy between thoughts and reality.


What if we try to depict our dreams or visions? A common canvas will be installed so each of our thought about the future could be visualized. For the final hour of the event we will discuss the completed artwork.


You are very welcome to join! (Previous artistic skills are not required!)


25.09.2021
International Graphic Design Exhibition "Absurd"

The exhibition “ABSURD” was completed for the annual event series dedicated to graphic design. The 2021 traditional competition of the Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival received a total of 446 works from 234 authors from all over the world. A jury of professionals selected 85 final works through a tight screen. The subject of the absurd is dissected on the basis of the authors’ personal views and design beliefs on a very wide scale, from innocent bizarreness to sharp political remarks.


HGDF 2021
exhibitions are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the city of Haapsalu, the Estonian Association of Graphic Designers.

ekgl.ee

25.09.2021
Children’s Area SOS: Pipelines
In the children's area "Pipelines" it is possible to discover the play potential of pipe constructions. The meandering tubes invite you to tie strings or play limbo. The joyous sea of strings covering the floor adds the necessary softness to the room. Infinite amounts of laces can be tied together so that the whole children's area becomes one large spider web. Here, by crawling up and down between the lines, can any child regardless of height skillfully hide.

On Saturday, September 25, fun workshops, which are suitable for children at least 5 years old, will take place throughout the day. To register, email to evaliisaky@gmail.com.

#lasteala
#toruliiniid
25.09.2021
Show and exhibition of lighting design “Future Cemetery”

At the initiative of many lighting designers, Future Cemetery will serve ideas and guesses on the topic of graveyards of tomorrow.


What will a cemetery look like in the future? What elements can one encounter there, which technologies will it contain, what opportunities will the cemeteries offer? Are the cemeteries of the future a different sort of garden? What design elements could find application in the graveyards of the future and what flowers would grow there in a hundred years?


Visitors have the opportunity to participate in the collection of ideas themselves by dropping their dreams or surreal descriptions of cemeteries in the Idea-gathering Urn, thus generating ideas for a new version or further development of the Future Cemetery.


Authors: Andri Luup, Ilvar Piisk, Allan Lahe, Anne Türn, Toomas Täht, Anna Kristin McCarthy, Margus Kontus etc.


Producer: Valgusfestival.
25.09.2021
Exhibition of Italian architecture & TalTech’s projects
During the festival, Põhjala’s Fifth hangar will be occupied by displays of Italian architecture and TalTech projects on the one side, and by Poznan University of Life Sciences exhibition “From Words to Actions” on the other. Italian Design Day will also take place in the Fifth hangar on Wednesday, September 22, when Dario Donato, the Italian architect and the founder and design principal of Spatialconnection(s), in cooperation with TalTech will take the visitors on the tracks of designing urban environments for the future. Topical poster exhibition and short films will also be displayed.

Among the multiple student projects of TalTech’s Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture it is possible to learn about space architecture: specifically about the possibility of building human habitats on Mars and the importance of autonomous building methods on the Red Planet, which is discussed in Anna Solts' master's thesis (supervisor Jaan Kuusemets).
25.09.2021
“The False Reality of Fusion Memory"

“The False Reality of Fusion Memory” is an audiovisual augmented reality artwork influenced by time perception theories of Mihály Csíkszentmihály.


This installation is inspired by the flow theory and the individual's understanding of time experienced while creating memories that produce automatic behavior patterns. How these experiences tend to be recognized and replicated within the life cycle of individual consciousness. Is there an opportunity to learn from these repetitions, or are they just a playground for genetic memory that exists outside our understanding of time?


Do we notice time passing when our brain is occupied with motivating tasks that require unconscious behavioral responses simulated by external factors? Are our emotional responses reality or just an echo of genetic and cultural memories?


Timelessness is a state of bliss that we don't knowingly experience, but it is when we are the happiest.


Idea and realization: Taavi Varm
Sound design: Ville Hyvonen

varmstudio.com
#varmstudio
25.09.2021
Garage48 x Digital Construction 2021

Digital Construction 2021 will take place for the third time to team up to build a 48-hour prototyping platform for the digitalisation of the construction industry.

We welcome architects and developers, BIM specialists, contractors, building materials producers, software engineers, UI/UX designers, data scientists, business visionaries, students, young professionals and marketers from Estonia, Finland and worldwide!

