On the 14th of July, during the Tallinn maritime days the Design Street in Noblessner Harbour Town will be opened, where visitors will be able to explore and purchase a diverse range of Estonian design while enjoying music and various sea activities.
Although a similar event has been held twice during the Design Night festival in autumn, organisers have decided to step out of the calendar for the first time this year and bring the Design Night festival to the Tallinn maritime days as well.
Ann Virkus, the head of special projects at Noblessner harbour town said that it's a great opportunity to get acquainted with Estonian design. "Such an event has not taken place in Tallinn until now – although it's the holiday season, the Tallinn maritime days will bring together a lot of people from Estonia and elsewhere. According to Virkus, the location of the Design Street is so special due to the magnificent atmosphere of the place and with good weather the wall can be moved away.
The President of the Estonian Association of Designers, Ilona Gurjanova, believes that the maritime days is a good way for designers to discover new opportunities and introduce their brand to new customers.Gurjanova hopes that the summer event will make the visitors happy as well. The Design Street offers a diverse range of the latest Estonian design. " It is a pleasure to see how many new Estonian high-quality products have come into excistence in recent years," said Gurjanova.
Visitors have a great opportunity to get acquainted with designers, the product authors and provide feedback that is needed in product development. "The Design Street also provides an opportunity for the creators whose products are not available elsewhere to present their products and sell them as well," said Gurjanova.
A variety of fashion accessories, home decor, clothing for both large and small, men's products, children's games and graphics and other prints can be found on the Design Street - close to a hundred of Estonia's most talented designers can be found on the street.
In addition to seeing design that's pleasing to the eye, guests can enjoy jazz sounds on the seastrand and listen to the creations of Kadri Voorand Duo, Jaan Tätte JR and HU?. The smallest visitors can visit the children's area. Admission is free for everyone.
The Design Street is a commercial platfrom created by the Estonian Association of Designers, which allows designers to sell and promote their products. The Estonian Association of Designers brings Estonian professional designers together, aiming to introduce Estonian design in Estonia and abroud. The community has 150 designers.
Tallinn maritime days take place on the 13th–15th of July at the Old City Harbour, Seaplane Harbour, Noblessner Harbour and Haven Kakumäe Harbour.
The program is available on the website www.tallinnamerepaevad.ee/en