Size Doesn't Matter / design_estonia




11am – 6pm

Free Event

#estoniandesignhouse, #tallinndesignfestival


The concept of “Size Doesn’t Matter” expo contrasts the smallness of the land and the density of designers and the abundance of the achievements, in order to introduce Estonian design in foreign countries. The collection consists of high quality small print run products and of industrial products.

The Estonian Association of Designers (EDL) has created the concept of Size Doesn’t Matter in 2014, which contrasts the smallness of the land and the density of designers and the abundance of the achievements, in order to introduce Estonian design in foreign countries. presents a cross-section of the contemporary design world Estonia. Exhibits shown include innovative industrial products and demonstrate the successful combination of a rich visual heritage with the latest technologies and solutions of the 21st century.

EDL hopes, through foreign exhibitions, to boost cultural exchanges showcasing the achievements of Estonia as a rapidly developing design country and create opportunities for networking for Estonian product designers reaching the international arena.

Size Doesn’t Matter exhibition includes products related to furnishing of the home: textiles, furniture, lighting, ceramics, glass, wheels and fashion accessories including bags, shoes, jewelry and a selection of packaging and book designs. Nearly 50 designers are represented including meritorious as well as a newly graduated young promising artists who have received awards both in Estonia and abroad. The crisp collection is characteristic to the Nordic country – characterized by a minimalist style, natural materials, ingenious solutions and humor.

Size Doesn’t Matter concept has been exhibited in Brussels, Vienna, Stockholm, Caen.

POP-UP shop every day 11-6 pm

Opening and private view: 15th of September 6 pm

Bankside Design District Late Night: 20th of September

Presentation of the book: "Woods and the Sea. Estonian Design and Virtual Frontier" by Michael Dumiak (Black Dog Publishing)

Estonian Association of Designers

The Estonian Association of Designers (EAD) brings together over 150 designers from fields like product, textile, fashion and graphic design. It promotes Estonian design in its home country as well as abroad; it initiated the development of a national design policy; together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Ministry of Culture, it participates in creating means for developing design and increasing demand and supply. EAD regularly organises educational seminars, workshops and competitions and presents the BRUNO product design award (as a part of the Estonian Design Awards).

EAD participates in the work of larger design organisations and has been a member of the board of various organisations (ICSID, BEDA, EIDD Design For All Europe, DME Award), it collaborates in projects focused on issues like inclusive design, health care design, human cities, design management and so on.

The main design event of the year is international Tallinn Design Festival (DISAINIÖÖ) organised 12 years by EAD and Disainiöö MTÜ ( HYPERLINK "" The program consists of seminars, workshops, exhibitions, competitions, talks, fashion shows, guided tours etc.

For making Estonian design more visible EAD established the Estonian Design House in 2010 housing 2 Estonian design shops and designers’ studios.

Main projects:
Estonian Design House - online shop:
Tallinn Design Festival / DISAINIÖÖ [25.09-1.10.2017]
Size Doesn't Matter - travelling exhibition
Estonian Product Design Award BRUNO
Tallinn For All

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