The Digital Summit in the framework of the Estonian Presidency of the European Union brought together EU Heads of State and Government on September 29th in Tallinn.
In addition to digital themes, visitors were introduced to the achievements of Estonia in the design world. The representative Tallinn Design House was chosen as the meeting place where guests were welcomed by Mrs. Karin Ratas, Mrs. Marina Kaljurand and Anu Lõhmus, Head of the Tallinn Creative Incubator.
The guests were given an overview of service and business model innovation in both public services, technology-based products, applied art and fashion. Jane Oblikas from Estonian Design Center introduced the nature of design innovation and the solutions of Estonian e-goverment. Ceramic artist Liisu Arro from Arro Ceramic talked about his journey from author creation to serial production of porcelain dishes. The founder of Click & Grow, Matthias Lepp, showed the new generation of smart technology, that can help the gardener in the urban setting, and, in addition to plant eyelids, in vivid conditions, to grow real organic food. At the end of the inspirational afternoon, the excitement of a mini fashion show, where the clothing designer and multidisciplinary artist Marit Ilison presented the “Longing for Sleeve” collection of vintage collections.
Tallinn Design House is founded by the Creative Incubator with the support of EAS and the City of Tallinn. The goal is to raise awareness of design as an innovation locator, its day-to-day implementation from the designer to the customer both as a product and as a service, and in the long term important for the Estonian state – the development of the export capabilities of design brands. Tallinn Design House has concentrated around 100 professional fashion designers in the fashion design of the Estonian disain brand.