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.
October 5, 10, 12.
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 12, 14.
In the course of the moderated debate, representatives invited from both the design and the business scene will talk about the challenges they face when applying design to the business area. At the creative workshop, participants will design solutions for the most critical issues by using rapid idea generation tools.
Clique operates as a classic showroom, but it is way more than that: Clique is a co-operation of creative brands and designers who provide wide range of unique products and services to the audience – such as special offers during Design Week, workshops and fashion shows. Details: facebook.com/cliquebudapest
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.
SIL Design has been committed to quality Italian and international design products for 25 years. For the occasion of Design Week, a representative of world-famous Poliform furniture manufacturer will give a presentation on the works of designers such as Marcel Wanders or Jean-Marie Massaud. For the event, delicacies will be provided by GOGA Food Design.
The presentation will be held in English.
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Within the framework of a series connected to the 12.madeinhungary+5.MeeD Design Without Borders exhibition, this exhibition presents works by Signe Hytte and Kristina Kjær, two Danish designers, Daniella Kóos, this year’s Design Without Borders prize-winner, interior designer Zsófia Kókai, and textile designer Zsófia Zámori. Opening speech will be delivered by Zsófia Csomay architect.
Located in the heart of the city, Antonym Budapest is a designer shop which offers high-quality designer pieces a for men and women, fashion items that are often only seen at fashion shows and at showrooms. Special discounts, surprises will also be available, while visitors may get a glimpse into how their products are made.
October 6, 13, 14.
The Collection awaits visitors with multiple programmes: in their guided tour and discussion, a parallel is drawn between the 200-year history of Goldberger factory and the present, focusing on marketing and communication between the two world wars, and on what is necessary to launch a successful contemporary design enterprise. There will be a guided tour on blue dyeing, along with a related workshop.
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All the programs are held entirely in Hungarian.
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