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
Web
Facebook

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 9.

  • 18:00

JOHANNES TORPE

Lecture: CREATIVITY WITHOUT LIMITS

Venue
MOME Z, Big Auditorium
Address
1111 Budapest, Bertalan Lajos Str. 2.
Talk
9 October, 18:00
Other information
Lecture in English.
Links
Web

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.

October 9.

DESIGN AS BUSINESS THINKING

WHAT IS SERVICE DESIGN? – A CONFERENCE (IN HUNGARIAN)

Venue
H13
Address
1085 Budapest, Horánszky St. 13.
Opening
9 October
Registration
brandbook.hu/designhet (free)
Talks
9:30
Roundtable discussion
14:00
Workshop
14:45

Why have companies attached increased importance to design thinking lately? What role could a designer play in the development of business solutions? What is service design, and in what fields can it be applied? The conference offers presentations and case studies to reveal the notion, theoretical background and areas of practical application of service design.

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
Links
Facebook

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 9, 12.

  • 17:00-19:00

DOT FOR YOU

OPEN STUDIO

Venue
DOT base
Address
1072 Budapest, Klauzál Sq. 7.
Date
9 and 12 October, 17:00-19:00
Participants
max. 10 guests by occasion
Registration
designhet2017@dotforyou.hu
Links
Web
Facebook
Instagram

Visual artist Erika Baglyas founded the brand DOT for You in 2015, featuring the design and crafting of unique notebooks as her main profile. What is addressed here: everything you always wanted to know about notebooks, embossing and piercing, but were afraid to ask.

October 7-15.

Heinrich Open Days

Workshops & more

Venue
Heinrich Alkotói Szint
Address
1085 Üllői Rd. 32.
Jewelry making in the world of geometric models
7 and 14 October, 10:00-18:00
Gymbag workshop
8–9, 12 and 15 October, 14:00-19:00
Silk-felt scarf workshop
9 and 11 October, 17:00-20:00
Textile experiments. What can be combined with wool?
9 October, 14:00-19:00
Heinrich Open Studios
14 October, 13:00-14:00, 16:00-17:00, 18:00-19:00
Pop-up minimal koncert
12 October, 20:00
Pop-up store
14 October, 12:00-21:00
Links
Web
Facebook

Heinrich Studios opens its doors once again for the public. Workshop participants may experience different techniques – traditional and new ones –, there will be a pop up store, open studios – and an exclusive concert. Details: Facebook.com/HEINRICH.alkotoiszint

October 9.

  • 18:00

Maacraft x Mautner Zsófi

collection launch

Venue
Zhao Zhou
Address
1013 Budapest , Lánchíd Str. 5.
Date
október 9., 18:00
Links
Web

The workshop of the Miskolc Autism Foundation releases its new product line and refreshed brand identity. The collection’s theme is gastronomy – items include kitchenware, small furniture and delicatessen. The collection will be presented by the face of the launch campaign: Zsófia Mautner, author of the popular blog Chili & Vanilia, combined of course with the tasting of the new products.

October 6-15.

Menu – modernism reimagined

Pop up showroom

Venue
VITRIN Showroom
Address
1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla Rd. 20.
Presentation
9 October, 19:00
Open
6–15 October, Mon-Fri 12:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-18:00

VITRIN aims to educate and inspire its design-conscious audience. As part of their pop up showroom, Menu – the ambassador of Danish design – has been invited to be their kind guest. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase Menu’s design collections and also to learn about their interpretation of Modernism based on simple and classical designs.

 

October 6-15.

Szimultán17

Kiállítás és workshopok

Venue
Szimultán Művészeti Iskola
Address
1023 Budapest, Bécsi Rd. 15.
doorbell: Design Hét Budapest
Open
6–15 October, Mon-Sat 10-18
Information
Registration required: szimultan.hu/kapcsolat
Links
Web

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. 

Fees and details: szimultan.hu/workshop

Registration (max. 10 guests by workshop): szimultan.hu/kapcsolat 

Please specify which event you are interested in!

October 8-15.

TATTOO 3X

exhibition - on jewelry, skin and stickers

Venue
Edison Bar & Ink
Address
1066 Jókai Str. 23.
Open
8–15 October, Mon-Sun 10:00-22:00
Opening
8 October, 18:00
Links
Facebook
Instagram

At the presentation of Sarolta Végh’s tattoed jewelry collection you are welcome to get tattoed – on your skin, or on your new jewelry. The graphics by co-artist István Kárpáthegyi will also appear on Temporary’s tatto stickers, too, also available on spot.

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