XIII TALLINN DESIGN FESTIVAL
10.09. — 16.09.2018
Human Cities
The XIII Tallinn Design Festival will be held from 10 to 16 September 2018. For a week, the unique festival which centers on different parts of Tallinn will be revived. Read more...

Main events

Seminar "Design Culture"
At the seminar "Design Culture" the design specialists from different countries debate about understanding and development of design culture in society. How are aesthetics, ethic, business, semiotics, education, technological heritage and organisation culture connected to design culture? Is the well-designed organisation capable of creating products and services of high design value? Does design thinking facilitate understanding of design being holistic and human-centred, not just creating beautiful things? How much will commercial success be influenced and can efficiency be the only big end for the organisation? Emotions are as important as intellect; immeasurable things are as important as measurable. We try to find the human side in business.

The seminar "Design Culture" leads us to humanity in design and business.
Michael Thomson, a well-known design strategist, Jak Spencer, an expert of inclusive design and Oscar Tomico, a specialist on smart textiles show us the ways to improve the quality of life with the help of design. Christian Pagh from Denmark tells us how to vivify design culture in the context of organization. Kristian Keinänen, the president of Ornamo and Kristjan Mändmaa discuss about design education and design awareness. Jüri Kermik concentrates on plywood and furniture. Simo Heikkilä discusses about ebbing of hands-on abilities. Deborah Alden* from New York opens up the backgrounds of 21st century fashion industry. Thilo von Debschitz offers an interesting study to friends of graphic.
The seminar is moderated by Ilona Gurjanova and the panel discussion by Michael Thomson.

More information HERE


TIMETABLE
10:00-10:15 café and gathering

10:15-10:30 Ilona Gurjanova
Introduction

10:30-11:00 Michael Thomson
Design-led strategy thinking for growth – sensitising cultures to design

11:00-11:20 Oscar Tomico
Textile thinking crossing over disciplines and scales

11:20-11:40 Christian Pagh
Making cross-disciplinarity real!

11:40-12:00 Deborah Alden
Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

12:00-12:20 Kristian Keinänen
Design Platforms for Urban Development – Case: Lahti Design Ecosystem

12:20-12:45 Lunch
Speacially designed lunch by Madis Rõuk

12:45-13:15 Jak Spencer
Design to Benefit Society

13:15-13:35 Kristjan Mändmaa
Que vadis, design education?

13:35-13:55 Simo Heikkilä
I need craft

13:55-14:15 Jüri Kermik
Estonia, Design and the 1980s

14:15-14:35 Thilo von Debschitz
Dr. Fritz Kahn and his adventurous journey through the human body

14:35-15:00 Panel discussion
Moderator: Michael Thomson


*Deborah's participation is made possible thanks to Estonia by The Baltic American Freedom Foundation's Baltic American Dialogue Program. 
Design Street & Fashion Cross
The design fair Design Street will also rise for this years festival and you don’t need a drvier’s license to commute. Walk through good design as all of the greatest fashion, accessory, product and interior design will have its own address. In addition to just relaxing your eyes, Design Street is a great opportunity to purchase some of the best design for yourself.

If your feet get tired, you can experience some great (street) food in our pop up cafes.

More info and introduction of participants
HERE

Participants:

Fashion & Accessories:

Anu Samarüütel
TOKU
Woolish 
KarlKorsar 
Donna Nordica 
Malvine.lv 
Killud 
Agnes Veski Jewelry
Raili Nõlvak
By Urmas Lüüs 
HURMUR 
Seco by Jane Aus 
Kadi Veesaar Jewellery & Katrin Veegen Jewellery
KUMA Design
Teenu
Vilve Unt 
New Vintage by Kriss 
Kristel Suigussaar Design
Tiina Andron Design 
Studio HÕBE 
ALTON 
VARKKI
miDeer
PORTEL
Mokoko Labs
Kadri Kruus
HERTTA
Stuudio Nahk
Studio Mari Seger
Sigrid Kuusk
Monquer
Liisa Soolepp 
XAOS
Haiku Minimal
KUUL Design
HAY-HAY
Piret Loog
Stuudio Ankoopi
Stuudio Emma Leppermann ja Semimari

Ulmann
Piece of Cake by Krista Tulp
KENA
Kristi Liiva Jewelry
Stella Soomlais
Black Bag
HKM_Jewellery
Astrid Rajalo
Maarja Niinemägi
Anneli Tammik EHTED & TUUB 
Olevus Art
SOFIA LARK / Laura Selecka
Inga Radikainen
Talkativ 
KEDRINA
KUKK 
Hiiu Vill
Marge Lillo / Nyxbymarge
LOREN Design
Bïut
Hansel Tai
NotoriousObsessionS (NOS)
Marita Lumi
HING
Good Bad Not Ugly
RitaEhted
magicdesign.ee
Greenbird by Marili Rooba
Pearlstory
MyaMoon
Oomyo
Ateljee Cherie
Pearls by Mariliis Sepper
Wooden Lifestyle
Chintamani Alchemistry
NYMF Moestuudio
Good Vibrations
Mari Design
DeMoog
MJU

Design for children:
TUDU lasteriided
DarkroomCat
Lulukids
Disainistuudio Muna
Vilde&Voldemar
Goldmerk
Nona
klikkklakk
Umbra

Graphics and cosmetics:
Krõõt Kukkur Illustrations 
Type Tomorrow 
paranoia publishing
Bold Tuesday
Härra Aprill 
Tilk!
Moshi 
Tegude Kalender
Hele Art and Design

Interior & product design:
ELKE Mööbel 
Monika Järg / stuudio Tekstiil Ruumis
WOH 
Estonian Design House / Eesti Disaini Maja 
Nufnuf 
Kaaren Stuudio 
Intera 
Standfold Design Studio
Hõrd
PULO disain 
Trallibussikoondis
TEKERO PÕRANDAD 
Pehmö by Mairi Laide 
Triibuvineer 
Pulkdesign 
Norna 
JALG 
Pesuliisu 
Moe Muusa 
Liivi Leppik & Visioon tekstiil  
Hõrd 
Tipitiri
Laura Lepper
Upstairs Shop
Full program

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