During the Tallinn Design Festival Standard presents Connect, a product series for quick meeting from the world-renowned designer Kai Stania, and in the form of a conversation unveils the new strands where the office interiors will be moving in the coming 2024.
Kai Stania is an award-winning Austrian designer who seeks a symbiosis of aesthetics and functionality in his work. He has worked since the 1990s for brands such as Team7, Wittmann and Bene. Among other things, he has designed a pen for Hugo Boss and his work has been brought to cinema screens around the world through James Bond's Quantum of Solace.
We will start at the Krulli Quarter in the INTERIOR+ area on September 22 at 16:00. All interested in interior design are welcome.
With over 25 years of experience in the accessory industry, NYC designer and master craftsman Anthony Luciano will share his techniques of preparation, cutting and finishing your own custom leather handbag.
His work has been featured in dozens of publications, including Vogue, Worth, InStyle, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar, and his clients include world-famous stars such as Judith Light, Meryl Streep, Debra Messing, Cameron Diaz, Megan Mullally, etc.
The price includes all materials and tools;
one complimentary adult beverage and the most fun time. No experience necessary - only a creative mind!
This program is made possible by funding from the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF).
Join the Krull Quarter tours on Friday and Saturday!
AS Franz Krull was a metalworking and engineering company founded in 1865 in Narva by Franz Krull, a coppersmith, during the Russian Empire and the first Estonian Republic. In 1875, AS Franz Krull moved to Tallinn, where it developed over time into one of Estonia's largest and most modern machine-building companies.
Specifically in Kopli, one of Tallinn's oldest large factories, the Krull factory, opened its doors 110 years ago. This and much more will be spoken about on the tour!
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.
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Agnes Veski Jewelry
Anneli Tammik EHTED
DESIGN BY SETE
Eleriin Seim Stuudio
Elize Hiiop Jewellery
Emely Sulg Design
Eva Oherjus Design
Fashon Consult OÜ
FOLKLORE Reuse & Repair
Gerda Retter Disain
Helena Tikunova Design
Lõngast loodud / Riine Latserus
Maria Rästa Design
Mari-Liis Makus Glass Design
MARI MASSO MILLINERY
Natali Ceramics NK8F8
Pure Shores artisan
Meet graduate projects on the festival’s theme “DESIGN 4.0. AI: Industrial (un)employment?”, drawing on the shortlisted works from Arts Thread's Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with Gucci.
This year's theme is related to the political, economic and ecological situation of the world. We have not yet lost hope in positivity and the ability to organize our own activities.
The collection includes both students and old masters. There is both weirdness and sharp politicking. Also this year, many works are related to the war in Ukraine.
"Slow design" is the key word for this year's exhibition by the department of product design. The works displayed here convey slow thinking, focusing and rethinking the ideas of locals, sustainable use of resources, mapping the local means of production and the responsible developing and adaptation of product design as a field, according to the challenges that Estonia and the world face in the 21st century.
Amongst the exhibits there are lighting objects designed by the 2nd year students and the best research projects by 3rd year students.
Hammer Coded: Jewellery and Blacksmithing Department of EAAwww.artun.ee/erialad/ehte-ja-sepakunst/
Where does wakefulness commence? Where does the realm of dreams arise? Often, a pillow can serve as a liminal conduit between these states, bridging consciousness and slumber. Yet, imagine this juncture laden with soft mass vanishing the borders between the two worlds.Thus emerged the concept of 19 experimental forms by EKA's fashion, textile, and accessories students, focused on sensory perception and plush residuals like batting, blankets, etc. Recycling operates on two levels here. Before their utilization, high-quality materials were repurposed to create bedding for Ukrainian refugees.
The purpose of the international intensive summer course led by Footwearology Lab was to experience the future of both design and manufacturing of footwear, combining Artificial Intelligence and 3D printing.
Learning the ins and outs of various generative AI applications led to creating footwear designs, both in 2D and 3D. Range of concepts created with these tools were then translated onto an existing 3D model of a shoe and printed in a wearable size, using a flexible and fully recyclable plastic.
Photo design by @benjometry._________________________________
Disain OFFline / ONline: Pallas University of Applied Sciences
Where does the designer's responsibility begin? Noticing an important issue and offering a solution requires a choice, the ability to collaborate and balance between digital, visual and tangible. All tools require skills and a trained eye. Pallas' exhibition "Design OFFline / ONline" visually shows the proportion of digital tools used for each job, but the effectiveness of each solution is determined by the designer's knowledge and skills.
Haapsalu College's exhibition invites you to look and think about the topic of reinvention. We test and look for a continuation of cycling, which has been known since long ago, and we present helmets that the desire to wear exceeds the discomfort.__________________________________
Estonian University of Life Sciences Chair of Landscape Architecture
XVIII Tallinn Design Festival will be given a final chord by Oksana Tandit’s new collection “RING / CIRCLE”, presented on the ferris wheel of T1 Center, 120 m from sea level.
The core concept of the collection is to give new life to garments that for one or another reason, be it the pandemic, war, the overall deterioriated economy etc, have remained in the closet. That also determined the choice for the fashion performance’s location, as for the designer the ferris feel symbolizes circular economy, wheel of life and collaboration. According to Oksana “good design is something that has been created with sustainability and serving people in mind, of natural and high quality materials“.
Collection „RING/CIRCLE“ is comprised of festive gowns and costumes from the designer’s previous collections that are going through a complete redesign in the context of contemporary practical fashion, thus a dress can turn into skirt, blouse or jacket, for instance. Oksana combines a festive texture with everyday one, slim-silhouette with oversize etc. The collection is created for a contemporary responsible consumer who still values a unique personal style and high quality materials.
