It's not just a fashion show, it's a spectacle!
During the performance dedicated to clothing design, exciting designers from Estonia will present their creations to the audience.
They raise questions that haven’t come to our mind to ask yet.
They find solutions that we didn't know to look for yet.
They're building a business with tools we haven't been able to use.
They face countless challenges, and still find ways to increase production capacity.
All creative proposals of designers are not yet final solutions, but a process. They are searches to find alternatives to existing problems, but using new tools.
These are suggestions to supplement what needs to be supplemented.
These are efforts to preserve what deserves to be preserved, improved and bequeathed.
Clothing is from one side a functional agent and from another side a personal complement for the whole. Design clothing is an object that complements condition, creates value, and fits with the environment regardless if there is a busy day or consistent celebration. Clothing is a playful tool to bring out the personality and thereby a great companion for vital moments. Design clothing is something that lasts, is worth repairing and devising.
Design clothing is made looking for the best innovations in technology, production process, and striving for quality in every detail.
Clothing to stand for beauty and that is made for living.
The concept of brands unfolds through a one-time location-specific experience, an inspiring event and an entertaining spectacle - this is DOM.
After the show brands will return among the audience.
Creative director: Piret Mägi
Co-organizer: Kristin Kivimäe
Back-stage coordinator: Anne Rinne
Staging: Anni Zupping
Lighting artist: Karolin Tamm
Sound artist: Sten Saarits
Visual artist: Maria Elisaveta Roosalu
Videos: Getter Raiend
Hair by KEVIN.MURPHY, make-up by Karaja.Welcome drinks by HAAGE & Mionetto.
The experimental knitwear designer Liisa Kanemägi questions through her speculative approach about the role material objects have in our value system. She's looking for ways of keeping them on an ongoing journey to extend their lifespan. Materials are often quietly in constant motion, waiting for their chance to run amok. Perhaps we should allow them more of that opportunity, listen to them more?
Her knits don't aim to provide ready-made solutions to this question; instead, they encourage us to ponder concepts like "ready," "broken," "dirty," and "ideal," seeking not to take them for granted. As a tool, the author employs sweat, unravelling, and water-soluble materials to make time and perishability, along with the human body a part of the garment. If a sweater doesn't have a “ready” or “perfect” state, then it doesn't have a 'broken' state either. Intuitive design is being taken to a new level when dynamism of living is in charge. This way, the silhouettes of the knits are not based on classical or common ideals of body proportions; instead, they encourage us to become friends with the materiality of our own bodies.
Her knits don't aim to provide ready-made solutions; instead, they encourage us to ponder concepts like "ready", "broken", "dirty", "ideal". As a tool, the author employs sweat, unravelling, and water-soluble materials to make time and perishability, along with the human body a part of the garment. In this intuitive design the dynamism of living is in charge.
Styling Kirke Talu.
Thank you TOKU, Mare Kelpman!
The brand Ewald, established by the family company Maidiga, is focused on designing and developing production of men's shirts. In their own sewing workshop, the whole team believes in domesticity and proves the ability of flexible effective production every day.
Ewald's specialty is a combination that is hard to match: the company's more than 30 years of experience, long-term professional employees, machinery and technologies specifically needed for sewing ironed shirts, and of course the in-house design portfolio. This is how the highest quality is maintained.
Ewald's shirt unites Nordic quality, good taste and the spirit of Estonia.
Thank you Reet Aus, Craftory, Piret Mägi, Kirke Tatar!
iLLIMOR - converging exceptional style and sustainable mindset
iLLIMOR™ is on a mission to establish a harmony between comfortable design, environmental consciousness, and social responsibility. Established in 2020 in the wilds of Zanzibar, the brand emerged from a dream to upvalue fashion industry leftovers to a quality wear that defies age and gender constraints. iLLIMOR designs not only enhance your style, but also emphasise the significance of making thoughtful material choices. It's all about being mindful of what's around us. Here we can spot another path of a start-up KIUD unfolding. But this is already another story.
Shoes TOKU, accessories Kirss.
Thank you Carmen Kirst, Silver Gutmann, Karl-Cristoph Rebane!
The network of roots knitted through four generations of the Woolish brand will now be unravelled for a younger and bolder generation. Staying true to sustainable practices and ethical values, long-lasting clothes are created that seem to radiate style that simply demands positive attention.
Woolish believes that merino wool clothes are suitable for every season. And this message is already worth sharing with the whole world! Together with partners in Germany and the Netherlands, they are trying to bring the attention of the public eye to this wonderful yarn through the collection series of "Happy Sheep-Collector Edition" and with pineapple and flamingo motifs.
The Woolish story began in 1928 with the first generation of the family venturing into knitwear. The same exciting journey fascinates already the fourth generation of the family, who are owners of Woolish today - Eigo and Anna - carry the brand forward. The young couple revitalised Woolish by implementing bold ideas into Viljandi's knitting industry.
Within a couple of years the realisation hit home that basic standard is not their style to conquer the world with. Into the brand was injected the sparkling energy in combination of personal touch that was growing inside them. Recent years saw Woolish bathing in juicy pineapple and flamingo patterns, along with a happy sheep collector sweaters. The future is getting brighter and brighter!
We kindly invite you along to explore this captivating journey intertwined with the dreams of the future of a small yet so mighty brand Woolish. Let’s meet at the stage of DOM, surrounded by our own people.Thank you Maris Pihlap, all the models, Woolishi community, sheep, DOM team!
This year's Tallinn Design Festival conference will feature discussions on the rapid development and deployment of AI. Among other things, the conference discussions will predict the impact of AI on the design sector, weigh up the pros and cons, and offer practical advice. Society is expected to gradually embrace the changes, which will also be reflected in the economy and everyday life. Where will designers stand and how will they embrace the new era?
Do the new times call for innovative designers? What is Design 4.0? Can designers compete with artificial intelligence? Are designers at risk of unemployment? Can digital culture also help reduce our environmental footprint?
These and many other questions will be answered by Estonian and international experts.
Surya Vanka, a keynote speaker with Microsoft experience from the Industrial Designers Society of America, will show that designers can play a key role in shaping AI for the future, which complements rather than replaces human capabilities. Carlo Branzaglia from the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna will talk about how to avoid stereotypes when using AI. Darren Yeo, a design innovator from Singapore, explains why designers need to adapt to new changes and gives practical examples of how to get started.
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).
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
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
Tallinn Design House will open the photo exhibition "Kummardus" on September 20 at 6 pm in the Palm Gallery of the Rotermann Quarter as part of the Tallinn Design Festival 2023.
"Kummardus" is a photographic journey of Estonian design, where the creations of Estonian designers meet with nature and tradition. The word „kummardus“ (eng. bow) is an expression of gratitude for what we have.
The exhibition in the Palm Gallery is a homage to the crisp autumn of Estonia and its peculiar variety of colors, which extends from the treetops to the bogs. During this photo journey, we will visit Kõrvemaa's large native forests, as well as the pristine and mysterious nature of the Kakerdaja bog. The creations of Estonian designers are accompanied by traditional stories about giants and wild animals with mystical abilities, and an important role is played by reflective surfaces that convey our ancestor's belief in a layered world.
Following Estonian designers are represented at the photo exhibition: Aldo Järvsoo, Hyrv, Kaia Saarna, Liisa Soolepp, Luminée, Samelin, Studio August, Tanel Veenre, Triinu Pungits.
At the opening of the exhibition, the art director Piret Puppart will introduce the project. A welcome drink is provided by Rotermann.
The photo exhibition in the Palm Gallery will remain open until November 30, 2023.
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.
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.
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.