Tallinn, Estonia

Wood and Design

when 20 August 2018 - 25 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC

This 6-day workshop focuses on the design aesthetics, ecology, and sustainability of wood. Exploring the material properties of wood through its use in design, the workshop invites participants to build a set of functional wooden objects for outdoor living with the simplest of means. Participants will utilise wood, as a naturally-occurring renewable material, in two forms: solid slab and left-over scraps from local lumber mills. The workshop is therefore not only community-inspired, with materials sourced or found locally, but also meets the ever-growing need to reclaime and recycle waste wood.

Course leader

Simo Heikkilä is an interior architect who has contributed significantly to Finnish furniture design and craftsmanship.

Jüri Kermik is an academic and designer with a primary research interest in design history and materials innovation.

Target group

BA and MA students in Interior Architecture, Furniture Design, or similar.

Credits info

3 EC

Fee info