Taavi Varm (1979, Estonia) is a new media artist interested in combining spatial design, audio-video design, and new technologies with interactive behavioral design. For the last years, he’s works have been focused on mental health, depression, and anxiety-related issues.
Along the way, he has been teaching video, art, and technology-related courses for the past 20+ years in different Universities in Estonia and abroad. He has a Master’s degree from AALTO School of Arts, Design, and Architecture MA in New Media Design and Production. Since 2020 he has taught the lecture series “Moving Image in Space” at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
He has done stage video design for numerous theatre plays in Estonia, combining hi-tech solutions to narrow the gap between technology and real-time performance.
Taavi is also specialized in large-scale projection mapping projects. Lately, he has been working with interactive installations to create installations for museums and unique environments. To name a few: Fazer Visitor Centre, Georgian Pavillion at Word Expo Astana, Unity DOME 360, Narva Alexander’s Cathedral installation, Narva Museum, and many more.
He runs the hybrid design company Varm Studio with his wife, industrial designer Anni Varm, which has developed many big-scale projects to introduce Estonian design worldwide. That has lead him to be an expert in consulting on various government and national projects.
“Arts and design make the world better. I enjoy doing it. Happy little bastard as I am.” Artist, designer, illustrator, interdisciplinary artist, mother. The main designer – Varm Country.