Born in Cyprus, Michael Anastassiades originally graduated as a civil engineer, and founded his own studio in 1994, which created the interior decoration brand under his name in 2007. The works of Anastassiades balance on the border of industrial design and sculpture, often incorporating the surrounding space into the work of art itself. His geometric lamps, mirrors and accessories seem afloat in the space owing to the conscious use of light and shadow, shiny and matte materials, as well as reflective surfaces, and look more like works of plastic art rather than functional objects of use. Due to his individual approach, his uncompromising attitude in terms of quality, and his delicate minimalism, Anastassiades today works with architects like David Chipperfield or John Pawson, and cooperates with brands like Flos or Herman Miller. His works are on permanent display in the Museum of Modern Art, V&A, MAK Vienna and a number of other museums.
Marcel Wanders’, the Dutch star designer’s work is admired all around the world. His style is characterized by uniqueness, fearless creativity and rethinking of classic forms. In his lecture, he will discuss the values of luxury design and guests can also get an insight into his first project in Budapest.
Danish Johannes Torpe is an unconventional designer in every way imaginable. For more than twenty years the self-thaught designer has helped clients worldwide build and strengthen their brands through interior, industrial and graphic design. Being described as an uncompromising conceptualist, his passion lies within designing the ultimate spatial experience. Drawing on his vast experience Torpe will be presenting different cases from his multi-disciplinary practice, showing how creative thinking is not limited to a single craft or educational background and that it sometimes can jump sideways.
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!
How would the identity design of WAMP, the runway makeup of Mary Katrantzou, the visual campaign of a Parisian concept store, or Bálna as a cultural center would look like, if they were designed by fresh graduates from KREA? Four designers will present their thesis, while Ádám Németh, software engineer will show you how UX and architecture are related to each other.
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The program offered by METU aims to call attention to the everyday humanity and the creative spirit of mindful presence which underpins hygge, the Danish art of living well. Student works, lecture and open discussion, board games and music, nice food and drinks are waiting for those who join them. Opening speech will be held by András Nagy, associate professor, writer, esthete.
Szimultán Művészeti Iskola comes up as one of the most exciting private artistic institutions in Hungary. Their exhibition focuses on their teachers’ works, while many different workshops allows insight into different design specializations.
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