The festival introduces the ideas behind the future design and meditates upon the changes which cause shifts in the field of
design. Through the seminars, workshops, exhibitions, fashion shows, film programs and PechaKucha lightning talks, the festival
tries to offer new knowledge and experience.
One of the main guests of the Festival is Charles Landry (UK), the author of the Creative Cities concept, who gives a presentation
on the developments of the future city. Jon Marshall, Design Director MAP from UK introduces his design project for Virgin Atlantics. Jon Eliason (Sweden) will take audience to Villeroy-Boch Gustavsberg design world. Freek Wallaard, the representative of Grow, Official Representative of Netherlands Higher Education Institutions, concentrates on the shortcomings in design management education. Daniel Charny reveals the Fixperts project which values sustainability and encourages problemsolving design.
The kick-off of a new series of events called Me, Designer. Me, Architect takes place introducing Estonian designers. Italian industrial design is presented through the works of Paolo Favaretto. The exhibition No Randomness and a presentation at the seminar by Oscar Lhermitte (UK) shows that nothing is random in design. The stories of the winners of DBA Design Effectiveness Award measuring the effectiveness of British design are displayed. Parallel to Design Night Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB is held and more
attention is paid to the cooperation between architects and designers.
On May 20, 2015 Tallinn Design Festival Design Night received the Europe-wide recognition – Design Night was listed in the renowned European festivals.