The 10th Tallinn Design Festival 17-20th September 2015

The 10th Tallinn Design Festival introduces the ideas behind the future design and meditates upon the changes which cause shifts in the field of design. o how can design improve not only the material environment around us but also our institutional lifestyle? o what can the „design-orientated“ imagination accomplish for the public sector? o how much do we know about the new possibilities brought about by the rapidly developing 3D technology? o is there always a need for new products or can we learn how to fix the excisting ones? Through our seminars, workshops, exhibitions, fashion shows, film programs, PechaKucha lightning talks and other festival events exciting our design gustation we will try to offer new knowledge and experience.  
One of the main guests of the Festival is Charles Landry (UK), the author of the Creative Cities concept, who gives a presentation on the developments of the future city.  Jon Marshall,  Design Director MAP from UK introduces his design project for Virgin Atlantics. Jon Eliason (Sweden) will take us to Villeroy-Boch Gustavsberg design world . Freek Wallaard, the representative of Grow , Official Representative of Netherlands Higher Education Institutions, concentrates on the shortcomings in design management education.  Brits led by Daniel Charny reveal the Fixperts project which values sustainability and encourage problem-solving design. They also reward the best project on the topic at the festival gala. 
The most productive designers are acknowledged at the grand opening event which offers a glimpse into the history of the festival and introduces the organisers. Reet Aus’s fashion concert brings the Gala to an end. The film programme includes the premiere of the environmentally-oriented documentary “Out of Fashion”. The last ten years of the design festival are captured in a recently finished video film “DÖ_10”.  

The kick-off of a new series of events called “Me, Designer. Me, Architect” will take place introducing Estonian designers and offering people the opportunity to meet professionals face to face. The project “Disainipunkt” (Design Point) brings together the top of Estonian design in the pleasant atmosphere of Architecture and Design Gallery. Italian industrial design is presented through the works of Paolo Favaretto who is a member of the jury for the design award Bruno. The exhibition “No Randomness” and a presentation at the seminar by Oscar Lhermitte (UK) shows that nothing is random in design.  The stories of the winners of DBA Design Effectiveness Award measuring the effectiveness of British design are displayed for the delight of all those who value success above all. Estonian graphic designers present the poster exhibition “Isikupära / Individuality’15”.  Examples of good Polish, Swedish, Israeli and Portuguese design will be exhibited. 

As a pleasant tradition, the Festival will be wrapped up by an emotional Fashion Show.  Exciting light installations and festival events are scattered around the city.
A lounge promoting fine Estonian food and drink is opened in the Helios cinema rooms. There one can also find  exhibitions by design schools and international expositions. The POP-UP Hotel project in cooperation with the jazz festival Juujääb and several other exhibitions could be found in the building of Estonian Academy of Arts. The Gala, seminars, lectures, fashion shows and workshops, including those for kids and Maker´s Lab take place at Kultuurikatel, Tallinn Creative Hub. 
Guided tours bring visitors to places of design value and to festival satellites. The design-oriented cooperation with Tallinna Kaubamaja (Tallinn Department Store) keeps running on. Parallel to Design Night Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB will be held and more attention will be payed to the cooperation between architects and designers. 
On May 20, 2015 Tallinn Design Festival DESIGN NIGHT was given the Europe-wide recognition – DESIGN NIGHT was counted in the renowned European festivals the information of which will be published in the Festivals Catalogue, summer 2015.