The Design Night festival, which is known to activate Estonian design life every autumn, takes place on September 20-23. This year, in addition to the events in Tallinn, people from Tartu will also be able to experience the festival. The VII festival focuses on the areas where design has provided tangible results in improving the living environment.
Different seminars and a mini-fair are organised under the aegis “Design Matters”, which will concentrate on the cooperation between designers and companies and help to define possible success models which involve different areas by introducing the success stories of different people from the furniture and fashion industry. Among others, the world-renowned fashion designer Oskar Metsavaht from Brazil, who's roots are in Estonia, Per Mollerup, Tapio Anttila and other famous designers from Denmark and Great Britain will take the stage.Read more »
Tallinn For All exhibition in Helsinki 29.05.2012An exhibition with video about project of social inclusion called Tallinn For All was installed at Estonian House (Viro-keskus), Helsinki. The exhibition is opened May 21-June 11, 2012. In 2010 the Estonian Association of Designers brought together European designers, Tallinn city officials, the Chamber of Estonian Disabled People, lecturers and students from Estonian and French universities. They created many concepts for a single vision: Tallinn for All.
This falls under the rubric of the “Design for All” movement, which aims to create more accessible and livable cities in a measureable, solution-oriented way.Read more »
Landmark event for innovative design lovers. Innovation Festival IF... and VI Design Night DISAINIÖÖ starts September 16th. 11.09.2011IF... is a series of festivals which promotes creativity and innovation and aims to introduce the success stories of different European regions where design has been the driver of innovation and change and to present the results of the collaboration between designers, engineers, businessmen, scientists and students to the public. Within the span of 2 years, 6 cities organised the Innovation Festival – Barcelona, Milan, Kortrijk, Lisbon, Vilnius and Tallinn. Every city has chosen a topic which is prevalent in the region, stimulates development and increases awareness about innovation and design. The aim is not only to demonstrate excellent design but also to engage in a dialogue about and contribute to the processes taking place in the society like the climate change, pollution, environment without borders, etc. The festival emphasises innovation and user-friendly design, social inclusion, mobility, environmental awareness and the influence of technology on everyday life. People and their needs are in the centre of attention. Read more »
Registration to DME award gala 04.08.2011
Contest for Innovation Ideas IF... Tallinn 19.04.2011
On 26-27 May 2011, Tallinn will host the 2nd international conference "Cities For All – Tallinn For All’ Mobility, where the participants will be discussing mobility related issues, review reasons behind the success or failure of mobility projects in various countries, and discuss the social, economic and environmental impact connected with it.The speakers come from England, Finland, Estonia, Austria, and France. The keynote speaker is Rama Gheerawo from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art; Hanna-Leena Rissanen will present the research carried out by the Aalto University in Helsinki, which is entitled ‘Future Public Transport for All’; from Jarmo Tuisk we will hear why Estonian electromobility project is innovative; Veolia’s example presented by Claude Arnaud from France attempts to demonstrate that involving designers in creating new solutions has proven to be appropriate; Eric Rhinn speaks about the design process for public transports in Saint-Etienne. Veronika Egger will provide examples about the generation of efficient mobility prototypes; Fabien Combe demonstrates his projects on urban sustainable mobility. The conference will be opened by Finn Petren, the President of the EIDD Design For All Europe and introduction speech will be made also by Christian Guellerin, the President of Cumulus. The conference will be moderated by Pete Kercher. Panel discussions will be held with the participation of professors of Estonian higher educational institutions and internationally recognised mentors (Julia Cassim, Finn Petren, Francesc Aragall, Avril Accolla, Roger O'Keeffe etc.) who will be leading the implementation of the project named ‘Cities for All – Tallinn For All’.
‘Cities for All – Tallinn For All’ is an international co-operation project, whose objective is to find solutions for turning Tallinn into a more accessible and user-friendly city.The project will be realised by the Estonian Association of Designers, and the results of the first work groups will be analysed within the workshop held on 26 May. Final innovation proposals, as well as new product and service projects can be seen in September, at the exhibition taking place in the framework of the European Innovation Festival and the Design Night (Sept 16-25).Read more »
ESTONIAN DESIGN MOVES TO TALLINN FISH PORT 20.12.2010
The Estonian Design House opened its doors on December 18. The Estonian Association of Designers, together with various design companies, has now moved into a historical limestone building at the Fish Port, planned by the architect, Johansson. For several years the designers have sought possibilities for the exposition of their creation, while the city residents and foreign guests have revealed their interest in local design achievements. The first such gallery introducing Estonian design was opened in September in Helsinki.Read more »
Design side by side with Pärt and Oksanen representing Estonia in the Normandian cultural festival. 11.11.2010 13.11.2010
The Normandian cultural festival Boreales will be opened on November 12 in Caen, France, where the visitors can see the exhibition “design_estonia“ introducing Estonian design within the framework of the official programme. The exhibition will be opened by the Estonian Ambassador in France. A 5-member delegation of Estonian designers will be present. Several nominees for the Estonian design award Bruno and examples of more interesting design products of recent years are exposed in a beautiful and historical public administration building. The selection was also partly made on the basis of material, demonstrating the beauty and application possibilities of Nordic plywood. Products made by Igor Volkov, Monika Järg, Margus Triibmann, Tarmo Luisk, Pavel Sidorenko, Jaanus Orgusaar, Mare Kelpman, Maarja Mõttus, Sixten Heidmets - Sirli Ehari, Julia Maria Künnap, Kerttu Laane can be found in the exhibition. The curators of the project are Marko Ala and Ilona Gurjanova. The Normandian public television prepared the clip introducing Estonian design during the visit to Estonia in August. The exhibition will remain open until the end of the year and has been organised with the support of the Estonian Cultural Endowment.Read more »
In the end of September city of Tallinn is taken over by design. Fifth Design festival Design Night (Disainiöö) takes place on 23-25 of September and the heart of the festival is situated in lively Rotermann quarter. Different interdisciplinary events around the city embrace design, architecture, art, cinema, music, etc.
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Exhibition of Estonian design at the Festival Les Boréales in Normandy, 11.11.–31.12.2010 07.08.2010
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Estonian Association of Designers (EAD) is partner in the Estonian House project. The project is a citizen’s initiative which resulted in the establishment of the Estonian House in Helsinki. The building will mainly serve as headquarters for the Tuglas Society, Estonian Institute and EAS Helsinki. It is located in Suvilahti, a district which should develop into the most active area with creative potential by 2012, the year of the World Design Capital Helsinki.Read more »
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