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
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!
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.
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.
Registration (max. guests): email@example.com
What is the road to opening a multibrand shop? Dóra Juhász and Gabó Szerencsés once started out as two different designer brands until they jointly founded the formation Lucky Shepherd. In their showroom located in Buda, they give an account of their story about the development of their joint brand and successes.
Being a child in Budapest is a wonderful thing! Founder of the brand Janka Schwertner demonstrates how patched baby trousers are brought to life. What else: a workshop to pattern doll clothes and prepare a unicorn piñata. Venue: the workshop of 'the pici space' brand, which functions as a showroom and a workshop venue, concurrently.
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
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