October 7-15.

START – ELEMENTAL DESIGN

OPENING EXHIBITION

Venue
Artus Studio
Address
1117 Budapest, Sztregova Str. 7.
Open
7 October – 5 November, Tue-Sun 12:00-18:00
Links
Web

In line with this year’s slogan, the opening exhibition of Budapest Design Week is primarily intended to offer an opportunity for small and medium-sized enterprises launched after the regime change to introduce themselves. The majority of the presented projects involve products already manufactured or easily suited for serial production with little further development; moreover, some exciting experimental concepts are also flashed to evoke thoughts in visitors.

The projects curated for the exhibition were inspired by the rich mineral resources, diverse flora, rivers and excellent mineral waters, as well as the mineral-rich soil that sustains industrial crop growth in the Carpathian Basin – this being the starting point (or the start line, if you like), which is available to anyone, and which is a unique and unmistakeable feature in Hungary. The exhibition presents artworks that, even if implicitly, direct attention to the values of natural resources, through their use of material and the symbolism of working it: putting sustainability into the focus, they wish to use the means of design to raise users’ awareness of the value of natural resources around us, as well as their own responsibility as designers and consumers in preserving and passing them on.

Expert: Andor Wesselényi-Garay
Curator: Hungarian Design Council / Budapest Design Week project team

October 6-15.

HUNGARIAN DESIGN AWARD AND DESIGN MANAGEMENT AWARD 2017

AWARD CEREMONY AND EXHIBITION

Venue
Artus Studio
Address
1116 Budapest, Sztregova Str. 7.
Open
6 October, 17:00
Exhibition
7 October – 5 November, daily 12:00-18:00 (closed: 16, 23, 30 October)
Links
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HUNGARIAN DESIGN AWARD 2017

Following a tradition, an award ceremony will be held also this year to present the best of last year in the Hungarian design scene. The grant that has represented the most prestigious recognition in the profession for almost 40 years, along with the annual award announced by the Minister of National Economy, primarily aims to call market actors’ attention to the competitive potential offered by the creative industry, and to present the outstanding achievements of national innovation to a broader audience. As the notion of design keeps changing and is gathers complexity, the event offers a comprehensive overview of the trends representing the present and projecting the future of the design scene. Similarly to the previous years, the panel awarded products that represent a high added design value, are innovative, competitive, and meet international expectations, in addition to becoming an indispensable part of our everyday environment.

 

DESIGN MANAGEMENT AWARD 2017

The strategic application of design today is proved to increase competitiveness and is regarded by market actors as a profitable investment. The Hungarian Design Council founded the Design Management Award as a means to recognise the organisations that set an example by using the inventory of design and design-minded thinking, which has become an integral part of their operations also at the level of decision-making processes. This recognition may motivate organisations and institutions by showcasing good practices, while offering an exciting glimpse into the secrets of corporate success to those interested. In addition to the four awarded companies, four other organisations that have received certificates of recognition are also presented at the exhibition.


Admission to the award ceremony: on presentation of an invitation.
Organised by the Hungarian Design Award

October 8-15.

40x40

An exhibition of 40 A’Design Award winner projects from 40 countries

Venue
Budapest Projekt Galéria
Address
1053 Kossuth Lajos Str.16.
Open
8-31 October, Tue-Sun 14:00-20:00
Opening
8 October, 19:00
Guided tours
13 and 27 October, 18:00
Links
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Instagram

40x40 is an exhibition that collects the projects of leading international designers who won A’Design Award this year. The exhibition presents 40 designers’ winner works from 40 countries. All of the Hungarian winners are also exhibited to highlight their success.

October 7-14.

ARtificial Hearts

Labrosse x AR – virtual graphics exhibition

Venue
Brody Studios
Address
1064 Budapest, Vörösmarty Str. 38.
Open
7–14 October, Mon-Thu 18:00-01:00, Fri-Sat 18:00- 03:00
Opening
7 October, 18:30
Closing Auction
14 October, 18:30
Links
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After appearing in Tate Modern in London, young French-Hungarian visual artist Dániel Labrosse returns to Budapest to present his new material using AR (augmented reality). He uses multiple techniques in his thematically connected colourful illustrations: painting, computer graphics and traditional animation are combined with augmented reality, in which he partners with Etentuk Udeme.

October 5-15.

