Tartu Art College project Living ROOM at Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair
Tartu Art College`s furniture and textile design students present their joint project Living ROOM at the Greenhouse area of the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2018. The project was carried out in collaboration with regional furniture and textile manufacturers.
The final prototypes combine the knowledge of furniture design and interior textiles of the students of the furniture and textile departments. The participants analysed the room as a living environment focusing on either public or private space when creating the prototypes. Working together in design teams that combine different specialties and getting to know the manufacturing potential of collaborating companies adds substantial value to the project. Several Estonian companies contributed to the completion of the project: Tarmeko LPD - one of the biggest furniture producers in the country, leading ribbon producer Haine Paelavabrik and bespoke furniture manufacturer Sisuko. Artium ITC OÜ provided the project with materials.
In the design process students explored the industrial materials used in collaborating companies creating dialogues of textile and wood. The aim of the project was to playfully experiment with the materials, with forms and structure and to test the completed prototypes at the fair.
This project allows the students to gain experience by exhibiting at the biggest nordic furniture and light fair and to receive international feedback on their prototypes.
Project Living ROOM is first exhibited at the Greenhouse area of the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair at stand C20:20. The Greenhouse area is the heart of the fair composed only of exhibitors chosen by a jury. This is a take-off point for new ideas and
Tartu Art College exhibits at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair for the 9th time.
Participants: Anastasia Rikk, Anneli Kurm, Grete Pertel, Helene Puusep, Kristin Mällo, Maarit Brit Tanni, Mairi Sild, Marge Allik, Marielle Sari, Mari-Triin Kirs and Siiri Nool.
Supervisors: Madis Liplap, Aet Ollisaar, Keret Altpere
Photos: Kristina Haan
Graphic design: Siiri Nool, Grete Pertel
The students’ participation at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair takes place February 6-10, 2018. For more information about the fair, visit: http://www.stockholmfurniturelightfair.se/
For more information:
Professor Aet Ollisaar
Head of Department, Tartu Art College, Department of Textile
tel +372 506 7281