DiMa is a research centre at the Estonian Academy of Arts, which focuses on circular design in the field of textiles and fashion and the development of new sustainable materials.
At the exhibition "MATERIAL II", Estonian material designers will surprise visitors with products made from algae, mycelium and bacterial cellulose.
The exhibition, a collaboration between the Estonian Association of Designers (EAD) and the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA), brings together innovative materials and technologies developed by researchers, companies and designers, and reveals how the meaning of resources and material creation is changing in the environmental crisis.
The exhibition is curated by Stuudio Aine
material designers Kärt Ojavee
, Annika Kaldoja
, Marie Vihmar
; design by Annika Kaldoja
and visuals by Mirjam Reili
: Reet Aus, Airi Gailit, Erik Heiki Veelmaa, Juss Heinsalu, Heiter X, Geidi Hein, Annika Kaldoja, Astri Kaljus, Katrin Kabun, Madis Kaasik, Siim Karro, Katarina Kruus, Karl Kukk, Marta Konovalov, Karolin Kärm, Merlin Meremaa, Juulia Aleksandra Mikson, Erki Nagla, Kärt Ojavee, Cärol Ott, Riina Õun, Maria Kristiin Peterson, Sander Õun /Suckõrs, Tiia Plamus, Sirje Sasi, Indrė Spitrytė, Oksana Teder, Marie Vihmar, Ines-Issa Villido.
Also featured in the exhibition is an item of sculptural serveware, crafted from an array of sustainable and repurposed materials and food waste. Drawing inspiration from the ever-present mounds of waste, the Mound Collection
incorporates materials such as hemp, clay, lime, plaster, buckwheat husks, macadamia nut shells, and other remnants, including those from the construction of Heiter X'
s previous installation 'Terra Firma,'
as well as from food waste generated by events where the installation was showcased. Each item in the collection is unique, handcrafted with distinctive attributes and inherent imperfections.