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
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
81font architecture & design is a weighty actor in the imaging of Budapest’s bars and restaurants – they designed the interiors of Doboz, Kolor and Mazel Tov, for instance. Péter Szendrő and his team of young people design bars, bistros and hangouts, recently adding offices, flats and shops to their menu of interior design – they share stories also about these to their audience.
An open week in KÉK: meet the teams of the co-working office, including Nanavízió and Batlab architectural studios, orbrowse the pop-up bookshops of Lars Müller publishing house. During the week, you will have an opportunity to try the feeling of working inthe KÉK co-working office, and further exciting programmes will await you in the evenings.
The open innovation workshop FabLab Budapest is a library of manufacturing technologies, where you can find a woodshop next to 3D printers, CNC machines and laser cutters. During the week you can learn more about the services of the lab where AB concrete design and Fabatka brands will be introduced.
H6 is group of six young jewelry designers. Six different relationships with jewelry, six different ways of thinking. One of them re-imagines the concept of jewelry with light, dance and space. Some of them give new meaning to how jewelry is worn by finding alternative uses for materials. Some are able to demonstrate the echelons of society with one jewelry collection. Their works differ but their common goal is to tell a story with jewelry. Be part of their story!
Designers: Anna Börcsök, Veronika Fazekas, Fruzsi Fekete, Kinga Horányi, Zsófia Neuzer, Nóra Tengely
Spend a day with the team of Hello Wood! In the morning, you will have an opportunity to find out about our education projects, from Buenos Aires to Tokaj. The afternoon is devoted to studio projects, where the team members tell about our highlighted works in the current year. The evening will be spent drinking wine spritzer and screening behind-the-scenes videos shot this year and in previous years. Details on website!
They say that one should not translate hygge but feel it. Drop by at MONO art&design and indulge yourself in the Danish cuisine á la Szimply. On the occasion of the Design Week the shop also teamed up with Kontakt for a pop-up café, where baristas will be brewing Danish coffee La Cabra, which you can also purchase on the spot.
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