Our aim is to introduce Estonia and various aspects of Estonian culture through design-related topics in particular. In 2018, Estonia celebrates its centenary. An international exhibition presents a suitable context to celebrate this important event as well as to introduce our country in the heart of Europe – Paris.
An exhibition dedicated to Estonian design and culture will be held at the Cité de la Mode et du Design design centre in Paris. The programme includes various events, such as an Estonian design pop-up shop and the exhibition Size Doesn't Matter, an architectural installation by Salto Architects, an Estonian-themed photo exhibition by French photographer Raphaël Gianelli-Merian and Jaan Kaplinski's poetry evening, a presentation by designer Reet Aus who is encouraging upcycling, as well as music events and Estonian animations for both adults and children.
Our aim is to introduce Estonia and various aspects of Estonian culture through design-related topics in particular. The core of the event is the design exhibition Size Doesn't Matter, which contrasts the small size of the country, the high number of designers, and the abundance of achievements. The concept of the exhibition has been developed by the Estonian Association of Designers (EDL).
A dialogue between France and Estonia will be encouraged by including French artists. As foreigners, they can provide us with a different perspective, which adds an interesting nuance to the entire project.
During the Estonia 100 celebrations, the street art project (R)estart Reality: Digital Street Art will also take place in Paris. We are connecting these two projects, and as a result, Estonian stencil artist Edward von Lõngus will create his work on the wall of Cité de la Mode et du Design.
Cité de la Mode et du Design
Cité de la Mode et du Design, 34 Quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris, France