Autistic Art x Müskinn

Pop up store and exhibition

Venue
Typo Bar & Showroom
Address
1085 Stáhly Str. 14.
Open
5–15 October, daily 12:00-19:00
Opening
5 October, 19:00
Links
Web
Facebook
Instagram

What happens if socially sensitive designers meet autism? The conceptual bag collection from Autistic Art and Müskinn cooperation has been inspired by the everyday life of people living with autism in their specific homes, and their special systems. The collection is being presented in an exhibition and a pop up store.

October 10-15.

Ball-point pen / Biro

exhibition

Venue
FIÓK stationery shop
Address
1111 Budafoki Rd. 5-7.
Open
10-31 October, Mon-Tue-We-Fri 8:00-16:00, Thu 8:00-13:00
Opening
10 October, 17:30
Links
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Instagram

The Birome / Biro, GO-PEN and UO pens’ technical and formal innovations were designed to make handwriting easier. The disappearance of handwriting in our world is an actual issue, this is what Erika Baglyas is focusing on in her drawings. Let’s think about it together – all you need is a pen, a piece of paper or a cute notebook.

October 6-15.

Borderless design

exhibition

Venue
Art Quarter
Address
1222 Nagytétényi Str. 48-50.
Open
6–15 October, Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00
Opening
6 October, 18:00
Registration
wb@aqb.hu, 00 36 70 455 4040
Links
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An exhibition by the students of University of Sopron SKK / Applied Arts Institute / AMI –Design Department and University of Novi Sad – Academy of Arts, organised by byArt Association in Art Quarter Budapest Gallery. Designs, sculptures of rethought objects and poster designs will also be exhibited.

October 12-15.

Chair Transcripting

30 years of experimental chairs, an exhibition

Venue
Hungarian National Museum
Address
1088 Múzeum krt. 14-16.
Open
12-22 October, Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
Opening
12 October, 19:00
Links
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100 chairs in 30 years: the exhibition presents the experimental results of a course called “chair transcripting” which has a great tradition among the MOME`s students of the architecture.  The collected material is a so-called documentation that honors a tradition, extends the interpretation of furniture, emphasizes the possibilities of progressive recycling. The exhibition provides the visitors relevant experience by the astonishing results of formal, mental and educational border crossings.

October 7-15.

collezione L!PUFF

exhibition

Venue
Élesztőház, VinoPiano Gallery
Address
1094 Tűzoltó Str. 22.
Open
7–15 October, Fri-Sat 16:00-23:00, Sun-Thu 16:00-22:00
Opening
7 October, 20:00
Links
Web

After its launch at Paris Design Week, L!puff collection will be showcased in Budapest, too. The pieces belonging to the brand annajames, launched by Anna Horváth, are made of metal, textile and terrazzo and fight for diversity, the equal rights of people in an abstract way.

October 13-15.

Common Ground Exhibition

Helpful design in high quality

Venue
MAXCity Lakberendezési Áruház
Address
2045 Törökbálint, Tópark Str. 1/a.
ground floor, 027/A
Open
13–15 October, Fri-Sat 10:00-20:00, Sun 10:00-19:00
Opening
13 October, 19:00
Roundtable
14 October, 16:00
Links
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Common Ground is an inclusive design exhibition. The featured brands have one thing in common: they all work towards a better, more equal and integral world through design. Either they involve disabled labour, they create jobs for marginalized communities, or they contemplate on rare conditions through design, the outcome is a collection of high-quality and beautiful objects.

October 6-14.

Communicative beginnings

Fashion show and exhibition

Venue
Francia Intézet (Galerie 17)
Address
1011 Budapest, Fő Str. 17.
Open
6–14 October, Mon-Fri 8:00-22:00, Sat 8:00-17:00
Opening & Fashion show
12 October, 18:00
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Ergonomic design and environmentally conscious approach are in focus of the exhibition and fashion show by the students of Industrial Product Design Engineering at Óbuda University. Function, form and technology are in the center of communicative beginnings. Two events, several topics and inspiring solutions!

October 6-13.

Contemporary design in KUBIK

Exhibition, film club, workshops

Venue
KUBIK coworking
Address
1137 Budapest, Jászai Mari Sq. 5-6.
Opening
10 October, 18:30
Open
6-13 October, Mon-Fri 9:00 - 18:00
Movie Night
9 October, 18:30
Workshop
12 October, 16:00 - 20:00
Information
Registration required: events@kubik.hu
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This year, too, KUBIK community office is offering special events for the visitors. There will be an exposition of pieces by contemporary designers, organised by mutargy.com, a movie night, and interesting workshops.

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