Design works of Tartu Art College will be displayed at the international design festival Tent London
The outcome of the joint project 8:TOOL of the Departments of Textile and Furniture of Tartu Art College will be at display at the prestigious design event Tent London from September 19 until September 22 in London. Tent London is a design show of a significant international importance that is held in the framework of London design festival.
Tartu Art College will be represented at the London design fair by project 8:TOOL (chair), a joint project of the departments of Textile and Furniture. The project that started in the fall of 2012 had one initial task – to combine the modern textile technology of jacquard weaving using the digital jacquard loom TC-1 and furniture design.
For the project the students worked as creative teams to combine the design elements of the fabric and the shape of the eight chair prototypes. Two important aspects in the design process were that the products had to be comfortable for the consumer and the awareness of the choice of materials used. Many lecturers of the Department of Textile and Furniture were involved in the preparation process of the project. The design process was supervised by Jaak Roosi, Katrin Trumm and professor Aet Ollisaar. Project was assisted by Marju Nurk.
Project 8:TOOL was invited to the London design fair by the Tent London representatives whose attention at the Stockholm Furniture Fair was caught by the project's design works, especially the chair prototype LEELO created by Maria Kuusik and Mari Kõrgesaar.
Many interior design related products created by students and designers from various countries will be showcased at Tent London. Tent London is one of the biggest events organised in the framework of London design festival specifically for the professional design audience. One of the aims of the event is to provide a platform for the up and coming designers for showcasing their products and conclude conracts, and to offer the beginners a possibility to compare their works with those of more experienced designers and companies.
This year's event hosts 280 expositions from 26 countries. All of the participants get a chance to introduce their products to the design concious international audience consisting of architects, interior designers, manufacturers and the representatives of press. Taking part in an event on this level is a great opportunity for young designers for networking and cooperation on the international level.
Exposition of Tartu Art College at Tent London can be found at the hall T3, in the box N18 http://www.tentlondon.co.uk/stands?year=2013 .
This is Tartu Art College's 1st time to be represented at the London design week.
More specific information about the project is available in the electronic booklet designed by Kadi Pajupuu
In recent years the design projects of Tartu Art College students have been acclaimed both at international and national events and this has helped to show to various interest groups that Tartu is a beneficial environment for design education.
Professor Aet Ollisaar
Head of the Textile Department
Tartu Art College
tel +372 506 7281