Accessory Design

The studies in the Accessory Design speciality are comprised of two fields of activity – accessory design and traditional crafts – that use different materials and techniques. The accessory projects deal with the design of bags and footwear, as well as gloves and headwear. The students participate in competitions, cooperate with businesses, and develop both their individual and teamwork skills within the framework of the various specializations.

  • The aim of the Accessory Design is to provide a modern, high-quality and internationally recognized education and, at the same time, to preserve traditional specialized knowhow.
  • We respect the study process and offer a flexible and need-based curriculum, which will develop and take into account the students’ creativity, personality and individual preferences and wishes.
  • The combination of modern and traditional studies makes the Accessory Design speciality unique in the world, and provides broad-based knowledge about leather as a material, as well as the various fields of activity related to it.
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News and events

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The Winner of the Best Accessory Design Student 2022 Award is Dina Aller

Dina Aller (MA) is awarded the Best Accessory Design Student Award by the Department of Accessory Design of the Estonian Academy of Arts. The Department of Accessory Design acknowledges Dina's commitment to professional studies and to her outstanding creative work. In addition, participation in several competitions such as the Global Footwear Awards, InMyShoes Milan, Scripta Manent, Box Your ...
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Adrianus Kundert open lectur: New Crafts

Adrianus Kundert is a Dutch designer working on products and spatial design and is an enthusiastic basketry maker. Playfulness, experimentation and a delicate application of both colors and materials characterize his design language. His hands-on working method vouches for groundbreaking projects – materialized ideas twisting techniques into new crafts. Adrianus: ”The projects I especially ...
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EKA designers at World Design Capital Valencia 2022 exhibition

The exhibition of Estonian sustainable design "Second Chance", organized by the Estonian Association of Designers and the Estonian Academy of Arts, will be opened in Palacio de Colomina in Valencia, on May 9th, featuring innovative sustainable design solutions from more than 20 Estonian designers. The curator of the exhibition is the President of the Estonian Association of Designers, Ilona ...
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Accessories and bookbinding department 105 exhibition ”Perspectives” invites you: Accessory Design Workshop

In the workshop led by an artist and designer Anu Samarüütel you will get an overview of professional illustration techniques, of a design process and ideas generation. Workshop starts with various warm-up exercises to get creativity flowing, different materials and techniques (collage and 3D draping) will be used. By the end of the workshop each participant will have their own selection of ...
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Guide Tours at the Jubilee Exhibition “Perspectives” in the gallery at Põhjala Factory

Guided tours at the Jubilee Exhibition of the Department of Accessory Design “Perspectives” in the gallery of Põhjala Factory with Stella Runnel. 22.03 Tuesday 5.30–7 pm 24.03 Thursday 4.30–6 pm 25.03 Friday 5 –7 pm 30.03 Wednesday 6–7 pm 31.03 Thursday 5–7 pm Please register first
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Tour of the EKA Accessory Design Jubilee Exhibition “Perspectives”

Today, on March 14, at 5 pm, a tour of the jubilee exhibition “Perspectives” of the Department of Accessory Design of EKA will take place with the artistic director of the exhibition, Helen Sirp, at Põhjala Factory Gallery. The “Perspectives” exhibition focuses on works from the last 5 years, focusing on footwear, bags, gloves, headgear, artifacts, material ...
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Perspektiivid: EKA Accessories and Bookbinding 105

EKA Accessories and Bookbinding Department 105 jubilee exhibition ‘’Perspectives’’ is open from March 6th till March 31st @ Põhjala tehas gallery (Marati 5, Tallinn). Together with works by students and alumni of the EKA Accessories and Bookbinding Department, the exhibition will feature works by the students from three visiting universities: Detroit College for Creative Studies, Designskolen ...
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OPEN LECTURE: footwear designer Aki Choklat

EKA Accessory and Bookbinding Department is inviting all the footwear design lovers to an open lecture “The Aki Method: Surviving as a Designer in Today’s World” on Thursday, 3rd of March at 4-5 p.m. to EKA, room A-101. The lecture is about how to live a successful design life in a world full of challenges through Aki Choklat’s prism. He will share his history, philosophy and experience in ...