The exhibition of Estonian sustainable design “Second Chance” organised by Estonian Association of Designers will be opened on June 11 at 6 pm within the framework of the Venice Design Biennale. The Design Biennale has been open since 2016. A design culture forum has been created which connects Venice with an international network of designers.
In parallel with the exhibitions of the Architecture Biennale, Estonian design is represented in Venice for the second time. The issue of the environment, which came to the fore during the crisis, has given rise to the content of this year’s exhibition. The exhibition demonstrates how recycling turns used items into new products, which saves limited resources and protects the environment.
The exhibition features design solutions from well-known Estonian designers: Marit Ilison, Reet Aus, Kairi Lentsius, Angela Orgusaar, Urmas Lüüs, Sille Luiga, Kalli Sein, Raili Keiv, Margot Vaaderpass, Tarmo Luisk, Elmet Treier, Igor Volkov, Kalli Sein, Eva-Karlotta Tatar, Laura Saks, Leonardo Meigas and Mihkel Mölder. Experimental tableware for the restaurant by Fotografiska will be shown by Estonian Art Academy.
The curator of the exhibition is Ilona Gurjanova and the scenography based on the principle of recycling is by Leonardo Meigas.
A small pop-up shop is also open in the gallery on Garibaldi Street, where most of the exhibition’s products can also be purchased. The gallery is open until June 20.
The Estonian Association of Designers (EDL), which unites more than 160 well-known Estonian designers, has undertaken to actively introduce the achievements of Estonian design also outside Estonia. Over the past 20 years, curated exhibitions have been performed in more than 20 cities. The association has its own store, the Estonian Design House, and for 16 years EDL has been organizing the Tallinn Design Festival.