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Festival Area is open

Mon 17:00—21:00

Tue—Sun 12:00—20:00


The largest design festival in the Baltics opens its doors in the industrially infused
Krulli Quarter (Kopli 70a, 10412 Tallinn). Attracting over 10,000 visitors from Estonia and abroad, the week-long Tallinn Design Festival showcases the achievements of Estonian and international designers and initiates discussions on design’s position in today's society. For the first time, the main programme reaches beyond the borders of the capital to the village of Joaveski.

2024 will again feature design industry’s top event: the Estonian Design Awards Gala, where the winners of the best product design BRUNO will be announced. Among the many other exhibitions (Italian "Carissimo Pinocchio"; Evi Tihemets x Kaupo Kikkas; Tarmo & Ivika Luisk) and events, the festival program includes the international design forum, PechaKucha lectures, children's programme and several workshops, including ones lead by Anthony Luciano and Riina Õun.

Many visitors will be attracted by
the Estonian design and architecture schools showcase, the Arts Thread Global Design Graduate Show (where also the festival's collaboration with Mexican design students continues), Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival's poster exhibition, and the product and material-focused exhibitions.

One of the main events of the festival, the DOM sustainable fashion and clothing design show will bring the story of local brands to the stage in the form of a conceptual performance. The festival weekend will see the opening of the hugely popular Design Street design market, and from Monday there will be the chance to visit the INTERIOR+ mini-fair, this year also exhibiting outdoors. The festival will have over 25 satellites - museums, galleries and design studios - which will host tours, talks, masterclasses and other exciting events across the city.

The aim this year is to demonstrate how creativity can be employed to create a better physical and social environment. The focus is on small places that have been revitalised via creative design thinking. A dedicated international design forum will bring together architects, urban planners, designers and enthusiasts who share a common interest in creating sustainable, liveable and aesthetically pleasing environments. Inspiring presentations will be given by Cameron Sinclair (USA), Stephan Clambaneva (USA), Spyros Bofylatos (Greece) and Sebastian Gschanes (Austria). 

Delegations of designers, urbanists, researchers from nine countries will visit Tallinn to present examples of transformations that have been implemented in peripheries thanks to the four-year EU project ("SMOTIES - Creative Works for Small and Remote Places"). The results and methodology of the project will be published in a book, which will be presented at the festival. In addition, one of the festival satellites in Joaveski – where the Estonian design team has carried out a series of innovations on the site of an old paper mill – will be visited.


Most of the events are free of charge for visitors. In case of a fee or a requirement for registration, the information is available online for each event, ticket information is available few lines below. The festival area is wheelchair accessible. Festival activities take place both indoors and outdoors!


The festival week falls in mid-September: therefore, when dressing, please note that the weather can be quite inconstant. Also be sure to respect other visitors, the environment, and the work of the designers and the organisers.

TICKETS


The week-long festival program is dense and while most events are free for all, there are some paid events.

Please buy your tickets early to secure your place at the exciting events. Also note that prices will go up on 1 August!


Tallinn Design Festival pass and tickets are available on Fienta.ee.

PARTICIPATE



Join the Tallinn Design Festival team

We are searching for information point manager and PechaKucha manager! If you're feeling like you can contribute to the festival taking place with your knowledge and experience, then write to us kirke@disainioo.ee.




Become a volunteer

The week-long festival is made possible thanks to our great volunteers, the design-nighters! We are looking for smart and energetic design enthusiasts to join our volunteers again this year.

Write to our Volunteer Manager, who will be happy to receive questions and information from the earliest of volunteers!


Potential volunteer // Write: diana@disainioo.ee




Become a Tallinn Design Festival partner

If you'd like to contribute to the continued success of Tallinn Design Festival and become our partner, we'd love to hear from you: no idea is too outlandish for us!

Collaborative projects
Kirke Tatar
kirke@disainioo.ee
+372 55590787


PRACTICAL


Take a closer look on how to reach Krulli Quarter via Google Maps!

You can get to Krull quarter on foot, by car, public transport and by bike!

There are two entrances.: Kopli Gate and Volta Gate. If you use the Kopli Gate, you will have to walk quite a long way, but don't give up hope, because at the end you will find the Tallinn Design Festival area!


Public transport: trams 2 and 6, the nearest stops are Krulli and Volta.


Bicycles can be parked in the immediate vicinity of the Kopli and Volta gates.


For accommodation, we recommend our partner Nordic Forum Hotel (for discounts, please write them using the keyword "Design").