Accessory Design / Leather Art

The studies in the Accessory Design speciality are comprised of two fields of activity – bookbinding and accessory design – that use different, but similar, materials and techniques. The first deals with traditional and contemporary bookbinding art and design, the structures of historical book bindings, artist’s books and replicable binding designs. 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 specialisations.

  • The aim of the Department of Accessory Design and Bookbinding is to provide a modern, high-quality and internationally recognised education and, at the same time, to preserve traditional specialised 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.
  • This combination makes the 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.
Mari Masso, shoes, 2015
Kirjatuvi, Helen Moon, 2014
Heavenly Bodies, Lauri Liinev, 2014
Käsitööking, Sini Tanninen, 2014_
Kingad, MA töö, Kärt Põldmann 2012
Marika Jylhä MA töö  Kuula+ Jylhä 2014_
35 Business casual, Indrek Pitk, 2014
Dante Alighieri. Põrgu. Paula Kivi, 2013

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Open Lecture: Designer of New Balance Benjamin Moua on “Thoughtful Design”

Benjamin Moua is a NYC-based designer, maker, and creative who strives to strike a balance between form, function, and the engineering of ideas into products and experiences that people will trust and love.​​ He has worked for major brands such as Reebok, Target, Adidas, Dick’s Sporting Goods, UNIQLO, Terramar Sports, New Balance and collaborated as a designer at the Boston Marathon, ...
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Design students of the Estonian Academy of Arts reach out to the international markets

On 13th December, the MA-students from fashion, textile, accessories’ and jewellery design at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) will get a rare chance to pitch their newly refined brands and concepts to influential Scandinavian entrepreneurs and investors. They will come all the way to see which next big ideas will get a little help to grow and emerge from the local design market to an ...
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Accessorie series at Disainiöö

The display of design and architecture schools introduces graduation works and various school projects. In addition to the design schools in Estonia who offer higher education in Tallinn, Tartu and Haapsalu our guests from Kolding Design School, European University in Madrid and Falmouth University are presenting their most successful student projects. “This course focuses on research of ...