25.09.2021
From words to actions. Quick guide to public space friendly to all
As the number of seniors rises worldwide modern public spaces need a radical change to reduce ageism and be friendly to all. What if regions and cities knew how to redesign the public space to meet the needs of their senior citizens, and benefit from happier, healthier and more active seniors in their communities? What if this knowledge could be shared freely to create more sustainable, more inclusive and more beautiful Europe?

Exhibition by Department of Furniture Design, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland.

baltsenior.com
@baltsenior
#baltsenior
#madewithinterreg
25.09.2021
“All That Is Solid Melts into Air”
In the polished speed of virtual bodies, everything that is solid melts into air. Imagining a beam of Xenon headlights modeling the boundaries of our desires. Scratched metal surface as an act of geometric vandalism. Everything that was and everything that could have been, seen through the rearview mirror. The starting point of the joint exhibition of the three artists is the connection of place-sensitive issues with a material-based approach reflected in territoriality and social constraints. Exhibition will remain on display until October 8.
25.09.2021
Test ride and tour the city with Ampler e-bikes

Ampler Bikes makes lightweight e-bikes for urban commuters. Riding an Ampler is easy - you simply cycle, as the bikes look and feel just like regular bicycles. We invite you to take part of Ampler city tours on Thursday and Friday starting at 19:00. If you already own an Ampler, then bring it with you or if you don´t, then we will happily lend you one of our bikes. The tour will last about an hour.


Ampler Bikes won the Design Applier of the Year award at the Estonian Entrepreneurship Awards in 2020. Come by our showroom and take an Ampler for a test ride!

amplerbikes.com
@amplerbikes
#amplerbikes
25.09.2021
Jewelry art exhibitions and evening chats in A-Gallery

A-Gallery is a gallery that represents the widest selection of Estonian art jewellery. A-Gallery is a unique shopping space where you can meet the artwork from over 80 different artists. Our purpose is to represent professional jewellery artists and designers, creating an outstanding display of studio jewellery, unique pieces and exhibition works.


20.09 18.00 Artists conversation on the topic "New again and new use in jewelry" with Sille Luiga, Andrei Balašov, Urmas Lüüs and Kaia Ansip.


22.09 17.30 Liina Lelov’s and Valdek Laur’s lecture on "Politicality in Jewelry".


24.09 17.00 Tour of A-Gallery and of Andrei Balašov’s "Warm summer" and "Treasures from the sea", guided by Katarina Kotselainen and Helle Ly Tomberg.


25.09 15.00 Marita Lumi’s
zither skirt concert.

agalerii.ee
@a.galerii
#agalerii #taaskasutus
25.09.2021
ERKI Fashion Show 2021 collections exhibition

ERKI Fashion Show, an insane event for EKA (prev ERKI) students that started in 1982, has now become one of the most popular and craziest fashion art events in Estonia. This year, ERKI Fashion Show took place for the 34th time at Patarei Sea Fortress where every designer had the opportunity to show their creation on an independent showcase.


Thirteen sets from the collection of each designer who made it to the ERKI Fashion Show will be presented at Rotermanni 6. Some of the collections for example got their inspiration from logging, migraine attacks, Muhu locals, playgrounds as well as from hair diseases.

artun.ee/erki-moeshow
@erkimoeshow
#erki #erkimoeshow #erkimoeshow2021

25.09.2021
Old Town Gallery Store Estonian Design House+
On the initiative of the Estonian Association of Designers, a new kind of showroom featuring the work of many Estonian designers has been opened in Tallinn Old Town: the two floors of Suur-Karja 14 are filled with carefully selected fashion and interior design brands that are guided by sustainability. The display includes sportswear and lingerie made of recycled fibers from fishing nets, shoes and bags made of deer skin, tennis shoes originating from car tires and furnishing products made of felt.



The newly opened gallery shop Estonian Design House + hosts the work of, for example, Eve Hanson, August, Piret Loog, Tanel Veenre, Kelpman Textile, Süsimust, New Vintage by Kriss, Reet Aus, KIRA Shoes, Karl Joonas Alamaa, Stella Soomlais.



