PICTURES: New Estonian design

Each year, the Bruno product design award highlights the new Estonian design and awards the best; Estonian World brings you some of the examples by local designers that are competing for attention and potentially, success.

The Bruno product design award is awarded to an exceptional product or product series, manufactured either at the designer’s own initiative, as a collaboration, or as a commission by a manufacturer. Organised by the Estonian Association of Designers, the Bruno product design award is presented in three main categories: the “Best product design for a human environment”, the “Best lifestyle product design” and the “Best engineering product design”.

The overall award, the “Award for life-changing design”, is presented to a design product with the biggest influence, with assessments of the following criteria: the capability of finding solutions to topical crisis situations, and predicting future scenarios and changes in the society; the ability of creating radical changes in our everyday life, and a positive lifestyle change.

In addition to the official categories, a public favourite will also be selected; the public can cast a vote for their favourite on the Bruno Facebook page by clicking “like” on their preferred design.

Sandals Toku Berlin by Kristiina Nurk.

Armchair “Triangle” by Veiko Aedma.

Bathroom furniture set “Trapez” by Harri Ehrlich.

“Nesto” chairs by Martin Saar.

The CleverPod smart mailbox that works with an app and a remote control, by Lauri Hirvesaar.

“Molekul” cufflinks by Merle Kasonen.

“August” sofas by Pent Talvet.

Cup with a removable handle by Mart Vaarpuu.

“Kõrend” office table by Martti Urma.

“Ööd” mirror house by Jaak Tiik.

Sound suppressing table screen by Liisa Kuusik.

Alexander suitcase by Tõnis Vellama.

Park chair “Two Combs” by Toivo Raidmets.

Earrings “Toscana” by Kärt Maran.

Chairs made out of skateboards by Tarmo Luisk.

Table lamp by Katrin Lopuhhin, Liis Tippel.

“Tiide” town furniture by Pent Talvet.

Teenu watches by Kersti Teenu.

Christmas tree stand “Pavo” by Ahti Lill.

Recyclable reed straws by Grete Riim and Mihkel Tamm.


Cover: “Ööd” mirror house by Jaak Tiik.

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