Sustainable design workshop with British designers Nick Rawcliffe and Adam Fairweather 10 – 12 September 2012 @ Eesti Disainimaja spOrt 2 Art

30. august, 2012

The aim of the three day workshop is to give old, useless and broken sports materials a new, useful life by creating new functional objects (furniture,lightning, decors). During the workshop participants will design and create a unique functional design objects by recycling and/or upcycling the sports materials.


In three days 12 young Estonian designers and design students will have an opportunity to work side by side with two British designers Nick Rawcliffe and Adam Fairweather, both of whom are running their own sustainable design enterprises in the United Kingdom (see their profile below).

In total there will be four groups of three young designers which will be supervised and assisted by two British designers. Groups will work with materials collected by Uuskasutuskeskus (e.g. old skis, sledges etc.) and they are also provided with other raw materials, which would help them to create functional objects.

All technical equipment will be provided by the organisers. The end-objects will be exhibited during Design Night Festival at Rotermann quarter. Working language will be English.


Day 1, September 10

Day 2, September 11

Day 3, September 12

10.00 Get together @ Eesti Disainimaja, Kalasadama 8

10.15 Welcoming remarks from British Council

10.10 Revision of day 1 designs, Q&A

10.10 Revision of day 2 designs, Q&A

10.25 Presentation by Adam and Nick

10.30 Work in groups

10.30 Work in groups

10.45 Briefing to workshop participants / split into groups

11.00 Work in groups

13.00 LUNCH, provided by British Council

14.00 Work in groups

14.00 Work in groups

14.00 Final presentations of the design work / objects

16.30 Closing of the workshop


HOW YO APPLY: please apply to workshop by Thursday, September 6, 5pm to Kadri Talvoja, via phone: 625 7796 or e-mail: Please note – there are only 12 places available for this workshop -first comes first serves!


Nick Rawcliffe

– Founder and owner of Rawstudio, UK

– Fiat design competition 2008 winner with £50k to develop the Snowbone product to go to market

– Shortlisted as the best new exhibitor at 100%Design in 2007 in London

– Graduated in Industrial Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art, London

– First engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University

Rawstudio is about creating something different, products which have a reason and have been approached from a fresh angle. All Rawstudio products have something hidden that, when discovered, offer that extra slice of satisfaction. It may be the way they are designed or engineered, a hidden functionality or a narrative behind the design. Sustainability and local production is key to Rawstudio’s designs.

Adam Fairweather

– Founder of Re-worked, UK, industrial design and product development company that is focused on helping develop new social and environmentally focused projects

– Uses coffee recycling as a launching platform for his works

– Graduated in Product Design from Brighton University and Industrial Design Engineering programme from Imperial College /Royal College of Art


Re-worked is an industrial design and product development company that is focused on helping develop new social and environmentally focused projects, using Coffee recycling as a launching platform. Adam is an Industrial designer and product developer who finds the balance between material language, environmental impact and social change. He works with industry and business to make change happen.