ESTONIAN DESIGN HOUSE (EDH) is a citizen-initiated environment for designers in the old fishing harbour in Tallinn. The project is a civic initiated.It houses the Estonian design showroom, several design studios (Reet Aus, Stella Soomalais, Kaspar Paas, Karin Kersa), the Estonian Association of Designers (EDL), the office of the Design Night festival (DISAINIÖÖ) and the design café Klaus. The trademark Estonian Design House was created by EDL and it represents remarkable Estonian product design ranging from interior accessories to fashion. The aim of EDL is to make Estonian design more visible, give designers trading channels and the motivation for new creative ideas. EDH acts as a platform for Estonian designer-makers by helping to promote their products both in Estonia and abroad. Estonian Design House is situated in an historical building designed by architect Johanson.
The Estonian Design House is becoming a venue that connects designers from different fields and with different competencies, offers solutions for ideas for products with a flair for service design and initiates product development processes where designers and entrepreneurs get together.
Estonian Design House pop-up shops have been installed in several cities in Finland, St Petersburg, San Francisco and in several places all over Estonia. The selection sets out to offer a feast for the eyes and the joy of shopping. Design is brought closer to people – it provokes connotations, feels natural and is within arm’s reach. The original range of quality products fulfils the emotional dreams and rational needs of the visitors.
Design competence is guaranteed by renowned designers: Tarmo Luisk, Ilona Gurjanova, Monika Järg, Tõnis Vellama, Reet Aus, Stella Soomlais, Ivo Nikkolo, Mare Kelpman, Piret Loog, Andres Labi, Janno Roos, Igor Volkov, Pavel Sidorenko, Margus Triibmann, Marko Ala, Kadri Paloveer, Anni Varm, Veiko Liis, Raili Keiv, Jaanus Orgusaar, Karl Annus, Toivo Raidmets, Elna Kaasik, Kalli Sein, Krista Leesi, Kärt Ojavee, Elmet Treier, Harri Ehrlich, Anni Varm, Ene Raud, Anne-Liis Leht, Kristi Rinkjob, Maria Rästa, Krista Leesi, Evelin Kummel, Marion–Isabelle Varik, Inga Koppel, Kristel Saan, Tarvo Porroson, Hosewear, k00d.ee, Moshi, Joti, KR Stuudio, Valhalla, KAM, HARU etc.
There are more than 80 designers represented at the Estonian Design House gallery.