New collection of Longing For Sleep Unique one-of-a-kind coats is now available at our web store!
The Longing For Sleep collection started in 2013 from Marit’s deeply personal conceptual artwork, reflecting on the feelings evoked by dark wintery time called kaamos. Kaamos is a non-translatable word only known in Estonian and Finnish languages referring to the time from November to January, when the days are very short and it barely gets light.
Longing For Sleep borrowed its name from Estonian title for Chekov’s novel “Let me sleep”, and reflected Marit’s wish to stay wrapped in a blanket and daydream all day long during cold wintery times.
To materialise this wish, Marit created a collection using vintage Soviet woolen blankets back in 2013 and instantly gained international recognition for the style and the unique use - upcycling - of discarded material.
We are proud to let you know that Lore Bistro interior design has been nominated for the Annual Awards of The Estonian Association of Interior Architects (ESL). Besides the smiles of the restaurant visitors enjoying the atmosphere, this nomination means a lot to our multidisciplinary creative atelier!
The ESL’s annual award is known as one of the longest-standing design awards in Europe and dignifies the Estonian architecture and design landscape. Out of 15 nominees this year Lore Bistroo was the only restaurant among them.
Marit has had an honour to create costumes and set design for William Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well" directed by Kristjan Üksküla and performed by the graduates of the Vanalinna Hariduskolleegium theatre class.
The play will be played only 8 times in August! Find the tickets here!
To accompany the Longing For Sleep 2020 Collection 1, Marit compiled a little playlist called Tender Spring, something to nurture the soul in these current times - listen to it here.
Last autumn Marit spoke about her ideas on body and space for the Estonian National Broadcast Radio Night University program, the lecture can now be listened here. The lecture was recorded on 19th of October 2019 in Esna manor.
Marit's essay "Quo vadis, World of Fashion?" was published in Estonian leading newspaper Eesti Ekspress. You can also read the essay here.
Since the beginning of the year Marit has worked on our greatest interior and atmosphere design project so far and we are happy to let you know that Lore Bistroo is now open at Kai Art Centre in Noblessner Port in Tallinn. Lore is a sharing-concept community bistro offering tasty food, excellent service and warm atmosphere. Welcome!
We are proud to let you know Marit Ilison's critically acclaimed "77 chintzes" installation will be on display at Estonian National Museum in Tartu, Estonia till 29th of September 2019.
Fashion exhibition "Sots Art and Fashion. Conceptual Clothes from Easter Europe" with Marit's monumental installation "77 chintzes" will be open 2 more weeks till 4th of August at Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia.
On 30th of May Kumu Art Museum will host an artist talk with curator Liisa Kaljula and Marit Ilison.
On 14th of March fashion exhibition "Sots Art and Fashion. Conceptual Clothes from Easter Europe" will be opened at Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia, where Marit will be presenting a brand artwork. The exhibition will be open till 4th of August 2019.