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.
Awardee of the Noémi Ferenczy prize and the industrial design award on multiple occasions, Tibor Szentpéteri is one of the most significant Hungarian industrial designers on the international scene. He is seventy five years old, and has spent five decades in his field. The book presenting his works will be published to mark this double anniversary, containing nearly two hundred photos and design drawings, as well as a rich selection of his writings.
After appearing in Tate Modern in London, young French-Hungarian visual artist Dániel Labrosse returns to Budapest to present his new material using AR (augmented reality). He uses multiple techniques in his thematically connected colourful illustrations: painting, computer graphics and traditional animation are combined with augmented reality, in which he partners with Etentuk Udeme.
They can’t promise you the smell of sea, rain or freshly tapped Tuborg, but they can show you the new couches, chairs, tables and design accessories representing the new Scandinavian design – Budapest’s new design store welcomes you into the world of the Danish company, Bolia. Hygge, the Danish feeling of coziness willmove into the Budapest Stocking Factory, home of the new Innoconcept showroom.
Registration (max. 50 guests): https://goo.gl/forms/qTkOL1tmPRc8AwRI3
Dear woodlovers and foodlovers! Technika #1 community woodshop has always had a sweet tooth for DIY and gastronomy, that’s why we want to invite everyone for our Cooking and drilling workshop who wants to learn the basics of woodworking, painting and food design. To celebrate all the good work done, we couldn’t imagine better than a huge dinner party!
Denmark is definitely the most design conscious country in the world. Design is obvious and everywhere. Now you don’t have to travel to meet the most prestigious Danish manufacturers – meet brands like Engelbrechts and Dencon at this event.
Registration (max. 100 guests by event): europadesign.hu
What makes the Danish design timeless? What is the secret of the classic Danish designers? What makes their works so compelling even today? How could be their works in harmony with the contemporary products? We will get a few answers from this presentation that presents the brand &tradition.
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Danish Design Award is the highest recognition to be earned by designers, manufacturers, products or services in Denmark. The prize is awarded jointly by Design Denmark and Danish Design Centre, putting into the limelight the solutions that did the most for society each year. The exhibition presents the finalists and winners of the Danish Design Award in 18 categories through tableaux and detailed descriptions, offering a comprehensive review of the latest achievements of Danish design.
CANCELED: The exhibition will be complemented by two talks, where Design Denmark and its activities will be presented by Mr. Heinrik Weiglin, CEO of Design Denmark, and Ms. Pil Bredahl, leading designer of the institution.
Denmark is always at the top of international rankings regarding freedom, prosperity, social security, trust, working conditions, democracy, work-life-balance, civil society, urban design, sustainability. But why are some societies happier than others? The Happy Danes exhibition, made by the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, presents the answer to the question. A lecture by Michael Birkjær, analyst of the Happiness Research Institute, Copenhagen will also take place at the opening.
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