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We are a small and innovative Nordic design studio that searches for the beauty and potential in everyday objects. We pay close attention to every detail of the creative process as of the crafting of every piece we make. We stand for creating fresh, beautiful, objects with stories. All our projects are born through an experimental design process that playfully mingles shapes, colours and textures until simplicity, style until a unique personality is achieved. 

TAMMA DESIGN holds a strong conviction for the importance of bringing fresh ideas and challenging new projects to small, medium producers to foster growth and artistic sustainability. We work exclusively with local artisans in Spain, Italy, and Estonia, tremendously skilled in handcrafting and colouring techniques, who put their heart into every piece they make. These workshops, who have often lost out opportunities to quick mass production and cheaper labour,  hold a treasured passion for detail and unique handcraft mastery that embodies the timeless values of quality and singularity.



About the designer

Johanna Tammsalu is a young designer from Tallinn, Estonia where she started her design company, TAMMA DESIGN.

Johanna completed her Bachelor of Art studies in London followed by a Master in Conceptual and Industrial Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Madrid. Her work has been showcased in several international design fairs and been featured in many international publications.
“As a 12 year old I built myself my very first playhouse with a simple furniture inside and everything in my back yard. I loved building things with my hands. I’m in constant search of the hidden potential of everyday objects and materials, from high-tech climbing ropes to shoes, dishes and light bulbs. When it comes to materials, there’s always more than meets the eye.”

Design Awards:
BRUNO Best product Selected, Tallinn 2018
BRUNO Winner, Best product design for a human environment, Tallinn 2016
SÄSI Winner, Young Designer Award, Tallinn 2016
Pure Talent Contest Selected, Cologne 2015
SÄSI Young Designer nominee, Tallinn 2014
The Clamp project, Creative Diary, Milan 2012

eheESTONIA, IFFT Tokyo Big Sight, November 2019
Estonian Modern, Marseille, January 2019 Biennial, Venice, May 2018
Size Doesn't Matter, London Design Festival, OXO Tower, September 2017
Roundabout Baltic, Norræna húsið, Reykjavík, March 2017
Tallinn Design Festival, Noblessneri Valukoda, September 2017
Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, via Dante 14, Brera, Apr 2017
Roundabout Baltic, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Feb 2017
Roundabout Baltic, Tallinn Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
Size Doesn't Matter, Estonian Design, Normandy, Oct 2016
Disainiöö, Tallinn Sep 2016
Clerckenwell Design Week, London May 2016
Greenhouse Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, February 2016
Size Doesn't Matter, Estonian Design, Vienna, November 2015
Solo exhibition, Neoclassical architecture in furniture, K.A.I.R, Košice, October 2015
Reciprocity Liège, Design for Food, October 2015
X Disainiöö, Tallinn, Sep 2015
Pure Talent Contest, IMM Cologne, Jan 2015
Estonian Design awards exhibition, Tallinn, Sep-Oct 2014
100% Design, Estonia Design House, London, Sep 2014
The London Design Festival, London, Sep 2014
Clerkenwell Design Week, London, May 2014
Size Doesn't Matter, Estonian Design, Brusselles, May 2014
MADtastic! Fresh Design From Madrid. Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, Apr 2013