Estonian Design House+

fashion & home

www.facebook.com/estoniandesignhousePLUS

www.estoniandesignhouse.com



25.09.2021
Solaris Design Street

Solaris Shopping Centre invites you to visit Solaris Design Street from 20 to 26 September to check out the innovative products offered in our design shops!

Did you know that TRIWA x Humanium watches are made from gathered illegal firearms? Fifteen per cent from the sales of each watch is donated to charity to improve life and reduce violence in conflict areas. Pinqponq backpacks are made from collected plastic bottles. Birkenstock sandals are 100% vegan. In BestBrands, HUNTER rain boots made of 100% natural rubber are available. — All of this and many other interesting stories are waiting for you at Solaris Centre’s Design Street.

solaris.ee
@solariskeskus
#solariskeskus
#solarisondisain
25.09.2021
ELKE x Muuto Webinar: Turning ideas into successful products
ELKE Mööbel and Danish design company Muuto invite to design talks Webinar on September 22. Silke Fodge, design manager at Muuto talks about the design process in Muuto, collaboration with leading designers and working with colours. Muuto is rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition characterized by enduring aesthetics, functionality, craftsmanship and an honest expression. Muuto’s ambition is to deliver new perspectives on Scandinavian design with its product range including furniture, lighting and accessories - all of which you can see in ELKE Mööbel showroom.

@elkemoobel
#elkemoobel
#elkemööbel
#muuto
25.09.2021
Wire sculpture workshop
During Tallinn Design Festival art venue Kopli FOOR is hosting wire structure workshops. In the workshop the participants will create a bicycle, using wire bending technique. Make a bicycle for your home to serve as a nice interior element or gift it to a good friend!

@koplifoor
@maalikas

26.09.2021

26.09.2021
Design Street

As a tradition, the autumn design market will again be a part of the festival weekend: to explore the Design Street no driver’s license is needed as there's plenty of room for wanderers on foot! Walk through the streets and discover lots of great fashion-, accessory-, product- and interior design.

Over a hundred designers and design brands will occupy the main hangar of Põhjala. In addition to a pleasing experience, it is a great opportunity to learn about the designers and the stories behind the products and purchase some of the best design with special prices for yourself and your loved ones.


Apply to become a resident of Design Street here!
More information:  krista@disainioo.ee






26.09.2021
International EXHIBITION "SOS DESIGN"
As the main exhibition of XVI Tallinn Design Festival, SOS Design selectively represents the works of shortlisted designers from the 2020 Global Design Graduate Show and takes place in cooperation with the world's only digital platform for university graduates ARTSTHREAD. Despite a difficult year for the graduates, the exhibition provides excellent solutions from more than 10 countries to curb the worldwide chaos, while also giving hope for the future of our creative industries.

The examples are plenty: developing a connection with nature and increasing urban biodiversity by involving botany in digital architectural production; sustainable water management solutions; projects on disaster relief, refugees, the elderly, violence, agriculture, and even sex life in pandemic conditions.

#sosdesign




26.09.2021
"Second Chance" - Exhibition of Estonian sustainable design
Everything new is well-forgotten old! Exhibition “Second Chance” demonstrates how recycling turns used items into new attractive products which help to save limited resources and protect the environment: here you'll find jewelry made of Toyota car glass; copper earrings from small change; colored coats from Soviet children's blankets or heart-shaped brooches from Soviet enamel pots; recycled jeans´ yarn sweaters; coats made of military tents; seats of skateboard or recycled plastic bottles; old leather jackets turned into bags etc. Estonia is one of the countries that has effectively dealt with recycling during the Soviet occupation.

At the exhibition you can see design solutions from such well-known Estonian designers as Marit Ilison, Reet Aus, Kairi Lentsius, Angela Orgusaar, Urmas Lüüs, Sille Luiga, Kalli Sein, Raili Keiv, Margot Vaaderpass, Tarmo Luisk, Elmet Treier, SEOS, Igor Volkov, Eva-Karlotta Tatar, Leonardo Meigas, Anne Türn and Laura Saks. The tableware and accessories designed by the students of ceramics, glass, jewelry and wrought iron at the Estonian Academy of Arts for the Fotografiska restaurant will also be presented. The premiere of the exhibition was at the Venice Design Biennale on June 11—20, 2021. The curator of the exhibition and the author of the visuals is Ilona Gurjanova, the exhibition was designed by Leonardo Meigas.

