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.
Over a hundred designers and design brands will occupy the main hangar of Põhjala. In addition to a pleasing experience, it is a great opportunity to learn about the designers and the stories behind the products and purchase some of the best design with special prices for yourself and your loved ones.
New materials are emerging in the design world due to a demand for sustainable and plant-based alternatives. However, it creates a problem for designers who use different leather decoration techniques. In his thesis Anari Västrik tries to find out how to preserve these techniques on these alternative materials, what kind of changes need to be made in the application process and how do the materials justify their usage.
The materials were chosen on the basis of being new or not yet being available on the market - to see how they endure the techniques. In order to present the outcome as clearly as possible an overview is given, showing the application of decoration on vegetable tanned leather from which these techniques are derived from. To truly put the alternatives on a test Anari created a set of footwear, which is the most challenging act towards the material. For his work Anari received the best accessory design student award, his supervisor was Marta Moorats. Used techniques: stamping, cliché print, modelling, marbling, gilding.
At the initiative of many lighting designers, Future Cemetery will serve ideas and guesses on the topic of graveyards of tomorrow.
What will a cemetery look like in the future? What elements can one encounter there, which technologies will it contain, what opportunities will the cemeteries offer? Are the cemeteries of the future a different sort of garden? What design elements could find application in the graveyards of the future and what flowers would grow there in a hundred years?
Visitors have the opportunity to participate in the collection of ideas themselves by dropping their dreams or surreal descriptions of cemeteries in the Idea-gathering Urn, thus generating ideas for a new version or further development of the Future Cemetery.
Authors: Andri Luup, Ilvar Piisk, Allan Lahi, Anne Türn, Toomas Täht, Anna Kristin McCarthy, Margus Kontus etc.
The exhibition “ABSURD” was completed for the annual event series dedicated to graphic design. The 2021 traditional competition of the Haapsalu Graphic Design Festival received a total of 446 works from 234 authors from all over the world. A jury of professionals selected 85 final works through a tight screen. The subject of the absurd is dissected on the basis of the authors’ personal views and design beliefs on a very wide scale, from innocent bizarreness to sharp political remarks.
A-Gallery is a gallery that represents the widest selection of Estonian art jewellery. A-Gallery is a unique shopping space where you can meet the artwork from over 80 different artists. Our purpose is to represent professional jewellery artists and designers, creating an outstanding display of studio jewellery, unique pieces and exhibition works.
20.09 18.00 Artists conversation on the topic "New again and new use in jewelry" with Sille Luiga, Andrei Balašov, Urmas Lüüs and Kaia Ansip.
22.09 17.30 Liina Lelov’s and Valdek Laur’s lecture on "Politicality in Jewelry".
24.09 17.00 Tour of A-Gallery and of Andrei Balašov’s "Warm summer" and "Treasures from the sea", guided by Katarina Kotselainen and Helle Ly Tomberg.
The COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, urbanization, poverty, inequality - crises are everywhere around us. The design competition "SOS: the house is on fire" is inspired by the speeches of the climate activist Greta Thunberg. How to save the world? Create a drawing of your vision and share it with others.
To participate in the competition, send a drawing introducing your idea to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th. All young activists aged 7-12 are invited to participate. The best ideas are shared on the festival's social media channels and favorites are rewarded with prizes.
The newly opened gallery shop Estonian Design House + hosts the work of, for example, Eve Hanson, August, Piret Loog, Tanel Veenre, Kelpman Textile, Süsimust, New Vintage by Kriss, Reet Aus, KIRA Shoes, Karl Joonas Alamaa, Stella Soomlais.
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