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 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.

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