#secondchance
#venicedesignbiennale
26.09.2021
“Stalker” pop-up museum at Noblessner
Jaanika Arum's "Echo in Silence" is a room-based sound installation to be interpreted as an ode to abandoned landscapes. The pop-up museum's permanent exhibition consists of cinematographer and director Arvo Iho's unique photos and film from the cult classic "Stalker" sets. The showroom of the project “Zone” exhibits the drafts of planned art and sci-fi park in "Stalker" sets and Ida-Virumaa's post industrial areas, it also presents a view on "Stalker" film legacy in Estonia.

Raul Kurvitz, artistic director
Indrek Leht, producer

stalkerthemepark.ee
@stalkerthemepark
#stalkerthemepark
26.09.2021
DISPLAY OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS 
This year’s festival’s - the main focus of which is to draw attention to the growing social and communal role of design in the world - exhibitions and debates yet again include the contribution of multiple design and architecture schools. The displayed works of Tartu Art School, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn University Haapsalu College, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy and Estonian Academy of Arts all address the search for innovative solutions in an age where there seem to be more problems than ideas. But design education claims the opposite!

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TARTU ART SCHOOL

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Tartu Art School has evolved into an outstanding learning environment for up-and-coming experts in the design field. Having received a valuable vocational education in our school, our graduates are ready to help solve complex issues and simplify crisis situations with their design skills. The exhibition includes outstanding works of design from Tartu Art School’s 2020/21 academic year, which are only a fragment of the body of work that has been created during the last 70 years.

tartukunstikool.ee/en
@tartuartschool

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PALLAS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

The aim of a designer's work is to find the best solution to the problem. When the world is hit by a crisis, it mobilizes both designers and design students. Life may seem to stop to a bystander, but in reality it only means a pause before solutions are found and implemented. A crisis can be a designer's inspiration. This year Pallas's exhibition deals with finding solutions to several problems - unused or wasteful use of materials, forgetting one's roots in globalization, and the design for this year's Design Festival, which got a fresh look thanks to the work of one of our graduates. The success of the solutions is, of course, determined by the post-crisis perspective.

pallasart.ee/en/
@korgem_kunstikool_pallas

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TALLINN UNIVERSITY HAAPSALU COLLEGE

The emphasis in the Craft Technologies and Design curriculum is on people-centered, sustainable design, based on understanding user needs and creative problem solving. An important part of the curriculum is to guide students to entrepreneurship. When creating new product concepts, we highly value sustainable solutions that take into account the principles of the circular economy. All projects follow the principle of "from idea to implementation" and are completed in close cooperation with the target group. The exhibition introduces examples of courseworks and diploma theses.

tlu.ee/haapsalu/kasitootehnoloogiad-ja-disain
@tehnoloogiadjadisain

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UNIVERSITY OF TARTU VILJANDI CULTURE ACADEMY

The Estonian native crafts specialities of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy combine excellent craftsmanship, knowledge of heritage, and creative thought. Our activities aim to apply the values found in the heritage in a responsible and sustainable way to the service of modern society. As part of the university, we value research and development. At the applied higher education level, you can study in the fields of Estonian native textile, metalwork, and construction, at the master's level, creative applications of cultural heritage and teaching skills.

kultuur.ut.ee/en
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EAA Accessory Design - Application of Traditional Leather Decoration Techniques on Alternative Materials

New materials are emerging in the design world due to a demand for sustainable and plant-based alternatives. However, it creates a problem for designers who use different leather decoration techniques. In his thesis Anari Västrik tries to find out how to preserve these techniques on these alternative materials, what kind of changes need to be made in the application process and how do the materials justify their usage.


