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Design Night Fest in Tallinn promises to be a real turnout

  • 2009-09-25
  • By Ella Karapetyan

The festival offers its visitors unique exhibitions, different installations, fashion shows, performances, as well as open air movies, activities valuing external living spaces and many more. Festival-goers will have a possibility to take part in workshops, product presentations and sales events at the festival's special price.

The design festival will also host expositions from Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia, which are going to be the headliners of the festival. The festival program will also include educating or simply entertaining activities, which will be demonstrated to the patrons how design triggers the innovation process and how ingenious design can help to soothe even the economic crisis.

The event will provide possibility to enjoy Portuguese performance "The beggars' company", blurring the boundaries between art and reality. One of the most highlights of the Design Night is the disclosure of the winners of the EDL and Tallinn 2011 competition "Ethical Estonian Souvenir" in the Architecture and Design Gallery on 25th September.

Festival visitors will have the opportunity to see the exhibition Design Elevator in the Elevaator (former grain elevator) for free until 27th September and design gourmets will have the possibility to acquire the best of Estonian design. Moreover, an extraordinary product design will be demonstrated at the guest exhibition Austrian Design Innovation & Technology in the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, BIO 21 (Industrial Design Biennial) - a selected exhibition of award winning works and an exhibition of Polish and Lithuanian design.

The audience will witness the premiere of a film dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Estonian Association of Designers. The other major excitement for the guests of the festival will be the traditional Design Auction, which will take place on September, 25,and will allow the participants to obtain original works and prototypes by famous designers.

Works by foreign designers will be auctioned as well. As usual, the auction will be non-profit-making and will help young student to continue their design studies abroad. Moreover, on September, 27, the Nisurukkiveski will create a phantasmal atmosphere for the i-phone performancnce. The organizers will continue the existing tradition of filming every event and showing it simultaneously in different places on the festival ground, as well as on the internet.

Actually, the festival will be a good chance for young designers to exchange their experiences, share their ideas with each other and even to make new friends. Shortly, we can say that Design Night (DisainiOO) ) is a unique design-led festival showcasing all that is innovative or just " a meeting of the top creative minds". The organizers of the event hope, that the festival is going to be a wild success.