"unknown error" is a group exhibition of post-industrial art, in which artists, designers and philosophers with different handwritings create the context.
"unknown error" is a space where, in an age when bees have disappeared, artificial pollinators spill the truth, where bits of code bustle in the souls' weighing chamber, and where the first natives of a brave new world sprout from the radioactive soil.
The exhibition uses artefacts from abandoned factories in Noblessner, Kreenholm, Volta, Põhjala, Sitsi, Püssi, Joaveski, etc.
Participating in the exhibition are DARKovSKY, Iris Müntel, Margus Kontus, Ilvar
Saskia Krautman, Katrin-Maria Terras and Kevin Loigu, with Tarmo Luisk and Raoul Kurvitz.
Many people lack a sense or memory of their own body in space from their childhood. By learning to seek balance from an early age, it helps people to navigate space better in the future and understand how their own body moves.
The movement of the body is an important part of what inspires people to build robots. This year's Tallinn Design Festival children's workshops are also inspired by robotics!
Has it happened that you have forgotten to water the potted flower or when going away for a long time there is no one to take care of the plant?
In this workshop, we build an automatic watering system that measures soil moisture and pumps water into the flower pot if necessary. During the workshop it becomes clear what different electronic components do and how to connect them together.
Thanks to the built device, the flowers will never stay dry! Each participant will get the necessary hardware kit for building an automatic watering system. After the workshop the completed device can be taken home.
The workshop lasts for 1.5 hours and children from the age of 8 are welcome.
All children who would like to know how electronics, mechanics and automation are connected to each other and what robotics really is, are welcome to participate in the workshop!
We are talking about nature, physics, mathematics and more. We will also look at things from a slightly different angle. In the workshop, we build a distance-keeping device. We will learn how to connect LED lamps, distance sensor and buzzer to Arduino Uno. The smart device alerts with lights and a sound when someone gets too close.
The workshop lasts for 1.5 hours and children from the age of 8 are welcome.
The excursion takes you to visit numerous studios and workshops at the Põhjala Factory! We'll have conversations with designers, explore products, and be inspired by creative spaces. The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and will be conducted in Estonian.
Discover the residents of the factory HERE!
The solo exhibition of the metal artist Urve Küttner (1941) looks at the artist’s creative explorations for over five decades. Küttner stands out in Estonian art with her broad artistic interests. She has enjoyed crossing the boundaries between different styles and approaches throughout her career.
Her work includes innovative industrial design, sculptural forms, delicate and intricate jewellery art, conceptual jewellery projects and installations, and monumental paintings on metal that experiment playfully with rusting processes.
One and the same item can be perceived entirely differently depending on the space in which we view it. In a furniture store, a chair might just be a chair and a table might just be a table, but place that item in a gallery and it gives us the opportunity to view it as a piece of art, a sculptural form, something that tells a story.
The Intera Furniture Showroom, in cooperation with the KOOS Gallery, has selected everyday items that have become design classics and legends in their own right. We take a closer look at the fine line between art and design.
Tallinn Jewellery Factory has an important role in the history of Estonian design. During the Soviet era, its austere and romantic style of tableware, cutlery and jewellery defined the look of local everyday life for decades.
The exhibition focuses on the work produced by the factory in the period 1951–1994, from the time when the first artists became involved with the factory, until the moment both the state regime and the market changed and the company was privatised.
The tour is in Estonian and is led by curators Kai Lobjakas and Ketli Tiitsar.
During whole of this year's Tallinn Design Festival week, goes a performance in Ellen Richard's studio, where designer Andreas Kübar is looking for phrases that meet the criteria of the "right" fashion motto.
Sentences that must unite the masses, inspire change, have a fresh effect and come from the heart. "The words in order all the wrong", i.e. Mission Impossible is waiting to think and write along with.
Glass artist Kateriin Rikken presents a new series of drinking glasses and decanters “Complex” in the Okapi Gallery as part of the Tallinn Design Festival.
The idea, which has matured over time, contains contradictions - partly driven by the purely practical need to keep one's hand warm, on the other by the desire to offer an alternative, individuality and the courage to be different in its own way.
All glasses are blown by the artist in Estonia.
Landscape architect and designer Maali Roomet-Allese, in collaboration with Tallinn - European Green Capital 2023, will present the urban space installation "URBANINSECTA" and its events Meet the Designer and Insect Tales.
Installation proposes an insect-friendly insect wall design. An insect wall as an enricher of the living environment, designed from natural materials, which offers a living space for insects and smaller, cold-blooded animals. The space is a living environment where the conditions have been created for life, reproduction and wintering.
Created elements for the urban space embellishes and enriches the outdoor space. The design stems from the practical need to create and provide a suitable living environment for the inhabitants of green areas - insects. “URBANINSECTA” highlights the importance of the diversity of nature in an urban space.
PoCo is a Pop art museum that presents the works of world-famous artists like Warhol, Banksy, Koons, Lichtenstein, Haring, Hirst, Hockney, Basquiat, Kusama etc.
Pop art is bold, ironic, and combines socio-criticism with the symbiosis of thought games. Pop art will never end, as the world around us and societal impulses constantly create new opportunities for protest, finding new connections, and just having fun. PoCo offers Pop art classics but constantly surprises with something new.
After this year's Tallinn Design Festival, get ready for another exciting event, since on 27 September, Fotografiska opens a large-scale retrospective exhibition of Toomas Volkmann’s work, telling the artist’s story in more than 100 photographs from his 30-year creative journey.
The importance of the exhibition lies not only in the unravelling of the artist’s own world, but also in the sensitive mapping of an era, from the painful brittleness of the 1990s to the arrogant aesthetics of the 2010s. For the first time, the exhibition will occupy not only the exhibition hall but also the 1st and 6th floors of Fotografiska.