The materials were chosen on the basis of being new or not yet being available on the market - to see how they endure the techniques. In order to present the outcome as clearly as possible an overview is given, showing the application of decoration on vegetable tanned leather from which these techniques are derived from. To truly put the alternatives on a test Anari created a set of footwear, which is the most challenging act towards the material. For his work Anari received the best accessory design student award, his supervisor was Marta Moorats. Used techniques: stamping, cliché print, modelling, marbling, gilding.


artun.ee/en/curricula/leather-art/
@eka_aksessuaar

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EAA Jewellery and Blacksmithing - JOINT

Blacksmithing has been an essential part of architecture, but modern steel profiles demand a totally new vocabulary. During our JOINT course we concentrate on industrial steel materials with complicated shapes that need a new approach to integrate blacksmithing into contemporary cityscape. Every joint is an open possibility that is waiting to become a railing, furniture detail or a sculpture.

artun.ee/en/curricula/jewellery-and-blacksmithing/
@eaajewelleryandblacksmithing

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EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact

Exhibition “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact” introduces EAA’s design research project where the new knowledge is extracted from the design process and experience. The exhibition connects recent works of researchers, doctoral students and Master students of EAA which deal with alternative futures of textile, fashion and interaction design. The shown prototypes, for example, enhance the wearer’s self-confidence through sound vibration (in collaboration with TLU), alter the wearer’s self-perception through movement, extend the understanding of empathy when dealing with digital communication channels, and raise the value of mending as well as healing.

EAA research project “Sensorial Design: ​​feel, move, interact"
26.09.2021
International Graphic Design Exhibition "Absurd"

The exhibition “ABSURD” was completed for the annual event series dedicated to graphic design. The 2021 traditional competition of the Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival received a total of 446 works from 234 authors from all over the world. A jury of professionals selected 85 final works through a tight screen. The subject of the absurd is dissected on the basis of the authors’ personal views and design beliefs on a very wide scale, from innocent bizarreness to sharp political remarks.


HGDF 2021
exhibitions are supported by the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the city of Haapsalu, the Estonian Association of Graphic Designers.

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26.09.2021
Children’s Area SOS: Pipelines
In the children's area "Pipelines" it is possible to discover the play potential of pipe constructions. The meandering tubes invite you to tie strings or play limbo. The joyous sea of strings covering the floor adds the necessary softness to the room. Infinite amounts of laces can be tied together so that the whole children's area becomes one large spider web. Here, by crawling up and down between the lines, can any child regardless of height skillfully hide.

On Saturday, September 25, fun workshops, which are suitable for children at least 5 years old, will take place throughout the day. To register, email to evaliisaky@gmail.com.

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#toruliiniid
26.09.2021
Show and exhibition of lighting design “Future Cemetery”

At the initiative of many lighting designers, Future Cemetery will serve ideas and guesses on the topic of graveyards of tomorrow.


What will a cemetery look like in the future? What elements can one encounter there, which technologies will it contain, what opportunities will the cemeteries offer? Are the cemeteries of the future a different sort of garden? What design elements could find application in the graveyards of the future and what flowers would grow there in a hundred years?


Visitors have the opportunity to participate in the collection of ideas themselves by dropping their dreams or surreal descriptions of cemeteries in the Idea-gathering Urn, thus generating ideas for a new version or further development of the Future Cemetery.


Authors: Andri Luup, Ilvar Piisk, Allan Lahe, Anne Türn, Toomas Täht, Anna Kristin McCarthy, Margus Kontus etc.


Producer: Valgusfestival.
26.09.2021
Exhibition of Italian architecture & TalTech’s projects
During the festival, Põhjala’s Fifth hangar will be occupied by displays of Italian architecture and TalTech projects on the one side, and by Poznan University of Life Sciences exhibition “From Words to Actions” on the other. Italian Design Day will also take place in the Fifth hangar on Wednesday, September 22, when Dario Donato, the Italian architect and the founder and design principal of Spatialconnection(s), in cooperation with TalTech will take the visitors on the tracks of designing urban environments for the future. Topical poster exhibition and short films will also be displayed.

Among the multiple student projects of TalTech’s Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture it is possible to learn about space architecture: specifically about the possibility of building human habitats on Mars and the importance of autonomous building methods on the Red Planet, which is discussed in Anna Solts' master's thesis (supervisor Jaan Kuusemets).
26.09.2021
“The False Reality of Fusion Memory"

“The False Reality of Fusion Memory” is an audiovisual augmented reality artwork influenced by time perception theories of Mihály Csíkszentmihály.


