Tallinn Design Festival will celebrate its 11th edition next week, with the Estonian capital coming alive with an array of cultural hubs and design-based events.
Visitors to the festival can explore a wide range of exhibitions and showrooms held by both design schools and renowned professionals. The Redefining Design seminar will bring the opportunity to attend talks by innovative experts in the field, while the festival's traditional mainstays will also form part of this year's programme. These include the PechaKucha night, which allows designers to meet, connect and present their work; the auction; workshops for adults and children alike; talks and film screenings. The climax of the festival will be the Bruno Design Awards ceremony on 16 September.
Although the whole of Tallinn is sure to be buzzing, the Tallinn Design Festival is by no means just a local affair. Foreign exhibitions will include exhibits from Austria, Portugal, Finland, Korea, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, while there will also be a special focus on design in the Baltic Sea region.
The XI Tallinn Design Festival will take place from 12 – 18 September. More information, including locations and tickets, can be found here.