XIV TALLINN DESIGN FESTIVAL
16.09.—22.09.2019 
FUTURE MATERIALS
The XIII Tallinn Design Festival will be held from 16 to 22 September 2019. For a week, the unique festival which centres on different parts of Tallinn will be revived. Read More...

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CONFERENCE "Future Materials"


International Conference "Future Materials"

 presents talks about how science, design, art and production are intermingled in today’s life. To maintain sustainable environment on the planet, society needs to rethink and revaluate the qualities of materials and their impact on the life around us. So research and development of new materials as well as recycling and processing of existing ones hold great importance. Conference presents innovative design experts with long-term practical experience from Holland, Great Britain and Estonia. Simone de Waart, Zoe Powell, Riina Õun and Kärt Ojavee introduce methods of developing new bio-based materials like mushrooms and alga, as well as designing new products, whereas Reet Aus introduces in addition to the method of upcycling the products made of yarn from old clothes. One day prior to the conference there will be held 2 workshops on materials, hosted by the speakers.

International conference “Future Materials” presents talks about how science,design, art and production are intermingled in today’s life. To maintain sustainable environment on the planet, society needs to rethink and revaluate the qualities of materials and their impact on the life around us. So research and development of new materials as well as recycling and processing of existing ones hold great importance. Conference presents innovative design experts with long-term practical experience from Holland, Great Britain and Estonia. Simone de Waart, Zoe Powell, Riina Õun and Kärt Ojavee introduce methods of developing new bio-based materials like mushrooms and alga, as well as designing new products, whereas Reet Aus introduces in addition to the method of upcycling the products made of yarn from old clothes. One day prior to the conference there will be held 2 workshops on materials, hosted by the speakers.

International conference “Future Materials” presents talks about how science,

design, art and production are intermingled in today’s life. To maintain sustainable

environment on the planet, society needs to rethink and revaluate the qualities of

materials and their impact on the life around us. So research and development of

new materials as well as recycling and processing of existing ones hold great

importance. Conference presents innovative design experts with long-term practical

experience from Holland, Great Britain and Estonia. Simone de Waart, Zoe Powell,

Riina Õun and Kärt Ojavee introduce methods of developing new bio-based

materials like mushrooms and alga, as well as designing new products, whereas

Reet Aus introduces in addition to the method of upcycling the products made of

yarn from old clothes. One day prior to the conference there will be held 2 workshops

on materials, hosted by the speakers.



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