Andres Labi is a designer from Estonia who represents a brand called Tie&Apron. It is an apron with a neck tie. Tie&Apron combines the distinction of a neck tie with the utility of an apron. Whether you are cooking, serving or just enjoying food, Tie&Apron turns every dinner into an extravagant moment, a sophisticated ritual that you won't forget. This is for people, who enjoy adding small special details to their everyday lives.

There are two famous quotes I follow: “Hard things take time to do. Impossible things take a little longer” (Percy Cerutty). “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” (Benjamin Disraeli).

Brand Profile


I have graduated from Estonian Academy of Arts in 2000 as interior architect. I am a founder and a partner of a company called Ruumilabor (est. 2004) – a small design studio, focused on interior, product and furniture design.

I am a long-term member of Estonian designers´ associations, I have supervised design students and have conducted many design workshops.

I believe in lifelong learning. After a decade long interior design practise, I decided to take my fascination with product design to a new level and started studies at Tallinn University of Technology – at Design & Engineering in 2011, a master curriculum integrating art, design and science.

The brand Tie&Apron started off in 2013 and I have been working hard on making it a success.

Muse / Inspiration

Every moment can be inspiring if you create a positive energy around you. If you let your mind free and open yourself, things start to happen and you will recognize the inspiration when it speaks to you.