This installation is inspired by the flow theory and the individual's understanding of time experienced while creating memories that produce automatic behavior patterns. How these experiences tend to be recognized and replicated within the life cycle of individual consciousness. Is there an opportunity to learn from these repetitions, or are they just a playground for genetic memory that exists outside our understanding of time?


Do we notice time passing when our brain is occupied with motivating tasks that require unconscious behavioral responses simulated by external factors? Are our emotional responses reality or just an echo of genetic and cultural memories?


Timelessness is a state of bliss that we don't knowingly experience, but it is when we are the happiest.


Idea and realization: Taavi Varm
Sound design: Ville Hyvonen

varmstudio.com
#varmstudio
26.09.2021
Garage48 x Digital Construction 2021

Digital Construction 2021 will take place for the third time to team up to build a 48-hour prototyping platform for the digitalisation of the construction industry.

We welcome architects and developers, BIM specialists, contractors, building materials producers, software engineers, UI/UX designers, data scientists, business visionaries, students, young professionals and marketers from Estonia, Finland and worldwide!

26.09.2021
From words to actions. Quick guide to public space friendly to all
As the number of seniors rises worldwide modern public spaces need a radical change to reduce ageism and be friendly to all. What if regions and cities knew how to redesign the public space to meet the needs of their senior citizens, and benefit from happier, healthier and more active seniors in their communities? What if this knowledge could be shared freely to create more sustainable, more inclusive and more beautiful Europe?

Exhibition by Department of Furniture Design, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland.

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@baltsenior
#baltsenior
#madewithinterreg
26.09.2021
“All That Is Solid Melts into Air”
In the polished speed of virtual bodies, everything that is solid melts into air. Imagining a beam of Xenon headlights modeling the boundaries of our desires. Scratched metal surface as an act of geometric vandalism. Everything that was and everything that could have been, seen through the rearview mirror. The starting point of the joint exhibition of the three artists is the connection of place-sensitive issues with a material-based approach reflected in territoriality and social constraints. Exhibition will remain on display until October 8.
26.09.2021
Test ride and tour the city with Ampler e-bikes

Ampler Bikes makes lightweight e-bikes for urban commuters. Riding an Ampler is easy - you simply cycle, as the bikes look and feel just like regular bicycles. We invite you to take part of Ampler city tours on Thursday and Friday starting at 19:00. If you already own an Ampler, then bring it with you or if you don´t, then we will happily lend you one of our bikes. The tour will last about an hour.


Ampler Bikes won the Design Applier of the Year award at the Estonian Entrepreneurship Awards in 2020. Come by our showroom and take an Ampler for a test ride!

amplerbikes.com
@amplerbikes
#amplerbikes
26.09.2021
ERKI Fashion Show 2021 collections exhibition

ERKI Fashion Show, an insane event for EKA (prev ERKI) students that started in 1982, has now become one of the most popular and craziest fashion art events in Estonia. This year, ERKI Fashion Show took place for the 34th time at Patarei Sea Fortress where every designer had the opportunity to show their creation on an independent showcase.


Thirteen sets from the collection of each designer who made it to the ERKI Fashion Show will be presented at Rotermanni 6. Some of the collections for example got their inspiration from logging, migraine attacks, Muhu locals, playgrounds as well as from hair diseases.

artun.ee/erki-moeshow
@erkimoeshow
#erki #erkimoeshow #erkimoeshow2021

26.09.2021
Solaris Design Street

Solaris Shopping Centre invites you to visit Solaris Design Street from 20 to 26 September to check out the innovative products offered in our design shops!

Did you know that TRIWA x Humanium watches are made from gathered illegal firearms? Fifteen per cent from the sales of each watch is donated to charity to improve life and reduce violence in conflict areas. Pinqponq backpacks are made from collected plastic bottles. Birkenstock sandals are 100% vegan. In BestBrands, HUNTER rain boots made of 100% natural rubber are available. — All of this and many other interesting stories are waiting for you at Solaris Centre’s Design Street.

solaris.ee
@solariskeskus
#solariskeskus
#solarisondisain
26.09.2021
Wire sculpture workshop
During Tallinn Design Festival art venue Kopli FOOR is hosting wire structure workshops. In the workshop the participants will create a bicycle, using wire bending technique. Make a bicycle for your home to serve as a nice interior element or gift it to a good friend!

@koplifoor
@maalikas